Thomas Perry (author)

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Thomas Perry
Born1947
Tonawanda, New York,
United States
OccupationWriter
GenreMystery, Thriller
Notable worksButcher's Boy, Metzger's Dog, Jane Whitefield Series
 
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Thomas Perry
Born1947
Tonawanda, New York,
United States
OccupationWriter
GenreMystery, Thriller
Notable worksButcher's Boy, Metzger's Dog, Jane Whitefield Series

Thomas Perry (born 1947) is an American mystery and thriller novelist. He received a 1983 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel.

Writings[edit]

Perry's work has covered a variety of fictional suspense starting with The Butcher's Boy, which received a 1983 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel, followed by Metzger's Dog, Big Fish, Island, and Sleeping Dogs. He then launched the critically acclaimed Jane Whitefield series: Vanishing Act (chosen as one of the "100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century" by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association), Dance for the Dead, Shadow Woman, The Face Changers, Blood Money, Runner, and Poison Flower. The New York Times selected Nightlife for its best seller selection. From this point, Perry has elected to develop a non-series list of mysteries with Death Benefits, Pursuit (which won a Gumshoe Award in 2002), Dead Aim, Night Life, Fidelity, and Strip. In The Informant, released in 2011, Perry brought back the hit-man character first introduced in The Butcher's Boy and later the protagonist in Sleeping Dogs.

Biography[edit]

Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York, in 1947. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Rochester in 1974. He has been a laborer, maintenance man, commercial fisherman, weapons mechanic, university administrator and teacher, as well as a television writer and producer (Simon & Simon, 21 Jump Street, Star Trek: The Next Generation). To date, Perry has completed 21 novels with the release of The Boyfriend in 2013. He lives in Southern California with his wife Jo (ne Lee) and two children.[1]

Works[edit]

The Butcher's Boy Series[edit]

#TitlePublication DateISBN
1The Butcher's Boy19820-684-17455-3
2Sleeping Dogs1992978-0-679-41064-5
3The Informant2011978-0-547-56933-8

Jane Whitefield Series[edit]

#TitlePublication DateISBN
1Vanishing Act1995978-0-679-43536-0
2Dance for the Dead1996978-0-679-44911-9
3Shadow Woman1997978-0-679-45302-4
4The Face-Changers1998978-0-679-45303-1
5Blood Money1999978-0-679-45304-8
6Runner2009978-0-15-101528-3
7Poison Flower2012978-0-802-12605-4

John Walker Series[edit]

#TitlePublication DateISBN
1Death Benefits2001978-0-679-45305-5

Jack Till Series[edit]

#TitlePublication DateISBN
1Silence2007978-0-15-101289-3
2The Boyfriend2013978-0-802-12606-1

Other novels[edit]

TitlePublication DateISBN
Metzger's Dog1983978-0-6841-7948-2
Big Fish1985978-0-684-18367-1
Island1987978-0-399-13327-5
Pursuit2001978-0-679-45306-2
Dead Aim20021-4000-6003-6
Nightlife20061-4000-6004-4
Fidelity2008978-0-15-101292-3
Strip2010978-0-15-101522-1

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