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Robert Ellis

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in Pennsylvania, The United States


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June 2014

Robert Ellis is the international bestselling author of Access to Power, The Dead Room, the critically acclaimed Lena Gamble novels, City of Fire, The Lost Witness, and Murder Season, and the Detective Matt Jones series, City of Echoes (2015) and The Love Killings (2016). His novels have been translated into ten languages and selected as top reads by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, the Toronto Sun, the Guardian (UK), People magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times.

Born in Philadelphia, Robert moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a writer, producer, and director in film, television, and advertising. He studied writing with Walter Tevis, author of The Hustler, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and The C


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City of Echoes (Detective M...

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The Dead Room

3.97 avg rating — 3,809 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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4.34 avg rating — 1,983 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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Access To Power

3.94 avg rating — 1,134 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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City Of Fire (Lena Gamble, #1)

3.91 avg rating — 1,402 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Lost Witness (Lena Gamb...

4.08 avg rating — 921 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Murder Season (Lena Gamble,...

4.19 avg rating — 673 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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City of Echoes The Love Killings
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4.01 avg rating — 7,382 ratings

City Of Fire The Lost Witness Murder Season
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" Congratulations to Connie from Magnolia, DE for winning the draw today for a free book! A signed 1st edition hardcover copy of MURDER SEASON with Dete ...more "
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" One of my all-time favorite novels is Ken Follett's A Dangerous Fortune. I would call it a must-read for a long list of reasons. It's a historical nov ...more "
" Amazon just announced that Kindle editions of both Detective Matt Jones thrillers, CITY OF ECHOES and THE LOVE KILLINGS, are on sale for only $0.99 ea ...more "
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“We call it a coincidence. Three thousand years ago, they called it magic. Two thousand years ago, it was called a miracle.”
Robert Ellis, The Love Killings

“You’re weird, kid,” he said, his voice booming. “Goddamn it, you’re weird. You give new meaning to the phrase odd man out.” Cook’s”
Robert Ellis, The Love Killings

“His fingers were trembling. He felt that cold breeze working the back of his neck again. Halfway across the sidewalk, he realized that he’d just stepped out of the warmth and into the wind.”
Robert Ellis, City of Echoes


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