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Elly Griffiths

Autor(a) de The Crossing Places

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About the Author

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(eng) Domenica de Rosa writes both under her own name and under the pseudonym Elly Griffiths.


Obras por Elly Griffiths

The Crossing Places (2009) 2,275 exemplares
The Janus Stone (2010) 1,407 exemplares
The House at Sea's End (2011) 1,283 exemplares
A Room Full of Bones (2012) 1,061 exemplares
The Stranger Diaries (2019) 1,007 exemplares
Dying Fall (2012) 948 exemplares
The Outcast Dead (2014) 818 exemplares
The Ghost Fields (2015) 779 exemplares
The Chalk Pit (2017) 735 exemplares
The Woman in Blue (2016) 729 exemplares
The Dark Angel (2018) 653 exemplares
The Zig Zag Girl (2014) 650 exemplares
The Postscript Murders (2021) 590 exemplares
The Stone Circle (2019) 575 exemplares
The Lantern Men (2020) 554 exemplares
The Night Hawks (2021) 508 exemplares
The Locked Room (2022) 456 exemplares
The Last Remains (2023) 368 exemplares
Smoke and Mirrors (2015) 354 exemplares
Bleeding Heart Yard (2022) 328 exemplares
The Blood Card (2016) 269 exemplares
The Vanishing Box (2017) 250 exemplares
Ruth's First Christmas Tree (2012) 243 exemplares
Now You See Them (2019) 205 exemplares
The Midnight Hour (2021) 168 exemplares
Cartas da Toscana (2007) 63 exemplares
Aquele Verão na Toscana (2008) 62 exemplares
A Girl Called Justice (2019) 56 exemplares
The Italian Quarter (2004) 33 exemplares
ABC (2003) 31 exemplares
The Children's Book of Books 1999 (1999) 27 exemplares
The Eternal City (2005) 25 exemplares
The Smugglers' Secret (2020) 22 exemplares
Ruth Galloway: The Early Cases (2014) 21 exemplares
The Great Deceiver (2023) 21 exemplares
The Last Word (2024) 18 exemplares
A Ghost in the Garden (2021) 14 exemplares
The Spy at the Window (2022) 10 exemplares
Norfolk (2023) 7 exemplares
The Man in Black (2020) 5 exemplares
Turning Traitor 1 exemplar

Associated Works


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Rosa, Domenica de
Outros nomes
Griffiths, Elly
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Kings College, London (B.A.) (English)
publishing editor
Rebecca Carter
Kirby Kim (US)

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Domenica de Rosa was born in London. She lives in Brighton with her husband, Andrew, and two children, Alex and Juliet.
Nota de desambiguação
Domenica de Rosa writes both under her own name and under the pseudonym Elly Griffiths.



Chat em Book Discussion : The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths (Novembro 2023)
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I love the Ruth Galloway series so much I was a little afraid to read this - but I shouldn't have worried. Elly Griffiths is my favorite kind of crime writer - one who writes wonderful, interesting, complicated characters, whether they are the series lead, a secondary character or someone who's only there for this book. Now I'm worried there aren't enough Harbinder books - the most recent is called The Last Word - but it's also about an obituary writer. Plus, I'm just going to trust her and figure that I'll almost certainly enjoy whatever she comes up with. And probably re-read Ruth Galloway in the not-too-distant future. If you like Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie books, or Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike (before those books got ridiculously long), there's a pretty good chance you'll appreciate Griffiths.… (mais)
keywestnan | 79 outras críticas | Feb 12, 2024 |
infjsarah | 15 outras críticas | Feb 12, 2024 |
Elly Griffiths has rapidly become one of my favourite authors, and this book exemplifies why. She creates engaging and highly plausible characters, whom she then places in intricate (yet always credible) plots. Natalka, who first appeared in [The Postscript Murders], which was published a few years ago, is one of my favourite fictional characters of recent years. Beautiful, Ukrainian and resourceful, she had been working as a carer at the start of that earlier novel, although she had also amassed a considerable fortune through her mastery of bitcoin, although this had caused significant problems for her in the past.

Following the events related in [The Postscript Murders], she is now managing the carers’ agency that had previously employed her. She is living in Shoreham with ex-monk Benedict (who runs a coffee shop on the beach, known for the high quality of its drinks), although their apartment now feels cramped as her mother, Valentyna, has fled war-torn Ukraine and moved in with them. But Natalka has other strings to her formidable bow. She has also set up a detective agency, which she runs with Edwin, an octogenarian and former presenter on BBC Radio 3 (the classical music station), who had also feature in the previous book. Most of their cases have revolved around instances of suspected infidelity, at which Edwin has proved unexpectedly adept. He relies on the tendency of younger people generally to overlook older people in their vicinity, which has enabled him to become proficient at tailing the subjects of his investigations,

They are, however, delighted when they receive a more challenging commission, to investigate the sudden death of a celebrated author. As Natalka and Edwin delve into the available material, they uncover possible links to the deaths of other writers This leads to Edwin and Benedict (not technically part of the agency, but always willing to lend a hand) to enrol in a nearby writers’ retreat, which had also hosted several of the dead writers.

Elly Griffiths marshals her material adroitly, and also takes the opportunity for some insights, and perhaps in-jokes, about the writing community. The plot is intricate, with numerous twists, and unforeseen tangents, and the characters are excellently drawn. Edwin is portrayed exquisitely, and the contrast or comparison between him and Benedict is beautifully managed. Indeed, she is wonderful at creating unorthodox characters, and imbuing them with a deep verisimilitude. Literary prejudices are hard to shift, but should always be challenged. If I had known before embarking on Griffiths’ wonderful series of novels following Dr Ruth Galloway that one of the characters was a cloak-strewn modern Druid, I think I would have passed, and moved to another author. However, it is difficult now to imagine those books without the marvellous character of Cathbad. Similar reactions to the prospect of a former monk as protagonist would have robbed me of the joy of reading about Benedict, with all his failing confidence.

I have enjoyed all of Elly Griffiths’ books, and am additionally impressed at the speed with which she produces them. She seems to have published two books a year for several years now, without any suggestion of such prolific output compromising the high standard. I hope we get to read more about Natalka and Co very soon.
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Eyejaybee | 1 outra crítica | Feb 9, 2024 |
Author recommended to my by my younger sister and really enjoyed this and one in a different series, too. Think I have some new mysteries to read.
bookczuk | 46 outras críticas | Feb 8, 2024 |



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