Instruments of Night

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Thorndike Press, Apr 1, 1999 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Paul Graves is a middle-aged writer of gothic suspense novels that feature a sadistic genius pitted against a Victorian detective. Asked to investigate a real 50-year-old murder, Graves can't resist. Faye Harrison had been tortured, strangled, and her body hidden in a cave. The details of the murder all too closely resemble those surrounding the death of Graves's sister when he was twelve. Thomas Cook has woven a riveting novel of haunting power, of innocence lost and trust betrayed, and of an author who must confront the origins of his own disturbing trade.

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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

I was somewhat disappointed in this Cook. After two simply amazing ones (that I read out of "order") this one is more like a traditional mystery. An imaginative but reclusive writer is asked to come ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ari - Goodreads

Better than most. A mixture of modern crime fiction and traditional "Who could have done it?" type of Agatha Christie novel. The solving of the old crime seemed not to be the main issue in the story ... Read full review

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THOMAS H. COOK held several jobs as teacher and book reviewer before he began writing full-time. Many of his novels have been nominated for the Edgar and other prestigious awards. He won the Edgar for "The Chatham School Affair".

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