Bob Adamov is an Ohio mystery adventure writer whose stories are based in the Lake Erie South Bass Island resort town of Put-in-Bay, the "Key West of the Midwest." His novels follow the adventures of Washington Post investigative reporter, Emerson Moore, and are written in the style of Adamov's favorite author, Clive Cussler.
Adamov was the featured author at the 2006 Ernest Hemingway Days' Literary Festival in Key West and named 2010's Writer of the Year by the University of Akron's Wayne College. In 2020, he was named as one of Publish Ohio's favorite authors.
His first novel, Rainbow's End, was a finalist as the top fiction novel for the 2003 Great Lakes Book Award competition that was won by the Pulitzer Prize-winner, Middlesex. All of his novels were rated "5 Stars" by the Midwest Book Review and named as top novels in northeast Ohio by the Akron Beacon Journal. His novels have won awards at the Hollywood Book Festival, London Book Festival, New York Book Festival, Great Midwest Book Festival and the Indie Awards.
He was a guest author at the 2008, 2010 , 2015 & 2017 Clive Cussler Collectors Society Convention where he met his hero, Clive Cussler, and toured his car collection. Mr. Cussler endorsed Adamov's fifth book - "The Other Side of Hell is a great read!"
"Bob Adamov is a superb craftsman of hanging-on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery adventures..." - Midwest Book Review
Adamov's favorite authors included Mark Twain, Ian Fleming, Jack Higgins, and Alistair MacLean. He strives to emulate his most favorite author, Clive Cussler, and created a character similar to Cussler's Dirk Pitt.
His next novel, Memory Layne, will be released in the spring of 2020. The popular Emerson Moore series and Adamov's string of island best sellers include Rainbow's End, Pierce the Veil, When Rainbows Walk, Promised Land, The Other Side of Hell, Tan Lines, Sandustee, Zenobia, Missing, Golden Torpedo, Chincoteague Calm, Flight and Assateague Dark.
Adamov, a Kent State University grad, had worked for an Arlington, Virginia-based defense contractor in the intelligence sector. He and his wife, Cathy, reside in Wooster, Ohio - not far from the Lake Erie Islands. He also spends time in Key West, Chincoteague Island and the Cayman Islands with his scuba diving and treasure hunting friends.