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Thomas H. Cook

Thomas H. Cook is the author of many novels, including The Chatham School Affair, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel; Instruments of Night; Breakheart HillMortal MemorySacrificial Ground and Blood Innocents, both Edgar Award nominees; and two early works about true crimes, Early Graves and Blood Echoes, which was also nominated for an Edgar Award. He lives in New York City and Cape Cod.


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Breakheart Hill
Written by Thomas H. Cook
Crimeline | Paperback | July 1996
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57192-9 (0-553-57192-3)

From the author hailed as "an important talent, a storytelling writer of poetic narrative power" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) comes a dazzling novel of psychological suspense.  "This is the darkest story I've ever heard." With these haunting words, Thomas H. Cook begins a tale of love and its aftermath, of a... Read more

The Chatham School Affair
Written by Thomas H. Cook
Bantam | Paperback | October 1997
$8.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57193-6 (0-553-57193-1)

Attorney Henry Griswald has a secret: the truth behind the tragic events the world knew as the Chatham School Affair, the controversial tragedy that destroyed five lives, shattered a quiet community, and forever scarred the young boy. Layer by layer, in The Chatham School Affair, Cook paints a stunning portrait of... Read more

Evidence of Blood
Written by Thomas H. Cook
Bantam | Paperback | March 1998
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57836-2 (0-553-57836-7)

Edgar Award winner Thomas H. Cook has earned acclaim and a growing legion of fans for his brilliantly styled, intensely evocative thrillers.  Now, in his most seductive suspense novel yet, he draws us into a world of love, betrayal, and murder from which one man can find no escape.

"It's better to know... Read more

Instruments of Night
Written by Thomas H. Cook
Bantam | Paperback | September 1999
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57820-1 (0-553-57820-0)

Thomas Cook is one of today's most acclaimed writers of psychological thrillers, penning hypnotic tales of forbidden love and devastating secrets. Now he has written an unforgettable novel that weaves one man's tortured life with a deadly mystery that spans five decades...

Riverwood is an artists' community in the Hudson River valley,... Read more

The Interrogation
Written by Thomas H. Cook
Bantam | Paperback | October 2002
$6.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-58250-5 (0-553-58250-X)

In his latest novel of unrelenting suspense, Edgar Award—winning author Thomas Cook journeys into the darkest corners of the human heart to tell a mesmerizing story of crime and retribution–and the forces that push even good people to the breaking point.


Albert Jay Smalls sits in an interrogation room... Read more

Into the Web
Written by Thomas H. Cook
Bantam | Paperback | June 2004
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-58092-1 (0-553-58092-2)

“No other suspense writer takes readers as deeply into the heart of darkness as Thomas H. Cook.”—Chicago Tribune

I know you were there. . . .

Roy Slater left Kingdom County forever after the shocking double homicide that rocked his hometown. But the .38-caliber echoes he left behind still haunt the hardscrabble West... Read more

Mortal Memory
Written by Thomas H. Cook
Bantam | Paperback | March 1994
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-56532-4 (0-553-56532-X)

Along with Jamie and my  mother, Laura died at approximately four in the  afternoon. It was almost two hours later that Mrs.  Hamilton, a neighbor from across the street, saw my  father drive away. During those long two hours in  which he remained in the house, my father washed my  mother's body and arranged her neatly on... Read more

Written by Thomas H. Cook
Bantam | Paperback | January 2005
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-58251-2 (0-553-58251-8)

Sara Labriola is a married woman haunted by the shattering secrets of her past—and terrified of the future. Tired of living in fear—and knowing that if she stays in her marriage she'll be killed—Sara decides to do the only thing she can: she makes herself disappear.

One afternoon, without telling a soul... Read more

Places in the Dark
Written by Thomas H. Cook
Bantam | Paperback | February 2001
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-58067-9 (0-553-58067-1)

It is autumn 1937 when a mystery woman appears in Port Alma, a sea village nestled on the chilly coast of Maine. A fragile, green-eyed beauty, the woman arrives with little more than the clothes on her back and a wealth of unspoken secrets.

Before a year goes by, she will... Read more

Written by Thomas H. Cook
Dell | Paperback | October 2002
$6.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-24126-3 (0-440-24126-X)

Based on the gripping ten-part miniseries. . . .

Three people know the truth. Three families will be changed forever.

In the last days of World War II, a strange phenomenon saves a doomed Air Force pilot named Russell Keys—and plunges him into torment. In a place called Roswell, New Mexico, a man named... Read more

The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition
Edited by Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2003
$15.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71301-9 (0-375-71301-8)

This year’s worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the smartest and most astute, in short, the best crime journalism. Scouring hundreds of publications, Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook have created a remarkable compilation containing the best examples of the most current and vibrant of our literary traditions: crime... Read more