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Ellory, Roger Jon

Overview
Works: 51 works in 454 publications in 11 languages and 14,855 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6105.L65, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Jon Ellory
A quiet belief in angels by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1939. In the small, rural community of Augusta Falls, Georgia, twelve-year-old Joseph Vaughan learns of the brutal assault and murder of a young girl, a classmate he knew better than anyone in his class, a girl he quietly loved. The murder is the first in a series of killings that will plague the community over the next decade. Compelled by fear and duty, Joseph gathers a group of friends to form "The Guardians," who vow to watch over the young girls of Augusta Falls. But the murderer evades them and they watch helplessly as one child after another is taken. Even when the killings cease, a shadow of fear follows Joseph for the rest of his life, and the past won't stay buried, even fifty years later.--From publisher's description
The anniversary man by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Costello and girlfriend Nadia became victims of the deranged "Hammer of God" killer who terrorized Jersey City throughout the summer of 1984. This murderer went after young courting couples in an attempt to "save their souls." Nadia was killed, but John survived. Physically and psychologically scarred, he withdrew from society and now only emerges to work as a crime researcher for a major newspaper. No one in New Jersey knows more about serial killers than John Costello. So, when a new spate of murders starts--all seemingly random and unrelated--he is the only one who can discern the pattern that lies behind them. But could this dark knowledge threaten his own life?
A simple act of violence by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

42 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran D.C. Detective Robert Miller arrives at the house of Catherine Sheridan, the fourth victim of the Ribbon Killer. As the case unfolds, the motive behind the murders of these female victims is somehow linked to much larger political issues
Saints of New York : a novel by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the author of A Quiet Belief in Angels, praised by Michael Connelly as "a beautiful and haunting book," Saints of New York is a powerful new crime novel. The death of a young heroin dealer causes no great concern for NYPD Detective Frank Parrish--Danny Lange is just another casualty of the drug war. But when Danny's teenage sister winds up dead, questions are raised that have no clear answers. As the homicides continue--and a disturbing pattern emerges--Frank tries desperately to make some sense of the deaths, while battling with his own demons. Trying to live up to the reputation of his father, John--not only a legendary NYPD detective, but also one of the original "Saints of New York"--The men charged with the responsibility of ridding New York of the final vestiges of Mafia control in the 1980s--Parrish struggles to come to terms with the broken pieces of his own life. But, as the murders escalate, he must discover the truth behind them before there are further innocent victims. Dark and intense, Saints of New York is a novel of corruption and redemption, of the relentless persistence required to find the truth, and of one man's search for meaning amidst the ghosts of his own conscience"--
A quiet vendetta by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the cops react fast, she is the governor's daughter, after all. But the case quickly grows strange. Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and when the kidnapper calls, he doesn't want money: he wants time alone with a minor government functionary. By the time the pieces fall into place, it's already too late. This is both the epic story of one mobster's life, ranging from Cuba to Chicago, and equally a powerful thriller of rage, love, and loss
Candlemoth by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daniel Ford has thirty days to live: accused of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan twelve years before, he has exhausted all appeals and now faces the long walk to the electric chair. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. With time running out, Ford begins to tell his story, beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, aged six by a South Carolina lake, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of Kennedy, and finally their flight from the draft which ended in Nathan's brutal murder."--Publisher's website
Bad signs by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1960s. Orphaned by an act of senseless violence that took their mother from them, half-brothers Clarence Luckman and Elliott Danziger have been raised in state institutions, unaware of any world beyond its walls. But their lives take a sudden turn when they are seized as hostages by a convicted killer en route to death row. Earl Sheridan is a psychopath of the worst kind, and as he and his two hostages set off on a frenetic path through California down to Texas, Clarence and Elliot must come to terms with the ever-growing tide of violence in their wake. It's a path that will force them to make a choice about their lives, and their relationship to each other-and it will change their lives forever
City of lies by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Harper has just made a discovery: the father he believed to be dead for more than thirty years is alive, though lying in a coma in a Manhattan hospital. Returning home to New York brings with it memories of childhood, many of them painful, and yet Harper could never have prepared himself for the truth. Confronted with the reality of his father's existence, Harper finds himself seduced by a lifestyle that he seems to have inherited--an underworld life of power, treachery, and menace. As he desperately tries to uncover the facts of his own past, he is faced with one lie after another, and with each new discovery he becomes more and more entangled in a dark and shocking conspiracy. From the acclaimed author of A Quiet Belief in Angels and A Simple Act of Violence, City of Lies is a tense and gripping thriller, each twist and turn more shocking than the last."--
Ghostheart : a thriller by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Annie O'Neill has it all: a cozy Manhattan apartment, a beautiful bookshop and a network of supportive friends. But at the heart of her life is a hole--a place vacated by her father when he died in her childhood. So when a mysterious man named Forrester enters the shop and claims to be her father's oldest friend she jumps at the chance to find out more of her own past. But Forrester's not being free with the answers she needs. He's much more interested in telling her a story about a ruthless ganglord and a fifty-year-old betrayal. A betrayal that she will realize far too slowly, has something very much to do with
A dark and broken heart by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It should have all been so easy for Vincent Madigan. Take four hundred grand from the thieves who stole it in the first place and who could they turn to for help? Madigan is charming, resourceful, and knows how to look after himself. The only problem is that he's up to his neck in debt to Sandia - the drug king of East Harlem
The devil and the river by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sherif John Gaines is called down to the riverside, it is to supervise the recovery of the body of a teenage girl. The corpse is perfectly preserved - she could have died yesterday. But the locals of Whytesburg, Missisippi, are in for a shock. For Nancy Denton - a girl missing for over two decades - has come back to them from the cold embrace of the riverbank. In 1954, on a perfect summer evening in August, sixteen-year-old Nancy walked into the woods, never to be seen again. Now she's been found and her mother can finally put her memory to rest. But Nancy's body bears horrific mutilations that suggest she was subjected to a terrifying ritual, an evil form of voodoo magic. Gaines discovers that Nancy's tight-knit group of friends were present the night she disappeared and now he must find out what - if anything - they know. But none of them want to talk about that time, or their relationship with the beautiful and vivacious Nancy. As Gaines digs ever deeper into the dark secrets of the town he is forced to confront his own demons. And when a new series of deaths begin in the wake of the discovery, Gaines must find the answer to two questions: Who really took Nancy that summer night? And what new evil has been released by digging her up?
Carnival of shadows by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas, 1959. A travelling carnival appears overnight in the small town of Seneca Falls, intriguing the townsfolk with acts of inexplicable magic and illusion. But when a man's body is discovered beneath the carousel, with no clue as to his identity, FBI Special Agent Michal Travis is sent to investigate. Led by the elusive Edgar Doyle, the carnival folk range from the enigmatic to the bizarre, but none of them will give Travis a straight answer to his questions. With each new turn of the investigation, Doyle and his companions challenge Travis's once unshakeable faith in solid facts and hard evidence. As the consequences of what has happened become ever more disturbing, Travis struggles to open his mind to a truth that defies comprehension. Will he be able to convince himself that things are not what they seem? Or will he finally reconcile himself to a new reality - one that threatens to undermine everything in which he has ever placed his trust? In his powerful, atmospheric new thriller, bestselling author R.J. Ellory introduces the weird and wonderful world of the Carnival Diablo and reveals the dark secrets that lurk at its heart
A simple act of violence by Roger Jon Ellory( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran D.C. Detective Robert Miller arrives at the house of Catherine Sheridan, the fourth victim of the Ribbon Killer. As the case unfolds, the motive behind the murders of these female victims is somehow linked to much larger political issues
A quiet belief in angels by Roger Jon Ellory( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939 in the small rural community of Augusta Falls, Georgia, twelve-year-old Joseph Vaughan learns of the brutal assault and murder of a young girl. It is the first in a series of killings that will plague the community over the next decade. Determined to protect the town from the evil in their midst, Joseph and his friends from "the Guardians" to watch over the community. But the murderer evades them, and they watch helplessly as one child after another is taken. Even when the killings cease, a shadow of fear follows Joseph for the rest of his life. The past won't stay buried, and fifty years later, Joseph must confront the nightmare
Mockingbird by Roger Jon Ellory( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een misdadiger die zijn straf heeft uitgezeten, gaat een brief brengen naar de dochter van zijn celgenoot
The anniversary man by Roger Jon Ellory( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years ago, John Costello and his girlfriend, Nadia, became victims of the deranged "Hammer of God," a serial killer who went after young courting couples in an attempt to "save their souls." Nadia was killed by the first blow of the hammer. John survived but was physically and psychologically scarred to an extent that few people could comprehend. He withdrew from society and hid in his apartment and emerges now only to work as a crime researcher for a major newspaper
City of lies by Roger Jon Ellory( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Harper has always been alone. His mother died when he was just seven and he was raised in New York by an aunt he barely knew. He never even met his father's - a man who died shortly after he was born. After leaving the Big Apple as soon as he was old enough, his life consisted of one moderately successful book, a collection of affectionately received newspaper columns and a comfortable existence in Miami. Then everything changes. A robbery goes wrong - and turns John's existence on its head. It seems that his father didn't die all those years ago
Saints of New York by Roger Jon Ellory( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the murder of a young heroin dealer's teenage sister, New York detective Frank Parrish uncovers a disturbing pattern of killings while battling painful personal demons about his legendary detective father
A quiet vendetta by Roger Jon Ellory( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the cops react fast, she is the governor's daughter, after all. But the case quickly grows strange. Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and when the kidnapper calls, he doesn't want money: he wants time alone with a minor government functionary. Dragged down to the deep South from the New York district attorney's office, Ray Hartmann puzzles over why he has been summoned and why the mysterious kidnapper, an elderly Cuban named Ernesto Perez, wants to tell him his life story. But by the time the pieces fall into place, it's already too late. This is both the epic story of one mobster's life, ranging from Cuba to Chicago, and equally a powerful thriller of rage, love, and loss
The devil and the river by Roger Jon Ellory( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the rains came they found the girl's face. Just her face. At least that was how it appeared...On a perfect summer evening in 1954, sixteen-year-old Nancy Denton walked into the woods of her hometown of Whytesburg, Mississippi. She was never seen again. Two decades on, Sheriff John Gaines witnesses a harrowing discovery. A young woman has been unearthed from the riverbank, her body perfectly preserved, yet she bears evidence of a brutal ritualistic killing. Nancy has come home at last, but her return does not bring closure to her family, nor to the townsfolk of Whytesburg. Already haunted by his experiences in Vietnam, Gaines must now stretch his abilities to the limit, pushing himself ever closer to breaking point. What really happened to the beautiful and vivacious Nancy? And why do her friends refuse to talk? As Gaines closes in on the truth, he is forced to not only confront his own demons, but to unearth secrets that have long remained hidden. And that truth, so much darker than he could ever have imagined, may be the one thing that finally destroys him. Intense, gripping and hauntingly atmospheric. Clipper content guide: Violence: strong, Language: strong, Sex: mild
 
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Alternative Names
Ellorry, J. R.

Ellory, J. R.

Ellory, R. j

Ellory R. J. 1965-....

Ellory, R. J. (Roger Jon)

Ellory, R. J. (Roger Jon), 1965-

Ellory, Roger John

Ellory, Roger Jon

R. J. Ellory britisk skribent

R. J. Ellory Brits schrijver

R. J. Ellory brittisk författare

R. J. Ellory écrivain britannique

R. J. Ellory englischer Thriller-Autor

Roger Jon Ellory scrittore britannico

엘로리, R.J. 1965-

엘로리, 로저 존 1965-

エロリー, R. J

Languages
English (263)

Dutch (38)

French (37)

German (15)

Japanese (8)

Italian (6)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (3)

Swedish (2)

Polish (2)

Korean (1)

Covers
The anniversary manA simple act of violenceSaints of New York : a novelA quiet vendettaCandlemothBad signsCity of liesGhostheart : a thriller