Search Results: "Elly Griffiths"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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CINDER-ELLY by Frances Minters
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Both books are of interest, and kids will enjoy comparing them. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Minters makes her picture-book debut with a verse update of ``Cinderella'' (see also Jackson, above) set in present-day New York City (``I'm never allowed/To speak to strangers'' Elly informs her godmother; still, her trust is easily won: ``Last time I saw you/You were two or three,'' explains ``Godma''). Read full book review >