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Death of a Thousand Cuts

(The fifth book in the Figueroa and Bennis series)
A novel by

The first winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Barbara D'Amato has been widely praised for her engrossing novels of crime and suspense. Now she opens the case file on a singularly savage murder, set in a uniquely disturbing setting.

The Hawthorne House School for the Treatment of Autistic Children was once known for its pioneering educational approach and remarkable success rate. Now, fifteen years after this celebrated institution closed its doors for the last time, staffers and former residents have returned to Hawthorne House for its first-ever reunion. The gala event turns into a bloody nightmare when the school's revered founder, Dr. Jay Schermerhorn, is found tortured to death in the mansion's basement.

Teacher, healer, and bestselling author, Schermerhorn enjoyed a worldwide reputation for his innovative therapeutic methods and compassionate treatment of autistic children. How could anyone have hated him enough to kill him? As Chicago detectives probe deeply into the history of Hawthorne House, a troubling picture emerges--of a man who inspired both fear and hatred in the children and families who came to him for help.

Death of a Thousand Cuts is a provocative and compelling thriller that exposes the insidious evil behind a facade of false benevolence. Like Mary Higgins Clark or James Patterson, Barbara D'Amato offers up a gripping tale that will chill and captivate readers long into the night.


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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback

Title: Death of a Thousand Cuts (D'Amato, Barbara)
Author(s): Barbara D'Amato
ISBN: 0-7653-0345-0 / 978-0-7653-0345-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Death of a Thousand Cuts
Author(s): Barbara D'Amato
ISBN: 0-7653-4257-X / 978-0-7653-4257-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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