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Over his acclaimed career, Cook’s novels have haunted, riveted, and spellbound readers across the world, and his short stories are equally acclaimed. They range from the intensely focused world of "Fatherhood," the Herodotus prize-winning title story, to the Edgar nominated "Rain," a dark, kaleidoscopic tale of Manhattan on a single, rain-swept night. "The Fix," the story of a famous boxing fix that was, well, not a fix at all, was selected for inclusion in Best Mystery Stories of the Year. "What She Offered," the gripping tale of a one-night stand, was included in The Best Noir Stories of the Century. Like Cook’s novels, the range of this collection is, itself, astonishing. From a backwoods Appalachian shack during the Depression ("Poor People") to a Midwestern college campus in the throes of Sixties revolt ("The Sun-Gazer") to a midtown Manhattan bookstore on Christmas Eve, "The Lessons of the Season," this collection demonstrates precisely that, in the words of Michael Connolly, "no one tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook."

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"A mood of detachment hangs over the 11 selections in this first collection of short fiction from veteran Cook, best known for his stand-alone crime novels like The Chatham School Affair, an Edgar winner. In stories like 'The Lessons of the Season' or 'What She Offered,' emotionally shutdown characters get possibly useful insight into their situations by encountering even more distressed people. Rays of hope alleviate the chill of gloomy tales like 'The Fix' and 'The Sungazer.' Cook's distant approach is less effective in communicating the barely repressed, demented rage of the narrator of the title story, which won the Herodotus Prize for best historical short story. Perhaps the most successful entry is the Edgar-finalist 'Rain,' which has no central character, just a bleak series of vignettes in which little people fumble through relationships with each other and with pitiless nature. Only irremediably cheerful people should try to read this volume in one sitting." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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In a debut volume, the collected short stories of Thomas H. Cook, one of America's most celebrated crime fiction authors.

Synopsis:

Like Cook's novels, the range of this collection is, itself, astonishing. From a backwoods Appalachian shack during the Depression ("Poor People") to a Midwestern college campus in the throes of Sixties revolt ("The Sun-Gazer") to a midtown Manhattan bookstore on Christmas Eve, "The Lessons of the Season," this collection demonstrates precisely that, in the words of Michael Connolly, "no one tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook."

About the Author

Thomas H. Cook has been nominated for the Edgar Award seven times in five different categories. He has received the Edgar Award, the Martin Beck Award, the Herodotus Prize for best historical short story, and the Barry Award and has been nominated for numerous other prizes. He divides his time between Cape Cod and Manhattan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605984674
Author:
Cook, Thomas H.
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Author:
Grabenstein, Chris
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A mood of detachment hangs over the 11 selections in this first collection of short fiction from veteran Cook, best known for his stand-alone crime novels like The Chatham School Affair, an Edgar winner. In stories like 'The Lessons of the Season' or 'What She Offered,' emotionally shutdown characters get possibly useful insight into their situations by encountering even more distressed people. Rays of hope alleviate the chill of gloomy tales like 'The Fix' and 'The Sungazer.' Cook's distant approach is less effective in communicating the barely repressed, demented rage of the narrator of the title story, which won the Herodotus Prize for best historical short story. Perhaps the most successful entry is the Edgar-finalist 'Rain,' which has no central character, just a bleak series of vignettes in which little people fumble through relationships with each other and with pitiless nature. Only irremediably cheerful people should try to read this volume in one sitting." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , In a debut volume, the collected short stories of Thomas H. Cook, one of America's most celebrated crime fiction authors.
"Synopsis" by , Like Cook's novels, the range of this collection is, itself, astonishing. From a backwoods Appalachian shack during the Depression ("Poor People") to a Midwestern college campus in the throes of Sixties revolt ("The Sun-Gazer") to a midtown Manhattan bookstore on Christmas Eve, "The Lessons of the Season," this collection demonstrates precisely that, in the words of Michael Connolly, "no one tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook."
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