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Murder Season (Lena Gamble #3)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  156 ratings  ·  28 reviews
LAPD homicide detective Lena Gamble's third murder case is also Robert Ellis's most explosive thriller yet.

It's another rough night in Hollywood. A horrific double murder at Club 3 AM, the A list hangout for Hollywood celebs. Unfortunately for detective Gamble, it's her case.

The media is swarming. LAPD brass have their stingers out. It's the kind of murder case that goes r
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Minotaur Books
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The Murder Season, Robert Ellis' latest Lena Gamble novel is a suspenseful police detective story, with enough twists and turns to keep the jaded reader hustling to finish. Ellis is a master of the kind of old fashioned cop investigating a murder, and Gamble follows the evidence wherever it leads. As the tension escalates, the story hits high gear.

Lena Gamble is called in the depths of the night to a double homicide at a big nightclub. One of the victims is Johnny Bosco, a club owner to the star
Another really good Lena Gamble story

This was yet another page turning effort by Robert Ellis. Lena Gamble, the main character, becomes more and more interesting in each new work. The nuanced twists and turns throughout made for a compelling read. The only reason it wasn't a five star book for me was that the final plot shift wad a little over the top and convenient. But that was the first time Mr. Ellis ever committed such a faux pas in my eyes, so I'm definitely willing to give him a one time
Gloria Feit
It is just the beginning of spring in Los Angeles, but the heat has come in early this year, with temps reaching 117 degrees, and with it the murder season. Homicide detective Lena Gamble is called in the middle of the night to the scene of a shooting at a celebrity hangout, where the owner of the club and a patron are found dead. The patron is 25-year-old Jacob Gant, acquitted just days before in a very high-profile and volatile case involving the rape and killing of a 16-year-old girl. Think G ...more
Ken Cady
Robert Ellis tells an interesting story about murders involving the high and mighty, but sometimes his writing gets high and flighty. The book begins: "She could smell it on the pillow...murder season....Murder season would come early this year. It would roll in with the heat like they were best friends." And it goes on: "Murder season. trouble ahead. When the streets get hot, business burns." Fortunately this cheesy writing then hides itself behind Ellis' editors, and the story gets underway. L ...more
"She could smell it in the pillow as she pulled it closer. On the sheets as she rolled over in the darkness and searched out cool spots that were not there. Murder season." I love a great beginning like this one! I also love a good suspense novel with a female lead who takes charge and doesn't apologize for what she must do. This is the case with Detective Lena Gamble as she investigates what looks like a simple revenge murder, but quickly becomes much more complicated. Her search for the truth ...more
last of the series (so far...?).

as good as the other two - great protagonist. female police detective in robbery & homicide who is really, really smart.

this is definitely a police procedural, but we're also deeply in the prosecutors' office. two quibbles - and its with the series, not this book:

- is EVERYONE who works in the district attorney's office dirty?
- lena gamble is a woman surrounded by men. she's attractive, smart, accomplished and driven. and yet this is the first book she has s
This book is the best of the Lena gamble trilogy. The story is even more twisted and compelling with a unexpected twist as the ending that I just didn't see coming. A great read.
Great, great series... each one stronger than the next. So sorry aren't more to this series :-(
Elnora Anquillano
Not bad. I don't know how this book got checked out to my name as I don't know and haven't read this author. I'm actually pruning the list of authors that I'm following. There's just too many
and I'm beginning to get confused. The first to go will be the too prolific authors like James Patterson who actually have several "co-authors" and Patricia Cornwell who had a make-over and have become too engrossed with Kay Scarpetta's physical attributes. I believe she identifies with her as her alter-ego.
Ozzie Cheek
As someone who lives part-time in Los Angeles, I have an affinity for modern novels set here. I am equally fond of the hard-boiled mysteries from Raymond Chandler's era. Ellis may not equal the lyrical prose of Chandler - what mystery writer does? - but if you image Chandler writing a contemporary Los Angeles mystery, full of crooked cops and evil DA's and on-the-take politicians, the daily fodder of the LA Times, the result would be "Murder Season." It is simply that good. Mystery fans should n ...more
M.E. May
I listened to the audio version of Murder Season. Robert Ellis' brillian thriller kept me guessing every step of the way. One of the things I love best about reading mysteries is being kept in suspense and having the author give me enough clues to make me feel like I'm taking part in solving the crime. For readers who share this same need, I would highly recommend you read Murder Season by Robert Ellis.
Dain Turner
enjoyed this main character. She seemed real.
Joe O'c
Excellent; Continuing character: Lena Gamble; called out to a murder scene, Detective Gamble is shocked to find that one of the victims is a man accused but found not guilty of the murder of a 16 year old; as she investigates, more and more people turn out to be corrupt - or dead
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Ellis's third in the Lena Gamble series. I've read all three in the right order and each is better than the one before. This plot is interesting and has more twists than those in the previous books. I kept changing my view on who the bad guy (or guys) was/were.
Excellent book. Fast plot, entertaining, well written, and one of the few books I've read during the last year or so that I couldn't put down. I personally did not like the ending but that's simply a personal preference. Definitely recommend this one
Lena Gamble is back. I am really enjoying the books featuring Lena Gamble written by Robert Ellis. If you want a good mystery that will keep you guessing until the end, you should find this an interesting read.
Much like my review for 'The Lost Witness' I have to say this is another page turner with plot twists that will keep you guessing to the very last page. Robert Ellis is a must-read for fans of this genre!
Hope Zelasko
Enjoyed all the twists & turns of the story. As a female reader, I really enjoy Lena as a good detective and not some super hero.
I really loved that I DID not guess the ending. Well done "Who Dun It".
Wasn't ready for the twist at the end. Great read, now I have to go back and read the first two books!
This was a good police procedural with some complicated plot twists. I enjoyed it.
Engaging Mystery. Interesting characters and good plot twists
Hard to put this one down.....the ending was actually a surprise!
Bob Connell
too much profanity but overall a good book
Jan 01, 2012 Susan added it
Good--should read more by this author.
well written with a twist at the end
Good plot. Suspenseful
It captures...
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Robert Ellis is the international bestselling author of "Access to Power", "The Dead Room", and the critically acclaimed L.A. Times bestseller "City of Fire", "The Lost Witness", and "Murder Season" - selected as top reads by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, National Public Radio, The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Sun, The Guardian (UK), The Evening Telegraph (UK), People Magazine, USA Today, and The N ...more
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