cover image Double Negative

Double Negative

David Carkeet. Washington Square Press, $7.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-73690-3

Dr. Jeremy Cook becomes the prime suspect in a double murder at the linguistic development institute where he works in Double Negative , a debut novel PW called ``a first-rate thriller.'' Cook appears again in The Full Catastrophe , this time as a marriage counselor assigned to move in with his patients: according to PW , ``Laugh-out- loud scenes and swift, convincing dialogue mark this lunatic look at serious issues.'' (May)