Ruth Galloway is the central character in a crime fiction series by British novelist Elly Griffiths. Ruth is the Head of Forensic Archaeology at the University of North Norfolk. Ruth began studying archaeology when her parents became Born Again Christians and she had to find something to take refuge in.


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.