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.
[Griffiths] conjures the bleak north Norfolk coast, using its coastal erosion as a metaphor for the decay of human sympathy - IndependentA melancholy setting, an eerie discovery, a lone investigator... perfect for the long winter evenings - Financial TimesGriffiths is brilliant on the eerie landscape of the Norfolk coast - Sunday TimesRuth Galloway is as attractive as ever in her welcome third appearance - Euro Crime