Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Reacher Wider Audience - News From David Torrans

MARCH 2010

Lee Child, one of the Worlds greatest Thriller Writers, will be heading to Belfast In March 2010.

No Alibis Bookstore, in association with TRANSWORLD Publishers, is proud to announce that they will be hosting an event to promote the new JACK REACHER novel, GONE TOMORROW.

We are in the final stages of confirming the City Centre Venue and will be posting details on our WEBSITE, very shortly.

To register your interest in this event simply email back to

Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theatre he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.

Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new instalment.

Lee has three homes—an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while travelling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar's Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.

Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

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Michael Stone said...

Ask him to sign your copy of The MAX, Gerard. Go on, I dare you!

Gerard Brennan said...

Mike - That could well be the best idea you ever had! I'm so doing that.


critical mick said...

Read Lee's Die Trying a few years back- hugely enjoyable. Neo-Nazi nutters kidnapped Jack and chucked him in a van with a young FBI hottie. Little did they know what they'd gotten themselves in store!

See if you can get an interview with him, G!!

Gerard Brennan said...

Hiya Mick! An interview, eh? Hmmmm, I guess I should... Will see what I can do.


david torrans said...

Hi Gerard,
Will do my best to try and get you an interview..Dave

adrian mckinty said...


Just read 61 Hours. Pretty good I thought.

Reacher decides to solve the outstanding issues over a nice cup of tea and an honest and open chat.

Nah, not really.

One thing though. For a born and bred American Marine Corps brat Reacher seems to know quite a lot about Brazilian football players of the 80's. Just sayin...

Gerard Brennan said...

David - That's be brilliant, man. Thanks.

Adrian - I haven't read it yet, but you've me intrigued now... Will have to get a copy ahead of the launch.