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Magnifying Glass : Elly Griffiths

This month, Bookhound turns its magnifying glass on: Elly Griffiths Elly Griffiths has received a lot of attention from us since we launched in 2021. At almost all points we have been proud to promote her different series of books, from the core Dr Ruth Galloway series through to The Brighton Mysteries and the standalone Harbinder Kaur stories. And Ms Griffiths has proved to be a great favourite of Bookhounds; our Best of Elly Griffiths Set has been flying off the virtual "shelves".  Whatever the book, she never fails to weave complex plots full of twists and turns around skilfully drawn characters. Griffiths has recently won industry recognition with the Edgar Allan Poe Award for The Stranger Diaries. And, last year The Postscript Murders was shortlisted...

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Buckle up for a Summer of Crime!

Don't worry, we're not planning a summer crime spree - but we are planning on reading about our favourite sleuths and villains! And, after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the world of literary events is reopening for book lovers across the country. Many of the crime and thriller authors beloved by Bookhounds will be on the road this summer, giving talks and Q & As on the books that you just can't put down.  HAY FESTIVAL - 5th June 2022 Ian Rankin will  be appearing at the welcome return of the UK's most renowned literary festival. Founded in Hay-on-Wye (the "town of books") in 1988, this festival has gone on to be a global phenomenon, with 75+ events...

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Bookhound News: Elly Griffiths at Festival of Chichester

Image: Dave Merrett Our Bookhounds love a good mystery and crime thriller- and the gripping plots and atmospheric settings of Elly Griffiths' Galloway and Mephisto series and her stand-alone novels such as The Stranger Diaries are a firm favourite with our readers, with our Best of Elly Griffiths Bundle flying off the virtual "shelves". This June, fans of Ms Griffiths will have the chance to hear her talk about her latest Galloway book The Locked Door in the stunning setting of Chichester Cathedral, as well as discussing her novels set in West Sussex.  But it's not just good news for Sussex-based Bookhounds; the event is accessible both in person and online via live-stream.  To learn more about the event and buy tickets click here Happy reading! ...

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Queens of Crime

Bookhound investigates three of our favourite female crime writers: Patricia Cornwell, Lynda La Plante and Martina Cole  One is the Miami born daughter of a lawyer who began her writing career as a journalist, one a former RADA trained actress from Liverpool, one a one-time convent school girl raised on an Essex council estate - but what do these three Queens of Crime fiction have in common?    They have overcome adversity...  Patricia Cornwell had a turbulent childhood, marked by the absence of her father and her mother's struggle with mental health, resulting in her being fostered. Martina Cole was expelled from school aged 15, Before finding success as a writer she worked in a series of low-paid jobs, including as a...

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