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THE JANUS STONE
by Elly Griffiths

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery

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Written in the present tense and from multiple points of view, the story is very interesting, with a great mystery. Both humor and sadness are well depicted in the story of a murdered child and a parallel with the anthropologist amateur detective. Not only is the suspense factor well developed, but at times, it is as frightening as a horror novel.

Ruth Galloway is a forensic anthropologist in Norfolk, called in when the body of a young child is found on a construction site. She calls in DCI Harry Nelson, with whom she worked on an earlier case and by whom, after a one-night encounter, she is now pregnant. Harry is married and she doesn’t expect him to leave his wife. The fact that she is expecting his child, however, affects the case on many levels. (HMH, Jan., 336 pp., $25.00)

Reviewed By: Page Traynor

Publisher: HMH

Published: January 2011

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