From A Whisper To A Scream
From A Whisper To A Scream
Author Charles de Lint
Published by Orb Books
ISBN 0765304341
Publication Order
Preceded by
The Dreaming Place
Followed by
I'll Be Watching You
1992-From a Whisper to a Scream (Newford Book 3) (Newford -3) by Charles de Lint

From a Whisper to a Scream (Newford #3) by Charles de Lint — Published by Berkley Pub Group (first published 1992), ISBN: 0425134679

From A Whisper To A Scream (1992) is the third book in the Newford series in Chronological order, written by Charles de Lint.

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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.

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. ~ From a Whisper to a Scream (Newford, #3)

Themes Edit



  • Kickaha reservation
  • Newford

Supernatural / Mythical ElementsEdit

voodoo priest, malevolent ghost, Native American mythology,

Characters Edit

Characters What About
Thomas Morningstar Newford police officer Native American;
Teddy Bird pedophile Thomas Morningstar killed him in self-defense; new killer has same MO 2 years later; Bird's malignant spirit targeting teen prostitutes
Niki Bird's malignant spirit is chasing her;
Jim McGann newspaper photographer
Chelsea teenage runaway
Papa Jo-el voodoo priest
Cindy busker Jim's possible girlfriend
Meg Mullally freelance photographer friend of Tom;
John Morningstar Thomas Morningstar's brother future chief of the tribe
Billy Ryan gangster
Jack Whiteduck medecine man

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Cover ArtistsEdit

  • Patrick Arrasmith: 2003 by Orb

~ Source: Bibliography: From a Whisper to a Scream

Publishing InformationEdit

Publishers: Berkley Pub Group, Orb Books,

  • paperback, ? pages, Pub: 1992 by Berkley Pub Group—ISBN: 0425134679
  • Paperback, 304 pages, Pub: January 18th 2003 by Orb Books—ISBN: 0765304341

~ Source: Goodreads | From a Whisper to a Scream (Newford Book 3)

First Sentence Edit

Thomas Morningstar was on traffic duty that month. ~ Shelfari


Goodreads | Charles de Lint Quotes (Author of The Blue Girl)



Lists That Contain From a Whisper to a Scream (Newford, #3) by Charles de Lint

Notes Edit

This is a reprint of an early much darker Newford novel written under the pen name Samuel M. Key. The story line contains all the de Lint magic that makes him a fan favorite as the author in this case uses a malevolent essence as a form of symbolism to display the uglier side of modern society. ~ All

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