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City of Fire

(2007)
(The first book in the Lena Gamble series)
A novel by

 
 
When a businessman arrives home to find his wife in bed, carved from belly to throat with a very sharp knife, the elite Robbery-Homicide division of the L.A.P.D responds in full force and Detective Lena Gamble prepares for her first major case. At first all fingers point towards the victim's husband, but best-case scenarios only happen in films and it soon transpires that this murder is one of a series of brutal crimes against women and the work of a killer dubbed 'Romeo' by the ravenous Hollywood media. Lena is all too aware of the peril of the public eye - she has found herself in it before, on the night of her rock-star brother's unsolved murder five years ago. And now she risks a far more dangerous fame as a cloud of conspiracy descends on her investigation and she edges towards Romeo's deadly line of sight ...Whilst a massive forest fire blankets the city the murderous trail moves far too close to home and past and present horrors seem to be colliding in a single nightmare. Lena must catch this psychopath before she becomes his next glamorous victim ...

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"City of Fire is my kind of crime novel. Gritty, tight and assured." - Michael Connelly


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Used availability for Robert Ellis's City of Fire

Hardback Editions

August 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: City of Fire (Charnwood)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-84782-307-6 / 978-1-84782-307-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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July 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: City of Fire
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 0-230-01642-1 / 978-0-230-01642-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: City of Fire (Lena Gamble Novels)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 0-312-36613-2 / 978-0-312-36613-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: City of Fire
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 0-330-45055-7 / 978-0-330-45055-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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July 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: City of Fire (Lena Gamble Novels)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 0-312-36614-0 / 978-0-312-36614-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: City of Fire
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 0-230-01688-X / 978-0-230-01688-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: City of Fire: A Novel (Lena Gamble Series)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-5113-6371-1 / 978-1-5113-6371-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: City of Fire: A Novel (Lena Gamble Series)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-5012-9557-8 / 978-1-5012-9557-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: City of Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Ellis
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: City of Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Ellis
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: City of Fire: A Novel (Lena Gamble Series)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-3694-1 / 978-1-4233-3694-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: City of Fire (Lena Gamble)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-3686-0 / 978-1-4233-3686-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: City of Fire (Lena Gamble)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-3690-9 / 978-1-4233-3690-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: City of Fire
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-3688-7 / 978-1-4233-3688-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: City of Fire (Lena Gamble Series)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-3687-9 / 978-1-4233-3687-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: City of Fire (Lena Gamble Series)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-3693-3 / 978-1-4233-3693-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: City of Fire: A Novel (Lena Gamble Series)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-3689-5 / 978-1-4233-3689-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: City of Fire
Author(s): Robert Ellis
Publisher: Pan
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May 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: City of Fire: A Novel (Lena Gamble Novels Book 1)
Author(s): Robert Ellis
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA