Search Results: "Thomas H. Cook"


BOOK REVIEW

H by Elizabeth Shepard
Released: April 1, 1995

"The impulse to utilize an innovative form is admirable, but the results are unfortunately shoddy."
This slim fictional collection of letters from, to, and about a disturbed 12-year-old boy reads more like a writing-class assignment than a debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE INTERROGATION by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2002

"The irresistible premise guarantees a story that's slicker and faster-moving than The Chatham School Affair (1997) and Instruments of Night (1998)—and if it doesn't achieve quite the psychological intensity of Cook's last pair of novels, well, what does?"
Englishtown, USA, 1952. Read full book review >

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EVIDENCE OF BLOOD by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"One of the better Cooks to date."
Lush-languaged Cook (Sacrificial Ground, Blood Innocents), in a pared-down mode. Read full book review >

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Released: July 8, 1992

"Stick to the high ground of the original instead."
Sequelmania strikes again as Haire-Sargeant presumes upon Emily Brontâ's stark, strange masterpiece, delivering a story that achieves a slight success as a literary pastiche but never becomes a satisfying work of fiction in its own right. Read full book review >

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SANDRINE'S CASE by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A marvelous tale of human nature."
A psychological courtroom thriller from Cook (The Crime of Julian Wells, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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FATHERHOOD by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"Probably won't make you smile, but it will certainly grab and hold your attention."
A collection of 11 short stories, each one dark, crisp and satisfying. Read full book review >

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THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"No visit to Cook's dark landscapes is without its rewards, but even fans may find too many cobwebs and too few thrills this time."
Beneath the apt title, which would have served equally well for half a dozen of Cook's previous thrillers, is a portrait of a family torn asunder by madness, death and suspicions of foul play. Read full book review >

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PERIL by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"A fluent, suspenseful, synthetic yarn, this time without the staying power of Cook's more characteristic descents into the dark past (The Interrogation, 2002, etc.)."
A runaway wife is pursued by half a dozen men whose violently conflicting agendas will put them in just as much danger as she is. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 1992

"An immensely involving work that shifts from the repellent to the heartwarming and back and asks important questions about the clash between criminals' and victims' rights. (Eight page photo insert—not seen.)"
Alternately horrifying and deeply moving, this fast-paced true-crime report by Cook (Early Graves, The City When It Rains- -both 1990, etc.) focuses on the murder of six members of the Alday family of rural Seminole County, Georgia, on May 14, 1973. Read full book review >

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THE CRIME OF JULIAN WELLS by Thomas H. Cook
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"This sprawling update of Eric Ambler's A Coffin for Dimitrios lacks the baleful focus of its model, or of the most successful of Cook's own nightmare excavations of the past. Wait till next year."
Cook's 27th dip into his fictional characters' troubled past asks why an expatriate writer took his own life. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR ANNA KLEIN by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"A knight errant, a labyrinth of deceit, a sure bestseller."
Edgar-nominee Cook (The Last Talk with Lola Faye, 2010, etc.) plays the spy game in this mystery adventure. Read full book review >

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MASTER OF THE DELTA by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Cook, normally the master of the retrospective thriller (The Cloud of Unknowing, 2007, etc.), offers a case whose lack of tragic inevitability is only heightened by his insistence on heavy-handed Had-I-But-Known foreshadowing."
A high-school teacher's course on evil through the ages bears unexpected present-day fruit. Read full book review >