Search Results: "Robert Ellis"


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CITY OF FIRE by Robert Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"A complex portrait of the flawed but righteous Lena by Ellis (The Dead Room, 2002, etc.) makes this sure-footed police procedural something special."
An LAPD detective goes out on an emotional limb chasing a violent serial killer. Read full book review >

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THE LOST WITNESS by Robert Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Lots of tech support—shoe prints, handwriting samples, etc.—for fans of procedurals and CSI to savor, along with enough bodies, buckets of blood and double-crosses to agitate conspiracy buffs, but interesting mainly as a possible screen vehicle for a distaff Bruce Willis."
Money buys a cover-up. Read full book review >

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MURDER SEASON by Robert Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Solid police work from Lena (The Lost Witness, 2009, etc.). If, like Shakespeare, you want to kill all the lawyers, this is your must-read."
Murder and cover-ups in the city of the angels. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Not a tremendously hopeful work, but Gordon's audaciousness in regarding the condemned as creative citizens is memorable and gripping."
A surprising—and frequently searing—examination of the prison experience, seen from both inside and out. Read full book review >

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HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ellis, known for her illustrations for Colin Meloy's Wildwood series, here riffs on the concept of "home." Read full book review >

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DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Following the minute changes as the pages turn is to watch growth, transformation, death, and rebirth presented as enthralling spectacle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viewers follow the unfurling of an exotic woodland plant through the actions and invented language of beautifully coiffed and clothed insects. Read full book review >

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MOON AT NINE by Deborah Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A harsh introduction to a disturbing moment in Iran's recent history. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
In a novel based on a true story, two teen girls fall in love and face harsh political fallout in post-revolution Iran. Read full book review >

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THE HEAVEN SHOP by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Allan Stratton's Chanda's Secrets (p. 498) is far deeper and better written (though its African country is fictional). (author's note, map, author interview) (Fiction. 10-13)"
This AIDS-in-Africa story, though occasionally poignant, smacks of intention. Read full book review >

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Released: April 18, 1989

Chatty albeit informative profiles of newspaper-based media empires—as Cose (a former president of the Institute for Journalism Education) singles out just five industry giants for detailed attention: Washington Post Co.; the Los Angeles-based Times Mirror Co.; N.Y. Times Co.; Gannett Co.; and Knight-Ridder Inc. Read full book review >