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Ebook Details
  • 09/2020
  • 978-1-989733-14-1 B08H5RFHKP
  • 293 pages
  • $3.49
Hardcover Details
  • 09/2020
  • 978-1-989733-11-0
  • 293 pages
  • $24.99
Paperback Details
  • 10/2020
  • 9781989733127
  • 293 pages
  • $12.99
Requiem For Thursday
Detective Eilert Weiss, haunted by his own demons, can’t ignore it: something supernatural appears to have happened in the little office where famous author A.L. Rouhl wrote his books. The cluttered shelves are filled with a lifetime of secrets, but there a few secrets Detective Weiss must uncover—where is the missing bullet? Was this a suicide? An assisted death? Or was it murder? Carly, the great writer’s daughter finds herself a suspect, just as her own suspicions turn to a local nurse, Marcella Cole. Her father believed Cole was a ruthless killer, who spun an evil web. There will be a reckoning—the room will see to it, and Detective Weiss will have to write his report when the tension in the office is broken and the truth is revealed. But who will believe him? Fans of James Lee Burke will enjoy the writing style of Doug Cockell

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 10.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: Cockell’s literary powers are expertly exercised in this page turner, a riveting mosaic of horror. As the reader progresses through this suspenseful narrative, it is clearly evident that the worst monsters are those least expected.

Prose: Cockell's prose is tense, polished, and develops a burgeoning sense of dread. Dialogue is dynamic, convincing, and serves the progression of plot, while storytelling unfolds with barely noticed exposition.

Originality: Literary in its approach, while maintaining a tightly woven and entertaining supernatural mystery, Cockell's novel is highly original in its execution.

Character/Execution: Readers will quickly become invested in the engagingly flawed characters portrayed. Each introduced has weight, distinctive traits, and possesses internal agency. 

 

 

 

Date Submitted: May 30, 2020

Reviews
Prairies Book Review

A knockout

Cockell has a gift for clever, taut plotting, making the reader turn pages fast. Masterful characterization, clever plotting, expert writing, and a dash of supernatural mark this fine mystery. Readers looking for a thoroughly gripping paranormal mystery won’t be able to resist.”

 

Readers’ Favorite

"The ending was spectacular and one of the best plot twists I have encountered for a long time."  5 Stars

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 09/2020
  • 978-1-989733-14-1 B08H5RFHKP
  • 293 pages
  • $3.49
Hardcover Details
  • 09/2020
  • 978-1-989733-11-0
  • 293 pages
  • $24.99
Paperback Details
  • 10/2020
  • 9781989733127
  • 293 pages
  • $12.99

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