HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read
Loading...

A Field of Darkness (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Cornelia Read

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
4392223,910 (3.57)42
Member:cetera_desunt
Title:A Field of Darkness
Authors:Cornelia Read
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2007), Upplaga: Reprint, Paperback, 320 sidor
Collections:Your library, Allt annat
Rating:****
Tags:mystery, cold case, syracuse, new york, fairy tales

Work details

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read (2006)

  1. 30
    Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (RidgewayGirl)
  2. 20
    In the Woods by Tana French (jlparent)
    jlparent: Crime fiction
  3. 20
    Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (jlparent)
    jlparent: Twists and turns and family secrets, oh my.
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 42 mentions

English (20)  Tagalog (1)  All languages (21)
Showing 1-5 of 20 (next | show all)
Read
  MrsDoglvrs | Apr 24, 2016 |
This one is a bit different from what I usually read. The main character is a pretty mixed up woman--from a very wealthy family, with drugged out hippie parents, and a huge store of angst. I really didn't like Madeline Dare, but I did admire her perseverance in trying to figure out who brutally murdered two young women 19 years in the past.

I usually figure out "whodunit" within the first third of the book. Ms. Read's plot was twisty enough that I kept rethinking my choice...always good in a mystery/thriller. At the end, everything tied together and the villain made sense.

I'll be reading more Cornelia Read books and hope for more likable characters in future titles. ( )
  debs913 | Apr 2, 2016 |
It took me awhile to get into this, and it may have been a touch too long, but the suspense was really ratcheted up in the second half of the book, and the ending was something else. I guess I do wish there had been a little more information about why the killer did what he did...it was hinted at but not explained. I have already requested the second book... ( )
  susan259 | Jan 21, 2016 |
It took me awhile to get into this, and it may have been a touch too long, but the suspense was really ratcheted up in the second half of the book, and the ending was something else. I guess I do wish there had been a little more information about why the killer did what he did...it was hinted at but not explained. I have already requested the second book... ( )
  susan259 | Jan 20, 2016 |
It took me awhile to get into this, and it may have been a touch too long, but the suspense was really ratcheted up in the second half of the book, and the ending was something else. I guess I do wish there had been a little more information about why the killer did what he did...it was hinted at but not explained. I have already requested the second book... ( )
  susan259 | Jan 20, 2016 |
Showing 1-5 of 20 (next | show all)
Every page is a pleasure in this mystery debut featuring barb-wielding, ex-debutante Madeline Dare. A newspaper reporter trapped among the white trash (or "garbage blanc") of Syracuse, New York, she becomes enmeshed in the 20-year-old unsolved murder of two young hippies. The case was dubbed "the Rose Girls," for the thorny crowns encircling the victims' heads. Madeline's preposterously preppy cousin, Lapthorne Townsend, is among the suspects; his army dog tags were found at the scene of the crime.... Bent on exonerating him, she sets out to retrace the Rose Girls' final hours, reportedly spent in the company of two soldiers at the New York State Fair. Read's plot crackles and pops, but her characters steal the show.
added by terran | editBooklist, Allison Block (Mar 15, 2006)
 
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
For Grace and Lila, who are both sweetness and light.
First words
There are people who can be happy anywhere.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446699497, Paperback)

Madeline Dare would be the first to tell you her money is so old there's none left. A former socialite from an aristocratic family in decline, Maddie is a tough-talking, would-be journalist exiled to the rust belt of upstate New York. Her prospects for changing her dreary lifestyle seem dim--until a set of dog tags found at a decades-old murder site is linked to her family. Shocked into action, Maddie embarks on a search that takes her from the derelict smokestacks of Syracuse to the posh mansions of Long Island's Gold Coast. But instead of the warm refuge of home, this prodigal daughter soon uncovers dark, sinister secrets that will violently challenge everything she believes in and holds dear.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:34 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

"Madeline Dare would be the first to tell you her money is so old there's none left. A former socialite from an aristocratic family in decline, Maddie is a tough-talking, would-be journalist exiled to the rust belt of upstate New York. Her prospects for changing her dreary lifestyle seem dim -- until a set of dog tags found at a decades-old murder site is linked to her family. Shocked into action, Maddie embarks on a search that takes her from the derelict smokestacks of Syracuse to the posh mansions of Long Island's Gold Coast. But instead of the warm refuge of home, this prodigal daughter soon uncovers dark, sinister secrets that will violently challenge everything she believes in and holds dear." -- back cover.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

» see all 4 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
5 avail.
20 wanted
3 pay5 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.57)
0.5 1
1 2
1.5
2 7
2.5 7
3 30
3.5 15
4 41
4.5 6
5 15

Audible.com

2 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 109,269,652 books! | Top bar: Always visible