Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths (real name Domenica de Rosa) was born in 1963 in London, read English at King’s College London and, after graduating, worked in a library, for a magazine and then as a publicity assistant at HarperCollins. In 1998 she wrote her first published novel, The Italian Quarter and published three more novels about Italy, families and identity. It was whilst on a walk in Norfolk across Titchwell Marsh that a chance comment by her husband gave her the idea for the first novel in the Dr Ruth Galloway series. She is also the author of the successful Brighton mysteries.