Elly Griffiths

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Elly Griffiths is the pen name of Domenica de Rosa[1] (born 17 August 1963, in London),[2] a British crime novelist. She has written two series as Griffiths to date, one featuring Ruth Galloway, the other featuring Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and Max Mephisto.

Early life[edit]

After reading English at King's College London, Griffiths worked in publishing for many years.[3]

Writing career[edit]

Griffiths' first series features as a main character forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway, who lives in a remote seaside cottage near King's Lynn in Norfolk and teaches at the University of North Norfolk. This character was inspired by Griffiths' husband, who gave up a city job to train as an archaeologist,[4] and her aunt, "who lives on the Norfolk coast and filled her niece’s head with the myths and legends of that area".[5] Griffiths released the first book in this series, The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1), in 2009.[6]

Griffiths' second series, set in Brighton in 1950, features as a main character Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens. Griffiths released the first book in this series, The Zig Zag Girl, in 2014.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Griffiths lives near Brighton.[8] She is married, and has two children and a cat.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

Ruth Galloway series[edit]

  • The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, No.1). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2009. ISBN 978-0547229898.
  • The Janus Stone (Ruth Galloway, No.2). Quercus Publishing. 2010. ISBN 978-1849161589.
  • The House at Sea’s End (Ruth Galloway, No.3). Quercus Publishing. 2010. ISBN 978-1849163675.
  • A Room Full of Bones (Ruth Galloway, No.4). Quercus Publishing. 2012. ISBN 978-1849163668.
  • Ruth’s First Christmas Tree (Ruth Galloway, #4.5). Quercus Publishing. 2012.[citation needed]
  • Dying Fall (Ruth Galloway, No.5). Quercus Publishing. 2012. ISBN 978-0857388896.[9]
  • The Outcast Dead (Ruth Galloway, No.6). Quercus Publishing. 2014. ISBN 978-0857388902.
  • The Ghost Fields (Ruth Galloway, No.7). Quercus Publishing. 2015. ISBN 978-1848663305.
  • The Woman in Blue (Ruth Galloway, No.8). Quercus Publishing. 15 September 2015. ISBN 978-0544417854.[10]
  • The Chalk Pit (Ruth Galloway, No.9). Quercus Publishing. 2017. ISBN 978-1784296599.
  • The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, No.10). Quercus Publishing. 2018. ISBN 978-1784296636.
  • The Stone Circle (Ruth Galloway, No.11). Quercus Publishing. 2019. ISBN 978-1-78648-730-8.

Stephens & Mephisto Mystery series[edit]

Other Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Domenica de Rosa - Elly Griffiths". EllyGriffiths.co.uk. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Elly Griffiths". Quercus Books.
  3. ^ Griffiths, Elly (2009). The Crossing Places. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0547229898.
  4. ^ "The Author: Elly Griffiths". Quercus Books.
  5. ^ "Elly Griffiths - Author". LoveReading.com. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  6. ^ Griffiths, Elly (2009). The Crossing Places. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0547229898.
  7. ^ "The Author: Elly Griffiths: The Zig Zag Girl". Quercus Books.
  8. ^ a b "Elly Griffiths - Author". LoveReading.com. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  9. ^ Ramsey, Terry (8 March 2013). "Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths: Review". Daily Telegraph.
  10. ^ Griffiths, Elly. "The Zig Zag Girl". FictionDB. Retrieved 11 August 2015.

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