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Thomas H. Cook

Forfatter af The Chatham School Affair

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Thomas H Cook, Cook Thomas H.

Omfatter også: Thomas Cook (10)

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Værker af Thomas H. Cook

The Chatham School Affair (1996) 580 eksemplarer
Rødt efterår : krimi (2007) 476 eksemplarer
Breakheart Hill (1995) 247 eksemplarer
Instruments of Night (1998) 244 eksemplarer
The Cloud of Unknowing (1980) 223 eksemplarer
Taken (2002) 216 eksemplarer
Places in the Dark (2000) 205 eksemplarer
The Fate of Katherine Carr (2009) 205 eksemplarer
Master of the Delta (2008) 199 eksemplarer
The Interrogation (2002) 181 eksemplarer
Evidence of Blood (1991) 169 eksemplarer
The Last Talk with Lola Faye (2010) 152 eksemplarer
Sandrine's Case (2013) 152 eksemplarer
Into the Web (2004) 138 eksemplarer
The Crime of Julian Wells (2012) 133 eksemplarer
Mortal Memory (1993) 130 eksemplarer
The Best American Crime Writing 2005 (2005) — Series Editor — 113 eksemplarer
The Quest for Anna Klein (2011) 107 eksemplarer
Sacrificial Ground (1988) 86 eksemplarer
Peril (2004) 75 eksemplarer
Flesh and Blood (1989) 70 eksemplarer
Streets of Fire (1989) 68 eksemplarer
The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 (2011) — Redaktør — 58 eksemplarer
Night Secrets (1990) 57 eksemplarer
The City When It Rains (1991) 53 eksemplarer
A Dancer in the Dust (2014) 50 eksemplarer
Blood Innocents (1980) 45 eksemplarer
Early Graves (1990) 39 eksemplarer
The Orchids (1982) 25 eksemplarer
What’s in a Name? (2014) 25 eksemplarer
Moon Over Manhattan (2003) 23 eksemplarer
Tabernacle (1983) 22 eksemplarer
Fatherhood: And Other Stories (2013) 20 eksemplarer
Elena (1986) 16 eksemplarer
Red Leaves/The Murmur of Stones (2009) 8 eksemplarer
Fatherhood 3 eksemplarer
Mémoire assassine (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Lugares na Escuridão 2 eksemplarer
Die Tote von Atlanta / Blutspuren (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Murder For Revenge 1 eksemplar
Hirmu tööriist (2004) 1 eksemplar
Esclaves de la haute couture (2019) 1 eksemplar
Det som gm̲s under sten (2010) 1 eksemplar
UC Mortal Memory 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Bidragyder — 404 eksemplarer
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Bidragyder — 357 eksemplarer
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010) — Bidragyder — 240 eksemplarer
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Bidragyder — 165 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Bidragyder — 156 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Bidragyder — 156 eksemplarer
Dangerous Women (1998) — Bidragyder — 132 eksemplarer
Manhattan Noir (2006) — Bidragyder — 109 eksemplarer
The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 (2009) — Series editor — 75 eksemplarer
Murder for Revenge (1998) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
A Confederacy of Crime: New Stories of Southern-Style Mystery (2001) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Book 'Em: Four Bibliomysteries by Edgar Award Winning Authors (2018) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Carols and Crimes, Gifts and Grifters (2007) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Moord uit het boekje II (2014) 1 eksemplar

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Harvard educated historian Lucas Page has come to St. Louis to promote his latest book in front of a small group of "museum regulars," none of whom, as it turns out, have any interest in actually taking a copy of the book home with them. Just when he's ready to call it a night, Lucas is approached at his table by what he at first assumes is a homeless woman. But then he realizes that he is looking into the eyes of Lola Faye Gilroy, the very woman he still blames for his father's murder two decades earlier.

"She'd come to make her case before me, clarify the issue Woody Gilroy had raised in his suicide note, rid herself of the guilt he'd laid at her feet, revisit all that in a talk with me, then enter her plea at the end of it: not guilty."

Or had she?

Feeling a little as if he'd been tricked into it, Lucas finds himself agreeing to have a drink with Lola Faye so that they can have a talk about their lives in the aftermath of what happened all those years ago. Lucas, under the impression that Lola Faye is still the uneducated and naive small-town Alabama girl she was when his father hired her to clerk in the family variety store, figures that their conversation will be a short one. Just a quick drink, a little polite conversation, and Lola Faye will be out of his life again - exactly where she belongs.

But then Lola Faye starts asking questions, good ones. And those questions cause Lucas to rethink everything he was so certain that he knew about the night his father was shot to death in his own kitchen by someone lurking outside in the dark. Long before Lucas realizes it, Lola Faye has taken over the conversation and she's guiding it exactly where she wants it to end up.

"The last best hope of life is that at some point during living it, all that you did wrong will suddenly teach you to do right."

The Last Talk with Lola Faye is an intense novel, one in which the pressure is turned up so gradually that the reader ends up being lulled into the same false sense of complacency that Lucas experiences. As it became clearer and clearer that Lucas is correct in feeling threatened by where Lola Faye is leading the conversation, I couldn't turn pages fast enough. Even so, the book's ending is a completely satisfying one that I never saw coming. And that's a good thing.

This is my first experience with a Thomas H. Cook novel, and that strikes me as remarkable considering how much crime fiction I've read over the last several decades and that Cook has written something like three dozen novels. But that's kind of nice, really, because now I have Cook's huge back catalog to explore, including Red Leaves, the one I started a couple of days ago.
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SamSattler | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jan 24, 2024 |
Philip tells us he's so disturbed by Julian's death, but it feels dry and dusty and performative - he doesn't have anything else to do, so why not investigate?
 
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Bookmarque | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 6, 2024 |
En ocasiones, el pasado es una puerta que más valdría dejar cerrada. O al menos, eso es lo que está a punto de descubrir Jack Branch. Branch, heredero de una familia de la clase alta sureña, lleva tres años dando clase en el instituto de Lakeland cuando descubre que, entre los alumnos de su popular curso sobre la naturaleza del mal, se encuentra Eddie Miller, el hijo de un hombre que tiempo atrás torturó y asesinó a una muchacha de la localidad.
 
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Natt90 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Mar 29, 2023 |
Una historia, inquietante que se extiende desde un oscuro secreto del pasado hasta una demoledora revelación en el presente. Un día de verano, la nueva profesora de arte de la escuela de Chatham llegó al pueblo. Se instaló en una casa aislada junto a las oscuras aguas de la Laguna Negra. Con su llegada comenzó una imprevisible cadena de sucesos que cambiaría para siempre la tranquila vida del pueblo. Ahora, años más tarde, sólo una persona viva conoce la respuesta a la pregunta que destruyó irrevocablemente toda una manera de vivir: ¿Qué ocurrió realmente aquel día en la Laguna Negra?… (mere)
 
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Natt90 | 19 andre anmeldelser | Mar 27, 2023 |

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