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3.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Straub Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blue Rose Trilogy Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781455829903
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MYSTERY. Tom Pasmore, ten years old, survives a near-fatal accident. During his long recovery, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder and finds he has clues to solving it that he shouldn’t. Lamont von Heilitz has spent his life dealing with mysteries, until he wanted to know nothing more of the terror of life and the horror of death. When a new murder disrupts their world of wealth, power, and pleasure, the two must form an unlikely partnership to confront demons from the past and the dark secrets that still haunt the present. “Intriguing, immensely readable. . . . Engages the mind.” —The Washington Post Book World “The near-perfect mystery. . . . Full of intricate, engrossing, flesh-and-blood suspects and heroes.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Sensational. . . . A terrific page-turner, superbly plotted, unforgettable characters.” —Kansas City Star Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mukta Mohapatra | 2/13/2014

    " This novel introduced us to Tom Pasmore. His natural way of piecing together information turns him into an amateur crime solver. Befriending Lamont Von Heilitz entered him into a chaotic world of the super wealthy. While the 'mystery' itself wasn't that hard to figure out, the characters are wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fishface | 2/4/2014

    " I never get tired of re-reading this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Grant | 1/26/2014

    " Good book. An homage to mystery novels of a bygone age that was quite enjoyable to revisit. Give this one a chance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kestrell | 1/20/2014

    " Along with Raymond Chandler's _The Long Goodbye_ (which obviously had an influence on Straub's noir novels), this is one of my favorite mystery novels to reread and, since I am focusing on mysteries this year, I had a perfect excuse to do so. Two things which I love about this novel: 1. I think it points to one of the aspects of mysteries which make them so popular to all sorts of people, namely, our preoccupation with the eternal questions of who am I? what do I believe in? what are my thoughts on the big ideas such as truth and justice? And 2. this book references so many other classic mysteries that it also provides its own suggestions on what to read next. I wish that there was an annotated edition but, failing that, I'll just have to keep rereading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica Lindsey | 1/18/2014

    " This one was better than some other books he's done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bhasker | 1/14/2014

    " Straub is a very different kind of thrill-meister. And this book is proof of that fact. I haven't ready any book that has made me keep turning the pages back to re-read sections as this one did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Boyle | 1/14/2014

    " A deft and intricately woven mystery story. He does this just about as well as he does horror. The only potential drawback was his somewhat bizarre description of Mill Walk. If it is supposed to be an analogy of Milwaukie, (which it seemed to be) the horse drawn carrages and milk wagons just seemed bizarre. But that's just my opinion. Still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/14/2014

    " Tom and his grandfather Lamont experience an immediate, subliminal meeting of mind and spirit, though Tom does not become cognizant of their kinship for quite some time. I have to confess to some confusion in some sections of the plot, but it plays itself out with subtlety and holds one's interest to the end. Intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelson | 1/12/2014

    " Really enjoyed the world Straub created. I did feel, like "Koko", that there were some threads left dangling. I have to imagine that they will be wrapped up in "The Throat." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorrie | 12/26/2013

    " Pretty good book. I wish I would have read the 1st installment before reading this one. I have come to the conclusion that Peter Straub is not a writer of horror books like I always thought. I will read his works again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BAKU | 11/30/2013

    " Went totally to hell at the end , but started off great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ankit | 11/29/2013

    " straub rocks without any supernatural element too :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 11/9/2013

    " Plot is interesting yet convoluted. He's done much better in other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Eshenroder | 9/26/2013

    " Borrowed book. A fun read. Lots of characters to keep track of, but a fast paced story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ | 7/2/2013

    " Another good mystery by Peter Straub. There are some interesting social/economical conflicts played out in the story as well as the unraveling of some family secrets including murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 6/7/2013

    " This was decent suspense novel but lacks the usual Straub punch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl Steffey | 2/2/2013

    " Mystery by Peter Straub (2002) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/3/2013

    " Interesting so far although boring in the beginning. Liked the twists, thought the paperback back cover was extremely misleading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crystal | 11/23/2012

    " Couldn't get into... gave it 100 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hunter | 10/21/2012

    " This is to mysteries what Ghost Story is to ghost stories. That is- AWESOME. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 8/10/2012

    " not as good as it should have been the mystery is way too obvious "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/27/2012

    " I really enjoyed this classic mystery, which pairs a teenage boy and a mysterious older man dubbed "the world's greatest detective". I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the trilogy. Although this is the second book, it can clearly be read on its own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Floris | 1/23/2012

    " Justly titled, this book is indeed the ultimate mystery, and a starting point in the complex and tintillating web Straub weaves with is entire oeuvre. Hints and suggestions, layers of meaning; what he does so well in his other work comes together here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/25/2011

    " An excellent mystery/thriller featuring a young Tom Pasmore, who is one of my favorite characters in Straub's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 12/20/2011

    " This book could have been half the size! Too much overstatment, un-necessary detail.......very difficult to get into. "

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About the Author
Author Peter Straub

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his two of his novels and a short story collection, 5 Stories; he has also won a World Fantasy Award and an International Horror Guild Award. He received a BA in English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MA from Columbia University.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television.