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"Ellis spins a potent thriller."
-- Publishers Weekly
"A page-turning potboiler. We like this book! The tone is a fusion of James Ellroy and James Carville."
-- Philadelphia Daily News
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What's New, October 2014
August 2014 On Sale Now (US & UK)
I can't say how happy I am that the audio edition of THE DEAD ROOM is finally here. The novel is narrated by Jim McCance, the read so chilling, I couldn't sleep. I hope you enjoy this truly remarkable interpretation of one of my favorite novels.
In January the rights to a German language edition of THE DEAD ROOM were acquired by AmazonCrossing in Europe. The translation was completed in June, and the book is now in production. Translations of the Lena Gamble novels hit the Top 10 List and stayed there for the better part of a year. But THE DEAD ROOM is the mother lode. I can't wait to see what happens when it's released.
My Next Crime Novel
Coming in 2015
What comes next, finally, is my next crime novel, which I just completed a few weeks ago. The story introduces a new character, Matt Jones, a young detective working his first murder case. Set in Lena Gamble's world of Hollywood and Los Angeles, I've been wanting to tell this horrific story since the day I wrote the final chapter of THE DEAD ROOM. This one's seriously twisted, more than THE LOST WITNESS or even MURDER SEASON, and I'm really excited about it.
"Scorching. Deliciously twisted. Nothing is what it appears to be. Ellis succeeds masterfully in both playing fair and pulling surprise after surprise in a story that feels like a runaway car plunging down a mountain road full of switchbacks."
-- Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
"Ellis serves up a killer crime tale with riveting characters and relentless twists."
-- Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
"Los Angeles, under a cloud of acrid smoke. Robert Ellis´s CITY OF FIRE is a gripping, spooky crime novel."
-- The New York Times HOT LIST Pick
"CITY OF FIRE is my kind of crime novel. Gritty, tight and assured."
-- Michael Connelly
"CITY OF FIRE features a tough but deeply flawed protagonist, a tantalizingly complex plot, fully realized -- and realistic -- characters, and most of all, a palpable intensity. And if that weren't enough, the bombshell plot twist at the novel's conclusion makes this an absolute must read for thriller aficionados."
-- Chicago Tribune
Los Angeles Times Bestseller
July 28, 2014 (Kindle Edition)
In October 2013 a Spanish translation of CITY OF FIRE came out as CIUDAD DE FUEGO, the reviews wonderful. This past week a Kindle edition was released. I'd been hoping this would happen, and it finally did. I'm jazzed about the whole thing, including the cover art which I think is terrific.