The Resource The woman in blue, Elly Griffiths

The woman in blue, Elly Griffiths

Label
The woman in blue
Title
The woman in blue
Statement of responsibility
Elly Griffiths
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation. Ruth's friend Cathbad is house-sitting in Walsingham, a Norfolk village famous as a centre for pilgrimages to the Virgin Mary. One night, Cathbad sees a strange vision in the graveyard beside the cottage: a young woman dressed in blue. Cathbad thinks that he may have seen the Madonna herself but, the next morning, the woman's body, dressed in white nightdress and blue dressing-gown, is found in a ditch outside Walsingham. DCI Nelson and his team are called in and establish that the dead woman was a recovering addict being treated at a nearby private hospital. Ruth, a devout atheist, has managed to avoid Walsingham during her seventeen years in Norfolk. But then an old university friend, Hilary Smithson, asks to meet her in the village,ad Ruth is amazed to discover that her friend is now a priest. Hilary has been receiving vitriolic anonymous letters targeting women priests - letters containing references to local archaeology and a striking phrase about a woman 'clad in blue, weeping for the world.' Then another woman is murdered - a priest. As Walsingham prepares for its annual Easter re-enactment of the Crucifixion, the race is on to unmask the killer before they strike again..
Member of
Summary
When a woman matching the description of an apparition mistaken for the Virgin Mary is found dead at the same time an Anglican priest begins receiving threatening letters, Ruth Galloway teams up with Cathbad and DCI Harry Nelson to investigate a string of deaths tied to religious fanaticism in the medieval town of Little Walsingham
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488634
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffiths, Elly
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ruth Galloway mysteries
Series volume
0008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galloway, Ruth (Fictitious character)
  • Women forensic anthropologists
  • Murder
  • Norfolk (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The woman in blue, Elly Griffiths
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781848663350
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The woman in blue, Elly Griffiths
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781848663350
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print

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