Nothing makes a reader happier than finding a new series! The Crossing Places is the first in a long series of novels about archaeologist Ruth Galloway. Galloway is a university lecturer who lives on the Norfolk coast near the Saltmarsh. When bones are found out in the marsh, Ruth becomes involved with the investigation of the disappearance of 2 little girls, ten years apart. She also becomes involved with Harry Nelson, the detective in charge. The bones on the marsh turn out to be from the Iron Age, but that is not the end of her involvement in this twisty case.