Death of A Thousand Cuts

Death of A Thousand Cuts

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Baker & Taylor
A gala reunion of the former staff and residents of a pioneering autistic children's school turns violent when the institution's revered founder, Dr. Jack Schermerhorn, highly respected for his innovative and compassionate work, is found tortured to death. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Blackwell North Amer
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 - and blamed autism on "cold parenting."

Baker
& Taylor

A gala reunion of the former staff and residents of a pioneering autistic children's school turns violent when the institution's revered founder, Dr. Jack Schermerhorn, is found tortured to death.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765303455
0765303450
Branch Call Number: F DAM
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 25 cm

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cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 02, 2016

A school reunion. A murdered founder. A house full of suspects. It has all the elements of a classic whodunit. This startling read is told with detours into the past and present of characters.

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