Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway series is up to its ninth book. I have been reading about Ruth from the very first novel and have fallen in love with this bright, flawed, human and quirky scholar of bones and archaeology. Each book gives the reader a chance to catch up with Cathbad, a Druid; Nelson, a DCI and his wife Michelle, along with Judy, Clough, Kate and many others in the academic, police and local world of Norfolk. The books are best read in order for full enjoyment. Start with The Crossing Places and come up for air after you spend time underground in the latest, The Chalk Pit. A favorite series of mine!