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. Elly has also written a standalone mystery, The Stranger Diaries, which was a Richard & Judy bestseller and won America's most coveted accolade for crime fiction, the Edgar Award. Elly lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their cat, Gus.
As with her other books, this is fiercely intelligent, warm, human and at times, funny. The Stranger Diaries picks up where the great Gothic thrillers of the past leave off. At once a homage to that great literary form, and a re-imagining, it is goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting, in every sense. I loved this book! -- Louise Penny on The Stranger Diaries Great on character and suspense -- Val McDermid One of my flat-out favourite contemporary suspense writers ... I turn each final page both deeply satisfied and ravenous for more -- AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window Elly Griffiths writes with a sharp, smart eye and great elegance . . . compelling, intelligent and increasingly mesmerising -- Peter James Expert in building tension in her thrillers, Elly Griffith's latest tale is no exception * Woman * Dark and addictive * Woman's Weekly Fiction * Always an expert in building tension and creating atmosphere in her thrillers, Elly Griffiths' latest is no exception * Woman's Weekly * An entertaining mystery for book-lovers * Good Housekeeping * If you're looking for a laugh and to travel on a murder hunt, The Postscript Murders is the read for you. * Daily Record * Griffiths assembles a vivid cast of characters, offering an enjoyably modern take on an old genre * The Sunday Times * A love letter to murder mysteries, wrapped up in a character-rich caper * Sunday Mirror * This super-readable thriller will have you hooked * The Sun * Delicious, unadulterated entertainment * Sunday Express * A light-hearted, life-affirming celebration of crime fiction and the colourful characters that create it... such witty and charming entertainment * The Times * Delightful... told with Griffiths's characteristic charm and gentleness * Daily Mail *