Books by Elly Griffiths

THE VANISHING BOX by Elly Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Griffiths combines plenty of theater lore, romance, and a clever mystery that's sure to please both newcomers and fans of the Magic Men detective team."
Murder reaches deep into the hearts of a magician and a police officer. Read full book review >
THE DARK ANGEL  by Elly Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"The latest in Griffiths' impressive series, which cleverly weaves several mysteries into the continuing story of the leading couple and their circle of friends, is certain to delight devoted fans and newcomers alike."
An Italian vacation involves a bone expert in yet another murder. Read full book review >
THE BLOOD CARD  by Elly Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"In the third case for the Magic Men (Smoke and Mirrors, 2016, etc.), half the fun is the journey through postwar England to the surprising denouement."
A policeman, a magician, and a fortuneteller all take a hand in solving several murders in 1953 London. Read full book review >
THE CHALK PIT by Elly Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Like its predecessors (The Woman in Blue, 2016, etc.), Griffith's ninth is complex and character-driven, providing an excellent mystery whose very last sentence will leave you yearning for the next installment."
The discovery of some not-so-old bones opens up surprising possibilities of a mysterious underground world. Read full book review >
SMOKE AND MIRRORS by Elly Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A dazzlingly tricky mystery, oddball characters, and an authentic feel for life in post-World War II England."
A magician's misdirections may provide the clue that solves three murders in 1950s Brighton. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN IN BLUE by Elly Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Griffiths (The Ghost Fields, 2015, etc.) always provides a clever mystery and a wealth of historical detail. But it's her complex characterizations that put her in the forefront of the current mystery field."
A murderer stalks the streets of a medieval town known for its religious fervor. Read full book review >
THE ZIG ZAG GIRL by Elly Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Griffiths (The Ghost Fields, 2015, etc.) weaves a compelling tale rich with historical detail and a cast of eccentric characters."
A series of bizarre murders in post-World War II England appears to be connected to the Magic Men, magicians who were part of a special ops group during the war, in this whodunit set in the world of tricks and illusion. Read full book review >
THE OUTCAST DEAD by Elly Griffiths
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 2014

"Griffiths lovingly develops the complicated, often testy relationships between the continuing characters in the course of a mystery perhaps a shade less exciting than her usual fare."
What connection could the discovery of a notorious child killer's corpse have to a new series of unnerving crimes? Read full book review >
A DYING FALL by Elly Griffiths
Released: March 5, 2013

"Another gem packed with offbeat, well-developed characters and a quirky, challenging mystery."
A forensic archaeologist, a policeman and a druid pool their skills to find a murderer. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE AT SEA'S END by Elly Griffiths
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Griffiths's third (The Janus Stone, 2010, etc.) offers not only an excellent mystery but a continuing exploration of the lives of complex, sometimes unlovable characters."
The old bones discovered on a bleak and crumbling Norfolk beach lead to a number of present-day deaths. Read full book review >
THE JANUS STONE by Elly Griffiths
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2011

"Ruth's second appearance (The Crossing Places, 2009) is an enthralling page-turner that delights in complex characters."
A forensic archaeologist's murder investigation puts her and her unborn child in mortal danger. Read full book review >
THE CROSSING PLACES by Elly Griffiths
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A winning debut. Aficionados may guess the killer early on, but the first-rate characters and chilling story are entrancing from start to finish."
The Saltmarsh, a mystical place, provides the stunning backdrop for a new mystery series. Read full book review >