Thomas H. Cook's Period Mysteries

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Thomas H. Cook's Period Mysteries

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1bibliotheque
Ago 13, 2006, 6:32 pm

Thomas H. Cook is one of the authors I keep badgering people to read if they haven't already, so I was wondering whether anyone here had read any of his "period" works and, if so, what they thought? I'm thinking chiefly of Places In The Dark (set in Maine, in 1937) and The Chatham School Affair (New England, 1926). The latter is possibly my 'favourite' Cook novel, it has an atmosphere both dreamy and menacing and the ending was entirely unexpected. Also won the Edgar for Best Mystery in 1996, so I'm not alone in my appreciation for it :D

2quartzite
Ago 14, 2006, 2:36 pm

I read and enjoyed The Chatham School Affair, the interwar period is my favorite era, I haven't read the other one though.

3bibliotheque
Ago 31, 2006, 4:03 am

If you like the interwar period, try Charles Todd's The Murder Stone - just reading it now and it's great so far!

4bibliotheque
Set 10, 2006, 7:54 am

Hi quartzite - just finished The Murder Stone and although the ending was morally dubious, it was an unguessable mystery and I love those ;) I see you've already read and rated it, though!

5jdgarner68
Jun 9, 2013, 4:33 pm

Thomas H. Cook's novels are great. Many of them are set in Georgia, and describes scenes and sights in the towns that I am familiar with; which makes them even better for me. It has actually been several years since I have read any of his books, but I read one after another for a time period. Now that I think about it, the mysteries of his that I have read were modern, so I must definitely try some of his historical stuff.