Elly Griffiths is the pen name of English author Domenica de Rosa, who writes crime fiction novels. Her first series features Ruth Galloway, an archaeologist. Elly became interested in archaeology thanks to her husband, who is an archaeologist himself. Elly lives in Brighton, England with her husband and their two children.

Writing as Domenica de Rosa, she made her debut as a published author in 2001 with the non-fiction book The Little Book of Shakespeare and Food. Her first work of fiction was the 2004 novel The Italian Quarter. She then debuted her Elly Griffiths pen name with The Crossing Places in 2009. Below is a list of Elly Griffith’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Ruth Galloway Books


The Crossing Places(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Janus Stone(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House at Sea's End(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Room Full of Bones(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruth's First Christmas Tree(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dying Fall(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outcast Dead(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost Fields(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woman in Blue(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of DI Stephens & Max Mephisto Books


The Zig-Zag Girl(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smoke and Mirrors(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Italian Quarter(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eternal City(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Villa Serena(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer School(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Little Book of Shakespeare and Food(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The non-fiction book The Little Book of Shakespeare and Food and the novels The Italian Quarter, Eternal City, Villa Serena and Summer School were written as Domenica de Rosa.

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  • JanL

    I love this author, so does my friend, A Room Full of Bones is really good, however, at the end of this book it says her next Ruth Galloway book will be The Throne of the Raven King, but I can’t find it anywhere, anyone help?

    • Avidreader

      I expect by now you have found it… it’s called A Dying Fall.