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Publication Order of Frank Clemons Books

Sacrificial Ground (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flesh and Blood (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Secrets (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Blood Innocents (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Orchids (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tabernacle (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elena (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Streets of Fire (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evidence of Blood (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City When It Rains (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortal Memory (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakheart Hill (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chatham School Affair (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Instruments of Night (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Interrogation (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Places in the Dark (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taken (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon Over Manhattan (With: Larry King) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Web (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peril (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Leaves (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cloud of Unknowing / The Murmur of Stones (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of the Delta (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fate of Katherine Carr (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Talk with Lola Faye (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quest for Anna Klein (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crime of Julian Wells (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sandrine's Case / Sandrine (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dancer in the Dust (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Fatherhood and Other Stories (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Early Graves (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Echoes (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tragic Shores (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Even Darkness Sings (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name?(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Murder for Revenge(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best True Crime Reporting: Best American Crime Writing(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Crime Writing 2004(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Women(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carols and Crimes, Gifts and Grifters(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Crime Reporting 2007(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
On a Raven's Wing(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Crime Reporting 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Crime Reporting 2010(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Rest for the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manhattan Mayhem(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Thomas H. Cook is American best-selling author famously known for his 1996 novel The Chatham School Affair that won an Edgar Award awarded by the Mystery Writers of America. Cook was born in Fort Payne in Alabama in the United States. He holds an undergraduate degree from Georgia State College, masters degree in American History from Hunter College and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Cook taught English and history from 1978 to 1981 at Dekalb Community College and also worked at Hunter College as a book review editor from 1978 to 1982 and then became a full-time writer.

He started writing his first book Blood Innocents while still in college. The novel was published in 1980, and since then the author has published books steadily. Six of Cook’s books have been nominated for various awards, for instance, Red Leaves was shortlisted for Anthony Award and also won Martin Beck Award and Barry Award. A movie version of one of Cook’s books, Evidence of Blood was released in 1997. Cook resides in Cape rod and Los Angeles and New York City.

The Chatham School Affair

Henry Griswald tells the story of the events that form up The Chatham School Affair, initially with the visit of Miss Elizabeth Channing who is employed as a favor to a family friend to take the positions of art teacher at the all boy’s school.

It is revealed that something terrible event that involved Miss Channing, Henry and led to Miss Channing’s death and ultimately closure of the school. Over the course of this compelling narrative, through court transcripts, flashbacks, and the conversations with the town’s people who can vividly remember the event but also wish they did not, the author creates a suspenseful story in a high gothic setting.

The Chatham School Affair is a juicy mystery that will keep you gripped from the first chapter to the last; it is told from Henry Griswald perspective as he recalls the events that happened when he was 15 years of age. It is not told at breakneck speed, and the reader is expected to spend some more time with the characters. The authors writing is often lyrical- an aspect not common in crime fiction. The lead character in this books is an excellent character, a good narrator, and sympathetic.

Red Leaves

In Red Leaves the author introduces us to Eric Moore, the narrator of this captivating story, married and has a son named Keith. Eric is the owner of a small film developing enterprise in town while his wife is a lecturer at a local community college.

The couple lives together in a beautiful and quiet home. However, her family images begin to shatter after a little girl goes missing, a girl who Keith had been babysitting the night before. As expected, the cops focus their attaint on Keith, and it does not take long before Eric finds himself mired in the suspicions of his one and only son.

Red Leaves is a captivating novel that will have you hooked from the first page to the last, and one of its interesting parts is the developing psychosis of the lead character Eric. As he continues to learn regarding the situation of his family, and more specifically about what his son has been caught up in, he becomes more suspicious of everything and everyone around him.

Sandrine’s Case

Sandrine’s Case narrates the story of an English professor at Deep South College named Sam Madison who is accused of killing his wife who was an English professor at the same college but apparently died of painkillers overdose. Was her death an act of suicide as her husband tends to claim or is Sam using this excuse to get off the hook? As Sam trial progresses, more facts are revealed and thus bringing you closer to finding the real identity of the killer.

This novel is not an edge of the seat thriller, but it unfolds in such a manner that you will find yourself trying to piece the clues together. For much of the time, you will find yourself placed in Sam’s head as he tries to reconfigure out his relationship with his wife from the first day that they met. As the story progresses, we get to learn that their relationship was never smooth and there were some time that it went wrong and there are some sightings of why this happened. There is lots of literature referencing in this novel. While reading this book there are lots of themes that the author touches on, for instance, you will through Sam’s marriage and their relationship with other people, their family life, and their work, their dreams, and hopes; one gets to learn lots of moral teachings.

This is a story about a man in crisis, marriage in crisis and bad medical diagnosis. However what is the truth, in life, in the trial, at the wedding?

The Crime of Julian Wells

Once more, Cook, one of the America’s famous suspense authors has crafted one crafty novel in the grand society of the cerebral and twisty thriller. Like Graham Greene’s The Third Man and Eric Amber A Coffin for Dimitrios, The Crime of Julian Wells is a tale of identity or assumed an identity, an adventure to the complex maze of a mysterious life.

After the body of a well-known crime writer Julian Wells is found drifting in a boat on Montauk pond, the question is not how the author died, but why he died.

At first, it is evident that the death is a suicide, but the question that everyone asks, is why the crime writer would take his own life? Could this be his only crime? These are issues that regularly flock Philip Anders mind, Wells best friend and the central defender of both his literary and moral legacies.

Anders quest to find the answers to these two troubling questions becomes one stressful journey into a haunted life, one marked by learning, travel, adventure and achievement, a life that can never be celebrated and a life that whose single end points to terrors unknown to anyone.

Spanning 40 years and transversing between continents, The Crime of Julian Wells is an epic journey into a man’s heart of shadowiness than ends in a spark of light.

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