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Elly Griffiths on tour, Spring 2019

I’m really excited to be going on tour to publicise The Stone Circle. Schedule at present:

Wednesday 6th February

An Evening with Elly Griffiths
Jarrold Department Store, Norwich
6:30pm for 7pm
The Pantry Restaurant, floor 3

Thursday 7th February

Coffee with Elly
Fakenham Library
To book please visit the library or contact them 01328 862715

The Fakenham Society SOLD OUT

Friday 8th February

Holt Library
Purchase tickets in the library

Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club, Lowestoft
Purchase tickets by calling the yacht club office 01502 566726

Saturday 9th February

Beccles Library SOLD OUT

Tuesday 12th February

Toppings, Ely
Tickets can be bought via Topping’s website , by phone on 01353 645055, or by calling in to the bookshop.

Wednesday 13th February

Wells Library
Purchase tickets in the library

Coffee and Chat with Elly Griffiths
Cley Marshes Visitor Centre
Free and no need to book

Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge
Tickets available from Browsers Bookshop, 60 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. Tel 01394 388890

Saturday 16th February

The Collection, Lincoln
Tickets are £5 from Lindum Books 01522 262374 or online from the venue The Collection

Sunday 17th February

Lowdham Community Hall
Tickets available from The Bookcase book shop, 50 Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BE

Monday 18th February

An Evening with Elly Griffiths
Waterstones Sheffield, Orchard Square
Get your tickets in store by speaking to a Bookseller

Elly Griffiths on tour, Autumn 2018

I’m really excited to be going on tour to publicise The Stranger Diaries. Schedule at present:

16th October, 6pm
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
Rochdale Parish Church of St. Chad
With Isabelle Grey and William Shaw

18th October, 7:30pm
Frinton Literary Festival
Frinton Tennis Club
In conversation with Isabelle Grey

21st October, 11:30am
Killer Women Festival of Crime Writing and Drama
With Linzi Harvey, osteoarcheologist at the Natural History Museum and adviser on the Ruth Galloway series
Browns, Covent Garden

27th October, 6:30pm
An evening with Elly Griffiths and The Stranger Diaries,
Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge

30th October, 7pm
Lindum Books at The Collection
The Collection, Lindum

31st October, 3:30pm
Afternoon tea with Elly Griffiths
Jarrold, Norwich

1st November, 6:30pm
An evening with Elly Griffiths
Waterstones Derby

2nd November, 6:30pm
An evening with Elly Griffiths
Waterstones Nottingham

5th November, 7:30pm
Havering Book Festival
Hornchurch Library

6th November, 7:30pm
An evening with Elly Griffiths
David’s Bookshop, Letchworth

7th November, 7:30pm
An evening with Elly Griffiths
Chorleywood Bookshop at Chorleywood Library

13th November, 7:30pm
An evening with Elly Griffiths
Topping & Co, Ely

22nd November, 7:30pm
Surrey Library Crime Festival
Horley Library

The Stranger Diaries is out on 1st November

I’m very excited because my first stand-alone crime novel The Stranger Diaries will be published in the UK on 1st November 2018.

Talgarth School in Sussex used to be the home of a Victorian writer called RM Holland, famous for a ghost story called The Stranger. Then a teacher is killed and a quotation from The Stranger is found by her body. Clare Cassidy, an expert on Holland, writes about the tragedy in her dairy. Then someone else starts writing in there, someone who may well be the murderer…

Detective Sergeant Harbinder Kaur is immediately suspicious of Clare and of her daughter, Georgia, a seemingly perfect schoolgirl. But none of them guess the ending of the story.

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Elly Griffiths on tour

I’m really excited to be going on tour to publicise The Chalk Pit. Schedule at present:

Wednesday 22nd February
7.30pm Topping & Co, Ely
For tickets: https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/ely/elly-griffiths-6/

9 High Street, Ely

Thursday 23rd February
‘Coffee with Elly Griffiths’ 11am at King’s Lynn Library

King’s Lynn Library
London Road
King’s Lynn
PE30 5EZ

Booking essential – tickets £5. Please call 01553 772568 or message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LynnLibraries/

2pm, Hellesdon Library

Hellesdon Library
Wood View Rd

Tickets are £3.50 and booking is essential. Please ask at the Library or call on 01603 427790.

6.30pm Jarrold – The Grand Launch!

1-11 London Street

For tickets, book online here: http://www.jarrold.co.uk/events-diary/events-list/elly-giffiths-chalk-pit-launch-2017

Friday 24th February
8pm Topping St Andrews

7 Greyfriars Gardens
St Andrews
KY16 9HG

For tickets book online: https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/st-andrews/elly-griffiths-with-the-chalk-pit/

Sunday 26th February
Granite Noir Festival, Aberdeen
12.30pm ‘Taking Inspiration from the Past with Elly Griffiths and S.G. MacLean’

Aberdeen Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GW

For tickets, book online here: http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/granite-noir-taking-inspiration-from-the-past-with-elly-griffiths-and-s-g-maclean

Wednesday 1st March

7.30pm An Evening with Elly Griffiths with Hillingsdon Libraries

The Compass Theatre, Glebe Ave, Ickenham UB10 8PD

For tickets, book online: http://www.hillingdontheatres.uk/index.php/events/an-evening-with-elly-griffiths/

Thursday 2nd March

6.30pm Elly Griffiths – Reading plus Q&A

78-80 St Peters St, Derby DE1 1SR

For tickets, book online: https://www.waterstones.com/events/elly-griffiths-reading-plus-qanda/derby or call 01332 296997

Friday 3rd March

7pm Lindum Books

The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP

For tickets contact Lindum Books (01522262374) or The Collection box office (01522 550965)

The Chalk Pit is out on 23rd February


Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich’s web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity – now it suggests a much more sinister purpose.

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Dagger in the Library

I was delighted to win the CWA Dagger in the Library award in October 2016. Thank you all for your fantastic support.

The Woman in Blue is Out Now!

The Woman in Blue is out on February 4th 2016.  It’s the eighth book in the Dr Ruth Galloway series and is set in Walsingham, a medieval pilgrimage site in Norfolk. Cathbad, the druid, is cat-sitting for a friend when he sees a mysterious woman in the graveyard, dressed in white with a blue cloak. Has he seen the Virgin Mary herself? But then a girl’s body is found in fields a few miles away. The girl – dressed in nightdress and blue dressing -gown – is a patient at a local drug rehabilitation clinic called The Sanctuary.  Nelson is investigating the murder when Ruth receives an unexpected message from an old university friend, Hilary, who has become a priest. Hilary has been receiving abusive letters mentioning a woman ‘clad in blue, weeping for the world’. Could the letter writer be linked to the death of the woman in blue? Much against her will, Ruth is dragged into a case involving priests, sacred relics and an unholy obsession.


“Ruth Galloway is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fiction.” Kate Mosse

“Warm, comforting and deadly.” Upcoming 4 You

Events February 2016

Here are some forthcoming events. Would be great to see you!

St Peter’s Church Ely

When: Wednesday 10 February 7.30pm

Tickets: £7

Link: Elly Griffiths at Topping Books Ely

Bookmark, Spalding

When: Thursday 11 February 7.15pm

Tickets: £3.50 (includes wine or juice)

Link: Elly Griffiths at Bookmark


Wells Library, Norfolk

When: Friday 12 February 3.30pm

Tickets: £5 (includes tea and cake)

Contact: jan.campbell@norfolk.gov.uk

Link: Wells Library Website


The Holt Bookshop, Holt

When: Friday 12 February 6.30pm

Tickets: £5 (redeemable against the book)

Link: Events at The Holt Bookshop


The Collection, Lincoln

When: Wednesday 17 February 7.00pm

Tickets: £4

Link: Elly Griffiths Talk and Signing


Jarrold, Norwich

When: Thursday 18 February 6.30pm

Tickets: £5 (includes wine on arrival)

Link: An Evening with Elly Griffiths at Jarrold


Beccles Books, Beccles

When: Friday 19 February 2016

Link: Elly Griffiths Book Signing at Beccles Books