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A Quiet Belief in Angels by R. J. Ellory. 2007 - Orion. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, A Quiet Belief in Angels by R. J. Ellory, published in 2007 by Orion.

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Title A Quiet Belief in Angels
Author R. J. Ellory
Publisher Orion
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2007
ISBN 9780752873688
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 353
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.69

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some light rubbing to the spine ends.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99. It has minor wear to the upper edge and a tiny nick to the lower edge at the back..

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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R. J. Ellory

R.J. Ellory originally studied graphics and photography, he intended to pursue a career in photojournalism, but for many reasons - all of them well within his control - this never came to fruition.

He started writing more than ten years ago and hasn't stopped since. His novels have been translated into Italian, German and Dutch, and his novel 'Candlemoth' was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller in 2003.

He divides his time between his work as a novelist and voluntary programmes in the areas of drug rehabilitaion and youth literacy. He is married with one son, and currently resides in England.

Synopsis of this title

Joseph Vaughan's life has been dogged by tragedy. Growing up in the 1950s, he was at the centre of series of killings of young girls in his small rural community. The girls were taken, assaulted and left horribly mutilated. Barely a teenager himself, Joseph becomes determined to try to protect his community and classmates from the predations of the killer. But despite banding together with his friends as 'Guardians', he was powerless to prevent more murders - and no one was ever caught. Only after a full ten years did the nightmare end when the one of his neighbours is found hanging from a rope - with articles from the dead girls around him. Thankfully though, the killings finally ceased. Ill-fortune was not yet done with Joseph though and in desperation he leaves the town of his birth to forge a new life in New York. But the past won't leave him alone - for it seems that the real murderer still lives and is killing again. And the secret of his identity lies in Joseph's own history?

Reviews of this title


'An awesome achievement - a thriller of such power, scope and accomplishment that fanfares should herald its arrival' GUARDIAN

'Dramas gratifyingly evoked by Ellory's perfect portrayal of a city held captive by a serial killer. So skilful is his use of dialogue and the Washington location, in a thriller that propels the reader along and offers shocks and suspense in equal measure, that one never doubts the authenticity of his American credentials... At 500 pages, this is a long, substantial novel. Yet had it been twice as long this reviewer would still have wanted more.' WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY

'A Simple Act of Violence is an expose of the brutality of covert operations, the power of greed and the insidious nature of corruption. It is also a story of love and trust that somehow managed to survive the very worst that the world could throw at it.' DEADLY PLEASURES

'Ellory brings a new psychological and moral tension to the genre, mixing Washington politics with serial killings.' SAGA

'A 600-page blockbuster that twists two stories together into a real headache for harrassed homicide detective Robert Miller, and it confirms Elloy's breakthrough book, A Quiet Belief in Angels, was no fluke. 9/10' PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH

'A fast-paced and wonderfully constucted plot' NEWS LETTER (N Ireland)

'This is a book with everything that a fan of modern mystery fiction could hope for; a labyrinthine plot, unbearable tension, controversy and a social conscience.' CRIMESQUAD

'An ambitious and gripping novel... shot through with a fierce and informed political anger.' MORNING STAR

'As always with Ellory, the canvas is vast and ambitious, with the various human emotions at the centre of the narrative writ large.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE

'Ellory exposes the cynicism, greed and brutality beneath the world of covert operations and high-octane politics... This 500-pare generally delivers a lot of bang for your buck... Fascinating.' IRISH EXAMINER

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