Books by David Ellis

David Ellis's Line of Vision won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

THE BLACK BOOK by James Patterson
Released: March 27, 2017

"Most readers will be ahead of the twin investigators in identifying the guilty party. But the mystery is authentic, the lead-up genuinely suspenseful, and the leading characters and situations more memorable than Patterson's managed in quite a while. Co-author Ellis is definitely a keeper."
Peerless networker Patterson (Woman of God, 2016, etc.), who's become as ubiquitous as Betty Crocker, latches on to a co-author who ups his game in several welcome ways. Read full book review >
THE LAST ALIBI by David Ellis
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Ellis ranks among the best writers in the genre, and this book will keep readers entertained from start to finish."
From Edgar winner Ellis, a complex courtroom thriller filled with tension and twists as the protagonist stands trial for murder. Read full book review >
GUILTY WIVES by David Ellis
Released: March 26, 2012

"Patterson (The Christmas Wedding, 2011, etc.) and Ellis (Breach of Trust, 2011, etc.) make the pages fly without creating a single memorable character or asking you to take any of their variously glossy or gritty menace seriously."
A girls-only weekend turns deadly for four friends who find that what happens in Monte Carlo definitely doesn't stay in Monte Carlo. Read full book review >
BREACH OF TRUST by David Ellis
Released: Feb. 10, 2011

"A turn of the screw or two on the excessive side perhaps, but smart, tough Jason, who clearly does not jib at chicanery inside the courtroom or out, remains a keeper, warts and all."
From Edgar-winner Ellis, more about picaresque attorney Jason Kolarich (The Hidden Man, 2009), caught this time between a vengeful adversary and a violent thug with a taste for political hardball. Read full book review >
THE HIDDEN MAN by David Ellis
Released: Sept. 3, 2009

"Plotting with Christie-like care, Edgar winner Ellis (Eye of the Beholder, 2007, etc.) lifts the curtain on a promising new series."
A buried crime bears bitter fruit 27 years later. Read full book review >
Released: July 19, 2007

"Another top-flight legal thriller from Edgar-winner Ellis (In the Company of Liars, 2004, etc.), brimming with quality prose and layered characterizations. And if the plot twists gratuitously a time or two, well, settle."
From a shark prosecutor's easy win, incalculable losses derive. Read full book review >
Released: April 7, 2004

"Annoyingly repetitious, especially at midpoint, but amply rewarding at the end—which, of course, is the beginning."
The author of Jury of One (2004), etc., returns with another thriller in which past really is prologue. Read full book review >
JURY OF ONE by David Ellis
Released: April 1, 2004

"Unlike the mob of hacks who want to be the next Grisham, Ellis is never glib, hackneyed, or tiresome. In style, plot, and character, he engages and entertains."
A lawyer defends her son—or thinks she does—in a trial that's packed with surprise and significance. Read full book review >
LIFE SENTENCE by David Ellis
Released: March 1, 2003

"This one's all about the puzzle (character detail, though significant, seems familiar and obligatory)—and what a tricky, surprising puzzle it is."
A twisty, swiftly paced second legal thriller puts Ellis (Line of Vision, 2001, winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Award) into the ring with Scott Turow. Read full book review >
LINE OF VISION by David Ellis
Released: Feb. 19, 2001

"Though Ellis doesn't sustain the breakneck pace of his obvious model, C.W. Grafton's classic Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, his stylish debut comes up with a couple of neat moves that Sue Grafton's father never so much as thought of."
When his illicit romance turns fatal, an investment banker struggles with the impossible task of protecting both his inamorata and himself. Read full book review >