Book Reviews of The Chatham School Affair

The Chatham School Affair
The Chatham School Affair
Author: Thomas H. Cook
ISBN-13: 9780553571936
ISBN-10: 0553571931
Publication Date: 10/1/1997
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I got and read this book because it won an Edgar Award for the best mystery of the year. It's not a traditional mystery--it's much more. It's an atmospheric, literature-like story about a town in the 30s where something awful happens and someone dies as a result. The story includes the coming of age of a teenage boy and a lot of excellent, touching insight into life. While I don't normally seek out this kind of reading, I really liked this book. For mystery fans, yes, it does include a nice mystery.
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Helpful Score: 4
Edgar Award Winner and truly deservedly so!!! Fabulous book -- excellent prose and vocabulary. Much more than a "mystery" -- truly a character novel as well. Recommend highly.
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Helpful Score: 1
Really gains momentum as it moves along.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good mystery - well written.
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I must have a different book: I stuck with it until half way then quit, it is boring, lifeless, colorless, and senseless!
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Excellent writing, esp. the transition between present and past. Thomas Cook is a very talented writer.