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Blood Innocents

Unabridged   6.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/03/2013

Blood Innocents

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Digital Download ISBN:9781622310968


In the renowned mystery writer Thomas H. Cook’s first novel, a weary detective tracks a blood-crazed psychopath who starts with the ritual killing of zoo animals—before moving on to human prey.

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Blood seeps into the gutters at the Children’s Zoo in Central Park. Two deer have been slaughtered, one stabbed fifty-seven times and the other slashed across the neck. Normally it would be a case for the Parks Department, but these are no ordinary deer. The pride of the small menagerie, they were given to the zoo by a prominent socialite who cannot afford bloody headlines.

The NYPD hands the case to Detective Reardon, star of the homicide squad. A recent widower at fifty-six, Reardon has seen too many human victims to care much about the two butchered animals. He resents being taken off other pressing cases for the sake of politics, but soon another killing snaps him to attention. Two women are found dead in their Greenwich Village apartment, one stabbed fifty-seven times and the other with her throat cut, and Reardon knows this vicious parallel is no coincidence.

“Cook has shown himself to be a writer of poetic gifts, constantly pushing against the presumed limits of crime fiction.”
      —Los Angeles Times Book Review

Author Bio

THOMAS H. COOK held several jobs as teacher and book reviewer before he began writing full-time. Many of his novels have been nominated for the Edgar and other prestigious awards. He won the Edgar for The Chatham School Affair.