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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."
Here To Stay (2019)
Mark Edwards
"I loved Here to Stay, an absolute masterclass on how to build and sustain tension."
The Long Call (2019)
(Two Rivers, book 1)
Ann Cleeves
"Clever, compassionate and atmospheric, with a great cast of new characters to love. I am already a Matthew Venn fan."
The Split (2020)
Sharon Bolton
"Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty."
The House Share (2020)
Kate Helm
"A truly creepy premise, lots of tangled relationships and a sinister building with its own secrets. I loved it."
Pulpit Rock (2020)
(DI Ben Kitto, book 4)
Kate Rhodes
"An absolute master of pace, plotting and character."
Red Corona (2021)
Tim Glister
"A clever and complex thriller with truly memorable characters. The 60s setting is brilliantly done."

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