The Crime of Julian Wells

by Thomas H. Cook

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

The Crime of Julian Wells Synopsis

Julian Wells was a writer of dark non-fiction works that detailed some of the worst crimes of the 20th Century. Was it this exploration of man's inhumanity to man that caused him to take his own life? When his body is found in a boat drifting in a pond in Montauk, New York, his best friend, the literary critic Philip Anders, begins to reread his work in order to prepare a eulogy. This rereading, along with other clues, convinces the critic that his friend has committed a terrible crime, and that it was as punishment for this crime that Wells took his own life. Anders' investigation sparks an obsession with unravelling the mystery of the man he thought he knew. His journey towards understanding leads him from Paris to Budapest, spans four decades, and takes him deeper and deeper in to the heart of darkness that was Julian Wells...

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Chicago Tribune

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'Thomas H. Cook writes like a wounded angel'
Peter Straub

'Thomas H Cook [...] writes with uncommon elegance, intelligence and emotional insight, scattering literary and historical references along the way'
The Times

'beautifully written, interesting, instructive and ingenious'
Literary Review

'a contemplative, reflective and sinister novel ... Readers cannot help but become embroiled in this dark journey into the world of a mysterious and troubled individual'
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'Guilt and deception in all its forms haunt this lyrically mournful tale ... Cook plays deftly with the form'

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ISBN: 9781908800145
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781908800145
Publication date: 1st October 2012
Author: Thomas H. Cook
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Thomas H. Cook

Thomas H. Cook 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, which was also shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie Gold Dagger award. Cook lives with his family in Cape Cod and New York City.

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