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Thomas H. Cook Books In Order

Publication Order of Frank Clemons Books

Sacrificial Ground (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flesh and Blood (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Secrets (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Blood Innocents (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Orchids (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tabernacle (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elena (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Streets of Fire (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The City When it Rains (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evidence of Blood (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mortal Memory (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakheart Hill (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chatham School Affair (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Instruments of the Night (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Places in the Dark (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taken (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Interrogation (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moon Over Manhattan (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Web (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peril (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Leaves (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murmur of Stones (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master of the Delta (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fate of Katherine Carr (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Talk With Lola Faye (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quest for Anna Klein (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Rest for the Dead (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crime of Julian Wells (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sandrine's Case (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dancer in the Dust (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

What's in a Name? (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Fatherhood and Other Stories (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best American Crime Writing (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Crime Writing 2003 (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Crime Writing 2004 (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Early Graves (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Echoes (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Crime Reporting 2009 (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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