Elly Griffiths was born in London. She worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. Her bestselling series of Dr Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk. The series has won the CWA Dagger in the Library, and has been shortlisted three times for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her Brighton-based mystery series is set in the 1950s and 1960s. She lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their two grown children.
Delightful . . . combines professional expertise with a wry sense of humour - Sunday TimesGriffiths supplies proof that thrillers can increase the pulse rate while tackling more serious issues - GuardianGriffiths' great strength lies in her creation of a cast of returning characters that readers can and do care about - Mail on Sunday, Thriller of the WeekGriffiths has become a dab hand at plotting and cranking up the tension. The murders, and the muddled humanity of the characters, keep us turning the pages - IndependentRuth Galloway is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fictionExcellent writing, excellent plotting, some utterly riveting detail and always a banging good story - Liz Loves Books