Robert Masello
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Robert Masello

Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and the bestselling author of many books, including "The Einstein Prophecy," a number one bestseller in the Amazon Kindle store for several weeks running, and more recently "The Jekyll Revelation," which is in development by Universal Cable TV for a limited series. Other historical thrillers include "The Romanov Cross," "The Medusa Amulet," and "Blood and Ice," all published by Bantam/Random House in hardcover, mass market, and audio editions.

His new novel of supernatural suspense, "The Night Crossing," is coming out in September, 2018.

Published in as many as fifteen languages, his work has been acclaimed by literary critics from such prominent publications as the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle to The Times of London and The Guardian. Of his epic adventure, "Blood and Ice," the reviewer in USA Today proclaimed, "It's what would happen if H.G. Wells, Stephenie Meyer and Michael Crichton co-wrote a suspense novel!"

Earlier works, first published by Simon and Schuster and Penguin, have recently been reissued as e-books by Open Road. These include the novels entitled "The Spirit Wood," "Black Horizon," and "Private Demons," and two nonfiction studies of the occult, "Fallen Angels and Spirits of the Dark," and its companion volume "Raising Hell: A Concise History of the Black Arts and Those Who Dared to Practice Them."

His novel "Vigil," a Berkley book which appeared on the USA Today bestseller list in 2005, and its sequel, "Bestiary" (2006), are also now available in digital format.

His articles, essays and reviews have appeared often in such publications as New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Town and Country, Travel and Leisure, The Washington Post, Elle, People, Parade, and The Wilson Quarterly. His nonfiction book, "Robert's Rules of Writing" (a Los Angeles Times bestseller) has been adopted in many high school and college classrooms, and his guide to the television industry -- "A Friend in the Business: Honest Advice for Anyone Trying to Break Into Television Writing" -- continues to explain the intricacies of the TV field to newcomers. "Writer Tells All: Insider Secrets to Getting Your Book Published" (Owl/Holt) performs the same function for aspiring authors everywhere.

Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, Masello studied writing at Princeton under the noted authors Geoffrey Wolff and the late Robert Stone. After graduation, Masello moved to New York City, where he worked on staff at Esquire and GQ before embarking on his solo writing career. In 1991, he relocated to California where he wrote for television programs airing on the CBS, FOX, Showtime and Syfy channels. His produced credits include such popular shows as "Charmed," "Sliders," "Poltergeist," and "Early Edition." For six years, he also served as the Visiting Lecturer in Literature at Claremont McKenna College. A longstanding member of the Writers Guild of America West, he now lives and works a few blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California.

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Best Sellers

    • The Einstein Prophecy

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,967
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,461
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,448

    As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not so good

    • By Robin on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Night Crossing

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    It begins among the Carpathian peaks, when an intrepid explorer discovers a mysterious golden box. She brings it back with her to the foggy streets of Victorian London, unaware of its dangerous power....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly exhilarating adventure back in time!!

    • By b miller on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Jekyll Revelation

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,283

    While on routine patrol in the tinder-dry Topanga Canyon, environmental scientist Rafael Salazar expects to find animal poachers, not a dilapidated antique steamer trunk....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • pleasantly surprised

    • By Genevieve Paquette on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Medusa Amulet

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 942
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 860
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 856

    Benvenuto Cellini, master artisan of Renaissance Italy, once crafted a beautiful amulet prized for its unimaginable power - and untold menace....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Gorgon Alert!

    • By Carole T. on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Romanov Cross

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is facing a court-martial, but after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, he is offered a job no one else wants....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Anne on 01-09-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Bestiary

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    A manuscript illuminated with fantastical creatures said to have roamed the Garden of Eden, the bestiary has been handed down throughout the centuries....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen, but fragmented feel

    • By Mrs B and/or Mr. B on 10-23-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Spirit Wood

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    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 relax - and Peter could explore his new, mysterious home....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it.

    • By Mrs_Nords on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Vigil

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    In the caves beneath an Italian lake, the fossil of a creature older than the Earth has been disinterred. In the Judaean desert, a legendary parchment has been discovered....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty cool story

    • By Octopus Jones on 10-28-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Blood and Ice

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Journalist Michael Wilde - his world recently shattered by tragedy - hopes that a monthlong assignment to the South Pole will give him a new lease on life....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as expected

    • By Beth on 09-25-09

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Private Demons

    • By: Robert Masello
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Everyone hides a secret from the past...but Lucien's secret is inescapable. A living thing that has followed him across the world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Early Masello

    • By Richard S. Swol on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $20.99

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