Monday 5 November 2018

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths @ellygriffiths @QuercusBooks BLOG TOUR #StrangerDiaires

A gripping contemporary Gothic thriller from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries: Susan Hill meets Gone Girl and Disclaimer.
Clare Cassidy is no stranger to tales of murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R.M. Holland, she teaches a short course on them every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R.M. Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case.
Not knowing who to trust, and afraid that the killer is someone she knows, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary. Writing that isn't hers...

The Stranger Dairies by Elly Griffiths is published by Quercus Books on 1 November 2018


On the Dr Ruth Galloway Series: 

‘My favourite current crime series’ Val McDermid  
‘Ruth Galloway is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fiction’ Kate Mosse ‘Delightful . . . combines professional expertise with a wry sense of humour’ The Sunday Times ‘Griffiths supplies proof that thrillers can increase the pulse rate while tackling more serious issues’ the Guardian 
‘Griffiths’ great strength lies in her creation of a cast of returning characters that readers can and do care about’ Mail on Sunday, Thriller of the Week 
‘Griffiths has become a dab hand at plotting and cranking up the tension. The murders, and the muddled humanity of the characters, keep us turning the pages’ Independent 
 ‘Griffiths’s complex, engaging characters are always the highlight of her addictive novels with the mouthwatering Italian setting coming a close second here’ Sunday Express 
‘A five-star thriller.’ Daily Express 
‘A spooky and gripping read.’ Woman 
‘Well-written, eerie thriller.’ Sun 
"Deserves to win over new followers as it features her usual humour, characterisation and eye for building up to a set piece ...Fun and skilfully written’ The Daily Telegraph 

On the Stephens and Mephisto series: 

‘Griffiths elevates the shop-worn format of the police procedural with a piquant mixture of humour, period detail and truly beguiling characterisation.’ Financial Times 
‘Crime that doesn’t sacrifice good writing and clever characterisation for the sake of the plot’ Red magazine 
‘Another clever and entertaining book from this bestselling and talented author.’ The Lady ‘Enormously engaging . . . Post-war Brighton and its Theatre Royal are beautifully captured in all their seedy glory . . . subtle, charming and very good’ Daily Mail 
‘Vivid descriptions, masterful sleight of hand and a lightness of touch add up to a terrific read for aficionados and new-comers alike.’ the Guardian 
‘Vivid descriptions, masterful sleight of hand and a lightness of touch add up 

Elly Griffiths was born in London. 
She worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. 
Her bestselling series of Dr Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk. 
The series has won the CWA Dagger in the Library, and has been shortlisted three times for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. 
Her Stephens and Mephisto series is based in 1950s Brighton. 
She lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their two children.

Twitter: @ellygriffiths

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