WorldCat Identities

Griffiths, Elly

Overview
Works: 109 works in 659 publications in 9 languages and 22,670 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  History  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6107.R534, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elly Griffiths
The crossing places by Elly Griffiths( Book )

73 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a child's bones are found near an ancient henge in the wild saltmarshes of Norfolk's north coast, Ruth Galloway, a university lecturer in forensic archaeology, is asked to date them by DCI Harry Nelson who thinks they may be the bones of a child called Lucy who has been missing for ten years
The house at sea's end by Elly Griffiths( Book )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forensic archeologist, Dr. Ruth Galloway is back--this time investigating a gruesome WWII war crime"--
The Janus stone by Elly Griffiths( Book )

48 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway -- minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out -- and fast. It turns out the house was once a children's home. Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the home. Father Hennessey tells him that two children did go missing from the home forty years before -- a boy and a girl. They were never found. When carbon dating proves that the child's bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is trying very hard to put her off the scent by frightening her half to death
A room full of bones : a Ruth Galloway mystery by Elly Griffiths( Book )

42 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a curator is found murdered, Ruth Galloway and Detective Inspector Nelson track down links between the murder, Aborigine skulls, and a drug-smuggling operation that forces Ruth to question her loyalties
A dying fall : a Ruth Galloway mystery by Elly Griffiths( Book )

37 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an old university friend and fellow archaeologist's murdered, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway travels to Lancashire to examine the bones he found, which reveal a shocking fact about King Arthur, and discovers a campus living in fear of a sinister right-wing group called the White Hand
The zig zag girl by Elly Griffiths( Book )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brighton, 1950. The body of a girl is found cut into three pieces. Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is convinced the killer is mimicking a famous magic trick--the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old war friend of Edgar's. They served together in a shadowy unit called the Magic Men, a special ops troop that used stage tricks to confound the enemy. Max is on the traveling show circuit, touring seaside towns with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers and dancing girls. He's reluctant to leave this world to help Edgar investigate, but advises him to identify the victim quickly -- it takes a special sidekick to do the Zig Zag Girl. Those words come back to haunt Max when the dead girl turns out to be Ethel, one of his best assistants to date. He's soon at Edgar's side, hunting for Ethel's killer. Another death, another magic trick: Edgar and Max are sure the answer to the murders lies in their army days. And when Edgar receives a letter warning of another "trick" on the way -- the Wolf Trap -- he knows they're all in the killer's sights"--
The ghost fields by Elly Griffiths( Book )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The macabre discovery of a downed WWII plane with the pilot's skeleton still inside leads Ruth and DCI Nelson to uncover a wealthy family's secrets in the seventh Ruth Galloway mystery"--
The outcast dead : a Ruth Galloway mystery by Elly Griffiths( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway uncovers the bones of a Victorian murderess while a baby snatcher threatens modern-day Norfolk in this exciting new entry in a beloved series. Every year a ceremony is held in Norwich for the bodies in the paupers' graves: the Service for the Outcast Dead. Ruth has a particular interest in this year's proceedings. Her recent dig at Norwich Castle turned up the body of the notorious Mother Hook, who was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children. Now Ruth is the reluctant star of the TV series Women Who Kill, working alongside the program's alluring history expert, Professor Chet Bruce. DCI Harry Nelson is immersed in the case of three children found dead in their home. He is sure that the mother is responsible. Then another child is abducted and a kidnapper dubbed the Childminder claims responsibility. Are there two murderers afoot, or is the Childminder behind all the deaths? The team must race to find out--and the stakes couldn't be any higher when another child goes missing."
The woman in blue : a Ruth Galloway mystery by Elly Griffiths( Book )

28 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Swedish and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the next Ruth Galloway mystery, a vision of the Virgin Mary foreshadows a string of cold-blooded murders, revealing a dark current of religious fanaticism in an old medieval town. Known as England's Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloway's druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrapped in blue cloth is found dead the next day, and Ruth's old friend Hilary, an Anglican priest, receives a series of hateful, threatening letters. Could these crimes be connected? When one of Hilary's fellow female priests is murdered just before Little Walsingham's annual Good Friday Passion Play, Ruth, Cathbad, and DCI Harry Nelson must team up to find the killer before he strikes again"--
The chalk pit by Elly Griffiths( Book )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Swedish and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Norwich is riddled with old chalk-mining tunnels, but no one's sure exactly how many. When Ruth is called in to investigate a set of human remains found in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once more, she finds herself at the helm of a murder investigation. Meanwhile, DCI Nelson is hunting for a missing homeless woman, Barbara, who he hears has gone "underground." Could she have disappeared into the labyrinth? And if so, is she connected to the body Ruth found? As Ruth, Nelson, and the rest of their team investigate the tunnels, they hear rumors of secret societies, cannibalism, and ritual killings. When a dead body is found with a map that appears to be of The Underground, they realize their quest to find the killer has only just begun--and that there may be more bodies underfoot"--
Smoke and mirrors by Elly Griffiths( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the sequel to the "captivating"* Zig Zag Girl, DI Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto hunt for a killer after two children are murdered in a tragic tableau of a very grim fairy tale. *Wall Street Journal It's Christmastime in Brighton, and the city is abuzz about a local production of Aladdin, starring the marvelous Max Mephisto. But the holiday cheer is lost on DI Edgar Stephens. He's investigating the murder of two children, Annie and Mark, who were strangled to death in the woods, abandoned alongside a trail of candy a horrifying scene eerily reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel. Edgar has plenty of leads to investigate. Annie, a surprisingly dark child, used to write gruesome plays based on the Grimms' fairy tales. Does the key to the case lie in her unfinished final script? Or does the macabre staging of Annie and Mark's deaths point to the theater and the capricious cast of characters performing in Aladdin? Once again Edgar enlists Max's help in penetrating the shadowy world of the theater. But is this all just classic misdirection?"--
The dark angel by Elly Griffiths( Book )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Swedish and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When archaeologist Angelo Morelli asks for Ruth Galloway's help identifying bones found in the tiny hilltop town of Fontana Liri, she jumps at the chance to go, bringing her daughter along with her for a working vacation. Fontana Liri had a strong resistance movement during World War II, and there are many deeply buried secrets. DCI Nelson appears at the dig, and when Ruth's findings lead to a modern-day murder, their holidays are both turned upside down. -- adapted from jacket
The blood card by Elly Griffiths( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this nail-biting transatlantic mystery, threat of mass violence looms over Elizabeth II's coronation--can Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto crack the case and save the crown?"--
The zig zag girl by Elly Griffiths( Recording )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of magicians who served together in World War II track a killer who's performing their deadly tricks. Brighton, 1950. The body of a girl is found cut into three pieces. Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is convinced the killer is mimicking a famous magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old war friend of Edgar's. They served together in a shadowy unit called the Magic Men, a special ops troop that used stage tricks to confound the enemy. Max is on the traveling show circuit, touring seaside towns with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls. He's reluctant to leave this world to help Edgar investigate
The crossing places by Elly Griffiths( )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a child's bones are found near an ancient henge in the wild saltmarshes of Norfolk's north coast, Ruth Galloway, a university lecturer in forensic archaeology, is asked to date them by DCI Harry Nelson who thinks they may be the bones of a child called Lucy who has been missing for ten years
Smoke and mirrors by Elly Griffiths( Recording )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar is involved in another case concerning two abandoned children. Too late he realizes that they might be linked to Aladdin after all, and Edgar's nephews, excitedly attending the opening performance of the show, might be the next victims
The Janus stone by Elly Griffiths( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast
The blood card by Elly Griffiths( Recording )

13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Elizabeth II's coronation looming, DI Edgar Stephens is busy investigating the death of a local fortune-teller, and Max Mephisto is rehearsing for his television debut. But upon hearing that their wartime commander has been found dead, the two men join forces to find out what happened
The house at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past
The vanishing box by Elly Griffiths( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do a murdered Brighton flowerseller, the death of Cleopatra and a nude tableau show have in common? One thing's for sure - it could be the most dangerous case yet for Stephens and Mephisto Christmas 1953. Max Mephisto and his daughter Ruby are headlining Brighton Hippodrome, an achievement only slightly marred by the less-than-savoury support act: a tableau show of naked 'living statues'. This might appear to have nothing in common with DI Edgar Stephens' current case of the death of a quiet flowerseller, but if there's one thing the old comrades have learned it's that, in Brighton, the line between art and life - and death - is all too easily blurred
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityDe Rosa, Domenica

Elly Griffiths British novelist

Elly Griffiths Brits schrijfster

Elly Griffiths romancière britannique

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Languages
English (407)

German (29)

Swedish (27)

Italian (15)

French (6)

Dutch (5)

Polish (4)

Turkish (1)

Czech (1)