Roger Jon (R.J.) Ellory is a English author of thriller novels. He includes Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael Moorcock, J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen King as some of his major influences. When Roger was six years old, his mother passed away, leaving him an orphan. He attended a number of different schools before finally finishing school at Kingham Hill School in Oxfordshire. Roger started writing started writing his first novel in November 1987 and didn’t stop writing until July 1993. He had completed 21 novels, but only received rejection letters from publishers. After this, Ellory gave up writing until September 2001, as it was the only thing he had ever wanted to do.

R.J. Ellory became a published novelist in 2003 with the novel Candlemoth. The novel was nominated for a CWA Silver Dagger for Best Thriller in 2003. Below is a list of R.J. Ellory’s books in order of when they were first published:

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Candlemoth (2003)Description / Buy at
Ghostheart (2004)Description / Buy at
A Quiet Vendetta (2005)Description / Buy at
City of Lies (2006)Description / Buy at
A Quiet Belief in Angels (2007)Description / Buy at
A Simple Act of Violence (2008)Description / Buy at
The Anniversary Man (2009)Description / Buy at
Saints of New York (2010)Description / Buy at
Bad Signs (2011)Description / Buy at
A Dark and Broken Heart (2012)Description / Buy at
Carnival of Shadows (2014)Description / Buy at
The Devil and the River (2014)Description / Buy at
Mockingbird Songs (2015)Description / Buy at
Three Bullets (2019)Description / Buy at
Kings of America (2020)Description / Buy at
Proof of Life (2021)Description / Buy at
The Darkest Season (2022)Description / Buy at
The Last Highway (2023)Description / Buy at

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Invisible Blood(2019)Description / Buy at

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R.J. Ellory Synopsis: In Candlemoth by R.J. Ellory, Daniel Ford only has thirty days left to live. He had been convicted of the murder of his own best friend, Nathan, and has used up all of his appeals. Now, the only thing that awaits if the electric chair. The only thing there is for him to do is to make peace with God. Daniel has entrusted the last month of his life to Father John Rousseau. Daniel tells him his story, starting with when he met Nathan at age 6. He tells him about his experiences such as first loves, Vietnam, the JFK assassination and Nathan’s murder. But the clock is ticking and time is running out…

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