Robert Masello - Author

About the Author

Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and the author of many previous books, most recently Blood and Ice. His articles and essays have appeared often in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, People and Parade, and his nonfiction book, Robert's Rules of Writing, has become a staple in many college classrooms. His television credits include such popular shows as Charmed, Sliders and Early Edition. He lives in Santa Monica, CA.

Featured books by Robert Masello

The Romanov Cross

The Romanov Cross

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2013

Almost a century ago, a desperate young woman crawled ashore a desolate Arctic island carrying a mysterious emerald-encrusted cross and a terrible secret. In the present day, Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is facing a court-martial, but after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, Slater is offered a job no one else wants - to travel to a small island off the coast of Alaska and investigate a potentially lethal phenomenon: The permafrost has begun to melt, exposing bodies from a colony that was wiped out by the dreaded Spanish flu of 1918. Frank must determine if the thawed remains still carry the deadly virus in their frozen flesh and, if so, ensure that it doesn't come back to life. The colony, it transpires, was once settled by a sect devoted to the mad Russian monk Rasputin, but there is even more hiding in the past than Frank's team is aware of. By the time Frank discovers that his mission has been crashed by a gang of reckless treasure hunters he will be in a brutal race against time. With his signature blend of fascinating history and fantastic imagination, critically acclaimed author Robert Masello has once again crafted a terrifying story of past events coming back to haunt the present day ...and of dark deeds aching to be unearthed.

Other books by Robert Masello

Meduza-amulett

Meduza-amulett

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2018

Robert Masello uj thrillereben David Franco, a zsenialis, de szkeptikus ifju kutato egy legendas mutargy nyomaba ered: egy amulettet keres, amelyet Benvenuto Cellini, a reneszansz Italia kezmuvesmestere keszitett. Az amulettet a szepsege mellett a varazsereje teszi ertekesse, ugyanakkor igen veszedelmesnek tartjak.Az egyszeru nyomozasnak indulo kaland intrikak szovevenyeve valik. Franco Loire menti kastelyokban es romai palazzokban kutat a kincs utan, hogy megfejtsen egy rejtelyt, amely osidok ota foglalkoztatja az emberiseget.A tudos egy sotet titkokat ismero, gyonyoru firenzei lanyt hiv segitsegul, s orgyilkosokkal a nyomaban nez szembe egy sokkal erosebb gonosszal, mint amitol remalmaiban rettegett. Lelegzetelallito fordulatokban bovelkedo utazasuk Chicago utcaitol a nagy francia forradalom kaoszaig vezet. Egy regeny, amelyben a tortenelmi tenyek talalkoznak az irodalmi kreativitassal, es a lehetetlen felelmetes valosagga valik. A Meduza-amulett Cellini muvehez hasonloan egyedi alkotas, eppen olyan vonzo, mint amilyen ijeszto, es eppen olyan monumentalis, mint amilyen meresz.Robert Masello az Egyesult Allamok egyik legsikeresebb tortenelmi es misztikus krimi iroja, regenyeit 15 nyelvre forditottak le. A magyar kozonseg Az Einstein-profecia es A Romanov-kereszt cimmel megjelent regenyein keresztul ismerhette eddig meg.

The Jekyll Revelation

The Jekyll Revelation

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2016

Writer Tells All

Writer Tells All

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

A witty and candid firsthand account -- for writers by a writer -- on how to write, sell, publish, and promote a book.This invaluable book is written by a working writer -- not a professor, not a publisher, not an editor, not an agent. Robert Masello is a writer who speaks his mind with absolute candor on everything aspiring book authors need to know. He explains the publishing process step by step -what to expect, how it works, and what authors can do at each point to keep things going smoothly. Equally important, Masello has a lot of fun doing it. His book is filled with sometimes hilarious anecdotes from his own experiences in the trenches of publishing.Writer Tells All covers many topics along the way, both large and small, including the things every writer needs to know: choosing a book topic (fiction or nonfiction), writing the proposal, selecting an agent, understanding book contracts, finding an editor, losing an editor, following the production process from manuscript to bound book, using your own savvy and contacts to maximize the effect of marketing, and publicizing the finished product.

The Einstein Prophecy

The Einstein Prophecy

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2015

Spirit Wood

Spirit Wood

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

A tale of supernatural horror set on an eerie estate known as Arcadia from the author of The Einstein Prophecy. When Peter Constantine inherited a vast, remote estate, his life began to change. Free at last from money worries, Peter and his wife, Meg, could relaxand Peter could explore his new, mysterious home. From the thick woods, the winding trails, the bizarre, sensual sculpture, came a pulsing, ancient call that stirred his very soul. Then he heard the music and saw the beautiful woman who beckoned him into the wood . . . into an ancient ritual, a blood curse, a world of violent, unbridled lust. Now his wife no longer knows him. Now Peter is transformed . . . into a pagan creature, driven by the suffocating need of animal desire . . . until pleasure is not enough, and no evil is forbidden.

Raising Hell

Raising Hell

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

If the history of black magic and the occult reveals anything, it's that the drive to marshal the unseen powers of the dark, and bend them to mortal will, is as old as mankind itself.Men and women have believed, in virtually every age and in every land, that there is another worlda world of spirits and souls, angels and demons, gods and monsters, a world that might hold the answers to all the great mysteries: What is life all about? Does man decide his own fate?Is there a Heaven?And, perhaps more important, is there a Hell?As they sought the answers to these questions, the occult pioneers often stumbled upon real and verifiable truthsthe astrologers mapped the heavens and thereby paved the way for the astronomers who followed.The alchemists, in their futile quest to make gold from lead, discovered everything from phosphorous to the manufacturing of steel.Even the seers, who read palms and interpreted dreams, contributed to the vast catalog of human thought and deed, anticipating such later practices as psychology and hypnosis.Here, in one spellbinding volume, is a history of the major occult artsnecromancy, sorcery, astrology, alchemy, and prophecyas they have been practiced from ancient Babylon to the present day.Raising Hell weaves history with mythology, quotes, anecdotes, and illustrations to provide a vivid chronicle of the evolution of the occult arts.From the origins of the pentagram and the sacred circle, to the incantations of necromancers, to the prophecies of Nostradamus, this definitive source offers a compelling look at the black arts . . . and those who risked their livesand some say their soulsto explore them.

Private Demons

Private Demons

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Everyone hides a secret from the past . . . but Lucien's secret is inescapable. A living thing that has followed him across the world, from the horrors of Southeast Asia to the penthouse suites of the rich and famous. Everyone craves money, power, and sex . . . but Lucien can satisfy his every urge, every decadent impulse, every erotic whimfor a price. Everyone has private demons . . . but Lucien's demon is all too real. All too powerful. All too hungry . . . for human souls.

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

';My name is Legion: for we are many.' Mark 5:9 They have been with us since the beginning of time. Walking the centuries in our myths, our art, our literature . . . and in our dreams. Victims of temptation and sin, they are spirits who fell from heaven's grace, emerging anew as servants of darkness. Here, in one spellbinding volume, are the most infamous denizens of the Underworldfrom Lucifer, the first angel who challenged God's will, to the fathomless legions of demons and fiends who haunt us to this day. Explore their world, hear their stories, unravel their secrets, and discover for yourself that even angels can have a dark side . . .

Black Horizon

Black Horizon

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

The gates between life and death have been opened. Musician Jack Logan holds the key. In the streets of New York, he brought a man back from the deadin plain and shocking sight of a TV news camera crew. Now the whole world is aware of his miraculous power. The media wants to expose him; the scientists to exploit him. But worst of all, the tortured souls of the deadincluding his own motherare reaching out from the void, luring him into the eternal domain, transforming his gift into the ultimate curse. Living or dead, they struggle to seize and control the secret that lies beyond the... black horizon.

The Romanov Cross

The Romanov Cross

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2013

Almost a century ago, a desperate young woman crawled ashore a desolate Arctic island carrying a mysterious emerald-encrusted cross and a terrible secret. In the present day, Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is facing a court-martial, but after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, Slater is offered a job no one else wants - to travel to a small island off the coast of Alaska and investigate a potentially lethal phenomenon: The permafrost has begun to melt, exposing bodies from a colony that was wiped out by the dreaded Spanish flu of 1918. Frank must determine if the thawed remains still carry the deadly virus in their frozen flesh and, if so, ensure that it doesn't come back to life. The colony, it transpires, was once settled by a sect devoted to the mad Russian monk Rasputin, but there is even more hiding in the past than Frank's team is aware of. By the time Frank discovers that his mission has been crashed by a gang of reckless treasure hunters he will be in a brutal race against time. With his signature blend of fascinating history and fantastic imagination, critically acclaimed author Robert Masello has once again crafted a terrifying story of past events coming back to haunt the present day ...and of dark deeds aching to be unearthed.

The Medusa Amulet

The Medusa Amulet

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2011

Florence 1538 Artist Benvenuto Cellini creates the Medusa Amulet: a work of unimaginable power - and menace. The amulet can grant immortality to any who stare into it on a moonlit night, but it soon falls into the wrong hands. Chicago, the present day Art historian David Franco's beloved sister Sarah is dying. When a mysterious widow offers him a million dollars to find the legendary amulet, David seizes the chance to pay off Sarah's medical bills - and offer her a chance of survival. The result is a desperate race against time that will take him across centuries and continents, from American archives to Renaissance courts, from the ramparts of the French Revolution to the dark depths of the Nazi party. And there are others who have heard of the amulet's powers and they will stop at nothing to find it...

Blood and Ice

Blood and Ice

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2010

When journalist Michael Wilde is commissioned to write a feature about a remote research station deep in the frozen beauty of Antarctica he is prepared for some extraordinary sights. But on a diving expedition in the polar sea he comes across something so extraordinary to be almost unbelievable - a man and woman chained together, deep in the ice. The doomed lovers are brought to the surface but as the ice begins to thaw the scientists discover the unusual contents of the bottles buried behind the pair, and realise they are all in terrible danger...

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