The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10) by Elly Griffiths

The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10)

Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday to Italy is very welcome!So Ruth travels to Fontana Liri, accompanied by her daughter Kate and friend Shona. In the town she finds a medieval shrine and a dark ...

Details The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10)

TitleThe Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10)
Release DateFeb 8th, 2018
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime

Reviews The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10)

  • Paromjit
    This is the tenth in the series featuring Dr Ruth Galloway, the forensic archaeologist set in Norfolk. Ruth has been experiencing an emotionally stressful time when her hopes of cementing a relationship with DI Harry Nelson are dashed with his wife, Michelle, becoming pregnant. It is the summer holidays, and Ruth is contacted by Professor Angelo Morelli asking her for her expertise in a excavated skeleton in Italy. Angelo is a famous TV archaeolo...
  • Diane S ☔
    In the last several months I have read an inordinate amount of novels set in Italy. Was surprised to find in this book, which is set in England, that I would once again be traveling to Italy, in particular Castello degli Angeli. A town slowly dying, all it's young people moving to Rome for employment opportunities. It is also a town with a long memory, memories and tragedies from the second World War.Ruth is called to Italy when an old friend fin...
  • Linda
    There are serious dangers in waking the spirits of the dead.Dr. Ruth Galloway, UK bone specialist in archaeology, seems to know this quite often and usually up front and personal. Ruth has been contacted by an old colleague, Angelo Morelli, to examine some unusual bones found in an excavation site in the Liri Valley in Italy. Dead men usually tell no tales, but this one speaks volumes from the confines of his grave. Buried face down is demeaning ...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    EXCERPT: Giving your son to God sounds sinister somehow. Ruth once found the body of an Iron Age girl who had been tied down and left on the marshes to die, an offering to some faceless, nameless diety. She thinks of Isaac carrying the wood on which he is going to be sacrificed by his father, a story which pops up quite often in her parent's church, where it seems to be held up as an example of good parenting. THE BLURB: Dr Ruth Galloway is flatt...
  • Malia
    I want to start by saying this in one of my favorite series and the characters dear to me, because they have always come across as very real. The mystery aspect of the plot in the Ruth Galloway books is not their strong point, but I don't really care, I read them for my love of the characters. As for The Dark Angel, I really enjoyed a solid two thirds of the book and really sped through, though I had intended to pace myself and make it last. But ...
  • Brenda
    This was disappointing.I think the author boxed herself in by using Italy as the setting for this book. It was easy enough to get Ruth there with a request to consult on an archeological television show. She, of course, brings her daughter. Ruth's best friend, Shona, also comes along with her son. Shona provides a way to free Ruth from childcare. To get Nelson to Italy, the author writes in an earthquake. It’s minor by Italy’s standards, but ...
  • Sandy
    3.5 starsWhen I started reading this, I couldn’t help but think about how far these characters have come. There’s a personal story arc that has evolved at a snappy pace from the beginning & it shows no sign of slowing down here. As the book opens, we find Ruth in a bit of a funk. Nothing like going to a wedding to make you reflect on your life as a singe mom. Especially when the father of your daughter is there with his pregnant wife. So when...
  • Kristy
    Ruth is dealing with a lot on the personal front, including the fact that Nelson's wife, Michelle, is pregnant. Ruth and Nelson's daughter, Kate, is six now, and while Michelle knows about Kate, Nelson's older daughters do not. Nelson was very close to leaving Michelle for Ruth, before he found out his wife was pregnant again. So when Ruth is invited to Italy to assist a former friend, Angelo Morelli, in looking at some bones, she is actually a b...
  • Raven
    I will say from the outset that over the course of the Ruth Galloway books, I have had an up and down relationship with them, but feel almost a sense of guilt if I decide not to pick up the next in the series. The Dark Angel reaches the landmark of ten books, featuring the everywoman character of Galloway, who set apart by her sheer ordinariness, intelligence,  frequent crisis of confidence, and somewhat unbelievably tangled personal relationshi...
  • Miss M
    More soap opera than crime solving this time around, but there's nothing wrong with that. Occasionally.
  • Steven
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!Ruth, still reeling from the events of the end of the last book, is living day to day, trying to hang out. An old friend calls her up and invites her to help with some bones in Italy, so she packs up Kate, Shona, and Louis and heads to Italy... where of course, murder happens. Meanwhile, back in Norfolk, one of Nelson's cadre of historic...
  • Ingrid
    The last one of the series so far. This time the book was situated mainly in Italy instead of Norfolk, which made a nice change. I just love the atmosphere and all the characters and I hope book 11 will come out soon. Can't wait!
  • Ellen
    The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths (Ruth Galloway, #10)Another excellent entry in the Ruth Galloway series by this gifted author.Ruth receives an urgent message from a friend in Italy. a friend whom she has not seen in years. Angelo Morelli needs an archaeologist of Ruth's standing to identify bones which he has uncovered in his native town in Italy. Ruth prepares Kate as well as Shone along with Louis(shone Phil's son) for the journey overseas.DCI...
  • Sue
    The latest Ruth Galloway novel takes her on a business/holiday away from King's Lynn and Norfolk to sunny, hot Italy. She, her friend Shona and their children, Kate and Louis, are traveling because Ruth has been invited by a long-ago colleague to assist with the identification of some bones. He does have ulterior motives: Galloway is well known and these bones are to be televised! But much of the time will be vacation before her oncoming semester...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Ruth Galloway is one of my favorite detectives, and I love this series by Elly Griffiths because it is unique, clever, and smartly written. The Dark Angel, the 10th installment, takes Ruth with her friend Shona and their children in tow to Italy to investigate a group of bones found by an Italian archaeologist in Fontana Liri. While investigating the ancient bones, Ruth is pulled into a modern murder that eventually unveils a secret kept since Wo...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    If there were an award for the most annoying characters in a book series (that you keep reading, despite the fact) would I award it to Ruth Galloway & DCI Harry Nelson. Sorry, to everyone that loves the series, but Ruth inner monologue about how fat she is and how religion sucks, etc. just rubs me the wrong way. Nelson's thoughts aren't much better. So, when you look at it do they fit very well together. To bad that Nelson is married and his wife...
  • Roman Clodia
    For long-time fans of the delightful Ruth Galloway (newbies should start at the beginning of the series), this takes Ruth out of her usual setting and places her in Italy. With some plot manipulation, Griffiths gets Nelson there, too, and we have two rather thin crime plots unravelling, one at home and one in Italy. As ever, plot is shown to be Griffiths' weakness - but Ruth is such a great character, and the narrative voice so slyly funny that I...
  • Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
    Really annoyed me, the series has been going downhill for me for a while but this one was really not a mystery more the Ruth and Nelson melodrama. I think this might be the last one I read in this series.
  • Barbara
    Ruth Galloway is one of my favorite crime novel characters. She is an academic specializing in ancient bones. A colleague and old friend invites her to Italy to look at some old bones, and Ruth, desperate for a holiday, takes off for 2 weeks in Italy with her 6year-old daughter Kate and friend Shona, and her four year old son.I would have rated this higher but the crime doesn't occur until well past half the book. I also am not fond of overly lon...
  • Stephen Clynes
    The Dark Angel is the 10th novel in the Dr Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist, series of books. This time Ruth travels to the Liri Valley in Italy for a working holiday to look at some bones, meet up with an old friend, fellow archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli and to spend time with her daughter Kate. Ruth also takes along her friend Shona, plus her son Louis.The Dark Angel is like meeting up with old friends. The characters from previous Ruth...
  • Marialyce
    3.5 "entertaining" starsDr Ruth Galloway is quite the talented forensic anthropologist. She is well known so that when she receives an invite from a man Dr Angelo Morelli she jumps at the chance to take a look at a group of bones recently unearthed in a village outside of Rome. Ruth has not had any type of vacation in many a years so she, her daughter, her best friend and her child head off to Italy for some investigating and fun in the sun. When...
  • LJ
    First Sentence: ‘This grave has lain undisturbed for over two thousand years.’Archeologist Ruth Galloway and her daughter are invited to Italy by fellow archaeologist, and television host, Angelo Morelli to help identify bones found in a hillside town. Fontana Liri was Angelo’s ancestral home and where his grandfather played an important part during the resistance movement of WWII. But if the war is over, why are threats, and attempts being...
  • Susan Johnson
    4.5 starsI love the Ruth Galloway series and eagerly look forward to the next book. I try to read slowly to make it last longer but I can never do it. I have to keep turning the pages and this is no exception. I was a little nervous because Ruth goes off to help out on an archaeology study in Italy. She is going to vacation too so takes Shona, Kate, and Louis (Shona's son) with her. I get nervous when authors send their characters to Italy especi...
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  • Cathy Ryan
    4.5*Forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway leaves Norfolk behind for the hilltop town of Castello degli Angeli in sunny Italy when she receives a phone call from an old colleague and one time lover, Angelo Morelli. Bones have been discovered at a dig in the Liri Valley. They could possibly be Roman, but there are some inconsistencies and Ruth’s expertise is called for. Ruth is feeling an unusual need for a holiday after events lately, and the ...
  • Kathy
    The Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths is celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary this year with the publication of The Dark Angel. Do not expect it to be a light-hearted celebratory tale. This book is Elly Griffiths at her most devilish best. It’s light and dark and all shades in-between. I love it and hate it and love it again and want to read it all a second time.At this point in the series, it’s impossible to review a book in it without...
  • Richard
    I think if Elly Griffiths chose to write a cookery book it would be a #1 best seller.In The Dark Angel she has maintained the high standard readers of the Ruth Galloway series have come to expect and love.Packed full of familiar characters the story is homely but never sentimental, action filled but interspersed with chunks of humour and lighter touches.The star of this 10th novel is the main location, Italy. You can feel the heat, smell the lemo...
  • Laura
    The Ruth Galloway series is like returning to an old friend. I'm always excited for a new release and I know it's going to be a great read. The Dark Angel reinforced this feeling!I love the combination of archaeology and crime that runs at the core of this series, and The Dark Angel is no different. What is different, however, is that this book is not set mainly in Norfolk, as many of the previous novels are, but instead a lot of the narrative ta...
  • Anna Elliott
    I think I may have said before that this is one of my favourite series. Well, I was wrong, this is absolutely my favourite and without any shadow of a doubt. Whilst there are other series that I am enjoying reading, none of them are even coming close to knocking this one off its perch.For my full review please visit my blog at: https://leftontheshelfbookblog.blogsp...
  • Zoe Hartgen
    While it as nice to see Ruth and Nelson out of their comfort zone, I don't think this book has been one of the best in the series. I didn't feel it was as gritty, or as exciting as the previous books. This book just didn't have the same oomph as the first 9. Probably because it's different to what the others are like but I didn't really like it. I didn't feel the suspense or the mystery that was supposed to be there, and I'm a little disappointed...