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.
A memorable, breathless race against time...One of the most cinematic finales in recent British crime novels - Daily TelegraphRuth Galloway is one of the most interesting new characters on the crime fiction scene - Good Book GuideAll will enjoy Ruth's largely self-aware sardonic perspective on life, death, and relationships. - Publishers WeeklyOnce again, Griffiths does a great job of drawing us in to the chaotic, fractured world of Ruth Galloway, her unconventional, loveable heroine - CurledUp