Merseycats Featured in Detective
Southport 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
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.
Ron 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 www.ronellis.co.uk and also learn more
about this fascinating Merseyside character.