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"Ellis spins a potent thriller."
"A page-turning potboiler. We like this book! The tone is a fusion of James Ellroy and James Carville."
-- Philadelphia Daily News
"Access to Power depicts the superficiality and shrewdness of life on Capitol Hill. This political thriller packs a powerful punch."
-- National Journal Hotline
"Before you can say 'Chinatown' we are immersed in a tale of mind-boggling corruption where virtually every character in the book has a hidden agenda. Ellis is a master plotter."
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What's New, March 2020
The Dead Room Audio Book
The Dead Room: German & French Editions
The German editions of CITY OF FIRE and THE LOST WITNESS made their mark on Amazon's Top 10 List for two years and at the same time. So when Amazon asked about the German rights for THE DEAD ROOM, I was more than pleased! Just as exciting is the French translation of THE DEAD ROOM, which is actually the second time this thriller has been published in French! With more than 500 FIVE STAR reviews in the US, this is one of my most personal stories. "A truly one of a kind find."
"Ellis' powerhouse of a novel ... Ellis keeps everything in focus while building a staggering momentum."
-- Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
"CITY OF ECHOES is a dark, gritty, one-sit read. Ellis' trademark plotting is on full display here."
"Only really good writers can make you feel so strongly. CITY OF ECHOES is another bravura effort from the talented Robert Ellis."
-- Mystery Scene
"CITY OF ECHOES is an absorbing and entertaining read from first page to last and documents novelist Robert Ellis as a master of the genre."
-- Midwest Book Review
"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."
"Ellis serves up a killer crime tale with riveting characters and relentless twists."
"Los Angeles, under a cloud of acrid smoke. Robert Ellis´s CITY OF FIRE is a gripping, spooky crime novel."
"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."
A few years ago a Spanish translation of CITY OF FIRE came out as CIUDAD DE FUEGO, and the reviews were wonderful. Now a Kindle edition has been 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.
“Ellis (City of Echoes, 2015, etc.) eases new readers into the second Matt-centric novel. Having previously suffered betrayal, Matt has good reason to be paranoid, which results in a gleefully tense sequel. His relationships are complex … the mystery is straightforward, and Matt’s propensity for repeatedly asking himself questions keeps him (and readers) focused. The author’s writing is tight. The ending effectively sets the stage for the next installment. A persistently gripping thriller with strong characters.”
R E C E N T A U D I O B O O K S
What's so frightening about ACCESS TO POWER, especially in these scary DC times, is that almost everything in this political thriller really happened to me or someone I know. Andrew Tell's narration is pitch perfect for a story that feels like "a political rollercoster. Definitely, edge of seat!"
R E C E N T T R A N S L A T I O N S
T H E L E N A G A M B L E N O V E L S
On the 1st and 15th of each month, two readers are selected to receive a free book (US Only). Titles include all three Detective Matt Jones thrillers, and all three Lena Gamble novels. The Gamble novels are hardcover 1st editions. All books will be signed.
To enter, click CONTACT ROBERT at the bottom of this page. Then click Robert's email address, or even easier, just send an email directly to Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to write BOOK CONTEST in the subject line, and tell us where you would like the book shipped! Enjoy the read!
F R E E B O O K C O N T E S T !
On medical leave after hunting down the mass killer in The Love Killings, Detective Matt Jones is asked to investigate reports that a body has been found buried in a remote park high above Los Angeles. Driven by the horror of the crime and a rising body count, Jones and his partner, Denny Cabrera, soon find themselves lost in a world of violence and corruption where every suspect shares the same goal—pin the murders on Matt Jones.
R O B E R T ' S N E W S L E T T E R
***April 1st Winner is Betsy from San Francisco, CA!
***April 1st 2nd Winner is Richard from Charleston, SC!
G O O D R E A D S B O O K G I V E A W A Y
The Goodreads BOOK GIVEAWAY was a huge success with 887 readers entering for a chance to win one of 100 free Kindle edtions of THE GIRL BURIED IN THE WOODS! The experience was so fantastic that the we put the book up on Amazon for FREE for four days, so everyone got a copy! Thank you so much! I promise we will do it again!
"With an early focus on the possible murders, Ellis' (The Love Killings, 2016, etc.) series entry is more thriller than mystery. The author works this to great effect as the story reveals the burden of unearthing evidence. Ellis generates an impressive amount of suspense. Solid entertainment."
D E T E C T I V E M A T T J O N E S, B O O K 2
D E T E C T I V E M A T T J O N E S, B O O K 3
D E T E C T I V E M A T T J O N E S, B O O K 1
"With The Girl Buried in the Woods, Bestselling Author Robert Ellis delivers his most terrifying thriller yet. Loaded with fully realized characters, and a story inspired by a real-life murder Ellis experienced as a ten-year-old boy, this spine-tingling read feels like a ride on a roller coaster plunging through the void with no brakes."
FROM THE EDITORS ...
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS ...
"CITY OF ECHOES is a Best Book of the Month."
L E N A G A M B L E N O V E L S, B O O K 3
TOP 12 BOOKS OF THE YEAR
"We want more!"
BEST MYSTERY CRIME NOVELS OF THE YEAR
L E N A G A M B L E N O V E L S, B O O K 2
L E N A G A M B L E N O V E L S, B O O K 1
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.
ACCESS TO POWER AUDIO BOOK
1,300+ FIVE-STAR Ratings on Goodreads
"Robert Ellis is a master storyteller, painting pictures that become imprinted on the reader's mind. Just when you think he might be slowing down his plot, he ups the ante and hits you with a higher level of shock."
--Reader Review, Amazon Verified Purchase
City of Fire: Spanish Edition