The Chalk Pit by Elly  Griffiths
(Quercus, 2017)

The Chalk Pit

by Elly Griffiths

Book nine in the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries series.

Archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway has been called in to investigate some human remains found in one of Norwich’s many underground tunnels. Ruth immediately spots something odd about the bones. They are almost translucent, which could be the result of having been boiled soon after death. This is simply a curiosity when the bones are assumed to be medieval, but when they turn out to be modern, the find becomes a murder enquiry.