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R.J. Ellory R.J. Ellory (Roger Jon Ellory) was born in Birmingham, England, June 1965.

Roger began his first novel on November 4th, 1987 and did not stop until July of 1993. During this time he completed twenty-two novels, most of them in longhand, and accumulated several hundred polite and complimentary rejection letters from many different and varied publishers. The standard response from the UK publishing trade was that they could not consider the possibility of publishing books based in the United States written by an Englishman. He was advised to send his work to American publishers, which he duly did, and received from them equally polite and complimentary rejection letters that said it was not possible for American publishers to publish books set in the US written by an Englishman. Roger stopped writing out of sheer frustration and did not start again until August 2001.

In 2001, Roger took an office-based job for the first time in his life. He was shown how to use a computer, how to create a word document, and decided to use his lunch hours to start writing again. Between August 2001 and January 2002 he wrote three books, the second of which was called Candlemoth.

As of 2014, RJ Ellory has published twelve novels with his thirteenth novel, Ghostheart, set for release June 2015. Candlemoth, his first-published, was shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger, as was his fourth, City of Lies, in 2006. His fifth novel, A Quiet Belief In Angels was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection in 2007, and went on to win the Livre De Poche Award, The Strand Magazine Novel of The Year, The Mystery Booksellers of America Award, and the Inaugural Nouvel Observateur Prize. A Quiet Vendetta won the Quebec Laureat and the Villeneuve Readers' Prize. A Simple Act of Violence, Ellory's sixth novel, won the UK Crime Novel of the Year 2010. He has been nominated for a further seven international awards including three Barrys, the 813 Trophy, and the Europeen Du Point.

Ellory is also the singer and guitar player for the band, The Whiskey Poets.

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Ghostheart
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Ghostheart by R.J. Ellory

City of Lies
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City of Lies by R.J. Ellory

Devil and the River
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The Devil and the River by R.J. Ellory

Candlemoth
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Candlemoth by R.J. Ellory

A Quiet Vendetta
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A Quiet Vendetta by R.J. Ellory

Bad Signs
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Bad Signs by R.J. Ellory
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Quiet Belief in Angels, A | Ellory, R.J. | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Ellory, R.J. | Quiet Belief in Angels, A | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2009 NY: Overlook Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Simple Act of Violence, A | Ellory, R.J. | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Ellory, R.J. | Simple Act of Violence, A | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Saints of New York | Ellory, R.J. | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Ellory, R.J. | Saints of New York | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Ghostheart | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition Book Ellory, R.J. | Ghostheart | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 2015 NY: Overlook  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Quiet Belief in Angels, A | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition Book Ellory, R.J. | Quiet Belief in Angels, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2009 NY: Penguin  First edition, near-fine (upper corners bumped) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Carnival of Shadows | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition UK Book Ellory, R.J. | Carnival of Shadows | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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City of Lies | Ellory, R.J. | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Ellory, R.J. | City of Lies | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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City of Lies | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition Book Ellory, R.J. | City of Lies | Signed First Edition Copy

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Candlemoth | Ellory, R.J. | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Ellory, R.J. | Candlemoth | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Devil and the River, The | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition UK Book Ellory, R.J. | Devil and the River, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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Saints of New York | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition UK Book Ellory, R.J. | Saints of New York | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  September 2010 LON: Orion   First UK Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Candlemoth | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition Book Ellory, R.J. | Candlemoth | Signed First Edition Copy

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City of Lies | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition UK Book Ellory, R.J. | City of Lies | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2006 LON: Orion  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Quiet Vendetta, A | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition Book Ellory, R.J. | Quiet Vendetta, A | Signed First Edition Copy

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Bad Signs | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition UK Book Ellory, R.J. | Bad Signs | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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Simple Act of Violence, A | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition Book Ellory, R.J. | Simple Act of Violence, A | Signed First Edition Copy

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City of Lies | Ellory, R.J. | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book Ellory, R.J. | City of Lies | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book

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Anniversary Man, The | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition Book Ellory, R.J. | Anniversary Man, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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City of Lies | Ellory, R.J. | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book Ellory, R.J. | City of Lies | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book

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Quiet Belief in Angels, A | Ellory, R.J. | Signed First Edition Book Ellory, R.J. | Quiet Belief in Angels, A | Signed First Edition Copy

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R.J. Ellory Bibliography


  • Candlemoth - 2003
  • Ghostheart - 2004
  • A Quiet Vendetta - 2005
  • City of Lies - 2006
  • A Quiet Belief in Angels - 2007
  • A Simple Act of Violence - 2008
  • The Anniversary Man - 2009
  • Saints of New York - 2010
  • Bad Signs - 2011
  • A Dark and Broken Heart - 2012
  • The Devil and the River - 2013
  • Carnival of Shadows - 2014
  • Ghostheart - June 2015

R.J. Ellory Awards

  • Quiet Belief In Angels - Winner - Livre De Poche Award, The Strand Magazine Novel of The Year, The Mystery Booksellers of America Award, and the Inaugural Nouvel Observateur Prize
  • Quiet Vendetta - Winner - Quebec Laureat and the Villeneuve Readers' Prize
  • A Simple Act of Violence - Winner - UK Crime Novel of the Year 2010


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