The Stranger Diaries - again

Blog Tour for

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

published 2018

Stranger Diaries Cover

I did a special Halloween blogpost on this book last week – well, it couldn’t have been better-suited to the date  - but am delighted also to be taking part in this blog tour. Elly Griffiths is one of my favourite contemporary authors, and I consider myself to be one of her biggest fans.

Her books have so much to offer – historical details, and  rounded characters, and great jokes. Everyone is presented as having normal faults – but they are not judged (except for the criminals of course).  Elly Griffiths achieves her effects without having undue gruesomeness or those horrible descriptions of violence to women that are so prevalent: there are murders, but they are not sickening, though her books are anything but cozy.
I love Griffiths’ basically liberal, good-hearted view of the world. This shines through both her series to date, and in this new standalone. I said in last week’s post:

I am running out of superlatives.
The Stranger Diaries is a great book, and you should read it.
You can read more details of the plot of the new book in my previous post

More about Elly Griffiths – picture by Sara Reeve

Stranger Diaries 2 Elly Griffiths 015 (credit Sara Reeve)

WINNER OF THE 2016 CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY. 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.

Blog tour details:
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Stranger Diaries blog tour poster


  1. I couldn't agree more about Griffiths' talent, Moira. She's terrific, and I learn a lot from her writing. One thing I really admire is her way of creating such different - yet all very good - series and standalones.

    1. I know - she is immensely talented and productive, isn't she?

  2. I'll try something by her one day

    1. You might just surprise yourself by liking them...


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