Evidence of Blood by Thomas H. Cook

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Edgar Award winner Thomas H. Cook has earned acclaim and a growing legion of fans for his brilliantly styled, intensely evocative thrillers.  Now, in his most seductive suspense novel yet, he draws us into a world of love, betrayal, and murder from which one man can find no escape.

"It's better to know, don't you think?...  No matter what the cost?"

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....  

Now true-crime writer Jackson Kinley is coming home to grieve for an old friend.  But Sequoyah sheriff Ray Tindall's death has left many questions: Why had he reopened the Overton case...  and then, without explanation, shut it down?  What was he looking for?  And what did he find that he couldn't bear to reveal?  The search for answers leads Kinley into a small-town web of corruption, secrecy, and lies--and finally into the darkest corners of the human heart, where the terrible truth lies...in the Evidence of Blood.

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About Thomas H. Cook

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Thomas H. Cook is the author of sixteen novels, including The Chatham School Affair, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel; The Interrogation; Instruments of Night; Breakheart Hill; Mortal Memory; Sacrificial Ground and Blood Innocents, both Edgar Award nominees; and two early works about true crimes, Early Graves and Blood Echoes. He lives in New York City and Cape Cod, where he is at work on his next novel.From the Hardcover edition.
Published November 24, 2010 by Bantam. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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 Lush-languaged Cook (Sacrificial Ground, Blood Innocents), in a pared-down mode.

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Publishers Weekly

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Cook's splendid novel finds a true-crime writer back in his rural Georgia hometown to attend the funeral of its sheriff, whose last investigation he seeks to complete.

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BC Books

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Many writers turn to crime and edge the mystery genre to its limits with their stunning capabilities that push and pull a plot, twist and turn a narrative, and lay out stories that demand the skills of a grand master of puzzles.

Sep 25 2006 | Read Full Review of Evidence of Blood

The Independent

Brought up as he was by his grandmother, Granny Dollar, who read him nothing but the Police Gazette, Kinley could only have been a true-crime writer.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Inexorably he is drawn back into the town's fabric, its politics, and its old animosities when he follows Ray's trail and attempts to answer that long-standing question that Ray Tindall had come to personify: "It's better to know, don't you think?

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