EVENT BOOK PREORDER 19/06: Elly Griffiths, The Man in Black and Other Stories (Bristol Central Library)

Regular price £19.99

Elly Griffiths

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 18th June 2024

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN 13: 9781529420494

Total Pages: 320

Dimensions: 240 x 156 (mm)

This page is to pre-order signed copies of Elly Griffiths' The Man In Black And Other Stories for collection at her event at Bristol Central Library on 19th June.

Tickets for the event can be bought from Bristol Central Library's Eventbrite page.


Join us at Bristol Central Library to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week with the multi-award winning, crime-writing wonder Elly Griffiths, who'll be discussing her new book The Man In Black with Emylia Hall.

Wednesday 19th June

Bristol Central Library

19:30 - 20:45

Available from Eventbrite


This bumper collection of short stories by the No 1 bestselling author features all her best-loved characters: Dr Ruth Galloway, Harry Nelson, Max Mephisto, Detective Harbinder Kaur and more. 

Elly Griffiths has always written short stories to experiment with different voices and genres and to explore what some of her much-loved creations such as Dr Ruth Galloway might have done outside of the novels. This collection gathers them all together in one splendid volume. 

Here are bite-sized tales to please and entertain every thriller taste as well as all Elly Griffiths' fans. There are ghost stories and mini cosy mysteries; tales of psychological suspense and poignant vignettes of love and loss. There's a creepy horror story to make you shiver and a tale narrated by Flint, Ruth Galloway's cat, to make you smile. 

These stories illustrate the breadth and variety of Elly Griffiths' talent. Even the darkest of them is leavened with light touches of humour. This collection shows an author writing at the top of her game. 


Acclaimed crime author Elly Griffiths worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. She is best known for her award-winning Dr Ruth Galloway series and The Brighton Mystery series. Elly has won the CWA Dagger in the Library, has been shortlisted six times for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for The Lantern Men 

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. The paperback of Bleeding Heart Yard was published in April 2023 and triumphantly stood as Hachette’s highest selling title of the week. Her fourth standalone novel, The Last Word, published earlier this year and was a top 10 hardback bestseller. 

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.