Reviews & Links

A selection of recent reviews on R.J.Ellory books:

Murder, Mayhem and More... 

"Carnival of Shadows: immersion therapy. As with all of RJ Ellory’s recent work, Carnival Of Shadows is much more than a book. It’s an immersion, a complete experience. His prose hauls you deep into the world he describes, an entirely credible real world, not a fictional construct, not an escapist fantasy; this is a world of half-truths, half-light and half-lives. A world built from layer upon layer of shadows...." //more

"TOP PICK IN MYSTERY: Let me say this at the outset: The Saints of New York were anything but. A good argument could be advanced that these corrupt cops—charged with combating the Mafia in the ’80s—were among New York’s leading sinners, and policeman John Parrish was a key member...." //more

Plain or Pan?

"Six Of The Best – R.J. Ellory. By now, 10 novels in, Roger Jon Ellory should be a household name in the same way Stephen King or Dean Koontz or Ian Rankin are household names. A multi-award winner (Steel Dagger, CWA Dagger, a Barry Award, Crime Novel of the Year, to name just some), he writes crime thrillers like no-one else at the moment, and in a just world Roger’s books would be making the jackpot-winning leap from print to celluloid...." //more

Book Reporter

"R.J. Ellory is the author of 12 novels, including the bestselling A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS. His most recent book to be released in the US, SAINTS OF NEW YORK, is the story of troubled, uncompromising NYPD Detective Frank Parish, who lives unhappily in the shadow of his father. As his homicide case escalates, Frank must confront his own demons and discover the truth before there are further innocent victims...." //more

The Book Case

"We're kicking off Private Eye July, a whole month devoted to the best new mysteries and thrillers, with a trailer for our Top Pick in Mystery, Saints of New York! Like your mysteries chock full of decades-spanning Mob drama, crooked cops and flawed heroes, all with a true crime angle? Then step right up, because British author Ellory has the novel for you...." //more

Book News

"For me, the most important thing about any novel is the emotion it evokes. The reason for writing about the subjects I do is simply that such subjects give me the greatest opportunity to write about real people and how they deal with real situations. There is nothing in life more fascinating than people, and surely one of the most compelling facets of human psychology is a human being’s ability to overcome difficulty and survive...." //more

Publishers Weekly

"PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 9, 2014. Saints of New York by R.J. Ellory (Overlook) - NYPD homicide detective Frank Parrish, the hero of this meaty, beautifully written crime novel from British author Ellory (City of Lies), has screwed up every aspect of his life...." //more


"In The Spotlight Guest Post R J Ellory [Spotlight On Crime Series]. I have a very special guest in the spotlight this morning — a very special guest. R J Ellory is the author of many books, perhaps shot into the public eye when A Quiet Belief In Angels made the Richard and Judy list. I love his writing style, writing sometimes on the darker side — crime/psychological thrillers — just my bag. Well worth looking at his extensive list — not that he needs me to sing his praises, the books speak for themselves...." //more



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shots magazine Crime and mystery fiction e-zine, featuring interviews, books reviews, short stories, author profiles, book excerpts and articles

tangled web Crime Fiction Authors, Murder Mystery Books, Thriller Novel Reviews, True Crime Publishers

whole story audio books 'The Home of Unabridged Books'

deadly pleasures American fan magazine featuring book reviews, interviews and articles

crime spree magazine Content includes articles, interviews, short stories, and reviews Euro Crime reviews the latest books and its other features include a comprehensive bibliography section, a summary of upcoming titles, author websites etc.

crime time Reviewing the best crime fiction in the UK and around the world

hard case crime Hard Case Crime brings you the best in hardboiled crime fiction, ranging from lost noir masterpieces to new novels by today's most powerful writers

Sophies's Books (French website with reviews and chat forum for bibliophiles)

Led Zeppelin Official Led Zeppelin website!!!



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