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    • 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

    • Flesh and Blood

    • A Frank Clemons Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 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

    • 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

    • 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 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    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: $20.99

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • 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

    • Breakheart Hill

    • By: Thomas H Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • The Interrogation

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • 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

    • Streets of Fire

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Night Secrets

    • Frank Clemons, Book 3
    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The first case is simple. A wealthy man’s wife has grown distant, and he asks Frank Clemons, a private eye hardened by his past work on Atlanta’s homicide beat, to find out why. There are a number of simple reasons why a young woman might withdraw from her older husband, but the spurned spouse rejects them all. Her jewelry is disappearing, but he insists that she doesn’t have trouble with blackmail, drugs, or gambling. The answer must be more complex, and he begs Frank to find out what it is.

    Regular price: $13.21

    • 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

    • The Cloud of Unknowing

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    David Sears grew up in the shadow of his brilliant younger sister, Diana, convinced by their father that she would accomplish great things. Instead, she married and had a son, Jason, who, like David and Diana's father, is schizophrenic. Her husband, Mark, a geneticist, never made peace with Jason's condition.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs Another Reader

    • By Dawn on 07-19-07

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Fatherhood and Other Stories

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Fred Sullivan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Over his acclaimed career, Cook’s novels have haunted, riveted, and spellbound audiences across the world, and his short stories are equally acclaimed. They range from the intensely focused world of "Fatherhood", the Herodotus prize-winning title story, to the Edgar nominated "Rain", a dark, kaleidoscopic tale of Manhattan on a single, rain-swept night. "The Fix", the story of a famous boxing fix that was, well, not a fix at all, was selected for inclusion in Best Mystery Stories of the Year. "What She Offered", the gripping tale of a one-night stand, was included in The Best Noir Stories of the Century.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The City When It Rains

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    On a rainy night in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, a woman throws a doll from the fifth-floor window of a gutted tenement, then leaps herself. From his own apartment a few blocks away, freelance photographer David Corman listens to the radio reports as they come over his headset. Corman is a man at the edge, threatened with eviction, besieged by his wife’s attempt to regain custody of their daughter, yet reluctant to give up the life that permits him to roam the night. In the woman’s dying fall, he sees the chance to sell a story....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining read! Thought provoking for fathers.

    • By Jason on 03-14-12

    Regular price: $18.86

    • The Orchids

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: James Lewis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The servants sense something strange about the two old men. They are not sure what business Dr. Langhof and Dr. Ludtz have in El Caliz, but they are certain that whatever they do in their colonial mansion is the work of the devil. Although they do not know the specifics of the two men’s crimes, the servants are right to suspect something sinister. The men are Nazis, fugitives from international law who fled to this South American haven in the chaotic days after World War II.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • L'innocence pervertie

    • By: Thomas H. Cook
    • Narrated by: Marc-Henri Boisse
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Angelica, dix-huit ans, était la plus jolie fille d'Atlanta. Maintenant, elle gît dans un terrain vague et Frank Clemons, inspecteur alcoolique et divorcé, pense en voyant son corps à celui de sa propre fille, suicidée trois ans plus tôt. Cette enquête sera sa rédemption. Mais très vite, les questions surgissent : de quoi Angelica est-elle morte ? De qui était-elle enceinte ? Que cherchait-elle dans les galeries d'art un peu louches de la ville ? Et pour Frank, le mystère Angelica devient une obsession...

    Regular price: $20.81

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