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  • Author:
    Cook Thomas H
  • ISBN:
    1847242111
  • ISBN13:
    978-1847242112
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  • Publisher:
    Quercus Publishing Plc; UK First Edition; 1st printing. edition (2008)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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    527
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Thomas H. Cook (born September 19, 1947) is an American author, whose 1996 novel The Chatham School Affair received an Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America.

Thomas H. Thomas H. Cook was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, and holds a bachelor's degree from Georgia State College, a master's degree in American History from Hunter College, and a Master of Philosophy degree from Columbia University. Cook never disappoints. With Master of the Delta he elevates the game once again. Beautifully written and heavily muscled with character and intrigue, this novel is a tour de force. Nobody tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook!"-Michael Connelly. elegant prose, tragic characters and timeless themes of economic conflict, father-son disappointment and girl-boy turmoil makes for a book that is nearly perfect. The plot is laced with unexpected twists, and Cook's writing is deeply atmospheric.

Master of the Delta is a novel about character that just happens to be about crime. What can I say, it was written by the master: Thomas H. Cook.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. As the deadly consequences of Jack’s actions fall inescapably into place, Thomas H. Cook masterfully reveals the darker truths that lurk in the recesses of small-town lives and in the hearts of even well-intentioned men. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Mariner BooksReleased: Jun 8, 2009ISBN: 9780156034944Format: book. carousel previous carousel next.

Master of the Delta book. Cook masterfully reveals the darker truths that lurk in the recesses of small-town lives and in the hearts of even well-intentioned me. .

This is the darkest story I've ever heard. Cook (Master of the Delta) seamlessly intertwines the short story Carr left behind-about a woman also named Katherine Carr-with Gates's growing obsession with Carr's fate.

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Master of the Delta – Ebook written by Thomas H. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Master of the Delta. Cook8 June 2009. Sold by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Switch to the audiobook.

Published by Thriftbooks. The Master of the Backstory has done it again - Cook has created a novel infused with a mystery that does not become solved until the very end. com User, 10 years ago. I believe that Thomas H. Cook is the best writer in his genre writing today, and I have read everything of his. This is in keeping with the high literary qualaity of his work and did not disappoint me. I would hope that more people discover him and may write a book about him someday soon to help that happen. Time changes everything but the past. Cook is one of North America's most respected crime writers. He won an Edgar award for his novel The Chatham School Affair and has been shortlisted for the award six times, most recently with Red Leaves (Quercus 2006), which was also shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie Dagger award. He lives in New York City and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

In 1954 Mississippi, Jack Branch returns to his father’s Delta estate, Great Oaks, to perform an act of noblesse oblige: teaching at the local high school.While conducting a class on evil throughout history, Jack is shocked to discover that his unassuming student Eddie is the son of the Coed Killer, a notorious local murderer. Jack feels compelled to mentor the boy, encouraging Eddie to examine his father’s crime and using his own good name to open the doors that Eddie’s lineage can’t. But when the investigation turns in an unexpected direction, Jack finds himself questioning Eddie’s motives—and his own.As the deadly consequences of Jack’s actions fall inescapably into place, Thomas H. Cook masterfully reveals the darker truths that lurk in the recesses of small-town lives and in the hearts of well-intentioned men.

Mash
2017 was a year short on good stories from some of the most popular writers. It was therefore my good fortune to find this 2009 story by Cook which I thoroughly enjoyed. The author is a master of prose and kept me guessing until the end.
Kakashkaliandiia
I like Thomas Cook's style: I like how he immerses you in a "place", I like how his plots have a haunting quality that stick with you, I like the psychological twists w/ his characters, I like that there is something about his endings that I never see coming, and perhaps because I am a teacher, I liked that this one involved a school, teachers and students. It is a story of best intentions that go very wrong and there is a dark side to the narrator/main character which is compelling . I say, "Give Cook a try; I think that you will be pleased." I have enjoyed all his books, especially THE INTERROGATION.
Faegal
I ENJOYED MOST OF THE BOOK. I WAS A TEACHER AND COULD RELATE TO THIS TEACHERS ENDEAVOR. I AM NOT SURE HE DID IT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS BUT, I THINK HIS LONELY HEART WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE. THE BOOK WAS TEDIOUS IN PARTS AND I THINK A LOT OF THE MATERIAL COULD HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED. THE STORY AND RELATIONSHIPS WERE GOOD BUT SOMETIMES CONFUSING
Adoranin
3.5 stars

This novel has much to recommend it. The style is very readable, the characters are well-drawn, the setting is authentic -- but there are enough implausibilities (as detailed by an earlier reviewer) and missteps (I found the misquoting of Shakespeare rather jarring in a book with so many literary references) to make it ultimately unsatisfying. Cook tells the reader almost from the beginning who will and will not survive, a technique which removes a great deal of the suspense from the story. While the final sequence of events is interesting, the ending seems somewhat contrived and not as tragic as the reader has been led to expect.

On the whole, while there are sections that are evocative and affecting, the novel left me wondering if I had missed something along the way, some deeper meaning that the editorial reviews had led me to expect, but which I did not find.
Snowskin
A great book. As with his other books, you have no idea what the ending will be.
Agrainel
Another great one by Cook!
Eseve
What can I say, it was written by the master: Thomas H. Cook. I've NEVER read a book by him that I couldn't wait to get back to. I don't write reviews because you can "Look inside" and learn everything you need to judge for yourself.
I bought this book because of a positive review in the NY Times. In the future I will be more cautious about recommendations therein. The story concerns a high school English teacher's attempt to "save" one of his students, the unfortunate offspring of an accused killer, a killer who was himself killed shortly after being arrested. In a series of looping digressions the author serves full notice that things will not end well, a style that imparts some momentum to an otherwise boring tale. Also with that style he creates confusion - did the accused killer actually commit the crime? Is the son really the progeny of the killer? Is the sheriff actually guilty of murder himself by allowing the killer to bunk in a cell with a known psychopath? Did, perhaps, the sheriff himself commit the crime? Is even the English teacher whom he thinks he is? The truth proves to be much more mundane and the story has little in the way of ambiance or literary style to recommend itself. No eloquent writing about the deep south (where the story takes place,) no insightful observations about human nature. The author's choice of the English teacher as the story's narrator allows him to insert many gratuitous literary references ( the author read Billy Budd? Wow! )providing little more than bulk to the story.