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 Hill; Mortal Memory; Sacrificial 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.
Cook's splendid novel finds a true-crime writer back in his rural Georgia hometown to attend the funeral of its sheriff, whose last investigation he seeks to complete. (Apr.)
"In [his] previous novels...Cook has shown himself to be a writer
of poetic gifts, constantly pushing against the presumed limits of
crime fiction.... In this fine new book, he has gone to the edge,
and survived triumphantly."
--Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"A highly satisfying story, strong in color and atmosphere,
intelligent and exacting."
--The New York Times Book Review