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The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths

This will be a short review as I've reviewed other books in the series extensively over the past few years and don't want to repeat myself too much - you can see my other reviews here.

The Dark Angel is the tenth novel by Elly Griffiths about forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway. This time, Ruth leaves her home on Norfolk's saltmarsh coast for an impromptu trip to Italy, where an old flame, Angelo, wants her to take part in a TV documentary about some recently-discovered Roman remains. But trouble seems to follow Ruth wherever she goes, and it's not long before she finds herself caught up in the investigation of a much more recent death.

Meanwhile, DCI Nelson is still married, uneasily, to Michelle, who is pregnant at 46 with a baby that may or may not be his. Nelson, of course, is the father of Ruth's six-year-old daughter Kate, a result of an on-off affair, so things can only become more complicated.

I was worried that by transplanting Ruth to sunny Italy from the…

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