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The Anniversary Man by R. J. Ellory. 2009 - Orion. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, The Anniversary Man by R. J. Ellory, published in 2009 by Orion.

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Title The Anniversary Man
Author R. J. Ellory
Publisher Orion
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2009
ISBN 9780752898742
Cover Price 18.99
No. Pages 389
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.67

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline 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 and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £18.99.

The book is signed by the author on the title page with no dedication and a line from the book, " For a long time John Costello tried to forget what happened"....

Overall a fine 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

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 terrorised New Jersey City throughout the summer of 1984. This murderer 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, hid in his apartment and now only emerges 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. So, when a new spate of murders starts - all seemingly random and unrelated - John is the only one who can discern the complex pattern that lies behind them. But could this dark knowledge be about to threaten his life?

Reviews of this title


'This thriller was so gripping it had me holding my breath as I turned the pages... the plot has plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing right up to the final chapter and the graphic descriptions made it difficult to tear myself away.' (ESSENTIALS - Bookclub )

''The atmosphere is menacing but don't be put off if you're squeamish - this intelligent read isn't a gore-fest.****' (SHE )

'Ellory is skilled at cinematic narratives [and] this novel brandishes his filmic consciousness... It's a cliche to praise a crime novel for its adroit marshalling of suspense, but there is no choice here: with The Anniversary Man, that's the signal achievement.' (INDEPENDENT )

'This is a thriller that will have you dreading the horrors and surprises waiting in the next chapter' (WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY )

'From the man who is incapable of writing a poor book, this is the serial killer novel to end all serial killer novels... Again, R J Ellory has given us a read that tempts the senses, engages the emotions and tickles the intellect. What can I say, but it's a sure-fire winner and deserves to be on every award list going.' (CRIMESQUAD )

'Let's cut to the chase. This is 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... Brilliant' (PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH )

'Delightfully elegiac' (MORNING STAR )

'Clever and well written, and as scary as a book on such a subject should be.' (LITERARY REVIEW )

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