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Thomas H. Cook
THOMAS H. COOK was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1947. He has been nominated for the Edgar Award seven times in five different categories. He received the best novel Edgar for The Chatham School Affair, the Martin Beck Award, the Herodotus Prize for best historical short story, and the Barry... show more



THOMAS H. COOK was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1947. He has been nominated for the Edgar Award seven times in five different categories. He received the best novel Edgar for The Chatham School Affair, the Martin Beck Award, the Herodotus Prize for best historical short story, and the Barry for best novel for Red Leaves, and has been nominated for numerous other awards.

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Birth date: September 19, 1947
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 7 years ago
This was my final holiday read for Christmas this year and it was excellent! Otto Penzler, the owner of The Mysterious Bookshop in NYC, each year commissions a short mystery from a well-known author, to be published in a small pamphlet and given to customers at the holiday season as a way to say ...
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Stewartry rated it 8 years ago
Well, that was pretentious.Extended version: I didn’t get too far into this. Extremely early on comes this line, and I noted it wondering if it might be a pre-emptive strike: “I, the stay-at-home literary critic, whose primary gift was in dissecting novels that, no matter how awful, were certainly b...
I Love Books
I Love Books rated it 9 years ago
I loved this book. I begin reading it at 9:30pm. Went to bed. Got up and finished the book. It was so compelling and emotionally evocative.
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Reclusive Reads rated it 10 years ago
How well do you really know your friends?That is the eternal question raised in this fine cerebral mystery, as an author's suicide sends his best friend on a journey into the heart of darkness, peeling away the layers of a lonely life, to discover the shadowy secret hidden in their shared past, whil...
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TsalagiWriter rated it 10 years ago
Taken by Thomas Cook is based on the 2002 TV miniseries of the same name. It spans five decades and four generations. The story centers on three families. The Keys, who have been taken by aliens. The Crawfords, who are trying to cover up the truth about aliens. And finally, the Clarkes, who took in ...
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