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The Dark Room

3.13 of 5 stars 3.13  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Veteran cop Elliot Mayo has been around the block more than once. Sex Crimes, Vice, Homicide. In Chicago. You might think he's seen it all. He might think he's seen it all. Then he sees the corpse of photographer-playboy Jack Nesbitt. Nobody is mourning Jack Nesbitt's demise. Especially not Violet Winters. A stunning, tall, snow-blond pediatrician, she'd played beauty to N ...more
Hardcover, 436 pages
Published April 30th 1999 by Carroll & Graf Publishers (first published November 1998)
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I have to be honest that I picked up this book in a thrift store, in Florida. It sat in a box of things that came back from there, forgotten. I recently went through the box and found the book. When I started reading it, I wasn't sure I was going to like it. I've read The Artist's Way and Julia Cameron's memoir, Floor Sample. As this book progressed, I liked it more and more. Good characters, great plot with twists the way I like them. It wasn't a pleasant theme...child pornography, but I found ...more
I didn't think I would like it in the first few chapters. It is a crime novel based upon sex crimes and a child porn ring. I love Julia Cameron but this is very different from her creative non-fiction. The pace did pick up by around the tenth chapter and I stuck with it. The twists and turns--and the body count--grew. There was a definite twist near the end. Cameron narrates the tale through the eyes of a male middle aged and seasoned Chicago police homicide detective. It is a gritty and grisly ...more
I quite liked this book. It's not my usual genre, but I gave it a go. It's about a photographer who winds up in a murder mystery. Good suspense, enjoyable plot, believable characters and a nice read. Fun for a weekend.
Her non fiction is so eloquent and spiritual. I was shocked at how vulgar and graphic this novel was. I didn't read very much of it. Just not my cup of tea.
I liked it. there was a good pace and it held my attention well.
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Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years, with fifteen books (including bestsellers The Artist's Way, Walking In This World and The Right to Write) and countless television, film, and theater scripts to her credit. Writing since the age of 18, Cameron has a long list of screenplay and teleplay credits to her name, including an episode of Miami Vice, and Elvis and the Beau ...more
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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life The Vein of Gold The Complete Artist's Way : Creativity as a Spiritual Practice Walking in this World

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