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    • 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 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • Red Leaves

    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 Chatham School Affair

    • By: Thomas Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • 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

    • The Interrogation

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • Blood Innocents

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Jonah Cummings
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 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 42 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

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Early Graves

    • A True Story of Murder and Passion
    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • Sandrine's Case

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • Streets of Fire

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    • 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

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Moon Over Manhattan

    • A Novel of Mystery and Mahem
    • By: Larry King, Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Larry King
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In this modern-day tale of madcap Manhattan, a flurry of desperate guys and dolls reach for their big chance: Arthur Vandameer is the left-wing media pundit and Allison is his beautiful scheming teenaged daughter. Charlie Moon is the right-wing newspaper columnist, Roy Bumble is a conman without a con, and Harry Stumbo wishes Times Square could be safe again. Add to these a kid name Goonie, a Bumble named Bea, and a huge peanut, and the result is a comic salute to the wacky vibrancy of New York City.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Quest for Anna Klein

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Thomas Danforth has lived a fortunate life. The son of a wealthy importer, he traveled the world in his youth, and now, in his twenties, he lives in New York City and runs the family business. It is 1939, and the world is on the brink of war, but Danforth's life is untroubled, his future assured. Then, on a snowy evening walk along Gramercy Park, a friend poses a fateful question. As it turns out, this friend has a dangerous idea that can change the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A review with extremely mixed feelings.

    • By Richard Delman on 04-26-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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

    • 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

    • Flesh and Blood

    • A Frank Clemons Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    The sleek high-rises of Park Avenue make Frank Clemons uneasy. The former Atlanta homicide detective came to New York after a sickening murder case soured him on the South, but despite the glitz and excitement of his new surroundings and the beauty of the woman he shares them with, the city makes his skin crawl. Now a private eye, he is only at ease in the city's darker corners, among the whores, gamblers, and pimps who call Eighth Avenue home. That affinity for the socially isolated is what draws him to the case of Hannah Karlsberg, an elderly seamstress who deserved a better death than she got.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Past Explains the Present

    • By Bags on 03-10-14

    Regular price: $13.21

    • 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

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