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Thomas Perry


USA flag (1947 - )

Thomas Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York in 1947. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester in 1974. He has worked as a park maintenance man, factory laborer, commercial fisherman, university administrator and teacher, and a writer and producer of prime time network television shows. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.  
 
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Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1997) : Dance for the Dead
Barry Awards Best Thriller winner (2012) : The Informant


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Reliable Sources (1999)
(Alex Bernier, book 1)
Beth Saulnier
"A complex and engaging mystery."
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Flash Flood (2002)
(Dan Mahoney, book 1)
Susan Slater
"A thriller with lots of Southwestern atmosphere and a puzzler of a plot that's calculated to keep a reader guessing through the last chapter."
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A French Country Murder (2003)
(Louis Morgon Mysteries, book 1)
Peter Steiner
"A beautiful crime novel."
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Quiver (2008)
Peter Leonard
"Peter Leonard has a good ear for voices, a good eye for detail, and a talent for bringing together elements that can't do anything but explode."
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Siren of the Waters (2008)
(Jana Matinova, book 1)
Michael Genelin
"A terrific novel by a man who knows crime, knows Europe, and knows how to write. Siren of the Waters is a genuine pleasure."
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Darwin's Nightmare (2008)
(Wilson, book 1)
Mike Knowles
"An angry charge into a bloody underworld free-for-all where a fighter's survival is earned by what he'll do after the bullet hits him. Mike Knowles is a strong new voice in crime fiction."
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Swap (2009)
John McFetridge
"McFetridge shows he can handle the timing, ambiguity, and multiple points of view that give a story the complexity of real life."
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Hard Rock (2014)
(John Rockne, book 2)
Dan Ames
"Fast-paced, original, engaging..."
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Koreatown Blues (2016)
Mark Rogers
"Koreatown Blues is a refreshing, lively novel that holds out hope that sometimes, if you're a decent guy, people will help you find original solutions to some very grim problems."
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The Coaster (2016)
Erich Wurster
"The Coaster is a guilty pleasure..."
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The Prometheus Man (2017)
Scott Reardon
"The Prometheus Man is a bullet-paced thriller that provokes fear, anger, and sympathy simultaneously, and makes us hope the world never lets this particular fiction turn into reality."
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The Chalk Man (2018)
C J Tudor
"The Chalk Man is an intricate and surprising book that will reward the reader who approaches it with the attention it deserves."

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