After yesterday's Once Upon a Time post, the perfect addition has just arrived from the local library! Bookshelf readers will know that I adore Elly Griffiths' series of mysteries about archaeologist Ruth Galloway, and Dying Fall is the latest. I requested it before it was published and it's only had three previous readers so I bet it's been round the library staff already! This series is the sort to be very eagerly anticipated, not least for their terrifically atmospheric settings.
The Ruth Galloway books always have an element of the unexplained about them - Ruth's friend Cathbad is a druid - and this time she's off to answer a plea from a friend in one of the spookiest places in England, Pendle, home of a frightening series of witch trials in the seventeenth century. I'm sure they will be a theme for this book, alongside modern elements.
This is probably going to scare the living daylights out of me. I can't wait.