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- THE DEMISE AND FALL OF THE BOOK…
A recent conversation with some very good friends of mine has confirmed something that I – and many others – have been aware of for a very considerable time. The UK, along with many other countries, is no longer reading. Of course there are those who read. I am not saying that no-one is reading, [...]
- CARNIVAL OF SHADOWS – Crimeview
Carnival of Shadows
by R. J. Ellory
A travelling carnival with acts of inexplicable paranormal magic and illusion appears in a small town. But when an unidentified man’s body is discovered beneath the carousel FBI agent Michal Travis is sent to investigate.
In America the 1950s was a time most would want to forget. [...]
- Sometimes A Thought Is Enough…
Going through old files and different manuscripts, I found these few paragraphs that were edited out of ‘A Simple Act of Violence’. Kind of dark, but kind of interesting…
What do I mean?
I’ll tell you what I mean.
A man works in an office. There is a girl he sees. She works on a [...]
- Carnival of Shadows (crimesquad.com review)
R.J. Ellory – Carnival of Shadows
“I do love a book that engages my brain as well as my emotions and that is certainly what R.J. Ellory delivers…”
It’s Kansas, 1959. A travelling carnival appears overnight in the small town of Seneca Falls, intriguing the townsfolk with acts of inexplicable magic and illusion. But [...]
- Back in France…
Having just arrived at Bordeaux airport with my wife for a long weekend at the Gradignan Lire en Poche Festival, I am reminded why I love France so very much. In fact, why we both love it. Met by our driver, Surya (originally from Glasgow, by way of Canterbury then Paris and Talence), the discussion [...]
- Hard to believe…
Hard to believe that it has been so long since I last posted a blog article! It isn’t that I forget, but more a case of getting a great deal more response and feedback from Facebook and Twitter, hence the blog kind of gets left behind. My apologies.
So, to briefly update you…since we last [...]
- WORDS AND MUSIC…
Well, once again it has been too long time since I last posted an article, and I could give you all manner of reasons and justifications, but I won’t.
Safe to say, I have been busy, not only with the new book (‘Carnival of Shadows’, release date 22 May), but I have also been working [...]
- No strangers here…
No strangers here…only friends we’ve yet to meet…
Apologies for the modified WB Yeats quote, but I kind of like the cadence of my version.
I wanted to post a blog about Bouchercon. For those of you who do not know, Bouchercon is an annual crime fiction festival that is held in a different US [...]
- …a new slow-motion thriller…
May 22, 2014. I have been remiss in posting a new blog.
I did intend to maintain some degree of consistency, but I have been otherwise distracted with the task of final editorial changes to the new novel for 2014, due for release on May 22nd.
I am sure, as always, that there will some [...]
- GEORGIA ON MY MIND…
Many years ago, soon after the release of 'A Quiet Belief in Angels', I went to Georgia to make a little piece for the Richard & Judy Book Club and Channel 4. It was an incredible trip. I was asked by the Travel Section of the Mail on Sunday to write an article about my [...]
- N/A, 11 April , 2014 – Festval sans Nom
- 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm, 23 April , 2014 – 7pm Halesowen Library: Author signing and talk.
- N/A, 13 June , 2014 – Book Fair, Limoges, France
- N/A, 3 October , 2014 – 'Les neuf cercles' released in France today!
- N/A, 4 October , 2014 – Lire en poche, Gradignan, Bordeaux, France.
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