Sunday, February 6, 2011

Book Review : J. T. Ellison The Cold Room

The Cold Room
Read 4/30/10
The Cold Room is a  "chilling",  murder mystery!  Its one of those psychological thrillers that keeps you on your toes with a surprising ending. The author does a great job with the details and gives slight hints throughout but you don't really find out until near the end.
Its a great weekend read!

From Publishers Weekly

Ellison's fourth Taylor Jackson thriller finds a serial killer murdering young women in both the United States and Europe. Such an international crime brings New Scotland Yard Detective/profiler James Memphis Highsmythe into the investigation, causing an unexpected hitch in homicide detective Jackson's romantic involvement with fianceÌüe FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin. But personal feelings or no, the trio must pool their resources to find the serial killer known as the Conductor in the United States and Il Macellaio across the Atlantic, before he can strike again. Joyce Bean is perfectly cast; her narration keeps the book moving at a steady pace and infuses the prose with just the right amount of menace and suspense. Her reading of the killer's chance encounter with a young woman destined to become his next victim is chilling. Even when the writing may be a little over the top at times, Bean's performance is down to the ground solid. A Mira paperback.
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About the Author from the Website:


JT Ellison is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Taylor Jackson series, including All The Pretty Girls, 14, Judas Kiss, The Cold Room, The Immortals and So Close the Hand of Death. Her novels have been published in 21 countries, and she was named "Best Mystery/Thriller Writer of 2008" by the Nashville Scene.
Ellison grew up in Colorado and moved to Virginia during high school. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College and received her master's degree from George Washington University. She was a presidential appointee and worked in The White House and the Department of Commerce before moving into the private sector. As a financial analyst and marketing director, she worked for several defense and aerospace contractors.
After moving to Nashville, Ellison began research on a passion: forensics and crime. She has worked with the Metro Nashville Police Department, the FBI, and various other law enforcement organizations to research her books.
Her short stories have been widely published, including her award winning story "Prodigal Me" in the anthology Killer Year: Stories to Die For, edited by Lee Child, "Chimera" in the anthology Surreal South 09, edited by Pinckney Benedict and Laura Benedict, and "Killing Carol Ann" in First Thrills, edited by Lee Child.
She is the bi-monthly Friday columnist at the Anthony Award nominated blog Murderati and is a founding member of Killer Year, an organization that was dedicated to raising awareness for the debut novelists of 2007.
Ellison is a member of several professional writing organizations, including International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America and Romance Writers of America. She has an active following on Twitter under the name @Thrillerchick, and a robust Facebook community.
She lives in Nashville with her husband and a poorly trained cat.

Her other books which I am eager to get!! 

JT Ellison interview with Steve Weddle from Steve Weddle on Vimeo.
JT Ellison, author of the TAYLOR JACKSON series from MiraBooks, sits down with Steve Weddle ( during the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book to talk about her new book, THE COLD ROOM.


Marce said...

I have the 1st from the series on my Kindle, that little glimpse you gave got me excited to start it.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds like a fabulous series...thanks for sharing.

Hope you have a great weekend!