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Author:
Robert Ellis
ISBN13:
978-0312366131
ISBN:
0312366132
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Publisher:
Minotaur Books; 1st St. Martin's Minotaur Ed edition (May 29, 2007)
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Thrillers & Suspense
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Rating:
4.8
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In City of Fire I found I was I first discovered Robert Ellis and his novels when I found City of Echoes, a Matt Jones detective story, and loved his writing style and the richness of his characters. City of Fire is the first book in the Lena Gamble trilogy that came before Matt Jones. There are quite a few deaths gruesome murders in this book, but for me the story was more about the damaged characters and how they struggle to make their way in a messed up world than the murders themselves.

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I came across Robert Ellis and City of Fire. Robert Ellis puts Connelly to shame - and I'm a devoted fan of Connelly. This is the first novel in the Lena Gamble series, and she's a terrifically complicated character who adds so many levels to the story. Since it is placed in LA, I thought this would be a good choice since the Bosch books are placed in LA. A nice change of pace is that this book has a female homicide detective as the heroine, Lena Gamble. This novel has enough twists & turns & switchbacks to make your head spin, and yet it's believable, even though you never see it coming! It takes a skillful author to do this so successfully!

City of Fire (Lena Gamble Robert Ellis.

Robert Ellis has written and produced over 1,000 television commercials for political campaigns. He has previously published two novels, and is currently working on the next thriller in the Detective Lena Gamble series. Born and raised in south eastern Pennsylvania, Robert has lived in Los Angeles for the past twelve years.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the City of Fire: A Novel by Robert Ellis at Barnes & Noble. I finished listening to City of Echoes: Detective Matt Jones, Book 1 (Unabridged) by Robert Ellis, narrated by Nick Podehl on my Audible app. Try Audible and get it free. On Detective Matt Jones’s first night working Homicide in LA, he’s called to investigate a particularly violent murder case: a man has been gunned down in a.

Detective Lena Gamble knows how to handle the hottest cases-do it fast and keep her head down.

Lena Gamble Novels (Volume 1) Robert Ellis St. Martin's Publishing Group.

City of Fire: A Novel. The Lost Witness: A Novel. City of Fire - Robert Ellis. Sixty-Nine LENA Gamble dropped the crossword puzzle on the table and reached for her coffee mug. As she sipped through the steam, the piping ho. . Murder Season: A Novel. carousel previous carousel next. LENA Gamble dropped the crossword puzzle on the table and reached for her coffee mug. As she sipped through the steam, the piping hot brew tasted rich and strong and just about perfect. Starbucks House Blend, purchased at the Beachwood Market for three times as much money as any other brand.

Sanchez lived at the beach in Playa Del Rey and had offered to give Lena a lift back to the crime scene where she’d left her car. The clock on the dash read 10:15 . shield at the bright wall of fog, it felt later than that. Maybe two or three days later. She had reached the point where caffeine no longer had an effect. The entire team had, and she wondered how Sanchez was managing the narrow road. He looked exhausted and hadn’t said a word for the last twenty minutes

When a vibrant young woman is found in bed by her hotshot businessman husband, carved from belly to throat with a very sharp knife, the elite Robbery-Homicide division of the LAPD responds in full force. Best-case scenario for lead Detective Lena Gamble: Nikki Brant's husband killed her, case closed, and on to the next crime scene before the ravenous Hollywood media can get their lurid tabloid machinery up and running.Unfortunately for Lena, though, she knows that best-case scenarios only happen in the movies. The murder is the first in a series of brutal crimes against beautiful women thought to be perpetrated by the same man, a killer dubbed Romeo in the press. It's the case of a lifetime, and promises to either elevate Lena to the upper echelons of a publicity-hungry department in need of heroes, or bring about a very public and painful fall from grace. Lena has been in the public eye before, on the night her rock-star brother was gunned down on a dark street in Hollywood---an unsolved murder so grisly she's never recovered. She knows the score when the press and the LAPD collide.As the investigation plays out and a massive forest fire blankets the city with acrid smoke, a cloud of conspiracy descends on Lena's investigation, and she knows she'll have to grind this one out . . . because Nikki Brant's death just breathed new life into more than one closed case . . . because the web of conspiracy is spun more intricately than she can possibly imagine . . . and because Lena knows there's only one rock solid rule to murder in L.A.: The bigger the spectacle, the deeper the horror.
  • If you love Harry Bosch (Michael Connelly), then you will love this book, character, and series. I've finally finished all the currently published Bosch books, so I went looking for another great police procedural murder mystery. I came across Robert Ellis and City of Fire. Since it is placed in LA, I thought this would be a good choice since the Bosch books are placed in LA. A nice change of pace is that this book has a female homicide detective as the heroine, Lena Gamble. Lena is still grieving the death of her brother, still thinking that it was a homicide instead of a suicide. But she now faces a serial killer, and a twisted killer at that. Something similar to the Bosch books, there is plenty of police politics that get involved in both Lena's brother's death and the search for the serial killer. Is the commissioner ignoring the truth about her brother's death, is Lena's friend her brother's killer? Will the serial killer make Lena another of his victims? There is really good character development in this story and a lot of twists and turns in the plot to really keep the reader guessing how it will all turn out. And I really loved how LA becomes another character in the story. Massive wildfires add even more tension to the story. I'm really glad I bought and read this book and have already started the next Lena Gamble novel. I highly recommend City Of Fire and Robert Ellis.

  • I have recently come to Ellis books and like his style. He writes a layered complex story line and keeps you engaged. Some authors are very linear and just plod along. Ellis makes it more interesting than that. Characters are not over drawn and believable people. He seems to avoid most of the cliches and tells a compelling story. I occasionally get annoyed with authors who interject politics or use their books as a means of preaching to the reader, and Ellis avoids all of that. I was easily hooked on his books as I was on James Elroy's earlier works because they take place where I live. I get a kick out of authors who include local bench marks I can identify. I have lived in the Glendale, Silverlake area for most of my life and its fun to see the references. It even goes back to James M. Cain who lived in Burbank and set many of his works like Mildred Pierce and Double Indemnity in Glendale. He even works Glendale into The Postman Always Rings Twice when someone is taken to the hospital. You can easily picture the road house as Newcombs Ranch on Angeles Crest Highway.
    Anyway, Ellis provides me with my local reference indulgence. Obviously a very bright author, he can weave many plot lines and details into a compelling and interesting story. I like his style and he keeps you engaged. This is one of the "Can't put down" books.
    Another thing I am sensitive about is authors who tread water while filling up a book. They write one sentence and then back it up with a paragraph or two of useless information designed to get the word count up to publishing level. That padding is a time waster and annoying. I don't get that in his novels. He keeps it tight and the story moving forward. Recommended. In many ways he reminds me of Michael Connelly and that's a very good thing.

  • As a native Southern Californian, I am always on the lookout for good stories set in a familiar setting. Lena Gamble is a believable homicide detective who's deductive reasoning leads us from one chapter to the next with great anticipation. Ellis's descriptions of the Southland and his characters' movement through it paint a vivid picture and add to the richness of his novel. This is definitely a book I just wanted to "gobble-up" in one setting!

  • This is so well written that I don't have adequate words to describe it! Robert Ellis puts Connelly to shame - and I'm a devoted fan of Connelly. This is the first novel in the Lena Gamble series, and she's a terrifically complicated character who adds so many levels to the story. This novel has enough twists & turns & switchbacks to make your head spin, and yet it's believable, even though you never see it coming! It takes a skillful author to do this so successfully! None of those absurd coincidences some authors use to repair their weak or faulty plot lines. Am so looking forward to reading the next novel in this series!!

  • Ellis has such a way of turning the table so much through out his books. It keeps you on edge and constantly guessing ,not totally sure if you know, "who done it." I love all his books, have not been disappointed yet.
    I wish they were a little cheaper on kindle but his books are worth it !!!

  • Good writing, great plot line, but way too complicated. If you can't read this over a short period of time, you might want to take notes, so you can remember the multiple people and events when you come back to continue reading.

  • I enjoyed it, but was glad to finally finish it. I thought it could have been cut by about 100 pages, typical female hero (feminist theme), she's a badass with sensitivity, nostalgia and a harsh upbringing. If you're drawn to that sort of story, you'll love this book. I really liked it until I was in the final chapters, then it just became too unbelievable and overly complicated. Overall it was a little better than okay. I never predicted the outcome, so it gets points for that.

  • A good book with more twist and turns than I could count.
    The suspense was gripping. I found the book hard to put down.
    Anyone who likes gripping serial killer reads will like this book