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Desert Places

(2004)
(The first book in the Andrew Z. Thomas series)
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Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady's name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you'll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I'll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.) I strongly advise against going to the police, as I am always watching you.

Dear Reader: Please keep the light on tonight. What happens next will scare you. Guaranteed.

In one of the most chilling debuts of the year, Blake Crouch tells a tale that shatters the boundaries of fear. Caution: You've Been Warned--Read at Your Own Risk!

Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can't get away.

An edge-of-your-seat thriller, Desert Places introduces the American public to a new suspense writer who will be scaring us all for years to come.

Genre: Horror    

"Terrific... harrowing... a whacked-out combination of Stephen King and Cormac McCarthy." - Pat Conroy


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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Desert Places
Author(s): Blake Crouch
ISBN: 0-312-28644-9 / 978-0-312-28644-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Desert Places: A Novel of Terror
Author(s): Blake Crouch
ISBN: 1-4565-0665-X / 978-1-4565-0665-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Desert Places: A Novel of Terror
Author(s): Blake Crouch
ISBN: 0-312-93478-5 / 978-0-312-93478-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2015 : Audio CD
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Title: Desert Places: A Novel of Terror
Author(s): Blake Crouch
ISBN: 1-5113-2150-4 / 978-1-5113-2150-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2015 : MP3 CD
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Title: Desert Places: A Novel of Terror
Author(s): Blake Crouch
ISBN: 1-5113-2151-2 / 978-1-5113-2151-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Desert Places
Author(s): Blake Crouch
Publisher: Mountainside Books, LLC
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April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Desert Places
Author(s): Blake Crouch
Publisher: Mountainside Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Desert Places (Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite Series Book 1)
Author(s): Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn
Publisher:
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