Always happy to hear from you.
If you have anything you'd like to tell me, or if you have any questions about my books, please send me a message and I will reply as quickly as I can. I am also very willing to give any advice to aspiring authors, but simply because of time restraints it's often difficult to read any material you might send. I look forward to hearing from you. R.J. ELLORY


Why America?

The question I am most asked (aside from ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’, which I always feel should actually be ‘Why do you have these ideas?), is ‘Why does an Englishman write crime books set in the USA?’… Continue reading

About Books and Music…



The irony was not altogether lost on me.  Though irony – possibly – was not the right word.  Perhaps it was just another example of the way in which life can sometimes double-back, can turn… Continue reading

In Cold Blood



In mid-November, 1959, Truman Capote, renowned author of ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’ and ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ was struck by a newspaper article that appeared in the New York Times.  Little more than a brief squib, it… Continue reading

A Writer’s Life…



A writer’s life is often considered to be a life of ease.  Apparently there was a survey last year of the British public, and following on from ‘professional footballer’ as the most favoured profession, writer came… Continue reading

What Ya Readin’ For?

What ya readin’ for?


The best explanation of the difference between non-fiction and fiction, I feel, is that non-fiction's primary purpose is to convey information, whereas the purpose of fiction is to evoke an emotion in the reader. 

I… Continue reading

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