The Dark Door (Constance and Charlie Series #2)

The Dark Door (Constance and Charlie Series #2)

by Kate Wilhelm
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The Dark Door (Constance and Charlie Series #2) by Kate Wilhelm

Something is causing an outbreak of madness and death in the vicinity of abandoned hotels around the country, and someone is torching abandoned hotels. Charlie and Constance are hired to find and stop the arsonist, but as they are drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery they become aware that government agencies are also probing, not for the arsonist, but for the source of whatever it is that brings about murderous madness, that causes bodies to rise and walk, and makes people vanish. What kind of power is at work, who developed it, and most importantly, who or what can control it? Charlie and Constance are determined not to control it, but to destroy it, and it costs them dearly.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014493772
Publisher: InfinityBox Press
Publication date: 06/04/2012
Series: Constance and Charlie Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 326,751
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Kate Wilhelm’s first story was published in 1956. Her first novel, a mystery, was published in 1963. She has recently returned to writing mysteries with her Barbara Holloway and her Constance Leidl and Charlie Meiklejohn novels. Over the span of her career, her writing has crossed over the genres of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy and magical realism, psychological suspense, mystery, mimetic, comic, and family sagas, a multimedia stage production, and radio plays. Her works have been adapted for stage, television, radio, and movies in the United States, England, and Germany. Wilhelm’s novels and stories have been translated to more than a dozen languages. She has contributed to Quark, Orbit, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Locus, Amazing Stories, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Fantastic, Omni, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Redbook, and Cosmopolitan.

Kate Wilhelm and her husband, Damon Knight (1922-2002), also provided invaluable assistance to numerous other writers over the years. Their teaching careers covered a span of several decades, and hundreds of students, many of whom are famous names in the field by their own rights today. They helped to establish the Clarion Writer’s Workshop and the Milford Writer’s Conference. They lectured together at universities in North America, South America and Asia. They have been the guests of honor and panelists at numerous conventions around the world. Wilhelm continues to host monthly workshops, as well as teach at other events.

Kate Wilhelm has won numerous awards in her career, including two Hugo awards, three Nebulas, and Jupiter, Locus, Spotted Owl, Prix Apollo, Kristen Lohman awards. She was one of the first to win a Solstice award, in 2009, presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) in recognition of her contributions to the field of science fiction. Kate was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2003 for her lifetime of contributions to the genre. Please visit and for details.

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The Dark Door (Constance and Charlie Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author's novels move quickly, but one is left to the last page to find out what happened. I feel that Wilhelm is always a worthwhile author for unusual plot snd surprise. ---------Leonard
Guest More than 1 year ago
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