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Elly Griffiths

22 February 2022, 19:30


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A Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely event: An Evening with Elly Griffiths.

Elly Griffiths is synonymous with great crime writing, both here in Europe and now across the pond where she gathered America’s most coveted accolade for crime fiction, the Edgar Award. Two bestselling crime series as well as a pair of standalone thrillers now see her at the top of her game and it’s wonderful to be able to welcome her back to Ely once again.

Elly's latest book is 'The Locked Room'.

Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are on the hunt for a murderer when Covid rears its ugly head. But can they find the killer despite lockdown?

Ruth is in London clearing out her mother’s belongings when she makes a surprising discovery: a photograph of her Norfolk cottage taken before Ruth lived there. Her mother always hated the cottage, so why does she have a picture of the place? The only clue is written on the back of the photo: Dawn, 1963.Ruth and her daughter are locked down in their cottage, attempting to continue with work and home-schooling. Happily, the house next door is rented by a nice woman called Zoe, who they become friendly with while standing on their doorsteps clapping for carers.

Nelson, meanwhile, is investigating a series of deaths of women that may or may not be suicide. When he links the deaths to an archaeological discovery, he breaks curfew to visit the cottage where he finds Ruth chatting to her neighbour whom he remembers as a carer who was once tried for murdering her employer.

Only then her name wasn’t Zoe. It was Dawn.

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