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by Peter Straub.
Enomously entertaining and scary. . . . Rich, complex, dark, and tough to put down. —New York Daily News.
A dark, labyrinthian tale of murder and family relationships. . . . Mesmerizing. —Chicago Sun-Times.
OVERVIEW: Tom Pasmore, ten years old, survives a near fatal accident. During his long recovery, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder and finds he has clues to solving it that he shouldn’t. Lamont von Heilitz has spent his life solving mysteries, until he wanted to know nothing more of the terror of life and the horror of death. When a new murder disrupts their world of wealth, power, and pleasure, the two must form an unlikely partnership to confront demons from the past and the dark secrets that still haunt the present.
2010 Anchor, Release Date February 9th, 416 pages. List price $15.00.