The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths

The Woman in Blue (Ruth Galloway, #8)The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Woman in Blue is the next book in the Ruth Galloway Mystery Series.

It would probably be best if you had read the other books in the series first, just so you know who the players are and what their relationship to Ruth and each other are.
When Ruth’s friend Cathbad is house sitting in the cottage next to the cemetery In Little Walsingham, he sees a woman dressed in blue standing by one of the headstones. She disappears so suddenly that he can’t be sure if it was a person or a vision of the Holy Mother.
As Walsingham is the home to a rich religious history and hundreds still make the trip to visit the site of the old Abbey and to take part in the Easter passion and Stations of the Cross.
When a young woman, wearing a blue cloak is found murdered less that a mile from the cemetery, the local police have themselves a puzzle.

While Nelson and his team work to unravel what happened and who knew what and when, Ruth is trying to solve a problem for a friend she attended school with when they were both going to be archaeologists. Only now her friend is a Priest.
A Priest who has been receiving threatening letters quoting passages from the Bible. Someone is not in favor of women priests and the local murder along with the threats have Ruth and Nelson wondering if they could be dealing with the same suspect.

There was more than enough intrigue going on and incorporating all of the history into the mystery made it a very good read. I love a book that not only entertains , but educates!
I look forward to reading more of Ms. Griffiths work!

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