Still Life With Crows by Lincoln Child & Douglas
(Warner Books) (Abridged
Audio Cassette) (Abridged
Audio CD) New York Times bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Still Life With Crows,
a midwest Gothic thriller about a serial killer who terrorizes a small town.
, has been slowly
dying for the last century. A small, quiet place, the primary occupation is
is a stretch of old
and dusty businesses, and the nearest mall is 200 miles away. In a town where
nothing changes, the community is terrified after a series of grisly murders
takes place. The unusual killer is wreaking havoc and he leaves outlandish
signatures, such as a mutilated body within a circle of crows on stakes and a
ring of broken corn stalks.
With the entire town in shock, FBI Agent Pendergast arrives on his own
Pendergast is a charismatic thriller hero, whose slightly archaic dialogue,
unique mode of dress, and seemingly endless array of esoteric facts make him a
fascinating lead character, and he is no stranger to bizarre murders. The
authors make much of his being a descendant of Sherlock Holmes and give him a
Watson, Corrie Swanson, a rebellious tattooed and pierced teenage who is his
From the fields to the local caves, Pendergast discovers the remnants of a
Prohibition-era moonshine operation and the truth behind one of the town's
greatest mysteries: who was behind the Medicine Creek Massacre of 1865. Now,
Pendergast must discover the twisted secret hiding within a four-generation
family – before
someone else is murdered.
But further killings do occur. Not surprisingly, the relatively hick local cops
don't like Pendergast, nor do the local politicians, who hope their town will be
chosen for a lucrative experiment in genetically modified crops. When Corrie is
dragged off to the killer's hideaway in a massive cave system, however, cops and
Pendergast unite in an extended underground cat-and-mouse chase.
and Child deftly mix the real and the surreal in
Still Life With Crows – this
Gothic thriller, is sure to entertain lovers of FBI Special Agent Pendergast and
newcomers alike. The abridged
Audio Cassette or Audio
CD is performed with his usual dramatic flair by Rene Auberjonois, know for
his stage and television roles.
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