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Thomas H. Cook

Autor(a) de The Chatham School Affair

55+ Works 4,765 Membros 152 Críticas 16 Favorited

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Inclui os nomes: Thomas H Cook, Cook Thomas H.

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Obras por Thomas H. Cook

The Chatham School Affair (1996) 581 exemplares
Red Leaves (2007) 478 exemplares
Breakheart Hill (1995) 249 exemplares
Instruments of Night (1998) 244 exemplares
The Cloud of Unknowing (1980) 225 exemplares
Taken (2002) 218 exemplares
Places in the Dark (2000) 206 exemplares
The Fate of Katherine Carr (2009) 204 exemplares
Master of the Delta (2008) 201 exemplares
The Interrogation (2002) 182 exemplares
Evidence of Blood (1991) 171 exemplares
Sandrine's Case (2013) 154 exemplares
The Last Talk with Lola Faye (2010) 152 exemplares
Into the Web (2004) 139 exemplares
The Crime of Julian Wells (2012) 134 exemplares
Mortal Memory (1993) 133 exemplares
The Best American Crime Writing 2005 (2005) — Series Editor — 113 exemplares
The Quest for Anna Klein (2011) 107 exemplares
Sacrificial Ground (1988) 87 exemplares
Peril (2004) 76 exemplares
Flesh and Blood (1989) 73 exemplares
Streets of Fire (1989) 69 exemplares
The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 (2011) — Editor — 58 exemplares
Night Secrets (1990) 57 exemplares
The City When It Rains (1991) 54 exemplares
A Dancer in the Dust (2014) 50 exemplares
Blood Innocents (1980) 46 exemplares
Early Graves (1990) 39 exemplares
What’s in a Name? (2014) 26 exemplares
The Orchids (1982) 25 exemplares
Moon Over Manhattan (2003) 23 exemplares
Tabernacle (1983) 22 exemplares
Fatherhood: And Other Stories (2013) 20 exemplares
Elena (1986) 16 exemplares
Red Leaves/The Murmur of Stones (2009) 9 exemplares
Fatherhood 3 exemplares
Mémoire assassine (2014) 2 exemplares
Lugares na Escuridão 2 exemplares
Las orquídeas (1982) 1 exemplar
Hirmu tööriist (2004) 1 exemplar
Det som gm̲s under sten (2010) 1 exemplar
Esclaves de la haute couture (2019) 1 exemplar
Murder For Revenge 1 exemplar
UC Mortal Memory 1 exemplar

Associated Works

No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contribuidor — 405 exemplares
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Contribuidor — 362 exemplares
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010) — Contribuidor — 242 exemplares
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Dangerous Women (1998) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
Manhattan Noir (2006) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 (2009) — Series editor — 75 exemplares
Murder for Revenge (1998) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
A Confederacy of Crime: New Stories of Southern-Style Mystery (2001) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Book 'Em: Four Bibliomysteries by Edgar Award Winning Authors (2018) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Carols and Crimes, Gifts and Grifters (2007) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Moord uit het boekje II (2014) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Fort Payne, Alabama, USA
Locais de residência
Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
Columbia University



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 outras críticas | 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?
Bookmarque | 7 outras críticas | 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.
Natt90 | 8 outras críticas | 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?… (mais)
Natt90 | 19 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2023 |



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