Thomas H. Cook


Born
in Fort Payne, Alabama
September 19, 1947

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Thomas H. Cook has been praised by critics for his attention to psychology and the lyrical nature of his prose. He is the author of more than 30 critically-acclaimed fiction books, including works of true crime. Cook published his first novel, Blood Innocents, in 1980. Cook published steadily through the 1980s, penning such works as the Frank Clemons trilogy, a series of mysteries starring a jaded cop.

He found breakout success with The Chatham School Affair (1996), which won an Edgar Award for best novel. Besides mysteries, Cook has written two true-crime books including the Edgar-nominated Blood Echoes (1993). He lives and works in New York City.

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Edgar Allan Poe – Best Novel –
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The Chatham School Affair

3.76 avg rating — 1,830 ratings — published 1996 — 23 editions
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Red Leaves

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Sandrine's Case

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The Crime of Julian Wells

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Breakheart Hill

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The Last Talk with Lola Faye

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Master of the Delta

3.60 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 2008 — 17 editions
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The Fate of Katherine Carr

3.24 avg rating — 694 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Places in the Dark

3.82 avg rating — 545 ratings — published 2000 — 17 editions
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Taken

3.79 avg rating — 482 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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“He looked at me intently, from what seemed behind the veil of a grave experience. Then slowly and prophetically, he said the scariest thing I'd ever heard: "Because the answer to a heartfelt question, Jack, will always break your heart.”
Thomas H. Cook, Master of the Delta

“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.”
Thomas H. Cook, The Last Talk with Lola Faye

“It is important to keep old things, he insisted, because it was through them alone that new things could be judged.”
Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

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