About the Author...
Peter Malone Elliott is an author, screenwriter, and developmental editor. Born and raised in Virginia, he now lives in Brooklyn, but still holds the magic of the mountains and Southern living near and dear to his heart. BLUE RIDGE is his debut novel. Other notable writing achievements include a Leo Award nomination for “Best Screenwriting, Motion Picture” and winning the Grand Prize of the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Peter is also the founder and owner of Fortiter et Recte Literary, where he offers bespoke editorial consulting for manuscripts and screenplays.
About the Books...
Blue Ridge (2024)
News and Reviews...
“Blue Ridge is an incredible, twisty thriller that’s as shocking as it is compelling. Peter Malone Elliott brings a fresh and exciting new voice to crime fiction that’s sure to wow readers. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List
“Blue Ridge is an impressive debut, with one of the most striking fictional murders I’ve ever read, beautiful writing, multiple moral conundrums, and a surprise ending that will stick with you for weeks afterwards.”—Matt Witten, bestselling author of Killer Story
“Peter Malone Elliott’s Blue Ridge is a breakneck thriller, reminiscent of Sam Shepard, with a twisty plot of brother versus brother that reveals itself to be so much more, with a ton of heart and an ending that literally stopped me in my tracks. Read this one!”—Lee Matthew Goldberg, award nominated author of The Mentor and The Great Gimmelmans
“Peter Malone Elliott’s gritty Southern thriller transports readers to the mountains of Virginia where menace looms amid breathtaking landscapes. Blue Ridge has it all: nail-biting suspense, political intrigue, family drama and tragic romance. Like the character of Cillian, readers will find themselves racing to unearth the buried secrets left behind in the wake of his brother’s murder.”—Laura Picklesimer, author of Kill for Love
“Peter Malone Elliott’s debut novel, Blue Ridge, is a fast-paced thrill ride filled with suspense and jump scares that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Told from dual POV (by twin brothers who couldn’t be more different), Peter’s prose is intelligent yet accessible, and tension jumps off every page. It’s an inside peek into the grueling, back-stabbing, pocket-lining world of US politics but, more than that, it’s about families and the bonds that tie them together, and how our secrets, lies, bad decisions, and past mistakes can haunt us.”— Camille Booker, author of What If You Fly?
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