Piccirilli, Tom


Forgiving Judas (Crossroad Press), Poetry Collection, 2014

The Devil’s Wine, Alternative Forms, 2004

The Night Class, Novel, 2002

“The Misfit Child Grows Fat on Despair”, Short Fiction, 2002

A Student of Hell, Poetry Collection, 2000


Midnight Premiere, Anthology, 2007

Headstone City, Novel, 2006

November Mourns, Novel, 2005

Waiting my Turn to go Under the Knife, Poetry Collection, 2004

A Choir of Ill Children, Novel, 2003

Fuckin’ Lie Down Already, Long Fiction, 2003

This Cape Is Red Because I’ve Been Bleeding, Poetry Collection, 2002

The Deceased, Novel, 2000

Hexes, Novel, 1999

Deep into that Darkness Peering, Fiction Collection, 1999

Dark Father, First Novel, 1990

BIO: Tom Piccirilli was the author of hundreds of short stories, three award winning books of poetry and more than twenty-five novels including A CHOIR OF ILL CHILDREN, SHADOW SEASON, THE DEAD LETTERS, and THE LAST KIND WORDS. He was a five-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, two-time winner of the International Thriller Award, was nominated for the World Fantasy Award, and twice for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award. Marilyn Stasio of The New York Times Book Review called THE LAST KIND WORDS, “A caustic thriller…the characters have strong voices and bristle with funny quirks.” New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lee Child said of Tom’s work, “Perfect crime fiction…a convincing world, a cast of compelling characters, and above all a great story”. Dean Koontz called A Choir of Ill Children “wonderfully wacked, disorienting, fully creepy book…The poetic nature of the prose and seriousness of intent carried the day in every scene.” And Publishers Weekly extolled, “Piccirilli’s mastery of the hard-boiled idiom is pitch perfect, particularly in the repartee between his characters, while the picture he paints of the criminal corruption conjoining the innocent and guilty in a small Long Island community is as persuasive as it is seamy. Readers who like a bleak streak in their crime fiction will enjoy this well-wrought novel.” Keir Graff of Booklist wrote, “There’s more life in Piccirilli’s THE LAST KIND WORDS (and more heartache, action, and deliverance) than any other novel I’ve read in the past couple of years.” Kirkus stated, “Consigning most of the violence to the past allows Piccirilli (The Fever Kill, 2007, etc.) to dial down the gore while imparting a soulful, shivery edge to this tale of an unhappy family that’s assuredly unhappy in its own special way.” Tom’s novel THE LAST KIND WORDS appeared on USA Today’s bestseller list.

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