Friday, December 14, 2018

Robert Ellis: CITY OF FIRE, Chapter 22

Lena works with Keith Upshaw, a former hacker who now works for the LAPD’s Computer Crime Section. Together they discover that the killer broke through the passwords on the Brant’s computer. He looked at porn and masturbated. He went through their finances. But of even more interest, he opened and read Nikki Brant’s notes and letters. Lena guesses that the killer gets off on the intimacy. That reading the private ruminations of the women he killed brings him closer to his victims and gives the maniac some sort of thrill!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Robert Ellis: CITY OF FIRE, Promotional Video

The promotional video for the novel never ran because it was deemed too twisted! We sure had a great time shooting it though! The actress couldn’t stop laughing. It was all pretty much of a spoof on Hitchcock’s FRENZY. Actually, just a single shot from the film! I’d forgotten all about the video until someone on the crew sent me a copy this week. Please take it in fun!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Robert Ellis: CITY OF FIRE, Chapter 21

Irving Sample, who began his career in the Questioned Documents Section of the Secret Service and now works as an LAPD forensic document analyst, examines the crossword puzzle found at the crime scene one month ago along with the puzzle Lena just found at Nikki Brant’s house. Sample discovers an anomaly that matches both puzzles. It’s the unusual way the killer forms the letter “P.” Even more, he tells Lena that the man she’s looking for is left-handed, which clears James Brant of his wife’s murder. Sample claims the anomaly is so unique that it’s as good as a fingerprint.