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 two mysteries featuring Detective Harbinder Kaur, The Stranger Diaries, which was a Richard & Judy bestseller and won America's most coveted accolade for crime fiction, the Edgar Award, and The Postscript Murders. Elly lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their cat, Gus.
Griffiths applies a light touch, her Norfolk setting is admirably gloomy and Galloway is appealingly unglamorous - The TimesA wonderfully rich mixture of ancient and contemporary . . . A welcome addition to a great series - GuardianA sinister, life-threatening mystery that grips to its end. - Woman & Home[Griffiths] effectively conveys the hurt and complex feelings that can result from unthinking indiscretions and somehow these become integral to the narrative. - CrimePiecesA Room Full of Bones is another multi-layered investigation which rewards the reader with each level of the dig into the story - WeLoveThisBook