Elliott Hall

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The Strange Files

Elliott Hall
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Elliott Hall

Private eye Felix Strange doesn't work homicide cases. He saw enough dead bodies fighting in the Great Patriotic Crusade against Iran, a war that left him with a crippling disease with no name and no cure. Strange collars cheating husbands and insurance fraudsters, scraping together just enough to pay for the black-market medicine that he needs to stay alive. So when he is summoned to a Manhatten hotel room to investigate the murder of America's best-loved preacher, he'd rather not get involved. But powerful people have hired Strange for a reason. Felix finds himself faced with religious police, organised crime and ghosts from his past as he uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the very heart of a newly fundamentalist America where biblical prophecy is foreign policy.THE STRANGE FILES is equal parts sizzling satire and thrilling dystopian epic containing the complete Strange Trilogy, the prequel story The Fall, exclusive bonus material and the story of Felix Strange's first case, The Promised Land.

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The Fall

Elliott Hall
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Elliott Hall

Army vet turned private eye, Felix Strange is working the mean streets of New York, desperately trying to earn enough to fund the black-market drugs he needs to stay alive. In a newly fundamentalist America governed by Christian extremists where women's bodies are no longer their own, taking on the case of a young girl indicted for murder after a miscarriage is reckless. But not even Strange can imagine that this is just the beginning . . .Taking the dark crazy world of LA noir and turning it on its head, The Fall is the perfect introduction to the terrifying dystopian world Elliott Hall has created in The First Stone, The Rapture and The Children's Crusade. Paying homage to the genius of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, it is a wholly original take on the genre.

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The Children's Crusade

Elliott Hall
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Elliott Hall

PI Felix Strange is working his last case. The woman he loves has been taken by Fisher Partners -America's self-appointed secret police - and, though he suspects he won't find her, he's going to do the next best thing: kill everyone involved. As he works his way down the list, Strange is offered a deal. Hidden elements inside military intelligence will lead Strange straight to Iris but, first, he must keep up his end of the bargain. Across the American South, the militant Sons of David are on the rise. Their leader, the prophet Joshua, is leading a teenage rebellion, promising a new world to replace the sinful old. Strange's mission, should he choose to accept it, is to assassinate Joshua.The problem? He's twelve years old.

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The Rapture

Elliott Hall
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Elliott Hall

Isaac Taylor isn't missing. According to government records, he never existed. PI Felix Strange isn't convinced, not least because Isaac is an old army buddy. The man saved his life in Tehran, so the least Strange can do is dig up some leads. Strange soon discovers Isaac isn't the only one missing. All over the country, young and old, men and women, the good and the trying-to-be, are disappearing - quite literally without a trace. If Strange doesn't figure out what's happening fast, someone close to him will fall into a patch of thin air. A dark and compelling thriller, The Rapture is a brilliantly realised depiction of a society all too chillingly close to our own. The second in the Strange trilogy it pays homage to the genius of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, while offering a wholly original take on the noir genre.

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The First Stone

Elliott Hall
Authors:
Elliott Hall

Private eye Felix Strange doesn't work homicide cases. He saw enough dead bodies fighting in Iran, a war that left him with a crippling disease that has no name and no cure. So when Strange is summoned to a Manhattan hotel room to investigate the dead body of America's most-loved preacher, he'd rather not get involved. Strange has a week to find the killer, and even less time to get the black-market medicine he needs to stay alive. In an America where biblical prophecy is foreign policy, Strange knows that his hiring is no accident.  He can't see all the angles, and he knows he's being watched.  In a race against time Strange must face religious police, organized crime and a dame with very particular ideas, while uncovering a conspiracy that reaches the very heart of his newly fundamentalist nation. One of the most stunningly original debut crime novels ever written, The First Stone is both an epic of the imagination and an action-packed mystery set in a time and place too chillingly close to our own. It is the first in an ambitious trilogy that pays homage to the genius of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, while offering a wholly original take on the noir genre. 

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Elliott Hall was born and raised in Canada. He now lives in London.

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