Merseycats Featured in Detective Novels

ron ellisSouthport Author, journalist and publisher Ron Ellis popped down to cats and I managed to share a enjoyable conversation with him. Ron has been a fan of Merseybeat since the sixties and tells me he always wanted to sing in a band. He never achieved his ambition, mainly because he couldn't sing, but boy has he made up for that in a number of very talented ways.

Anticipating the DJ boom of the seventies Ron travelled the country with his DJ act and became a legend in his own mind (Only kidding Ron). Once dubbed by the Sun newspaper as the man with the most jobs in the UK, he tells me that he has quietened down a bit and now only has six including writing the football reports for Southport FC, running his own publishing company Nirvana Books, freelance journalist and property developer.

He is also a successful author having published a total of eleven books including the Johnny Ace Detective series, which is where Merseycats come in. He tells me he always includes a reference to Merseycats and Merseycats people in each of the books, so I suggest that members buy all of them and find out which one you are in.

mean streets ron ellisRon has been good enough to send me a copy of one of his latest titles" Mean Streets" (A Liverpool Cracker). Set in Liverpool, as are most of his works, Johnny Ace part time radio DJ and fulltime landlord is a Liverpool Private Eye. When the body of Bradley Hope ageing MerseyBeat star is found floating in the Mersey, Johnny cant help getting involved.


You can buy Ron's books from his website and also learn more about this fascinating Merseyside character.


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