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The Last Word

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529433432

Price: £22

ON SALE: 30th January 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Cosy crime of a superior order’ Sunday Times

Words can be dangerous. Sometimes they kill…

Natalka and Edwin are running a detective agency in Shoreham, Sussex. Despite a steady stream of minor cases, Natalka is frustrated, longing for a big juicy investigation to come the agency’s way.

Then a murder case turns up. Local writer, Melody Chambers, is found dead and her family are convinced it is murder. Edwin, a big fan of the obit pages, thinks there’s a link to the writer of Melody’s obituary who pre-deceased his subject.

The trail leads them to a slightly sinister writers’ retreat. When another writer is found dead, Edwin thinks that the clue lies in the words. Seeking professional help, the amateur investigators turn to their friend, detective Harbinder Kaur, to find that they have stumbled on a plot that is stranger than fiction.

The unmissable new novel from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries.


Praise for The Last Word

‘Outstanding and hugely entertaining’ Irish Independent

‘Twisty’ Crime Monthly

‘The characters show real light and shade and there are ample comedic one-liners’ Belfast Telegraph

‘This mystery will have you hooked’ Candis

‘Kept me guessing to the end’ Saga


The characters show real light and shade and there are ample comedic one-liners. I hope Elly brings the foursome back to our pages very, very soon
Belfast Telegraph
Elly Griffiths' latest is outstanding and hugely entertaining
Irish Independent
Crime Monthly
Elly Griffiths' latest novel is cosy crime of a superior order
Sunday Times
With a twisty plot to draw the reader in, this mystery will have you hooked
Kept me guessing to the end