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Elly Griffiths - Author

Elly Griffiths was born in London. She read English at King's College, London, and worked in publishing for many years. Her bestselling series of Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk, while her new series of Magic Men novels are based in 1950s Brighton. She lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their two children.

In 2016 Elly Griffiths was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. Unlike most other literary prizes, the Dagger in the Library is awarded not for an individual book but for an author’s entire body of work.

Author photo © Sara Reeve

 

Below is a Q & A with this author.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take one crime novel, one DVD boxset and one character from a crime novel, who/what would you take?
This is the sort of question I spend a lot of time debating when I should be working! My desert island book is usually The Mating Season by PG Wodehouse as I think that would cheer me up (unlike Ruth I don’t like solitude). But crime novel? It would have to be The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. DVD boxset would be The Office (US version) and the character would be Charles Paris from Simon Brett’s novels as at least we’d have a laugh – and a drink.


Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would be on the menu?
I’d invite Clive Stafford-Smith, Marcus Brigstocke, Bruce Springsteen, Germaine Greer and Jilly Cooper. We’d eat Italian food ideally cooked by my late Nonna (it is a dream after all).

What is your favourite line from a film/TV series/book?
It’s a few lines but Flora Poste’s telegram in Cold Comfort Farm. ‘Worst fears realised darling. Seth and Reuben too. Send gumboots.’

If you could write a book with any other crime or thriller writer, who would you choose and why?
I’d have great fun with Lesley Thomson, David Harrison (Tom Bale), Jim Kelly or Alison Bruce. Alison, Jim and I have talked about our fictional detectives meeting as our books are all set in the Cambridge/King’s Lynn area. They’d probably all hate each other too which would make for a fun read.

Who is your favourite onscreen detective?
I really like Jackson Brodie (Jason Isaacs) but my favourite is probably still David Suchet as Poirot.

If your book was being made into a film or a TV series, who would you want to play the lead character?
Ruth Jones or Eva Myles. She’d have to become Welsh but it would be worth it.

What crime novel do you wish you had written?
The Woman in White.

What’s the scariest place you’ve visited for inspiration?

The prison chapel in Lincoln Castle.

You are master of cluedo and have any name, weapon and room at your disposal, whodunit and what happened?
It would have to be the Reverend Green as I do like a theological thriller. Reverend Green (who’s a woman) in the library with the bible.

Author's Website: https://ellygriffiths.co.uk/

Books Authored By Elly Griffiths

The Last Remains

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Bleeding Heart Yard

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Bleeding Heart Yard

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The Locked Room

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The Midnight Hour

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A Room Full of Bones

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The Midnight Hour

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The Night Hawks

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The Postscript Murders

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The Night Hawks

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The Lantern Men

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Now You See Them

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The Stone Circle

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A Girl Called Justice

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The Vanishing Box

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The Dark Angel

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The Blood Card

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The Chalk Pit

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Blood Card

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Engelskinder

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The Chalk Pit

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Smoke and Mirrors

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Smoke and Mirrors

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A Room Full of Bones

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The Woman In Blue

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The Crossing Places

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The Crossing Places

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The Janus Stone

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The House at Sea's End

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The Ghost Fields

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A Dying Fall

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The Outcast Dead

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The Janus Stone

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Rabenkonig

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Zig Zag Girl

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The House at Sea's End

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The Zig Zag Girl

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Gezeitengrab

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Knochenhaus

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Totenpfad

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The Crossing Places

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The Crossing Places

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