The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths is the 1st novel in her Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries series of contemporary police procedural murder mysteries, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus.
This series stars a forensic archaeologist in Norfolk, England, and this story involves the discovery of bones which may be those of a missing person whose case has haunted a local DCI for years. Offered in the UK, Europe, and Oceania at multiple retailers.
Free for a limited time @ Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Google Play, Sainsbury. This appears to be offered in many places worldwide, including the UK, Europe, Australia, and possibly other countries outside of North and South America, where a different publisher holds the rights.
A festive holiday short story is also offered as a long-term introductory taster for this series: Ruth’s First Christmas Tree: A Dr Ruth Galloway Short Mystery
A child’s bones are discovered near the site of a pre-historic henge on the north Norfolk coast, and the police ask local forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway to date them. Are these the remains of a local girl who disappeared ten years ago?
DCI Harry Nelson refuses to give up the hunt for this missing child. Ever since she vanished, someone has been sending him bizarre anonymous notes about ritual sacrifice, quoting Shakespeare and the Bible. He knows Ruth’s instincts and experience can help him finally put this case to rest.
Then a second child goes missing, and Ruth finds herself in danger from a killer who knows she’s getting ever closer to the truth…