Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Cold Case in Ellyson Paperback – October 16, 2009
|New from||Used from|
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Her carefully crafted tale of an unsolved murder in an old-fashioned town with old-fashioned secrets is as nostalgic as it is ominous. Personally, I wouldn't be caught dead in the town of Ellyson.Then again, maybe I would. --Poet Taylor Mali
From the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Fact that family relationships played a role added to intensity.
Appreciated fact that book wasn't "padded"; events & revelations came along briskly, & characters described briefly but quite sufficiently.
Showing extent to which law officers must be multi-taskers like so many of the rest us added to the tension.
Quite surprised when first-person account changed to third-person. Glad the denouement doesn't come as a "cute/clever" discovery on the last page, but comes naturally & believably as result of foot-on-the-ground investigative work.
Screenwriter and Novelist.
Not unlike the music business, traditional publishing often aims for what the most people will like. This leaves talented musicians doing it themselves because they don't fit neatly with what the big labels want. Yet many music fans find their favorites by looking outside the mainstream. Sure, you'll find more duds, but you'll also find those acts that break the formulas you're tired of hearing. As I've been exploring indie authors I've found the same thing. "Cold Case in Ellyson" is my latest case-in-point.
This book is as well executed as most mainstream releases I've read. But I can imagine an agent, editor, or other gatekeeper saying "this book doesn't know if it's a murder mystery or police procedural." Or "you can't have THAT happen halfway through the book - the readers won't like it." I won't tell you what THAT is, you'll have to read it for yourself. I will tell you it works. Anderson imbues the story with Southern texture and a lot more food for thought than your standard by-the-book mystery. Sometimes independent really is better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered this book for my Kindle and once I started reading it I couldn't stop. It was not like the usual mystery/police thrillers that I normally read. Read morePublished on March 16, 2010 by Arety1028
I thought this was a great effort for a first time author though I kept asking myself questions throughout the reading such as "why would she have done that? Read morePublished on February 20, 2010 by Patricia A. Nelson
Cold case in Ellyson is a very well written authentic book. I was immersed in the story as I read the colorful descriptions. I would reccommend this book to anyone.Published on February 1, 2010 by C. L. Mcconnell
This is a book you can read in one setting - or would like to! It flows well and is fun to read. You feel like you are a part of the characters lives and become immersed in their... Read morePublished on January 3, 2010 by Beth E. Shoemaker