Monday, August 2, 2021

Robert Ellis: August 1, 3rd Anniversary, Book Contest Winners!

 


 3 Years in the Making!

Congratulations to Gary from Woodland Hills, CA, and Sharon from Austin, TX, for winning this week’s free book contest! Signed copies of CITY OF STONES are on their way!

This contest has been running on the 1st & 15th of each month since August 2018! Yesterday marked our third anniversary! Wow! For more info, please stop by my website.

Thanks to everyone for your interest and gracious support of my work!

Best, Robert

Link to City of Stones on Amazon

 


 

 

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Robert Ellis: City of Stones, Booklife Prize 2021

 

 

Robert Ellis: City of Stones, Booklife Prize 2021

Assessment:

Plot: This fourth installment in the Detective Matt Jones series moves quickly and never slows down until a satisfying ending surprises the reader. The mystery is methodically solved, which makes it believable. The plot climaxes and unfolds at a steady rate that allows the reader to keep guessing about how it will end.

Prose/Style: With the implementation of the dialogue, the author maintains tension throughout the story by keeping the main character in situations where he is alone or meeting others in uncertain circumstances. Using an appropriate and relevant setting, the author has created a suspenseful tone throughout the book. The dialogue is fluid and intriguing.

Originality: Even though the book is the fourth in the series, it did not feel as though the reader needed to have read the other three in order to appreciate the book. As the story unfolds at an even pace, readers will appreciate the ending.

Character Development/Execution: A concerned main character is reliable in his decisions; strong and likable, the reader wants him to successfully solve the crime. The characters that surround him are well-rounded and intriguing.

Blurb: Fans of the first three books will not be disappointed in this skillfully plotted novel.

Sounds good so far! Let's read it!

City of Stones on Amazon

  

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Robert Ellis: City of Stones Reader Comment

 


I found this message waiting for me this morning and thought I should share it with you. It was sent to a friend of mine, then forwarded to me sometime in the middle of the night. I’m calling it a comment rather than a review because that’s how it seems to have been intended.

To: (?)

Subject: City of Stones

Well, it’s been quite a day on Grand Avenue as I started reading City of Stones before lunch and just now finished the last sentence.

Please pass this on to Robert (I don’t have his email address). I have read other books by him (all good reads) but this one has incredible twists and was, not only an incredible story, filled with so much intrigue and a non-expected surprise in the last 3 pages.  I hope it finds its way to be the big screen as it would be a superb film.

Rarely do I read a book in one sitting but this one was a book not to be neglected except for a 20-minute lunch!!

Best to you all.

TM

Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did. It made my day. What a great start to a new week!

All best

Robert

https://www.robertellis.net