Today’s featured book is The Crime of Julian Wells by Thomas H. Cook.
Why I chose this book:
How can you not love a writer who has been nominated for the Edgar Award seven different times in seven different categories? 🙂 Cook’s novel “Julian Wells” (released yesterday) is no exception. Twists and turns covering four decades and three continents, the book grows more complicated with every page. Just when you think you know somebody… As Michael Connelly says, “Nobody tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook.”
“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, it is a mystery of identity, or assumed identity, a journey into the maze of a mysterious life.
When famed true-crime writer Julian Wells’ body if found in a boat drifting on a Montauk pond, the question is not how he died, but why?
The death is obviously a suicide. But why would Julian Wells have taken his own life? And was this his only crime? These are the questions that first intrigue and then obsess Philip Anders, Wells’ best friend and the chief defender of both his moral and his literary legacies.
Anders’ increasingly passionate and dangerous quest to answer these questions becomes a journey into a haunted life, one marked by travel, learning, achievement and adventure, a life that should have been celebrated, but whose lonely end points to terrors still unknown.
Spanning four decades and traversing three continents, THE CRIME OF JULIAN WELLS is a journey into one man’s heart of darkness than ends in a blaze of light.”
Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!
– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville