The Crime of Julian Wells
Publication Date: August 2012
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When the body of famed true-crime writer Julian Wells is found in a boat drifting on a Montauk pond, the question isn t how he died, but why. The death looks like an obvious suicide, but why would Wells take his own life? And was this his only crime? Wells best friend, Philip Anders, wants to know more. His first clue is an Argentinean crime, which may have been Wells last book idea. As Anders gathers the missing parts of Wells life, the man he knew or thought he knew becomes increasingly obscured, and the ever-deepening puzzle threatens to consume him entirely. A mystery of identity, or assumed identity, "The Crime of Julian Wells" spans four decades and traverses three continents. Richly plotted, brilliantly told, it's a voyage into the depth and darkness of a man's heart.
About the AuthorThomas H. Cook (b. 1947) is the author of nearly two dozen critically lauded crime novels. Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, Cook published his first novel, "Blood Innocents", in 1980 while serving as the book review editor of "Atlanta "magazine. Two years later, on the release of his second novel, "The Orchids", he turned to writing full-time.Cook published steadily through the 1980s, penning such works as the Frank Clemons trilogy, a series of mysteries starring a jaded cop. He found breakout success with "The Chatham School Affair" (1996), which won an Edgar Award for best novel. His work has been praised by critics for his attention to psychology and the lyrical nature of his prose. Besides mysteries, Cook has written two true-crime books, "Early Graves "(1992) and the Edgar-nominated "Blood Echoes" (1993), as well as several literary novels, including "Elena" (1986). He lives and works in New York City.
Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Close to Home, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Grey s Anatomy, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, and others.