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  • Bibliography:
    21 Books
  • First Book:
    August 2004
  • Latest Book:
    April 2024
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Book List in Order: 21 titles



  • In this “searing . . . harrowing” novel from a “prose master,” a white man reflects on the murder of his black best friend that brought him to death row.(Publishers Weekly)Daniel Ford and Nathan Verney were six years old when t...



  • 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 ...



  • Twenty years ago, John Costello's life as he knew it ended. He and his beautiful 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 courtin...



  • In the hunt for a serial killer, an NYPD detective’s suspicion verges on obsession in this “meaty, beautifully written crime novel” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Detective Frank Parrish barely notices the death of a young heroin dealer --...



  • 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 ign...



  • By award-winning and bestselling novelist R.J. Ellory, this thriller takes his skill for suspense to a higher level. When Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the cops react fast -- she is the Governor's daughter, after all. But the case quick...



  • From a “master of the genre,” a psychological thriller about a corrupt cop who must face his own conscience when his schemes result in a senseless murder. (New York Times bestselling authorClive Cussler)Detective Vincent Madigan is a good cop?he...



  • In Three Days in Chicagoland, his most ambitious effort yet, R.J. Ellory tackles the story of a brutal murder from three radically different angles. It’s 1956, and though Chicago’s gangland days are long over, it remains a city drenched in violen...



  • In Three Days in Chicagoland, his most ambitious effort yet, R.J. Ellory tackles the story of a brutal murder from three radically different perspectives. It’s 1956, and though Chicago’s gangland days are long over, it remains a city drenched in ...






  • In Three Days in Chicagoland, his most ambitious effort yet, R.J. Ellory tackles the story of a brutal murder from three radically different perspectives. It’s 1956, and though Chicago’s gangland days are long over, it remains a city drenched in ...



  • 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 y...



  • Kansas, 1959. When a travelling carnival appears overnight, the townsfolk of Seneca Falls are entranced. But the circus brings more than just magic and illusion to the small town: a dead man is discovered beneath the carousel. For FBI Special Agent ...



  • Prison changes a man. Sometimes in ways you can see. Usually in ways you can't. Henry Quinn only survived three years inside because of Evan Riggs, a one-time country singer, one-time killer, now serving a life sentence, no parole. On the day he ge...



  • Annie O’Neill has it all: a cozy Manhattan apartment, a beautiful bookshop, and a network of supportive friends―but her father died in her childhood, leaving a hole she has yet to fill. When a mysterious man named Forrester enters the shop and c...



  • The powerful new novel by bestselling author R.J. Ellory is a story that asks whether it's truly possible to be born under a bad sign. Orphaned by an act of senseless violence that took their mother from them, half-brothers Clarence Luckman and El...





  • Intense, gripping, and hauntingly atmospheric, THE DEVIL AND THE RIVER is a stunning thriller of a sleepy southern town with more than one secret to hide. Internationally bestselling author R.J. Ellory returns with his latest thriller of murder, d...



  • IT WAS THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLDOn 22nd November 1963, John F. Kennedy's presidential motorcade rode through Dealey Plaza. He and his wife Jackie greeted the crowds on a glorious Friday afternoon in Dallas, Texas.BUT WHAT IF IT MISSED?Mitch New...



  • THE GRIPPING ESPIONAGE THRILLER FROM AWARD-WINNER RJ ELLORY'This tense, atmospheric, totally believable thriller harks back to the golden age of espionage but is also about how well we really know our friends' THE SUN* * * * *The mission was supposed...






  • A sheriff investigates his own brother's murder, deep in the heart of Appalachia... Estranged after a devastating betrayal, brothers Victor and Frank Landis - sheriffs of neighbouring counties - hadn't spoken for years. In truth, Victor didn't care i...



  • LIFE ON DEATH ROW TAKES ITS TOLL.UNTIL YOU CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE... Death Row duty comes with three simple rules: Do not make it personal Do not question the system Do not take justice into your own handsGarrett Nelson will break every one of them...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

R.J. Ellory has published 21 books.

R.J. Ellory does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Bell Tower, was published in April 2024.

The first book by R.J. Ellory, Candlemoth, was published in August 2004.

No. R.J. Ellory does not write books in series.