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Tom Piccirilli (1965–2015)

Autor(a) de A Choir of Ill Children

88+ Works 2,760 Membros 121 Críticas 11 Favorited

About the Author

Tom Picirilli, Tom Picirilli has written eight novels, including "Hexes," "Shards," The Night Class," "The Deceased," as well as the Felicity Crown mystery series containing "The Dead Past" and "Sorrow's Crown." He has had over one hundred stories printed in anthologies including, "Future Crimes," mostrar mais "New Mythos Legends" and "The Conspiracy Files," as well as the magazines "Cemetary Dance" and "Lore." mostrar menos

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Séries

Obras por Tom Piccirilli

A Choir of Ill Children (2003) 334 exemplares
The Last Kind Words (2012) 234 exemplares
The Cold Spot (2008) 145 exemplares
The Night Class (2001) 145 exemplares
The Midnight Road (2007) 131 exemplares
Headstone City (2006) 123 exemplares
The Deceased (2000) 97 exemplares
November Mourns (2005) 94 exemplares
Hellboy: Emerald Hell (2008) 87 exemplares
Hexes (1999) 85 exemplares
The Dead Letters (2006) 85 exemplares
A Lower Deep (2001) 78 exemplares
Shadow Season (2009) 72 exemplares
Every Shallow Cut (2011) 62 exemplares
The Coldest Mile (1600) 59 exemplares
The Fever Kill (2007) 53 exemplares
What Makes You Die (2013) 49 exemplares
The Dead Past (1997) 42 exemplares
Fuckin' Lie Down Already (2003) 36 exemplares
The Walls of the Castle (1900) 32 exemplares
Frayed (2009) 31 exemplares
Futile Efforts (2009) 29 exemplares
Dark Father (1990) 27 exemplares
Cast in Dark Waters (2002) — Autor — 26 exemplares
Midnight Premiere (2007) 25 exemplares
The Nobody (2009) 25 exemplares
Clown in the Moonlight (2012) 24 exemplares
Nightjack (2010) 24 exemplares
Thrust (2005) 23 exemplares
Backshot (2015) 22 exemplares
Coffin Blues (2004) 22 exemplares
The Devil's Wine (2004) 22 exemplares
Grave Men (2002) 20 exemplares
Sorrow's Crown (1998) 20 exemplares
Bad Dog (2015) 20 exemplares
Dueling Minds (2013) — Autor — 19 exemplares
Shards (1996) 17 exemplares
You'd Better Watch Out (2011) 16 exemplares
Looking Glass (2006) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Last Deep Breath (2011) 16 exemplares
Pentacle (1995) 16 exemplares
Short Ride to Nowhere (2010) 15 exemplares
Deep into that Darkness Peering (1999) 14 exemplares
Loss (2010) 12 exemplares
Inside the Works (1997) 10 exemplares
Bastards of Alchemy (2003) 10 exemplares
All You Despise (2008) 10 exemplares
Epitaphs (1999) 8 exemplares
Mean Sheep (2003) 6 exemplares
Bad News (Anthology) (2000) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cold Comforts (2010) 4 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 52 (2005) 4 exemplares
A Student of Hell (2000) 4 exemplares
Beware the Dark #2 (2014) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 24 (1996) 2 exemplares
Call It 2 exemplares
Meeting the Black (2012) 1 exemplar
The Well 1 exemplar
Forgiving Judas (2014) 1 exemplar
Söhne des Bösen (2000) 1 exemplar
Saint Hellboy 1 exemplar
Padre delle tenebre (1990) 1 exemplar
Horsepower 1 exemplar
Jonah Arose 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Borderlands 5 (2003) — Contribuidor — 407 exemplares
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Contribuidor — 262 exemplares
Hellboy: Odder Jobs (2004) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
The Monster's Corner (2011) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
The Museum of Horrors (2001) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Supernatural Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Horrors! 365 Scary Stories (Anthology) (1998) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19 (2008) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Four Dark Nights (2002) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Stranger by Night (1995) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Fear the Fever (1996) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Song of Cthulhu (2001) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Dark Faith (2010) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
The Darker Side: Generations of Horror (2002) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Future Crimes (1999) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Crimes of Passion (1997) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Star Colonies (2000) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror (2004) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Taverns of the Dead (2005) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade (2012) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Crucified Dreams (2011) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Book of More Flesh (2005) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
All Hell Breaking Loose (2005) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Cat Crimes Through Time (1999) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Shivers (2002) 29 exemplares
Best Fetish Erotica (Best Erotica Series) (2002) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Leather, Lace and Lust (2003) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Streets of Shadows (1656) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Shivers II (2003) 25 exemplares
Dead Man's Hand (2004) — Introdução, algumas edições22 exemplares
Dark Faith: Invocations (2012) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Masques V (2006) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Five Strokes to Midnight (2007) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Noirotica 3: Stolen Kisses (2000) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Deconstructing Tolkien: A Fundamental Analysis of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (2004) — Prefácio, algumas edições17 exemplares
New Mythos Legends (1999) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Best of the American West II (1999) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (2012) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar (2013) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction (2009) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying (2010) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Dead Cats Bouncing (2002) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Imagination Fully Dilated: Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Damned: An Anthology of the Lost (2004) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Damned Nation (2006) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
In Delirium — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Portents (2011) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Best of Talebones (2010) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Felonious Felines (2000) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
New Altars (1996) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Fantastic stories of the imagination (2012) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Piccirilli, Tom
Nome legal
Piccirilli, Thomas Edward
Data de nascimento
1965-05-27
Data de falecimento
2015-07-11
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Loveland, Colorado, USA
Estes Park, Colorado, USA
Ocupações
novelist
short-story writer
Relações
Scalise, Michelle (spouse)

Membros

Críticas

bit too southern gothic for me.
I was looking for primarily a mystery with a bit of the supernatural thrown in,
like baskervilles, this was more
American Horror story.
Well conceived, but not what I was looking for
 
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cspiwak | 1 outra crítica | Mar 6, 2024 |
This was a lightning fast read. Story of a man who tried to get out of the criminal underworld only to be brought back in for seeking the revenge on people who destroyed his family.

Fast paced novel that for me has all of the ingredients that make Stark's Parker novels great - professional thieves and robbers living in their own shadowy parallel underworld. By the way, mentioning Parker, our protagonist's grandfather could as well be Parker. Merciless, always business oriented, hard-core criminal with no regrets, no second thoughts on his actions and ready to put down anyone on his path, be it his blood or not.

Great novel, full of action and introspection of a man that is for all means and purposes chained for life to the criminal underworld. In that way you could look at this as a tragic story of sorts.

To say anything more would be to ruin the story. If you like Parker, Matt Helm or Quarry you will definitely like this one.

Highly recommended to all fans of hard-boiled noir crime stories.
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Zare | 4 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
If you've come across any of Tom Piccirilli's work over the years and enjoyed it, I heartily recommend tracking down a copy of this collection. As far as I am aware, it is a complete omnibus collection of his published work. And despite these being limited, signed (by artist, author, editor, intro writer, etc.) editions they are still out there for a relatively reasonable price. I ended up with #55 of of 1000 and it did not cost me an arm and a leg.
Like most of the collections Ken Abner put out through Terminal Frights, this is well laid out, well edited, well organized, and with some great interior art. And by the way, if anyone knows how to reach Ken Abner Jr. or knows what he's doing these days, send me a message.
The collection is rougly divided along the same lines that Tom Piccirilli thought of his work being divided, per an exerpt from a personal letter to Poppy Z. Brite included in her introduction. Sometimes this 'official' in that its labeled, other times its obvious that we have transitioned into another sub-set of Piccirilli's work. The final section may perhaps be the one the bulk of fans are here looking for, where the 'Self' stories are gathered. I will freely admit that those are the stories, featured in Terminal Frights, that got me hooked on Piccirilli, and its nice to have them all in one place. The only thing past the Self stories is a rather interesting interview with Piccirilli by Richard Laymon. The self stories are preceeded by 'The Devil's Wine', and while I am not the biggest fan of 'genre' poetry, several of these feel more like portraits of the real world horror of lives empty of anything save despair, regret, and perhaps booze. Regardless, it serves as a good transition and pallete cleanser to the more internally consistent Self stories from what I can best describe as the Gonzo or Bizzaro (though I'm not sure these terms were in common use when Piccirilli wrote them) stories before them. This is presumably what Piccirilli describes as '...all that gray area left to whatever doesn't fall into those other three categories.' I am not the biggest fan of Gonzo/Bizarro, and so for me this was by far the weakest part of the collection. The beginning of the collection is devoted to a combination of the dark fantasy/weird fiction and the erotic horror (though I feel the latter overlaps with all his other work).
Overall a very solid collection, though as all completionist readers know there are bound to be high and low points. Come for the Self stories, stay for what are some notable high points sprinkled throughout.
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jdavidhacker | Aug 4, 2023 |
Tras el regreso de las vacaciones navideñas, Caleb Prentiss hace un macabro descubrimiento: durante su ausencia, una chica desconocida ha sido brutalmente asesinada en su dormitorio. Ese suceso supondrá algo más que un incidente extraño y se convertirá en una obsesión a la que aferrar su oscura vida de universidad. Emprenderá una búsqueda desesperada por averiguar la identidad de la chica y del misterioso asesino, una búsqueda que no podrá abandonar ni siquiera cuando toda su vida empiece a derrumbarse a su alrededor.… (mais)
 
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Natt90 | 5 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2023 |

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Obras
88
Also by
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Membros
2,760
Popularidade
#9,295
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
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ISBN
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Línguas
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Marcado como favorito
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