Mr. White's Confession

Mr. White's Confession

by Robert Clark
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Mr. White's Confession by Robert Clark

Edgar® Award Winner for Best Novel and Winner of the PNBA Best Fiction Book of the Year

"As thrilling as it is unnerving . . . Could have been written by Dashiell Hammett or James Crumley--at their best."--Greil Marcus, Esquire

St. Paul, Minnesota, 1939. A grisly discovery is made. On a hillside, the dead body of a beautiful dime-a-dance girl is found, and an investigation opens. Assigned to the case is Police Lieutenant Wesley Horner, a man troubled and alone after his wife's recent death, a man with his own demons. He soon narrows his sights on Herbert White, an eccentric recluse and hobby photographer with a fondness for snapping suggestive photographs of the dime-a-dance girls. As Horner discovers, White is also a man with no memory, who must record his life in detailed journal entries and scrapbooks. For every interrogation Horner has, Herbert White has few answers, pushing the murder investigation into unknown territory and illuminating the complex relationship between truth and fiction, past and present, faith and memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312428129
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,312,053
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert Clark is the author of In the Deep Midwinter, My Grandfather's House, River of the West, and The Solace of Food. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

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Mr. White's Confession 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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DADATAMAN More than 1 year ago
very well written with some unexpected twists towards the end of the book.
Story deals with faith, trust, and friendships
L.M._Elm More than 1 year ago
Clark¿s mystery set in St. Paul in the late thirties hits and misses. While the plot and setting fits together well, the characters: the hardboiled detective, the lonely waif and the seemingly innocent killer are little more than stereotypes. The final twenty pages of the novel could have been cut entirely and it still would have left me with more to ponder than the story¿s rushed conclusion.