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Elly Griffiths

A pseudonym used by Domenica de Rosa

Elly Griffiths was born in London in 1963. Her first crime novel The Crossing Places is set on the Norfolk coast where she spent holidays as a child and where her aunt still lives. Her interest in archaeology comes from her husband, Andrew, who gave up his city job to retrain as an archaeologist. She lives in Brighton, on the south coast of England, with her husband and two children.

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery, Children's Fiction
Elly Griffiths recommends
Can Anybody Help Me? (2014)
(DS Claire Boyle, book 1)
Sinéad Crowley
"Believable characters combined with escalating tension make this an edge-of-your-seat read."
Ghost Girl (2014)
(Detective's Daughter, book 2)
Lesley Thomson
"Wonderful, absorbing, intelligent."
Outside Looking In (2016)
(DCI Matilda Darke, book 2)
Michael Wood
"She is the perfect heroine."
Midnight At the Bright Ideas Bookstore (2017)
Matthew Sullivan
"This book ticked all the boxes for me: an engaging heroine, an intriguing premise, interesting characters and a plot that involved books, readers and the very darkest human passions. A fantastic, assured debut."
The Favourite (2017)
S V Berlin
"I don't think I've ever read a more assured or compelling debut. This is beautifully written, sometimes sad, often funny."
A House of Ghosts (2018)
W C Ryan
"A thoroughly enjoyable novel that seemed to combine all my favourite things - history, crime, entertainingly spiky romance and an eerily evocative setting. An absolute treat."
On My Life (2019)
Angela Clarke
"What an amazing, roller-coaster ride and also a searing indictment of the way women are treated in prison. Highly recommended."
Found (2019)
Erin Kinsley
"An unputdownable thriller."

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