Cooke, C. J.

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Bitch: On the Female of the Species

Zoological notions of gender will challenge general readers to appreciate sexual diversity in animals and reassess human notions of “female.”

The Lighthouse Witches

Told in alternating perspectives that jump back and forth between decades, this chilling tale weaves a web of superstition and truth that fans of Gothic horror won’t want to miss.

Hip-Hop Architecture

This challenging inquiry into an unusual pairing of creative pursuits is likely to appeal to students of either architecture or hip-hop.

Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

This engrossing account, which reads like a novel, offers a combination of riveting personal stories and little-known history, and will draw in readers from the first page. A must-read.

The Stranger Inside

Readers captivated by the works of B.A. Paris and Gillian Flynn will relish this psychological thriller. [See Prepub Alert, 3/11/19.]

Outliers and American Vanguard Art

Accessible for most readers without extensive art history backgrounds, and for those looking to expand their understanding of American art and artists creating from the margins.

The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

In word and deed, Cooke is a one-woman animal appreciation society. Her wit, humor, and infectious curiosity about this "menagerie of the misunderstood" will appeal to natural history enthusiasts of all stripes.

The Wife Between Us

Despite a few unnecessary twists that leave listeners wanting, overall this is a suspenseful and worthwhile work that adds to the genre of psychological thrillers. Readers who enjoy BA Paris and Gillian Flynn will enjoy this title. ["Readers…will love the skewed psychology and shifting perspectives of this domestic thriller": LJ 10/15/17 starred review of the St. Martin's hc.]

The Dead Detective

Listeners will surely want other books in the series. ["A readable, tidy police procedural that echoes any number of popular television series": LJ 8/10 review of the Akashic hc.]

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