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Thomas Perry

USA flag (b.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.  

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

   Metzger's Dog (1983)
   Big Fish (1985)
   Island (1988)
   Death Benefits (2001)
   Pursuit (2001)
   Dead Aim (2002)
   Nightlife (2006)
   Fidelity (2008)
   Strip (2010)
   Forty Thieves (2015)
   The Old Man (2017)
   The Bomb Maker (2018)
   The Burglar (2019)
   A Small Town (2019)
   Murder Book (2023)
Series contributed to
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1997) : Dance for the Dead
Barry Awards Best Thriller winner (2012) : The Informant
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2018) : The Old Man
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2018) : The Old Man
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2020) : The Burglar

Thomas Perry recommends
Reliable Sources (1999)
(Alex Bernier, book 1)
Beth Saulnier
"A complex and engaging mystery."
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."
A French Country Murder (2003)
(Louis Morgon Mystery, book 1)
Peter Steiner
"A beautiful crime novel."
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."
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."
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."
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."
Hard Rock (2014)
(John Rockne, book 2)
Dan Ames
"Fast-paced, original, engaging..."
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."
The Coaster (2016)
Erich Wurster
"The Coaster is a guilty pleasure..."
The Prometheus Man (2017)
(Prometheus Man, book 1)
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."
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."
The Sail (2019)
(Great Lakes Saga, book 2)
Landon Beach
"The Sail is a fast-paced thriller with plenty of action and some welcome wisdom too. Read it."
Stop at Nothing (2020)
(Michael Gannon, book 1)
Michael Ledwidge
"In Stop at Nothing, Michael Ledwidge give us sharply drawn characters in a tense, fast-paced adventure that keeps the reader entertained from the intriguing start to the wild finish."
Anonymous (2020)
(Madison Kelly Mystery, book 1)
Elizabeth Breck
"Anonymous has suspense, action, and investigation that's believable, carried out by an appealing and very human female investigator in one of the most beautiful towns in the country. This will be the start of a terrific series."
The Last Exit (2021)
(Jen Lu Mystery, book 1)
Michael Kaufman
"The Last Exit hits hard. Fast action—a melding of the mental and physical—keeps this smart futuristic thriller racing, and its contemporary implications keep the reader thinking."
Panic Attack (2021)
(Daniel Rinaldi Mystery, book 6)
Dennis Palumbo
"Brilliant rationality trying to protect innocent victims from ferocious madness. Dennis Palumbo's Head Wounds is a spectacular ride."

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