Elly Griffiths is best known for her series of murder mysteries featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway, which now runs to seven titles. They have a little of everything a good book needs: a leading character the reader can warm to, and lots of interesting people in supporting roles; some stunning landscapes brought to vivid life; delicious twisty plots with plenty of tension and just enough high-octane action; an occasional smidgen of romance.
Lynne: Elly, there’s plenty that I’m sure readers would like to know about the Ruth Galloway books, and about you yourself, but first of all, I’m intrigued to know what triggered last year’s change in direction. Where did The Zig Zag Girl come from?
Lynne: What made you decide Ruth Galloway was going to be a forensic archaeologist, and not a policewoman?
realism a little too far?
unusual enough to stand out in the large crowd of crime writers; what made you decide to change it? And where did Elly Griffiths come from?
A Roomful of Bones
The Outcast Dead