From a Whisper to a Scream

Key Books (Volume 2)

Charles de Lint

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Originally published under the pen name “Samuel M. Key”

"Years after the death of a notorious child murderer, children have begun to die again...and a crime photographer begins to suspect he has the one true clue that connects the horrific events."

In the early 1990s, Charles de Lint wrote and published three dark fantasy novels under the pen name “Samuel M. Key.” Now, Orb presents them for the first time under de Lint’s own name.

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ONE
 
 
OCTOBER 1988
 
 
Thomas Morningstar was on traffic duty that month. He didn’t mind the eight-to-four shift, but unlike most of the cops he worked with, he preferred a night foot patrol. Being stuck in a car for most of the day just made him antsy. When you walked a beat, you still felt as though you had some connection to the world around you. The stars kept you company, distanced only by the haze of lights that the city cast up into the darkness. The wind knew where to find you.
The blue-and-white patrol car, with the gold badge of the Newford Police

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“de Lint is as engaging a stylist as Stephen King, but considerably more inventive and ambitious.” --The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“There is no better writer now than Charles de Lint at bringing out the magic in contemporary life.” --Orson Scott Card

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Charles de Lint

Born in Holland in 1951, Charles de Lint grew up in Canada, with a few years off in Turkey, Lebanon, and Switzerland.

Although his first novel was 1984's The Riddle of the Wren, it was with Moonheart, published later that same year, that de Lint made his mark, and established him at the forefront of "urban fantasy," modern fantasy storytelling set on contemporary city streets. Moonheart was set in and around "Newford," an imaginary modern North American city, and many of de Lint's subsequent novels have been set in Newford as well, with a growing cast of characters who weave their way in and out of the stories. The Newford novels include Spirit Walk, Memory and Dream, Trader, Someplace To Be Flying, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and Spirits in the Wires. In addition, de Lint has published several collections of Newford short stories, including Moonlight and Vines, for which he won the World Fantasy Award. Among de Lint's many other novels are Mulengro, Jack the Giant-Killer, and The Little Country.

Married since 1980 to his fellow musician MaryAnn Harris, Charles de Lint lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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From a Whisper to a Scream
Charles de Lint

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
January 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765304346
ISBN10: 0765304341
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
January 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429911313
ISBN10: 142991131X
304 pages
$7.99
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