The Last Remains: A Mystery (Ruth Galloway Mysteries #15) (Hardcover)

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The discovery of a missing woman’s bones force Ruth and Nelson to finally confront their feelings for each other as they desperately work to exonerate one of their own in this not-to-be-missed last act of the beloved Ruth Galloway series from USA Today bestselling author Elly Griffiths.

When builders discover a human skeleton in the wall during a renovation of a café, they immediately call in DCI Harry Nelson and Dr. Ruth Galloway. The bones turn out to be modern—the remains of Katherine Sands, who went missing in the 90s. Right before she disappeared, Katherine attended a spiritual wellness course led by none other than Ruth’s dear friend Cathbad.

The police start asking questions and discover that there are other missing women connected to the wellness group. Suspicion soon falls on Cathbad, but believing the druid is innocent, Nelson follows a trail to the famous Neolithic flint mines in Grimes Graves and to an archaeology club. Ruth agrees to infiltrate their ranks to try to save her friend and while there she meets a pivotal figure from her own past. When he realizes that Ruth is in danger, Nelson is finally forced to face his feelings for her. What can the future hold for them after all this time?

About the Author

ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Brighton mystery series, as well as the standalone novels The Stranger Diaries, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and The Postscript Murders. She is the recipient of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in Brighton, England.

Praise For…

"Galloway now seems as real as Marple and Morse." — The Times (UK)

"Ruth Galloway is a remarkable, delightful character...A must-read for fans of crime and mystery fiction." — Associated Press

“Forensic archeologist and academic Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth—an inspired creation. I identified with her insecurities and struggles, and cheered her on.” — Louise Penny, author of the best-selling Armand Gamache series

Product Details
ISBN: 9780358726487
ISBN-10: 0358726484
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Ruth Galloway Mysteries