Search Results: "Thomas H. Cook"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MORTAL MEMORY by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 1993

"Cook (The City When it Rains, Evidence of Blood, etc.), often given to literary theatrics, here displays an impressive narrative simplicity and a therapist's insightfulness, producing a finely crafted psychological crime-fare."
On November 19, 1959, William Patrick Farris, age 44, picked up a rifle, walked into his surly son Jamie's room and shot him, walked down the corridor and killed his much-loved daughter Laura, a pretty teenager, then tracked his wife Dottie as she ran frantically from room to room and murdered her as she cowered in the basement. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHATHAM SCHOOL AFFAIR by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Though Cook's story this time is less rich and resonant than Breakheart Hill (1995), reading it is like watching another avalanche in agonizing, exquisite slow-motion."
From a celestial-seeming distance, Henry Griswald looks back on 192627, the year disaster overtook the Chatham School, where his mild, proper father served as headmaster until the events precipitated by the fatal arrival of art teacher Elizabeth Channing and English teacher Leland Reed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST TALK WITH LOLA FAYE by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2010

"An improbable tale slow to gather momentum, but darkly powerful in the end—a welcome recovery from the obscurantism of The Fate of Katherine Carr (2009)."
Another of Cook's retrospective strolls down Murder Lane begins with an apparently chance encounter at a typically dreary book signing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DANCER IN THE DUST by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Cook masterfully captures the tumultuous state of a country in upheaval; it's a shame the story doesn't match the richness of the setting.
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A man wrestles with demons from his past in Cook's introspective if at times overly drawn-out novel. Read full book review >