The Woman in Blue


This is the 8th book in the Ruth Galloway series.  Ruth is an archaeologist, who has assisted the police in their inquiries on multiple occasions.  She is contacted by an old friend who has since become a Reverend  and has received some disturbing letters.  When women are murdered there appears to be a connection.  Ruth immerses herself in the information about the old dig sites and the artifacts recovered there while Nelson investigates the people involved in the case and the links between them.

There is a well-developed sense of foreboding about the village and the threats to the women.  As always the sense of place is extremely well done and adds to the mood of the book.  The regularly recurring characters are all here, including Cathbad, Nelson, Shona, and Michelle.  The themes explored include religion, opposition to change, love, and motherhood.  Well written, engaging installment in a great series.

2 thoughts on “The Woman in Blue

  1. Tina says:

    This is another series I have on my list. My notebook is getting fat with my book lists!

    I left you a response on my blog but didn’t know if you’d see so I am copying it here. Thanks for commenting It’s my goal to tie up a few series this year. I finished Frieda Klein and am so happy to know the next Cormoron Strike novel will be out soon. We pre-ordered it! The Dijon chicken you mentioned sounds great 🙂

    • Thanks – it is embarrassing to admit I can’t find my own comment 🙂 I am also working on finishing series. I dug out my old fict fact account and found some that I had completely forgotten about. I think I said before I messed up the Frieda Klein series by reading it out of order. I haven’t gone back yet to finish it, but it is on my list.

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