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.
Great on character and suspenseA beautifully turned chiller - Mail on SundayWritten with Griffith's usual warmth and lightness of touch but has a genuine creepiness that gets under your skin - Sunday ExpressA splendidly creepy Gothic tale ... cliffhangers and Gothic tropes abound - GuardianThis creepy crime read is the perfect page-turner for foggy, wintry evenings - SunA darkly funny, enjoyable mystery - ObserverA love letter to Gothic fiction. Perfect winter read - Sunday MirrorCombines real suspense, spooky other-wordly goings on and well-drawn, likeable characters in a manner that doesn't strain credulity - Irish Independent