Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thomas Cook's Master of the Delta has just arrived

American crime-writer, Thomas H. Cook,has a new novel, Master of the Delta.

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. Conducting a class on historical evil, 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 Eddie’s investigation leads him to Great Oaks and to Jack’s own father, 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 even well-intentioned men.

Cook is the author of the Edgar Award winning novel The Chatham School Affair. He received six Edgar nominations to date, most recently in 2006 for the novel Red Leaves, which was also shortlisted for the CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger and the Anthony Award, and went on to win the Barry Award and The Martin Beck Award.

Thomas Cook will be signing at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore on Monday, July 7 at 7pm.
Don't miss your chance to meet this wonderful author!

Master of Crisis and Crime article - Publishers Weekly, 4/7/2008

1 comment:

  1. I've enjoyed all the Cook books that I have read