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The Stranger Diaries - Elly Griffiths

The Stranger Diaries - Elly Griffiths

Title: The Stranger Diaries

Author:  Elly Griffiths

ISBN:  9781786487391

Weight:  913g

Signed, lined and prepublication dated first edition, first printing




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The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

A dark story has been brought to terrifying life.  Can the ending be rewritten in time?

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to tales of murder.  As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R.M. Holland, she teaches a short course on them every year.  Then Clare’s life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R.M. Holland story by her body.  The investigating police detective is convinced the writer’s works somehow hold the key to the case.

Not knowing who to trust, and afraid that the killer is someone she knows, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal.  Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary.  Writing that isn’t hers…

Peer & Press Reviews

My heart is still pounding after finishing Elly Griffiths’ The Stranger Diaries.  As with her other books, this is fiercely intelligent, warm, human and at times, funny.  The Stranger Diaries picks up where the great Gothic thrillers of the past leave off.  At once a homage to that great literary form, and a re-imagining, it is goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting, in every sense.  I loved this book!  And you will too.

Louise Penny, author of Kingdom of the Blind

Written with Griffiths’s usual warmth and lightness of touch but has a genuine creepiness that gets under your skin.

Sunday Express

Elly Griffiths writes with a sharp, smart eye and great elegance.  This novel is compelling, intelligent and increasingly mesmerising.

Peter James

Bibliographic Info

Title:The Stranger Diaries
Author: [is the penname of Domenica de Rosa]
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed:On the title page
Lined:‘I’d like to tell you a story…’
Dated:24/10/18 [prepublication]
Awards and Media
Book Club listingSara Cox Radio 2 Book Club (Thu 06/12/2018)
Other accoladesChosen by Marcel Berlins as a 2018 Crime Book of the Year for The Times newspaper.
Book Stats
Publisher:Quercus Editions
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13:9781786487391
ISBN 10:178648739X
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d):242 x 161 x 37mm
Design Credits
Author photograph:Sara Reeve
Jacket design:Ghost
Jacket images:Shutterstock

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