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A Simple Act of Violence

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Winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010.

April 2009 Book of the Month.

R J Ellory was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library 2009 - the prize awarded for an author's body of work.

This one is big, 500 pages, but all go too fast. It is a police procedural one, the story of murdered women who appear not to exist. Taking place in Washington in the mid-term elections, it’s the last thing the police want but we get election politics mixed into a complicated investigation, which is fascinating. Moving, disturbing and thought-provoking, it grips from the start.

Comparison: Dennis Lehane, Stieg Larsson, Tom Rob Smith.

If you like R. J. Ellory you might also like to read books by James Thompson, Daniel Clay and Stieg Larsson.

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Synopsis

A Simple Act of Violence by R. J. Ellory

Washington, embroiled in the mid-term elections, did not want to hear about serial killings. But when the newspapers reported a fourth murder, when they gave the killer a name and details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people that could ignore it.

Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case, and rapidly uncovers a complication. The victims do not officially exist. Their personal details do not register on any known systems. And as Miller unearths ever more disturbing facts, he starts to face truths so far-removed from his own reality that he begins to fear for his life.

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"A very cunningly constructed serial killer thriller" BOOKSELLER PAPERBACK PREVIEW

About the Author

R. J. Ellory

R .J. Ellory is the author of nine previous novels including the bestselling A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS, which was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and won the NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR CRIME FICTION PRIZE. Ellory's novels have been translated into 23 languages, and he has won the USA EXCELLENT AWARD FOR BEST MYSTERY, the STRAND MAGAZINE BEST THRILLER 2009, the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR for A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE and the QUEBEC LAUREAT. He has been shortlisted for a further 13 awards including four Daggers from the UK Crime Writers' Association. Despite the American setting of his novels, Ellory is British and currently lives in England with his wife and son.

He has also written books under the name Roger Jon Ellory, which can be viewed by clicking here.

In 2011 R. J. Ellory was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded to an author for a body of work.

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Publication date

2nd April 2009

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R. J. Ellory

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780752883090

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