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The Anniversary Man by R. J. Ellory
  

The Anniversary Man

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This man is incapable of writing a mediocre book. All are, without doubt, first class. Here a serial killer in New York is copy-catting past killings. One man, a crime researcher for a newspaper, knows an awful lot about the crimes and the police enlist his help. This is one of Ellory’s fastest reads, a real page-turner, gruesome, at times chilling, building to an edge-of-the-seat climax. Awesome.

Comparison: Michael Connelly, Mario Puzo, John Steinbeck.

If you like R. J. Ellory you might also like to read books by James Thompson, Robert Goddard and Dennis Lehane.

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Synopsis

The Anniversary Man by R. J. Ellory

Twenty years ago John Costello's life, as he knew it, ended. He and his beautiful girlfriend, Nadia, were victims of the deranged 'Hammer of God' killer who terrorised New Jersey City throughout the summer of 1984. Nadia was killed instantly. John survived, but withdrew from society, emerging only to work as a crime researcher for a major newspaper. Damaged he may be, but no one in New Jersey knows more about serial killers than John Costello. Then a new spate of murders starts - all seemingly random and unrelated - until John discovers a complex pattern that links them. But could this dark knowledge be about to threaten his life?

Reviews

'Quite simply one of the best cop thrillers you'll read this year. Or any year. It's an achievement that parks Ellory's wagon on the driveway of Michael Connelly, the finest American exponent of the genre, and no higher praise can I give.'
EVENING TELEGRAPH

'The prose is daring and he is head and shoulders above his contemporaries.'
CATHOLIC HERALD

'This thriller was so gripping it had me holding my breath as I turned the pages'
ESSENTIALS

'a serial killer story unlike any other...it grips like a claw'
EVENING TELEGRAPH

'This is one of those police-procedural gems that come along once in a blue moon.'
Elliott Swanson BOOKLIST

'This man [Ellory] is incapable of writing a mediocre book. All are, without doubt, first class.'
LOVEREADING

.CO.UK 'This is one of Ellory's fastest reads, a real page-turner, gruesome, at times chilling, building to an edge-of-the-seat climax. Awesome.
LOVEREADING

.CO.UK 'Ellory's gripping thriller should appeal to lovers of procedurals and may also draw readers of true crime, as it deals with many actual serial killings.
LIBRARY JOURNAL (USA)

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.

Author photo © Adam Scourfield

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Book Info

Publication date

15th April 2010

Author

R. J. Ellory

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780752883106

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