Search Results: "Thomas H. Cook"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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THE FATE OF KATHERINE CARR by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2009

"The climax manages to be sobering and satisfying without tying up all the loose ends of Cook's most obscure puzzler."
The disappearance of a young writer over a decade ago is only the tip of the iceberg in this cobwebby 22nd thriller from Cook (Master of the Delta, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN CRIME WRITING by Otto Penzler
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"Entertaining and edifying essays keep the reader mindful of the thin lines separating illicit temptation from criminal savagery."
Promising debut for a new annual anthology, with 17 selections bearing out the editors' contention that "crime, being human, runs along a continuum that steadily darkens." Read full book review >

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BREAKHEART HILL by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Cook (Mortal Memory, 1993, etc.) uses the what-will-have- happened structure of Barbara Vine's thrillers to produce something finer and more delicate, with an altogether less insistent narrative pull."
Choctaw, Alabama, May 1962. 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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PLACES IN THE DARK by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2000

"Even so, Harris keeps his tale rushing toward its climax with all the doomy energy of its opening image: a swift-moving current pulling a helpless child toward rapids, a waterfall, and a watery grave."
Thirty-seven days after his brother Billy is stabbed to death, Cal Chase, maddened by the lack of police progress on the case, begins making his own inquiries about the woman Billy loved, the suspect who vanished the night of his murder. 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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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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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 >