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  • Bibliography:
    35 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    September 1982
  • Latest Book:
    November 2021
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Full Series List in Order

Frank Clemons

1 - Sacrificial Ground (Mar-1988)
2 - Flesh and Blood (Jan-1989)
3 - Night Secrets (Jun-1990)

Multi-Author Series List

Bibliomysteries

13 - What's in a Name? (Apr-2014)

Book List in Order: 35 titles



  • Dr. Langhof, nearly forty years after his medical experiments for the Waffen SS, lives on in seclusion in the Republic, remembering--with no forgiveness or atonement--his descent into darkness and degradation...



  • He kills according to the will of God. He believes in the mission that God has made manifest to him: to restore the sanctity of the Mormon Church. The means to this purification will be multiple murder. The streets of Salt Lake City run straight and ...



  • A fictional portrait of American writer Elena Franklin explores the impact of twentieth-century history on a small but influential literary group and evokes the human costs demanded in the life of a visionary artist...



  • Edgar Award Finalist: A troubled cop obsessively searches for a young girl’s killer.   The young girl lies in a ditch without a scratch on her—a white high school student stretched out dead in the black part of Atlanta. She was a ric...



  • Now living in New York, ex-cop Frank Clemons investigates a brutal slashing   The sleek high-rises of Park Avenue make Frank Clemons uneasy. The former Atlanta homicide detective came to New York after a sickening murder case soured him on the S...



  • As the first of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s civil rights demonstrations proceeds through Alabama, a young Black girl is found murdered, and Detective Ben Wellman pursues the killer, unearthing more corpses as he goes...



  • A gripping story that spirals two seemingly unrelated cases into a life and death nightmare of extraordinary danger. P.I. Frank Clamons tails two women: a sophisticate who's cheating on her husband and an exotic gypsy who claims responsibility for a ...



  • Freelance photographer David Corman sees a chance to sell a story when a woman leaps to her death in New York's Hell's Kitchen, but as he investigates her life he inadvertently reveals shocking personal truths...



  • Forty years ago in Sequoyah, Georgia, Charles Overton was sentenced to die for the murder of a young woman, even though her body was never found. But the prosecution had all the ammunition it needed: a blood-stained dress and a jury out for vengeance...






  • Along with Jamie and my mother, Laura died at approximately four in the afternoon. It was almost two hours later that Mrs. Hamilton, a neighbor from across the street, saw my father drive away. During those long two hours in which he remained in t...



  • "This is the darkest story that I ever heard...." It is a story that began with love and led to the destruction of a young woman's life. It is a story that has not ended, even thirty years after the afternoon Kelli Troy's battered body was foun...



  • On a summer day, a young woman alighted from a bus in the small Cape Cod village of Chatham and took up residence in a cottage on the edge of Black Pond's dark waters. She was embarking on a voyage she could not foresee--one that would bring catastro...



  • Will the truth bring peace -- or pain? A “once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece” by the Edgar Award"winning author (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).Mystery writer Paul Graves, a man with a painful past, has come to an artists’ retreat in New York’...



  • In Thomas H. Cook’s Edgar Award"nominated first novel, a weary detective tracks a blood-crazed psychopath Blood seeps into the gutters at the children’s zoo in Central Park. Two deer have been slaughtered, one stabbed fifty-seven times ...



  • It is autumn 1937 when a mystery woman appears in Port Alma, a sea village nestled on the chilly coast of Maine. A fragile, green-eyed beauty, the woman arrives with little more than the clothes on her back and a wealth of unspoken secrets. Before a ...



  • Albert Jay Smalls sits in an interrogation room, accused of murder. The police have no witnesses, no physical evidence, and less than twelve hours to prove him guilty. Now Smalls will be put through one final interrogation. It is a quest that tak...



  • Three people know the truth. Three families will be changed forever. In the last days of World War II, a strange phenomenon saves a doomed Air Force pilot named Russell Keys--and plunges him into torment. In a place called Roswell, New Mexico, a ...



  • Sara Labriola is a married woman haunted by the shattering secrets of her past--and terrified of the future. Tired of living in fear--and knowing that if she stays in her marriage she'll be killed--Sara decides to do the only thing she can: she makes...



  • Twenty-five years ago, an unspeakable crime was committed and Roy Slater fled--from the life he thought he wanted, from the memories he couldn't avoid, and from the devastating suspicions of those he called friends. But now that his estranged father ...






  • Eric Moore has a stable life in a quiet town. Then, on an ordinary night, his teenage son Keith babysits Amy Giordano, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. The next morning Amy is missing, and Eric isn't sure his son is innocent. Caug...



  • David Sears grew up in the shadow of his brilliant younger sister, Diana, convinced by their father that she would accomplish great things. Instead, she married and had a son, Jason, who--like David and Diana's father--is schizophrenic. Her husband, ...



  • “Edgar"winner Cook examines the slow collapse of a prominent Southern family in this magnificent tale of suspense.” -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)In 1954 Mississippi, Jack Branch returns to his father’s Delta estate, Great Oaks, to st...



  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year: After years of grief and rage, a man finds new purpose in investigating a woman’s unsolved disappearance. George Gates’s little boy was killed seven years ago and he has yet to find the cold comfort of s...



  • Middling historian Lucas Paige visits St. Louis to give a sparsely attended reading -- nothing out of the ordinary. Except among the yawning attendees is someone he did not expect: Lola Faye Gilroy, the “other woman” he has long blamed for his fa...



  • Each year, for the past seventeen years, Otto Penzler, owner of the legendary Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, has commissioned an original story by a leading mystery writer. The requirements were that it be a mystery/ crime/suspense story, that...



  • Thomas Danforth has lived a fortunate life. The son of a wealthy importer, he traveled the world in his youth, and now, in his twenties, he lives in New York City and runs the family business. It is 1939, and the world is on the brink of war, but Dan...



  • A true-crime account of a vicious massacre and the legal battles that followed It was not a clever killing. On May 5, 1973, three men escaped from a Maryland prison and disappeared. Joined by a fifteen-year-old brother, they surfaced in Georgia, w...



  • A gut-wrenching true-crime account of a couple on a twisted killing spree in the American South Evil has a way of finding itself. How else could you explain the bond between Alvin and Judith Ann Neelley, who consecrated their marriage in blood? Be...



  • With THE CRIME OF JULIAN WELLS, Thomas H. Cook, one of America's most acclaimed suspense writers, has written a novel in the grand tradition of the twisty, cerebral thriller. Like Eric Ambler's A COFFIN FOR DIMITRIOS and Graham Greene's THE THIRD MAN...






  • Over his distinguished 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 s...



  • Thomas H. Cook offers one of his most compelling novels ever in Sandrine's Case, in which a college professor falls in love with his wife all over again...while on trial for her murder. Samuel Madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in him. He w...



  • Five decades after war’s end, a rare-books dealer receives a strange visitor The guns went silent on November 11, 1918, never to fire again. Throughout the 1920s, unrest seethed across Europe, and Fascists battled Communists in the streets of Be...



  • From Edgar Award-winning author Thomas H. Cook, "A Dancer in the Dust" is a deeply moving literary thriller about ill-fated love: one man’s love for an extraordinary woman, and one woman’s love for her troubled country. Twenty years ago, Ray C...




  • 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 sto...


Award-Winning Books by Thomas H. Cook

The Chatham School Affair
1997 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Novel


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Thomas H. Cook has published 35 books.

Thomas H. Cook does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Fatherhood, was published in November 2021.

The first book by Thomas H. Cook, The Orchids, was published in September 1982.

Yes. Thomas H. Cook has 1 series.