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Still Life With Crows By Douglas Preston Lincoln Child Still Life With Crows A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground Is it a serial killer a man with the need to destroy Or is it a darker force a curse upon the land Amid golden cornfields FBI Special Agent Pend

  • Title: Still Life With Crows
  • Author: Douglas Preston Lincoln Child
  • ISBN: 9780446612760
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Still Life With Crows By Douglas Preston Lincoln Child A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground.Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America s heartland.No one is safe.
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    1. Ginger on said:

      YES Another great addition in the Pendergast series I m sure you can you tell I m excited to do this review, right You ve got to understand that my enthusiasm for this book is also for the series Almost all the books in this series are entertaining, fun and thrilling The tension is just lights out.The books are just so good I mean, isn t that what we want when we read To be entertained Thanks Terry for another great buddy read while we travel down Pendergast lane So, how does this book start It [...]

    2. Sean Gibson on said:

      Corn.Food metaphors have been the order of the day pun intended thus far in reviewing Messrs Preston and Child s Pendergast series hot dog, anyone , and so I m compelled to continue that tradition, because if I don t, I have absolutely no framing device for this review For a Kansas set book that takes place amidst acres and acres of oppressive and unrelenting corn fields, there could be no other choice well, there are some other thematically appropriate foods I could select based on the plot, so [...]

    3. Dirk Grobbelaar on said:

      Revisited ReviewOn the back of my edition of Still Life With Crows there is a blurb that states These guys are masters at scaring the hell out of people Turns out they actually are.In this case, it was certainly true I d been reading a slew of horror and suspense novels, and this one was certainly one of the scariest Some other reviewers weren t too fond of the setting, but I loved it I ve always enjoyed Small Town Horror settings No, this isn t quite the same thing as Salem s Lot or Ghost Story [...]

    4. Matthew on said:

      Why are you reading this review instead of a Pendergast book These books are soooooo damn good Suspenseful mysterious gory terrifying Most books have just one or two chapters of suspenseful climax The entire last third of this book had me on the edge of my seat.If you like Michael Crichton and Dan Brown but are looking for something a bit hardcore, look no further than Preston Child Do yourself a favor and start reading the Pendergast series

    5. Emma on said:

      3.5 stars Pendergast is a great character This series can be pretty creepy actually and this one was no exception The books make a good occasional read for when I ve overdosed on one type of book usually fantasy in my case These books are always suspenseful, not too demanding but also not too predictable.

    6. Bobby Underwood on said:

      You can smell the farmland and hear the Kansas winds rustling through fields of corn as the erudite FBI agent with a touch of the supernatural about him, Pendergast, brings to the heartland his dark suit, 1959 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith, and seemingly endless knowledge of the strange and otherworldly.Squeezed between The Cabinet of Curiosities and Brimstone, two of the best in the series, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child created another terrific novel that is part mystery, part thriller, and par [...]

    7. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede on said:

      I love several books in the Pendergast series But, I think Still Lif with Crows is my personal favorite It has an interesting and engrossing plot and best of it all we are introduced to Corrie Swanson, who besides Pendergast is my favorite character in the series

    8. Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* on said:

      Because truth is the safest lie I m in love this book has now pushed itself to the top of the line of the first four novels from the talented team of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Pendergast actually leaves New York and travels to a small, dying town that s covered in cornfields and old Indian Legend When the dust settles, it s clear they have a demented killer at hand At first the sheriff blames an outsider, but it soon become apparent it s someone nearer to them than thate only question th [...]

    9. Terry on said:

      Another terrific installment in the Pendergast series by Preston and Child It s evidence of a great mystery book when I m left wondering all the way to the end exactly what is going on, even to the point of getting the biggest revelation in the final pages I think the setting painted by the authors in this book is perfect for this storyline, as creepy and awe inspiring as it is I look forward to the next book in the series, as well as the other Preston Child books Thanks again to Ginger and Matt [...]

    10. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      Agent Pendergast shows up again at an unusual placely due to his interest in esoteric murders The elasticity of his relationship with the FBI is a continual topic of conversation among those who know him.I enjoyed this book also it s the source of one of my favorite quotes, especially if you can imagine it in Pendergast a New Orleans accent When asked why he always wears black he responds I am partial to the color Okay I said it was one of MY favorite quotes The weirdness of the events carries o [...]

    11. Karl Marberger on said:

      This was a red hot, horrifying read A murder mystery with the feel of a genuine horror, slasher flick.Scenes unfold at a relentless pace and chills fly at you like bullets Not very predictable either I didn t see the revelation coming until the moment before Pendergast did the big tell all Eerie prose that keeps you guessing and captivated.The whole thing with the antagonist was just plain freaky Also, I ll never think of cornfields the same way again.

    12. kartik narayanan on said:

      I guess I should have expected it After three great books, the law of averages finally caught up with Agent Pendergast While this book is still much better than most of the dross out there, this is easily the weakest so far due to two reasons The first being the over reliance on the memory palace this was ok in The Cabinet of Curiosities because in this book it acts as a deux ex machina The second is the trite resolution no spoilers This book has excellent writing and characterization going for [...]

    13. Mark on said:

      There are books that once you start reading it is sooo hard to put it down, this 4th installment of the Pendergast series is one of those books This book tells of a series of deaths that are gruesome as they come and Pendergast on vacation in a little town in central USA is very curious about the situation and invites himself.Pendergast as always works very wel when it highlights some curious bit of Americana, in this case the disappearing towns in the great expanse of the United states Towns th [...]

    14. Kasia on said:

      The fourth book in the series has plenty of thrills, chills and surprises but the format changes from the usual Preston Child way of tackling this saga The backdrop of New York City is left behind, Special Agent Pendergast takes a small vacation which is only a cover up for tackling yet another gruesome case, this time taking place in remote town of Medicine Creek, Kansas Quite a change from the mysterious urban setting we see Pendergast in, his usual friends and helpers are missing as well, rep [...]

    15. StoryTellerShannon on said:

      As usual high quality writing but some might feel the ending was a tad below the previous books One always likes to have clues to the murderer before they re revealed and some might argue there were not enough but I thought there were enough once you got to a certain point in the novel This tale takes us away from NYC to a hamlet sized town named Medicine Creek which is suffering from economic depression Things even get worse as locals are murdered in the cornfields amidst peculiar ritual practi [...]

    16. Jaya on said:

      This was spookier and scarier than its predecessors Didn t think that was probable.3.75 stars

    17. Kirsten on said:

      I have a little crush on Aloysius Pendergast, I do believe He s a great character very Sherlock Holmes esque, but rather bizarre he makes Sherlock Holmes seem like a normal guy.Anyhoo, I really enjoyed this I thought it was a lot better than Brimstone, which is the other Pendergast novel I ve read yes, I know I m reading them all out of order the secondary characters were fleshed out nicely, and there was a lot of good humor as the natives of a tiny Kansas town try to figure out what to make of [...]

    18. The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) on said:

      This is the best Pendergast of the series that is opinion, mine This is my favorite of the series I loved the additoin of Corey Swanon I mean, what s not to like from a Goth 18 year old girl in Poedunk Kansas Dorthy don t even know where this place is who, after speeding through town and getting arrested by the sherrif utters such spectacular phrases as, you fart eating bastard The story is scary, like all of the Pendergast series, the plot is complicated and well thought out Pendergast, though [...]

    19. Nate on said:

      As much as I enjoy Special Agent Pendergast, this book was really poor I don t think it s possible to create boring, stereotypically unrealistic characters than Preston and Child did here Per usual, it s a story that involves a questionable series of murders in which Pendergast shows up, uninvited duh , and unwelcome He proceeds to act erratically but with ulterior purpose Then, some potentially supernatural forces are explored and Pendergast ties it all together nicely after apprehending the b [...]

    20. Jean on said:

      You can t beat Preston and Child for macabre mystery genre In this book we find Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast arriving mysteriously in Medicine Creek, Kansas A nowhere town headed nowhere, until the Kansas State University takes an interest in the town as a site to test genetically altered corn Unfortunately a series of bizarre murders threatens that plan from ever becoming a reality Agent Pendergast is in a race to prevent murders while trying to keep from being run out of town by the loca [...]

    21. Mike on said:

      Likable whodunnit, with Pendergast sleuthing a possible serial killer in western Kansas.

    22. Rade on said:

      CORN Seriously, IMO I did not think Pendergast should have been put to do his work in a small Kansas town, but whatever Granted, he was there on a vacation but who the hell says they will go take their vacation in a town filled with nothing but failing stores and shitload of corn The whole corn subplot was very boring and quite skippable so there s no point in going through it in detail As far as the characters go, you got some who are total dicks and you got some who, despite their personality [...]

    23. Cheryl on said:

      Good mystery in the Pendergast series I liked the descriptions of the town and thought the characters were interesting The murders were pretty gruesome, although the reason for it is explained in the end Corrie, a favorite character in this series, plays a big part in the plot Worth reading.

    24. Nina on said:

      Ai ett kirja voi vain olla niin pirun hyv Perdergastit ovat ehdottomia suosikkikirjoja T m oli toinen kertani t m n parissa ja kyll sen my s kesti Olen kauan miettinyt, kummasta pid n enemm n, t st vai Ihmeiden kabinetista Molemmat ovat tunnelmaltaan huikeita, tapahtumaymp rist t ovat t ysin erilaiset mutta vahvat, hahmot kiinnostavia ja persoonallisia Se on nyt fifty fifty Jaettu ykk ssija.Voi erikoisagentti Pendergast ett osaat olla niin mahtava hahmo Tyyppi on salaper inen ja k velev mysteeri [...]

    25. Sue Smith on said:

      Lordy what a book Great ending too you ve got to love a book that goes out with a bang Especially when it grabbed you from the get go This story had it all creepy ripe cornfields, gruesome murder scene with hallmarks of a very sick mind, small town politics and characters and a local historical landmark that speaks of supernatural doings and a legend of a very old curse that may have been awakened I mean what could you ask for Oh and did I mention it s in the middle of Kansas in the heart of st [...]

    26. Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave on said:

      DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT listen to this while walking your dog late at night Unless you live in a bustling city and not, like I do, where you walk past farm fields and quiet houses with large yards and lots of trees and no one out and about In my case I was walking by asparagus fields instead of corn fields but still.

    27. Fred Forbes on said:

      During my high school years in the DC area one of my passions was caving On one trip, we were preparing to enter a cave and I ignited my source of light, a carbide mining light no such things as LEDs in those days and it started to rain Told my buddy to bring my pack and I would meet him by the pit which was about a hundred feet in and ran to the entrance to avoid getting soaked I made my way down the passage and settled on a rock protrusion that extended out over the edge of the pit which was p [...]

    28. ᴥ Irena ᴥ on said:

      Different setting, different people and different type of a killer The setting, a very small town in Kansas, is what you would expect from a place with three hundred or so people They argue a lot, gossip and want to know everything As in the first three books, you get the rich who want something, but the inconvenient murder is getting in their way I like the choice of the setting It is isolated and small.Someone killed a man in Medicine Creek in a gruesome and what seemed to be ritualistic manne [...]

    29. Michael Knudsen on said:

      It s not perfect but it remains one of my favorite novels of all time Along with The Relic I consider it to be the high point of PC s efforts, and the most fun and original of Pendergast s exploits Aloysius Pendergast, the independently wealthy decorated FBI Agent from the New Orleans field office, arrives in the sweltering backwater of Medicine Creek, Kansas, just after a bizarre murder scene is discovered in a cornfield just outside of town Pendergast announces that he is on vacation and proce [...]

    30. Katy on said:

      This was a wonderfully tightly plotted story with a stunning twist to the conclusion that literally left me breathless and gave me the biggest case of the creeps I have had from a book in years Those who have read the Pendergast novels know all about Agent Pendergast s predilection for luxury, so it is a surprise to find him showing up in a small town in Kansas to investigate an unusual death with ritualistic aspects While folks in the town are all stirred up over it, there is an undercurrent ru [...]

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