Elly Griffiths Book Launch: The Locked Room
Wednesday 2 February, 6.30 - 8pm
The Pantry, Jarrold, NR2 1JF
Jarrold is thrilled to welcome you to an exclusive evening with Elly Griffiths, launching the fourteenth novel in her acclaimed, Norfolk-set Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries.
In the novel we’ve all been waiting for, Ruth and Nelson are on the hunt for a murderer as Covid-19 rears its ugly head. But can they find the killer despite lockdown?
All books will be pre-signed with the exception of 50 copies which will contain a special golden ticket, inviting readers to meet Elly and have books dedicated after the event. The golden tickets will be distributed at random at the venue, on the night.
COVID 19- Book with confidence, if changes to Government guidance result in the cancellation of this event, we will issue refunds.
Single ticket - includes entry and one copy of the book, £27
Available online via Eventbrite or instore at Customer Services, floor 2
About the book
The Locked Room
Ruth is in London clearing out her mother's belongings when she makes a surprising discovery: a photograph of her Norfolk cottage taken before Ruth lived there. Her mother always hated the cottage, so why does she have a picture of the place? The only clue is written on the back of the photo: Dawn, 1963.
Ruth returns to Norfolk determined to solve the mystery, but then Covid rears its ugly head. Ruth and her daughter are locked down in their cottage, attempting to continue with work and home-schooling. Happily, the house next door is rented by a nice woman called Zoe, who they become friendly with while standing on their doorsteps clapping for carers.
Nelson, meanwhile, is investigating a series of deaths of women that may or may not be suicide. When he links the deaths to an archaeological discovery, he breaks curfew to visit the cottage where he finds Ruth chatting to her neighbour whom he remembers as a carer who was once tried for murdering her employer.
Only then her name wasn't Zoe. It was Dawn.
About the author
Elly Griffiths is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Brighton mystery series, as well as the standalone novels The Stranger Diaries, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and The Postscript Murders. She is the recipient of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in Brighton, England.