The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
The Chalk Pit is the most intriguing case written by the prolific Elly Griffiths to date. A five-star thriller * Daily Express * Griffiths has become a dab hand at plotting and cranking up the tension. The murders, and the muddled humanity of the characters, keep us turning the pages * Independent * Crime that doesn't sacrifice good writing and clever characterisation for the sake of the plot * Red Magazine * Elly Griffiths writes ever-more ingenious detective stories with a powerful sense of place and a varied cast of sympathetic and unusual characters. Her heroine is a winner * The Times * Griffiths weaves superstition and myth into her crime novels, skilfully treading a line between credulity and modern methods of detection * Sunday Times * Ruth Galloway is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fiction -- Kate Mosse Griffiths has mastered the art of combining bizarre plots with contemporary relationship issues beautifully * Sussex Life * A spooky and gripping read * Woman * A well-written, eerie thriller * Sun * Excellent writing, excellent plotting, some utterly riveting detail and always a banging good story * Liz Loves Books * Griffiths is a top drawer crime novelist, and Ruth Galloway is the most believable and likeable protagonist in modern crime fiction * Crimesquad *
Elly Griffiths is the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries and the Brighton Mysteries. She has won the CWA Dagger in the Library, has been shortlisted five times for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for The Lantern Men. Her new series featuring Detective Harbinder Kaur began with The Stranger Diaries, which was a Richard and Judy book club pick and won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in the USA. It was followed by The Postscript Murders, shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and Bleeding Heart Yard. Elly has two grown-up children and lives near Brighton with her archaeologist husband.