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    • Murder at the Racetrack

    • Original Tales of Mystery and Mayhem Down the Final Stretch from Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, and others
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    An anthology of 13 racetrack mysteries containing original short stories, centered on horseracing, by the following authors: Joyce Carol Oates, H.R.F. Keating, John Lescroart, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, Jan Burke, Max Allan Collins, Thomas H. Cook, Pat Jordan, Michael Malone, Michele Martinez, Julie Smith, and Scott Wolven.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Baruch Spinoza

    • The Giants of Philosophy
    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: Charlton Heston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    A Portuguese Jew living in Holland, Spinoza was excommunicated because of the unorthodox view he took of God. Spinoza wrote in the rationalist style of a geometric proof to develop his idea of God as the infinite, indwelling cause of all things, a unified causal system that is virtually synonymous with nature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good over view of Spinoza

    • By Sam Motes on 03-25-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Sacrificial Ground

    • Frank Clemons, Book 1
    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Michael Sutherland
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The young girl lies in a ditch without a scratch on her - a white high school student stretched out dead in the black part of Atlanta. She was a rich girl from a cold family, too genteel for the neighborhood where she died, and only the baby in her belly suggests how she might have gotten there. For Detective Frank Clemons, the scene is far too familiar. Too close to how it was when he found his own daughter, dead in the woods by her own hand, her youthful beauty cruelly ravaged by depression. To hang on to sanity, he must do everything he can to find justice for the dead.

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Red Leaves

    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In Red Leaves, Edgar Award-winning author Thomas H. Cook pens a compelling tale of suspicion and its corrosive effects on a family. When a little girl is missing on the morning after his teenaged son baby-sits for her, Eric Moore watches his world crumble as suspicion falls on his son. Although Eric hires a lawyer to prepare his son’s defense, a haunting thought slithers into his mind. What if he has been nurturing a monstrous fiend?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • red leaves

    • By James on 08-20-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Interrogation

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    One day in 1952, the strangled body of 10-year-old Cathy Lake is discovered in a public park. A homeless suspect, Albert Jay Smalls, is arrested and held for interrogation. Now, Officers Norman Cohen and Jack Pierce have only 24 hours to make the sullen young man talk before he's released. How far are they willing to push him to get a confession?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic.

    • By Thomas on 09-16-10

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Sandrine's Case

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Samuel Madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in him, he a meek, stuffy doctorate student and she a brilliant, beautiful bohemian with limitless talent and imagination. Yet on the surface their marriage seemed perfectly tranquil: jobs at a small liberal arts college, a precocious young daughter, a home filled with art and literature, and trips to some of the world’s most beautiful places. Then one night Sandrine is found dead in their bed from a deadly overdose of pain medication and alcohol, and Samuel is accused of poisoning her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I was hooked from the start!

    • By Angie Jimenez on 07-25-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Places in the Dark

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    In 1937, a slender young woman arrived in a small Maine town. Dora March was lovely, quiet, and mysterious. Soon the tragedies began: a house fire, a murder, a suicide. Within a year, Dora vanished, leaving behind dark, unanswered questions. But before she disappeared, the town's newspaperman was stabbed to death. Now Cal, the slain man's brother, must tear off the emotional veil clouding his judgement and find Dora March.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Streets of Fire

    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    It is May 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama. As Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights demonstrations begin to fill the streets, prejudices awaken and tempers flare. Amid the violence and confusion, a deaf black girl is found raped and murdered. Veteran homicide detective Ben Wellman pursues the murderer through the throngs of protesters, the pool halls of the black district of Bearmatch, the white mansions of Mountain Brook, and, finally, even in his own department. As he did in Sacrificial Ground, Cook has created a novel of uncommon force and resonance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my most cherished books.

    • By Ellen Fisher on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • What's in a Name

    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Fifty years after the signing of the Armistice Treaty, Franklin Altman’s native city of Berlin stands in dilapidated contrast to the Manhattan of the victorious United States. A series of financial and familial blessings post WWI allowed him the luxury of retreat from his native country to America, where he changed his name from Ziegfried to Altman and thus secured a position among New York’s intellectuals. On the evening of November 11th, 1968, a talk by Altman in honor of the anniversary of the Armistice Treaty takes a dark turn upon the haunting arrival of a classmate from his past.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Blood Echoes

    • The Infamous Alday Mass Murder and Its Aftermath
    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    It was not a clever killing. On May 5, 1973, three men escaped from a Maryland prison and disappeared. Joined by a 15-year-old brother, they surfaced in Georgia, where they were spotted joyriding in a stolen car. Within a week, the four young men were arrested on suspicion of committing one of the most horrific murders in American history. Jerry Alday and his family were eating Sunday dinner when death burst through the door of their cozy little trailer. Their six bodies are only the beginning of this gruesome story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Book

    • By Anissa M. Phillips on 01-02-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Chatham School Affair

    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    As lawyer Henry Griswald draws up an aging client’s will, he reflects on a series of events in 1926-1927 that shattered the peace of his boyhood community. Griswald, then a student at the school where his father was headmaster, witnessed a passion that would change him forever. At the heart of Griswald’s reverie lies a mystery only he can solve. What really happened at Black Pond—a tragedy that eventually destroyed five lives?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Winding, intriguing story draws you in

    • By Kathi on 02-02-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dancer in the Dust

    • Thomas H. Cook; Read by Ray Chase
    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Twenty years ago, Ray Campbell, now a cautious risk-management consultant, was a well-intentioned aid worker dedicated to improving conditions in Lubanda, a newly independent African country. He is forced to reconsider that year of living dangerously when a friend from his time in Lubanda is found murdered in a New York alley. Signs suggest that this most recent tragedy is rooted in the far more distant one of Martine Aubert, the only woman Ray ever truly loved and whose fate he’d sealed in a moment of grievous error.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Haunting Story of International Intrigue

    • By Lani on 05-17-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Instruments of Night

    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Thomas H. Cook’s mesmerizing novels have attracted many Edgar Award nominations, and his "Chatham School Affair" won the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Filled with the haunting characters that have become Cook’s trademark, Instruments of Night creates a fusion between past and present that is unique and chilling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By L. B. on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Early Graves

    • A True Story of Murder and Passion
    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Evil has a way of finding itself. How else could you explain the bond between Alvin and Judith Ann Neelley, who consecrated their marriage in blood? Before the killings started, they restricted themselves to simple mischief: prank calls, vandalism, firing guns at strangers’ houses. Gradually their ambition grew, until one day at the Riverbend Mall in Rome, Georgia, they spotted Lisa Ann Millican. Three days after Lisa Ann disappeared, the 13-year-old girl was found shot and pumped full of liquid drain cleaner.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed.

    • By Nick on 06-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Crime of Julian Wells

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When the body of famed true-crime writer Julian Wells is found in a boat drifting on a Montauk pond, the question isn't how he died, but why. The death looks like an obvious suicide, but why would Wells take his own life? And was this his only crime? Wells' best friend, Philip Anders, wants to know more. His first clue is an Argentinean crime, which may have been Wells' last book idea. As Anders gathers the missing parts of Wells' life, the man he knew - or thought he knew - becomes increasingly obscured.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the year's best literary suspense mysteries

    • By A. Koren on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Streets of Fire

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    The grave on the football field is shallow, and easy to spot from a distance. It would have been found sooner, had most of the residents in the black half of Birmingham not been downtown, marching, singing, and being arrested alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. Police detective Ben Wellman is among them when he gets the call about the fresh grave. Under the loosely packed dirt, he finds a young black girl, her innocence taken and her life along with it. His sergeant orders Wellman to investigate, but instructs him not to try too hard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lyrically Compelling. Clever, Moody, Masterful!

    • By Ted on 08-22-13

    Regular price: $13.21

    • The Last Talk with Lola Faye

    • A Novel
    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Lucas Paige, a floundering middle-aged historian, reluctantly sits down with the woman he suspects was responsible for his father’s murder decades before. As they drink, they open up about this seminal event and he discovers much of what he thought to be true is anything but.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narration - Interesting Story

    • By Clarice Marchman-Jones on 01-30-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Blood Innocents

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Jonah Cummings
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Blood seeps into the gutters at the Children's Zoo in Central Park. Two deer have been slaughtered, one stabbed fifty-seven times and the other slashed across the neck. Normally it would be a case for the Parks Department, but these are no ordinary deer. The pride of the small menagerie, they were given to the zoo by a prominent socialite who cannot afford bloody headlines. The NYPD hands the case to Detective Reardon, star of the homicide squad. A recent widower at fifty-six, Reardon has seen too many human victims to care much about the two butchered animals.

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Breakheart Hill

    • By: Thomas H Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    When a lovely high-school girl is destroyed by a blow to her head, the savage act sends the people of a small southern town reeling. For 30 years, the mystery behind the attack has festered, damaging countless lives. Now the town physician, who once loved the girl, must tell the dark story of what really happened that day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great literary mystery

    • By Blue Ridge Book Lover on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Mortal Memory

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Steve Farris is an unexceptional middle-aged architect with an extraordinary past: When he was 9, his father came home one evening and coolly murdered his mother, brother, and sister before vanishing off the face of the earth. Steve has coped mainly by blotting out the terrible memories, but when writer Rebecca Soltero arrives to interview him about his father, he is forced to reawaken the horrors of his childhood.

    Regular price: $13.21

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