Afternoon Tea with Elly Griffiths (FROME)

Afternoon Tea with Elly Griffiths (FROME)

We are delighted to welcome Sunday Times Bestselling author, Elly Griffiths to Frome to celebrate the the launch of the next gripping volume in The Brighton Mysteries series, The Great Deceiver.

Magician Max Mephisto, now divorced and living in London, when he is hailed by a voice from the past, fellow performer Ted English, aka The Great Deceiver. Ted's assistant, Cherry, has been found dead in her Brighton boarding house and he's convinced that he'll be accused of her murder.

Max agrees to talk to his friend, Superintendent Edgar Stephens, who is investigating the case. What Max doesn't know is that the girl's family have hired private detective duo Emma Holmes (aka Mrs Stephens) and Sam Collins to do some digging of their own.

The inhabitants of the boarding house, most of whom are performing in an Old Time Music Hall show on Brighton pier, are a motley crew. The house is also connected to a sinister radio personality called Pal. When a second magician's assistant is killed, Edgar suspects a serial killer. He persuades Max to come out of semi-retirement and take part in a summer show. But who can pose as his assistant? Edgar shocks the team by recommending someone close...

Elly Griffiths is the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries and the Brighton Mysteries. She has won the CWA Dagger in the Library and been shortlisted six times for the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year. Her trilogy featuring Detective Harbinder Kaur includes The Stranger Diaries which won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in the USA; The Postscript Murders, shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and Bleeding Heart Yard. Elly has two grown-up children and lives near Brighton with her archaeologist husband.

This is Elly's second visit to Frome, so if you missed her last time around don't make the same mistake twice! A range of Elly's books will be available to buy at the event, with copies of The Great Deceiver offered at an exclusive on-the-day discount. There will be a Q&A and signing after the event.

Date: Thursday 26th October
Time: 2pm (Doors Open 1.30pm)
Venue: The Council Chamber, Frome Town Hall
Tickets: £10 (includes a cream tea)

Book tickets online, at Hunting Raven, or by calling us on 01373 473111.

If you have allergies or intolerances, please let us know ahead of time by emailing

If there is a particular Elly Griffiths title you would like us to guarantee availability of at the event, please email us at so we can do our best to make sure we have it there.

There is disabled parking only at the venue itself, but there are a number of public car parks within walking distance of the Town Hall. The event should be completely finished by 4pm.

There is stepped access to the front of the building and a level wheelchair accessible entrance to the side. The Chamber is on the first floor, but can be accessed by a lift. Let us know if you have any additional needs and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

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