PHILIP LE ROY

La nouvelle révélation du thriller Français

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2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 1988-1997



Born in 1962, I was movie-fed and I travelled the world before I set up in the South of France. I live with my family in a house which is out of sight and offers a sea view. I’ve been a copywriter in advertising during the nineties, guitar bass player, follower of martial arts, songwriter for a blues band.
I became an author of thrillers in 1996. My first novel was POUR ADULTES SEULEMENT.
My third one, LE DERNIER TESTAMENT, inaugurated a trilogy about the inquiries of the Zen profiler Nathan Love. It has been rewarded by the prestigious Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in 2005. My books have been translated in Italy, Spain, Germany, Rumania, Russia, China, South America…
Between 2012 and 2014, I’ve written a trilogy for young adults : LA BRIGADE DES FOUS. It is the story of six teenagers whose disabilities have been turned into exceptional faculties. They are secretly trained to be sent to special missions in the South of France. You can watch the trailer on this website.
At this time, I also write lyrics for O.C. Brothers, a blues band living in Nice. There is a new twist to my literary journey when I meet a strange veiled woman on a book fair. She has evidence that the Koran has been written by a Christian sect. I decide to investigate during months with the help of the theologian Guillaume Hervieux. We discover truths which have lied buried for 14 centuries. This work is the subject of my new thriller LA PORTE DU MESSIE where Simon Lange go after his origins which are linked with the true origins of the Koran! Some see this novel as a “Da Vinci Code about islam”, except here everything is true!
During our investigations, Guillaume and I have found a mistranslation on purpose in a chapter of an other Holy Book: the Bible. It concerns Genesis which has influenced our civilization, given the power to men and make women bend to their will. It is the subject of my following thriller including my heroine Sabbah Shahi that we met in the previous novel. L’ORIGINE DU MONDE comes out in may 2015.
I put an end to my « Manuscripts” trilogy with the quest for the famous Marilyn Monroe’s red notebooks. I imagine that I find Marilyn’s diaries next to a dead body in a burnt ranch in a desert of New Mexico. Based on all the documents I collected during my life on the goddess of Hollywood who has also become the most dangerous woman in the word, I relate how she managed to disappear in 1962 to start a new life. A credible and new assumption about her disappearance! Marilyn Monroe has been the best heroine of thrillers I could hope for. MARILYN X came out in may 2016 a few days before her 90th birthday.


2016

MARILYN X (Cherche Midi)
Marilyn X
Summer 2012. New Mexico. A couple of tourists has lost their way on a deserted road. They witness a ranch on fire. They find in the remains a burnt corpse and diaries whereof some pages have been saved from the flames. Before alerting the authorities, they begin to read them. The author of the diaries relates how he lived like a recluse with his mate that he called “monster”. Most of his memories are about Marilyn Monroe, revealing facts and secrets that only someone very close to the actress could know. This discovery will lead the couple from surprises to surprises and disclose what could not be said about the star…until now.




2015

L’ORIGINE DU MONDE (Cherche Midi)
L'Origine du Monde
Sabbah Shahi fled from Syria after having robbed from a Judeo-Christian sect three proofs which question 1 400 years of history. The hunted young French-Syrian woman is four months pregnant. She seeks refuge in Nagaland within the Serpent Brotherhood. There, she will make an extraordinary discovery: the community conserves and protects ancient and endangered manuscripts, including a scroll of the Bible which has been found in Qumrân. This scroll restores the truth about the origins of humanity. It may cut deep the very foundations of the revealed religions. But it may also save the world. The problem is that Sabbah brought Evil with her…



2014

LA PORTE DU MESSIE (Cherche Midi)
L'Origine du Monde
Simon went to his parents’ funerals in Lebanon. They died in a car accident. Simon discovers he was adopted. His father left him documents about his origins in a safe in Jerusalem. Simon goes there with Markus, his father’s friend. But the safe is empty. In the evening, strange things happen at the Gate of Mercy. According to the Jewish tradition, this is through this gate that the Messiah will enter in Jerusalem. Markus vanishes. With the help of Sabbah, a young Syrian woman working for Unesco in Paris, Simon goes and searches Markus. He learns that his father and Markus were investigating the origins of the Koran. Simon’s quest will lead him to his own origins as to the oldest Koranic manuscripts. He will have to solve the mystery of the holy Book, as well as historical and religious riddles, and to escape those who want to keep secret at any cost the incredible truth. Based on historical, theological, linguistic, archaeological and literary researches on the Koran and on the links between Islam and Christianity, this novel mixes suspense with the true History.



2012 - 2014

LA BRIGADE DES FOUS (Rageot)
blackzone
RedCode
WhiteShadow
Three books for three missions of six disabled teenagers whose disabilities has been turned into extraordinary faculties. These kids are secretly trained in the South of France to become special agents and integrate an elite squad. BLACKZONE is their first mission where they weed out a shark fin trade. In RED CODE, they prevent a firm from exploring shale gas in Provence. For their third mission in WHITE SHADOW, the squad fights against nuclear waste trafficking in the Mediterranean.

Bande-annonce de "La Brigade des Fous" : Vidéo


BLUES LIFE (O.C. BROTHERS)
blues life

Lyrics of 4 titles on the album










DADDY PUT THE BLUES ON ME (O.C. BROTHERS)
Daddy put the blues on me

Lyrics of 3 titles on the album










CANNIBALES (Les Petits Polars du Monde)
Cannibales
A short story of a man searching his daughter who has been kidnapped by a tribe of cannibals in Borneo. This story has been adapted for radio.








2010

LA DERNIERE FRONTIERE (Au Diable Vauvert)
La Dernière Frontière
The story: Snake Valley, in the desert of Utah, is the scene of strange happenings, including the discovery of a material which doesn’t exist on Earth and the mysterious disappearance of Sam Love. His son, Nathan, ex-profiler practicing zen and leading a peaceful life, will have to leave his island to look for Sam through Arizona, Iraq, Colombia, Andalusia, the South of France, Malta, Indian Ocean to the borders of the paranormal. He will face the powers of the scientists, the medias and the armed forces to bind the points of a frightening plan.




EVANA 4 (Le Livre de Poche)
Evana 4
Edition in pocket.












2009

EVANA 4 (Au Diable Vauvert)
Evana 4
Release in February, 2009
The story: Megalomaniac movie producer, Zender Arbacan made the world fall in love with the actress of his movie EVANA IV, which committed suicide at the end of the shooting. Six beautiful young women have succeeded one another in front of his cameras and in his life to obtain the role. None of them went out unhurt. Today, one of this muses tries to take revenge. To unmask her, Arbacan gathers them in his luxurious property during a dinner which is going to turn to a game of massacre. Written with the techniques of the cinema, this novel is a tribute to Agatha Christie, Joseph Mankiewicz, Alfred Hitchcock and to the actresses.




BOOGIE ANN MARY (O.C. BROTHERS)
Boogie ann mary

Lyrics of 5 titles on the album









2008

COUVERTURE DANGEREUSE (Au Diable Vauvert) >
Couverture dangereuse
New edition of this novel, first published in 1998














LA DERNIERE ARME (Points) >
Couverture dangereuse
Edition in pocket













2007
LEVIATOWN (Baleine)
leviatown
The story: Built on rubble of the World Trade Center, Freedom Tower embodies the new economic power over the world. Hugo Van Helsing detects a sign of the highlight of Leviathan on earth. When he launches Kathy Khan, worn-out to ninjas techniques, to assault of the infernal tower, he ignores that the young lady will have to fight against a machination orchestrated by the four princes of the hell. And that she will have to accept a sacrifice that would make pass a seppuku for a scratch.





LA DERNIÈRE ARME (
Au Diable Vauvert)
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The story : Mysterious disappearances multiply worldwide. Young, beautiful, brilliant, the victims disappear without leaving of track. Nathan Love is forced to go out of its retreat to raise the veil on the atrocious truth …









POUR ADULTES SEULEMENT
(Points) New publishing in pocket
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2006

LE DERNIER TESTAMENT ((Points))
leviatown
Publishing in pocket













I'M LAID BACK (
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Writing of the eleven song lyrics of O.C.BLUES band’s album










2005

LE DERNIER TESTAMENT (Au Diable Vauvert)
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The story: A mysterious manuscript written in 70 after Jesus Christ redoes surface nowadays to scatter the death around him. First appearance of Nathan Love, outstanding anti-hero, practising the Zen and the martial arts.
Rewarded by the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière 2005












2004

LE DERNIER ETRANGER
Short novel rewarded by the prize of Rotary Club in Vence.


LA PRINCESSE CANIBALE
Treatment of "The cannibal Princess", a contemporary remake of "The goddess of the barbarians" directed by Jesus Franco, halfway between horror movies of cannibals and of heroïc-fantasy.


2003

L'ABRI
Short novel Rewarded by the prize of Rotary Club in Vence.


CHRONIQUES TERRIENNES
Conception of an original television series and treatment of five episodes. This series is anchored in a gloomy daily life and confronts common people with extreme situations which exceeds them. Every of them is pushed by a mysterious and fantastic strength which is the lead of the series.


2002

COUVERTURE DANGEREUSE (J’ai Lu)
First edition in pocket.


2001

POUR ADULTES SEULEMENT (J’ai Lu)
First edition in pocket. Short novel rewarded as the best short story of the year by a jury of film-makers on the occasion of the cultural event “Lire en Fête au cinema”. Translated in Italy and published in Noir magazine


2000

CENTRE 15
Conception and writing of the Bible of a television series dedicated to medical emergencies and introduced by the agency EDIA in Paris. Writing of the outline of the pilot and several episodes.


1999

C'EST PAS NATUREL
Short story rewarded by the magazine Écrire aujourd'hui.


1998

COUVERTURE DANGEREUSE (Atout Éditions)
First edition.
The story: An American rancher which does not speak French, flies to France to join his wife in Nice and does not recognize her any more. Grant of encouragement awarded by the CNC.



LIENS DE SANG
Short story published in Histoires Express (Robert LAFFONT) and in L'Express magazine.


FOR ADULTS ONLY
Film version of my first novel "Pour adultes seulement" for Sunday Film Productions. Writing of the synopsis and the treatment. Transposition of the action from the USA to Australia. Project developed for Russel Mulcahy before being abandoned.


1997

POUR ADULTES SEULEMENT (Atout Éditions)
First edition
The story: A car chase of 350 pages in the West of America, where the words fuse as bullets and where both heroines, a Californian of seven years and her nineteen years old baby-sitter, are pursued by the police and the army who want to shoot them down.
« Premier prix du polar » awarded in Toulouse.



1988-1997

Conception and writing of TV commercials and institutional films at Havas Agency in Nice. Involvement in the shootings and post-production in Nice, Paris, London, Brussels, Los Angeles.


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