Author(s): Roger Jon Ellory
Daniel Ford has thirty-six days to live. Accused of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan twelve years before, he has exhausted all appeals and now faces the long walk to the electric chair. All he can do is make peace with his God. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. All the two men have left to do is rake over the last ashes of Ford's existence. So he begins to tell his story. Daniel's story takes him from his first meeting with Nathan, aged six, on the shores of a lake in 1952, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of Kennedy and finally their flight from the draft which ends in Nathan's brutal murder. But meanwhile the clock is ticking and the days are running out ...
From the author of A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS - new in paperback Reissued in the terrific new cover style CANDLEMOTH was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and reached the top twenty of the Sunday Times bestseller list R.J. Ellory receives fantastic reviews: '[An] ambitious first novel... incisive, often beautiful writing' The Times 'A beautiful and haunting book. This is a tour-de-force from R.J. Ellory' Michael Connelly 'Confirms his place in the top flight of crime writing' Daily Telegraph 'Thriller writing of the very highest order' Guardian 'A powerful talent... set to launch him into the stratosphere of crime writers' Independent on Sunday 'Beautifully written and skilfully crafted' Sunday Telegraph
R.J. Ellory studied graphics and photography, intending to pursue a career in photojournalism. He started writing more than ten years ago. His books have been translated into Italian, German and Dutch, and two of his novels have been shortlisted for CWA Daggers. He divides his time between his work as a novelist and voluntary programmes in the areas of drug rehabilitation and youth literacy. He is married with one son, and currently resides in The Midlands.