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Ellory, R. J.. CITY OF LIES - Orion 2006- SIGNED

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City of Lies by R. J. Ellory. 2006 - 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, City of Lies by R. J. Ellory, published in 2006 by Orion.

Edition Details

Title City of Lies
Author R. J. Ellory
Publisher Orion
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2006
ISBN 9780752873664
Cover Price 9.99
No. Pages 401
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.77

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and metalic 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 £9.99.

The book is signed by the author on the title page with the dedication "For Jimmy, With my best wishes & thanks for your support & encouragement" (The book is dedicated to 2 'Jimmys' along with others).

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

John Harper has always been alone. His mother died when he was just seven years old and he was raised in New York by an aunt he barely knew. He never even made his father's acquaintance - 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 liquor store heist goes wrong - and turns John's existence on its head. It seems that his father didn't die all those years ago. In fact, he has thrived in the New York underworld. But now the man himself lies critically injured in a Manhattan hospital and it's time for father and son to meet at last …

Reviews of this title


This novel is certainly not a standard genre story. It is related in a tough and gritty manner suited to its theme and rolls inexorably towards a classically violent American ending involving several innocent victims. When he moves into dialogue passages the tale soars and flows beautifully. His books have been called brilliant and breathtaking, they have been shortlisted for prizes, and there is no doubt that 'City of Lies' carries on in the same vein.
Tangled Web

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