Books by David Ellis and Complete Book Reviews

David Ellis, Author . Putnam $24.95 (402p) ISBN 978-0-399-14979-5
Ellis follows up the success of his debut legal thriller, the Edgar Award–winning Line of Vision, with an equally intricate and intelligent murder puzzle that feels like it's 100% plot, laid out with clean precision. First-person narrator
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David Ellis, Author . Putnam $24.95 (374p) ISBN 978-0-399-15149-1
Edgar Award–winner Ellis (Life Sentence ; Line of Vision ) chooses a protagonist common to a number of recent legal thrillers: the idealistic, semi-loner nonprofit lawyer with a dark secret. Michelle "Shelly" Trotter is working for...
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David Ellis, Putnam, $25.95 (432p) ISBN 978-0-399-15710-3
Ellis's fine second Jason Kolarich legal thriller (after The Hidden Man) finds the former Chicago prosecutor, whose first wife and child died in a car accident, happily remarried with a new baby daughter and working as a defense attorney for the...
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David Ellis, Author Putnam Publishing Group $24.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-399-14707-4
Despite elements that strain belief, Chicago attorney Ellis's debut succeeds as a wicked courtroom thriller featuring a devious main character who finds ways to manipulate the legal system to suit his needs. Investment banker Marty Kalish stands...
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David Ellis, Author . Putnam $24.95 (378p) ISBN 978-0-399-15247-4
Edgar-winner Ellis takes some big chances in his fourth book (after 2004's Jury of One ), and he pulls them off in grand style. The Chicago trial lawyer branches out from his previous legal thrillers into a minefield of world terrorism and...
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David Ellis, Author, Dick Hill, Read by , read by Dick Hill. Brilliance Audio $34.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4233-3634-1
Some books aren't natural fits for audio. Edgar-winner Ellis's new novel, for example, has a complex plot that hops back and forth between the arrest, conviction and execution of serial killer Terry Burgos in 1989 and 16 years later when...
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David Ellis, Author, Dick Hill, Read by, Susie Breck, Read by , read by Dick Hill and Susie Breck. Brilliance Audio $32.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59086-773-0
Chicago lawyer Ellis's fourth thriller (after last year's Jury of One ) begins with the reported death of bestselling author Allison Pagone—the main suspect in the fatal bludgeoning of her lover, a D.C. lobbyist—and continues...
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David Ellis, Author . Putnam $25.95 (325p) ISBN 978-0-399-15579-6
Edgar-winner Ellis (Line of Vision ) is off to an exhilarating start with this first in a series set in an unnamed Midwestern city featuring grief-stricken attorney Jason Kolarich, who blames himself for his wife and child's death in a car...
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David Ellis, Author . Putnam $24.95 (394p) ISBN 978-0-399-15433-1
Nothing is as it seems in this stunning tale of illicit sex, murder and betrayal from Edgar-winner Ellis (Line of Vision ). The brutal murders of six young women by Terry Burgos, a Mansbury College janitor, in June 1989 seems self-evident. After all,
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David Ellis, Author, Luke Daniels, Read by , read by Luke Daniels. Brilliance Audio $29.99 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4233-7925-6
This explosive thriller from Edgar Award–winner Ellis combines fast-paced action and unexpected plot twists with thematic depth and cohesion. Defense attorney Jason Kolarich is grieving the recent death of his wife and daughter when he is...
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James Patterson and David Ellis, read by January LaVoy. Hachette Audio, unabridged, nine CDs, 10.5 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-60788-468-2
Narrator January LaVoy keeps the plot moving and listeners engaged in this taut novel of suspense from bestselling authors Patterson and Ellis. Abbie Elliot and three friends, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah, arrive in France for a fabulous and slightly...
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David Ellis. Putnam, $26.95 (392p) ISBN 978-0-399-15828-5
A wicked sense of humor and an appealing lead lift Ellis’s third legal thriller featuring Midwestern prosecutor-turned-defense lawyer Jason Kolarich (after 2011’s Breach of Trust), though Kolarich tends to act more like Jack Ryan than Perry Mason....
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David Ellis. Putnam, $26.95 (480p) ISBN 978-0-399-15880-3
Bestseller Ellis conceals and reveals information like a skilled poker player in his strong fourth legal thriller featuring Midwestern attorney Jason Kolarich (after 2012’s The Wrong Man). Jason, who’s on trial for murder, is sure of only one thing:
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James Patterson and David Ellis, read by Kevin T. Collins. Hachette Audio, unabridged, nine CDs, 10 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-042-3
Kevin T. Collins brings plenty of energy to his reading of this latest offering from Patterson and Ellis. Journalist Ben Casper is paranoid and obsessive, and chief among his obsessions is the beautiful, but unobtainable, woman of his dreams, Diana...
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David Ellis. Putnam, $27 (464p) ISBN 978-0-399-17092-8
This byzantine thriller from bestseller Ellis (The Last Alibi) opens the day after Halloween 2022 with the discovery of the hanged body of Lauren Betancourt in her suburban Chicago house. Flashback to May 13, 2022, when pompous law professor Simon...
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