This is another well written outing from the Elly Griffiths series about archaeologist Ruth Galloway. I am reading this series in order and am very impressed with the development of the characters, particularly Ruth, Nelson, Judy and Cathbad, over the course of the books. Cathbad becomes more intriguing at each turn and the relationship between Nelson and Ruth is painfully realistic. The exceptional aspect of this book and the others in the series is the atmosphere that Ms. Griffiths creates. As a reader, you find yourself immersed in the mood, the sense of place that the books evoke. I will go on to read more in the series and I would highly recommend it to other mystery readers.