Killing Time

The Killing Time Book Group will discuss two books:

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Mariner, $14.95). Forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties. She lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, remote area near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants--not quite earth, not quite sea. But her routine days of digging up bones and other ancient objects are harshly upended when a child's bones are found on a desolate beach. Detective Chief Inspector Nelson calls Galloway for help, believing they are the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing a decade ago and whose abductor continues to taunt him with bizarre letters containing references to ritual sacrifice, Shakespeare, and the Bible. Then a second girl goes missing and Nelson receives a new letter--exactly like the ones about Lucy. Is it the same killer? Or a copycat murderer, linked in some way to the site near Ruth's remote home? 

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam, $16.00). London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in and war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. Maggie Hope graduated at the top of her college class, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imagined--and opportunities she will not let pass. Ensnared in a web of spies, murder, and intrigue, Maggie must work quickly to balance her duty to King and Country with her chances for survival. And when she unravels a mystery that points toward her own family's hidden secrets, she'll discover that her quick wits are all that stand between an assassin's murderous plan and Churchill himself.

Event date: 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

The Bookworm
The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780547386065
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553593617
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bantam - April 3rd, 2012

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