Author talk and signing: Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths & Dr Ruth Galloway have been key to Lindum Books' events programme from the very first. The new book The Last Remains, the 15th in the series, sees the end of Ruth’s story, for now…

This event has now sold out. 

Time & Date: 7pm Tuesday 7 February 2023

Location: The Collection Auditorium

Tickets: £7, £26 including book, £29 couple and book

Ruth and Nelson are working on a murder case in which Cathbad emerges as the prime suspect. Can they uncover the truth in time to save their friend? When builders renovating a café in King's Lynn find a human skeleton behind a wall, they call for DCI Harry Nelson and Dr Ruth Galloway, Head of Archaeology at the nearby University of North Norfolk. Ruth is preoccupied with the threatened closure of her department and by her ever-complicated relationship with Nelson. However, she agrees to look at the case and identifies the bones as the remains of Emily Pickering, a young archaeology student who went missing in the 1990s. Emily attended a course run by her Cambridge tutor, who immediately falls under suspicion – and also on Ruth’s friend Cathbad, who is still frail following his near death from Covid. As they investigate, Nelson and his team uncover a tangled web of relationships within the student group and the adults leading them. What was the link between the group and the King's Lynn café where Emily's bones were found? Then, just when the team seem to be making progress, Cathbad disappears. Was it guilt that led him to flee? The trail leads Ruth and Nelson to the Neolithic flint mines in Grimes Graves which are as spooky as their name. The race is on, first to find Cathbad and then to exonerate him, but will Ruth and Nelson uncover the truth in time to save their friend? 

Acclaimed crime author Elly Griffiths worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. She is best known for her bestselling Dr Ruth Galloway series, and is also the author of The Brighton Mystery series, set in the 1950’s and 60’s and is inspired partly by her grandfather’s life on the stage. In 2018 Elly wrote her first standalone novel The Stranger Diaries. The novel was a top 10 paperback bestseller, selected for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club, as a summer 2019 Richard and Judy book and won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in the USA. Her second standalone, The Postscript Murders, followed and her third standalone, Bleeding Heart Yard, published to glowing reviews in October 2022. In spring 2019, Elly published her first children's book A Girl Called Justice to great reviews, the fourth published in May 2022. Elly Griffiths lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist. She is #18 on the list of most borrowed authors from UK libraries and is a hugely in demand for events, regularly holding audiences spellbound.



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