Mr White's Confession Author:Robert Clark Library Edition on 8 Cassettes. AudioFile Earphones Award..... Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel..... Robert Clark, best-selling author of In the Deep Midwinter, gained national acclaim for this lyrical, compelling first novel. His second, Mr. White's Confession, has received even greater praise from critics across the country, including ... more »starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal. Provocative and richly detailed, it takes you to 1939 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Police Lieutenant Wesley Horner is a taciturn widower, living alone in a house filled with the past. Bulky, gentle Herbert White is a recluse. Unable to remember events from day to day, he records his life in scrapbooks, and photographs dance hall girls, who are his only friends. As Wesley and Herbert are brought together when two of these women are murdered, haunting questions arise about the relationship between truth and memory. Robert Clark trains his narrative eye on the lieutenant's harsh world, but he also includes pages from Herbert White's journals. Through this dual focus, Mr. White's Confession creates a fascinating mosaic, one that becomes even more absorbing through narrator George Guidall's dramatic performance.« less
A murder mystery set in the 1930's, this book chronicles the murder investigation of a dime-a-dance girl. The police focus on a suspect right away who conveniently has problems with his memory which only enhances his presumed guilt.
Fans of old-fashioned mysteries will like this book. It is much more of a character-based novel rather than a crime-focused one.