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Thomas Perry (1) (1947–)

Autor(a) de The Tombs

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About the Author

Thomas Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York, in 1947. He graduated from Cornell University in 1969 and earned a Ph. D. in English Literature from the University of Rochester in 1974. Perry's novels, successful both critically and with the public, are suspenseful as well as comic. Butcher's Boy mostrar mais received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel in 1983, and another one of his novels has been adapted in the movie, The Guide (1999). His other novels include: Death Benefits, Nightlife, Fidelity, and Strip. (Bowker Author Biography) Won an Edgar for The Butcher's Boy, and Metzger's Dog was a New Yor Times Notable book of the Year. Vanishing Act was chosen as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Perry's other works include: Death Benefits, The Face Changers, Shadow Woman, Dance for the Dead, and Blood Money. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos


Obras por Thomas Perry

The Tombs (2012) 952 exemplares
The Mayan Secrets (2013) 807 exemplares
Vanishing Act (1995) 793 exemplares
The Butcher's Boy (1982) 643 exemplares
Dance for the Dead (1996) 594 exemplares
Shadow Woman (1997) 466 exemplares
The Face-Changers (1998) 460 exemplares
Metzger's Dog (1983) 440 exemplares
Runner (2009) 414 exemplares
Silence (2007) 405 exemplares
Nightlife (2006) — Autor — 395 exemplares
Sleeping Dogs (1992) 390 exemplares
Blood Money (1999) 381 exemplares
The Old Man (2017) 376 exemplares
Death Benefits (1999) 338 exemplares
Fidelity (2008) 323 exemplares
Pursuit (2001) 300 exemplares
The Informant (2011) 297 exemplares
Strip (2010) 288 exemplares
Poison Flower (2012) 281 exemplares
Dead Aim (2002) 235 exemplares
The Burglar (2019) 226 exemplares
Forty Thieves (2015) 220 exemplares
The Boyfriend (2013) 212 exemplares
A String of Beads (2015) 208 exemplares
The Bomb Maker (2018) 205 exemplares
A Small Town (2019) 156 exemplares
The Left-Handed Twin (2021) 126 exemplares
Eddie's Boy (2020) 118 exemplares
Murder Book (2023) 110 exemplares
Big Fish (1985) 100 exemplares
Island (1988) 100 exemplares
The Book of the Lion (2014) 33 exemplares
The Arrangement 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2011) — Contribuidor — 538 exemplares
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Murderers' Row (2001) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Book 'Em: Four Bibliomysteries by Edgar Award Winning Authors (2018) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
AZ Murder Goes Professional (2002) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Tonawanda, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA
Cornell University
University of Rochester
Perry, Jo (wife)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Winner of Edgar Award



Thomas Perry's Jane Whitefield series has another winner with this installment. In this book, the eight Seneca Clan mothers ask Jane to assist Jimmy Sanders, an old friend, on the run after being accused of murder. Jane agrees to help but soon realizes the situation is more complex than initially thought. Jimmy is not only being framed for a murder he didn't commit, but the Mafia is also hunting him. Jane's resourcefulness and courage are impressive as she helps to hide Jimmy, his mother, and another woman while uncovering the truth about their enemies. I appreciate the author's detailed yet straightforward writing style and thoroughly enjoyed the storyline. Jane Whitefield is a compelling character who always has a few tricks up her sleeve.… (mais)
PaulaGalvan | 7 outras críticas | May 26, 2024 |
The plot of Forty Thieves is a lesson in chaos, with all the players trying to kill everyone else. I guess that old saying, "There's no honor among thieves," is true. Sid and Ronnie Able are ex-LAPD and are now working as private investigators. When they accept a new job to investigate the year-old murder of a scientist named James Ballantine, they suddenly find themselves the target of assassins. As the Ables try to stay one step ahead of being eliminated, the killers hunting them—Ed and Nicole Hoyt—find themselves targeted by more crooks. I like Thomas Perry's straightforward, no-nonsense style of writing. I found it suspenseful and entertaining.… (mais)
PaulaGalvan | 12 outras críticas | May 2, 2024 |
I quite liked the first book im the series but i found this boring and disjointed and wildly sexist (which I am generally cool with in books, especially those written in the 20th century, but this was serially and outlandishly offensive). I dnf'ed at 37%. There is this scene where a judge meets Jane (who is a prisoner at this moment and who was recently beaten up and the results of that battery are visible on her face) and notes that she looks like a model, all angular and cool but that he prefers softer plainer women like his late wife and like the guard who has escorted Jane from the jail to his chambers. This is supposed to make us like the judge, I think. Ew! This is a judge, trying to get the information he needs to decide the fate of an 8-year-old boy and he is thinking about the fuckability of the officer present in her official capacity and the prisoner before him. No. There is plenty more toxic sludge where that came from, and also general right-wing crap. There is a reference to someone who gets a life sentence for murder but will only serve 5 or 6 years because of the broken system. It is that kind of completely wrong "criminals are roaming the streets" conspiracy theory crap that led us to our current prison industrial complex. In most states, one cannot come up for parole for a life sentence until they have served at least 25 years (not counting compassionate release when someone is dying.)

The only way I was finishing this was as a hate read, and I don't have time for those.
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Narshkite | 13 outras críticas | May 1, 2024 |
I was in the mood for a crime thriller a couple of weeks ago but the one I chose, Gangsterland, came up short for me. Though this is not a genre I read a ton of, it is one I like and when I am in the mood not much else will do so I decided to try again. Several books by Thomas Perry had been recommended by various friends in the past and this seemed like a good opportunity to check him out. I don't think anyone recommended this particular book, but I chose it because it was first in a series with a female lead. It was a great choice. This was lots of fun. Jane Whitfield (our leading lady) is a badass. She is a Native American woman who uses her extraordinary mental and physical prowess and her loose network of people who fly under the radar, tribe members, immigrants, low-wage workers, to help disappear people who are running for their safety. This is intended to be for the good, abused women, conscientious objectors, people escaping the mob etc. I cannot talk about the person in search of a new identity in this book without spoiling pretty much everything, but it is fun and surprising.

Aspects of this are dated (it was published in 1995) and not just the references to floppy discs and the mad search for landlines but also prevailing attitudes about many things. It is noticeable, but it in no way ruins the story any more than it does when one is reading Agatha Christie. I will definitely be returning to the series, and I suspect there will be more thrillers and mysteries coming up in my feed since it whetted my appetite for more.
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Narshkite | 32 outras críticas | May 1, 2024 |



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