Punish the Sinners

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Italy, 1252
Inquisition. Accusation. Fear. Torture. The guilty and the innocent dying for sins real and imagined, in the flames of the burning stake...

Neilsville, 1978
Peter Balsam has come to this sleepy desert town to teach its youth, and finds a mystery of mounting horror.

Something is happening to the ...

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Overview

Italy, 1252
Inquisition. Accusation. Fear. Torture. The guilty and the innocent dying for sins real and imagined, in the flames of the burning stake...

Neilsville, 1978
Peter Balsam has come to this sleepy desert town to teach its youth, and finds a mystery of mounting horror.

Something is happening to the young girls of St. Francis Xavier High School - something evil.

In bloodlet and terror a suicide contagion has swept the town...while a dark order of its holy men enacts a secret medieval ritual.

Is hysteria manipulating these innocent children into violent self-destruction? Or has a supernatural force, a thirteenth-century madness, returned to...Punish the Sinners?

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Library Journal
These two works continue Saul's penchant for the eerie and creepy. In Cry for the Strangers, a seemingly beautiful small coastal town turns into a death trap for strangers. Somehow the storms and sea share a connection with the deaths of new residents, but what exactly is that connection? Punish the Sinners explores the Catholic Church and intertwines the 1252 Inquisition in Italy with the hiring of a teacher of Latin and psychology at a Catholic school in 1978. A spate of suicides among female students occurs shortly after the teacher's arrival, leaving the town frightened and watchful. At the same time, a group of priests participate in a secret medieval ritual. Both readers are well suited to their respective stories. Mel Foster (Cry) conveys the whiney and tattletale tones frequently heard from children while also displaying sufficient variation of voices to differentiate among the numerous adult characters. David Daoust's delivery in Punish is calm and quiet yet ably displays fear, bewilderment, confusion, and anger. In both books, the final thought expressed at the end of one side is repeated at the beginning of the next side, and background music adds to the atmosphere. Essential for those libraries with Saul fans; recommended for all public libraries.-Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469291369
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

House of Reckoning is John Saul’s thirty-sixth novel. His first novel, Suffer the Children, published in 1977, was an immediate million-copy bestseller. His other bestselling suspense novels include In the Dark of the Night, Perfect Nightmare, Black Creek Crossing, Midnight Voices, The Manhattan Hunt Club, The Right Hand of Evil, Guardian, and Faces of Fear. Saul divides his time between Seattle, Washington, and Hawaii.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2004

    Not his best

    I really didn't enjoy this book as much as his others. Maybe because I went to catholic school my whole life. I just couldn't appreciate the sac-religious horror. It was kind of disturbing.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Chilling!!!!

    AMAZING! one of the most fantastic books I have ever read in my lifetime, i read it in a day and a half and loved every bit of it. the characters were so complex the plot is interesting and the whole novel is beautifully written all the way through. you'll love the ongoing end.

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  • Posted September 3, 2009

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    Tale filled with Manipulation and Revenge

    John Saul is a great author. He has written many books, and they all strike the reader. I have been reading a lot of his newer novels, so I decided to pick up some old ones to see the if the writing style was the same, but I figured out that they are quite different. His newer books bring on more realistic scenes, and his older books are more horror filled. 'Punish the Sinners' is a great novel. Its about a priest who takes revenge on girls at his school by hypnotizing them to commit suicide. Its punishment for what his sister did to his family some 30 years ago. Good novel, and fans should pick up some his his older work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2003

    Gripping, Sickening, and a Definite John Saul Best

    This was a great book. John Saul really knows how to keep your attention. This book a one of Saul's best suprises yet. I definitely recommend this book to any fan of horror or suspense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2001

    REVENGE OF THE MAD MONSIGNOR

    A parochial high school in a small town experiences a rash of suicides and attempts among its female students. Does it coincide with the arrival of a new teacher who has the nerve to teach what the townsfolk consider an unorthodox discipline--psychology--or are they connected to the pious Monsignor Vernon and his veneration of a saint who committed hundreds of tortures and murders during the Inquisition? This veneration is eerily similar to Romanian Orthodox Church leaders' veneration of an Archbishop who turned out to be a leader in a Fascist, anti-Semitic organization back home. PUNISH THE SINNERS shows both the beauty and the ugliness of organized religion, and should pique the reader's interest both in religious teachings and European history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2001

    Weird, but good

    An interestly strange book that keeps you guessing as to what's going to happen next. It's one of the most unexpected books out there.

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