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David P Elliot was born in Reading in the UK and, apart from 8 years in the Police Service in the 1970s, he spent almost 30 years in the IT industry before leaving to concentrate on his first love, writing.
His debut novel ‘CLAN’, to which ‘The Gathering’ is a sequel, is a historical, supernatural thriller, first published in December 2008 and so far has sold in 16 countries, as well as being translated into German and can be downloaded as an audio book in MP3 or iPod formats narrated by the author.
He has 3 grown up children and 3 grandchildren one of which inspired the novel.
He now lives in Faringdon UK, with his partner Monika, a native of Munich.
‘Pieces of Fate’ his second book is an anthology of short stories in the ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ mode and is available in paperback or as an e-book, with the individual stories available only in e-book form.
He is also working on developing ‘Clan’ as a feature film.
You can find out more at www.davidpelliot.com
on Jan. 19, 2013 :
If you like Scottish history then you'll love this book. That is my only real criticism. The detailed history sections sometimes slow down the flow of the narrative when one is eager to get on with plot to find out where David Elliot is taking us next; it is a little frustrating plowing through the historical dialogues. Overall a very good read, reminding me of the novels of Dennis Wheatley but set in the 21st Century.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on March 09, 2010 :
That novel is addictive and utterly captivating! Once you start listening to it, you just can’t stop! The story is read by the author (his voice sends shivers down one's spine) himself, and told by a middle-aged, more or less frustrated Oxfordshire businessman who embarks on an epic journey up to the Scottish Borders, where he hopes to find out more about his ancestors, the mighty Elliot Clan. Not long after arrival, he and his family – his daughter, son-in-law and beloved grandson who joined him on his trip – get sucked into a heart stopping plot that started some 700 years ago... this novel is a fascinating amalgamation of historical facts and figures, the author’s biography and supernatural fiction! Highly recommended to everyone who is interested in Scotland’s eventful history, supernatural fiction and of course to the descendants of the proud Border Reiver Clan – the Elliots. If you are looking for a suspenseful, atmospheric treat - this is the download for you.
(reviewed 36 days after purchase)