Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Lee Child pops into Belfast Eason's for book signing

Lee Child

International award-winning author Lee Child will be at Eason’s new flagship storetoday from 12:30pm to sign copies of his latest book A Wanted Man .

Child is a crime fiction, mystery and thriller writer who is published in 95 countries, in 40 languages and he has sold more than 60 million copies of his books worldwide.

‘A Wanted Man’ is the 17th in a series of thrillers written by Lee Child and featuring character Jack Reacher, the former military cop and maverick drifter. All 17 novels have been bestsellers.

To add to the success of the series, the first Jack Reacher movie which stars Tom Cruise, and is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is due for general release on 26th December 2012.

Jonathan Johnston, Store Manager of Eason’s Flagship store in Belfast, said: “We are delighted to have been able to attract this international author to our store in Belfast and would encourage everyone to come along to get their book signed. The signing forms part of a wider range of author talks, book signings and readings taking place for adults and children in store. To find out more about our exciting range of events visit our website at www.eason.com

The book-signing is just one of a series of exciting events that are taking place in the recently opened flagship store in Donegal Place during the month of September.



About the Jack Reacher Novels

2012 marks a landmark year for Lee Child, whose Jack Reacher thrillers have now sold in excess of 60 million copies worldwide.

· Deep Down, an exclusive new digital Reacher story is published on 19th July

· His last book, The Affair, is published in paperback and ebook on 16th August

· His new book, A Wanted Man, is published in hardback and ebook on 30th August

· Reacher’s Rules, irresistible advice on how to live life the Reacher way, is published on 8th November – the perfect Christmas present for all Reacher fans

· Jack Reacher, the first Reacher movie, starring Tom Cruise, and written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is released on 26th December



Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. His novels consistently top the bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic. Born in Coventry in 1954, Lee Child grew up in Birmingham. He studied Law at Sheffield University and worked for Granada Television as a presentation director for eighteen years, until he lost his job at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring.

Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might see a crisis, spent a few pounds on paper and pencils and sat down to write Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series. When Killing Floor was published, Lee and his family moved to the United States. He now divides his time between New York and the South of France.



In 2011, Lee Child won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Award for 61 Hours.



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