Elly Griffiths has written twenty-four books for adults and three for children. She has sold over 3 million copies of her novels and appeared in the Sunday Times Bestsellers chart nineteen times to date.
Her longest running series of Dr Ruth Galloway novels , featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk. There are thirteen books in the series with number fourteen The Locked Room, to be published in February 2022. Her Brighton-based mystery series set in the 1950s and 1960s is partly inspired by her grandfather’s life on the stage as well as the war magician Jasper Maskelyne, who claimed to have spent the war creating large scale illusions to misdirect the enemy. Elly has also written two standalone novels The Stranger Diaries and The Postscript Murders; the A Girl Called Justice series of mystery novels for children inspired by her mother’s boarding school days; and has written four women’s fiction titles under her real name Domenica de Rosa.
Elly won the prestigious Edgar Award in 2020, the CWA Dagger in the Library in 2016 and the Mary Higgins Clark Award in 2011. She has been shortlisted five times for the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year, including 2021 (winner announced Thursday 22nd July), and was also shortlisted for this year’s CWA Gold Dagger.
Elly Griffiths lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their cat Gus.
Watch Elly, Rhiannon Ward and Margaret Murphy discuss THE GOTHIC IN CRIME at Perfect Crime online 2020