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Tom Piccirilli Books In Order

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Publication Order of Black Labyrinth Books

The Walls of the Castle (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prisoner 489 (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Booking (By: Ramsey Campbell) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cold Books

The Cold Spot (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coldest Mile (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Comforts (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Felicity Grove Books

Publication Order of Hellboy Graphic Novel Books

The Lost Army (By: Christopher Golden,Mike Mignola) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bones of Giants (By: Christopher Golden,Mike Mignola) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odd Jobs (By: Christopher Golden) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odder Jobs (By: Frank Darabont) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Earth As It Is In Hell (By: Brian Hodge) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unnatural Selection (By: Tim Lebbon) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The God Machine (By: Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon Pool (By: Christopher Golden) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emerald Hell (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (By: Robert Greenberger) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (By: Christopher Golden,Mike Mignola) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
All-Seeing Eye (By: Mark Morris,Mike Mignola) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The All-Seeing Eye (By: Mark Morris) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fire Wolves (By: Tim Lebbon) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lobster Johnson (By: Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ice Wolves (By: Mark Chadbourn) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Assortment of Horrors (By: Christopher Golden) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Priest & Lamarr Books

Publication Order of Terrier Rand Books

The Last Kind Words (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Whisper in the Dark (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Misfit Child Grows Fat on Despair (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cast in Dark Waters (With: Ed Gorman) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fuckin' Lie Down Already (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thrust (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frayed (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Dark and the Daylight (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
All You Despise (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nobody (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Shallow Cut (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Deep Breath (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Ride to Nowhere (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loss (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
You'd Better Watch Out (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clown in the Moonlight (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pale Preachers (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vespers (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backshot (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Pentacle (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inside The Works (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dog Syndrome (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Into That Darkness Peering (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Student of Hell (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Cape Is Red Because I've Been Bleeding (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mean Sheep (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waiting for My Turn to Go Under the Knife (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bare Bone #10 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Futile Efforts (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forgiving Judas (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Dog (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Little Black Book of Noir Stories (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Bullet Ballerina (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Welcome to Hell (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meeting the Black (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

100 Wicked Little Witch Stories(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear the Fever(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimes of Passion(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrors!: 365 Scary Stories(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of the American West II(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Dreams(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Wine(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of More Flesh(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns of the West(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Dark Nights(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers II(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imagination Fully Dilated(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers III(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Walk on the Darkside(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cemetery Dance: Issue 52(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corpse Blossoms(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Damned Nation(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evermore(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Premiere(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five Strokes to Midnight(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shroud(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 19(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Laymon's Terms(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death Panel(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness on the Edge: Tales Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Faith(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Talebones(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucified Dreams(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger by Night(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales From the Crossroad(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supernatural Noir(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danse Macabre(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Feast of Frights from The Horror Zine(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dueling Minds(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blurring the Line(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirages(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Author Thomas Piccirilli was born on May 27, 1965, and wrote novels and short stories. Thomas wrote all kinds of genres during his time as a writer: genres like hard boiled crime, poetry, erotica, thrillers, horror, non fiction, and fantasy. Some of his work were included in some zombie anthologies that James Lowder edited.

He died on July 11, 2015 from a long battle with brain cancer at the age of fifty. The brain tumor was first found in the year 2012 and he suffered a stroke in the year 2014. He is survived by Michelle Scalise (a writer), his wife.

He wrote the “Priest and Lamarr” series, the “Terrier Rand” series, the “Felicity Grove” series, and the “Cold” series. He published his first novel in the year 1990, which was titled “Dark Father”.

He won four Bram Stoker Awards; one was for Short Fiction (“The Misfit Child Grows Fat on Despair”), one for Best Poetry Collection, which he was the first winner of (“A Student of Hell”), one for Best Novel (“The Night Class”), and Best Alternative Forms (“The Devil’s Wine”). He also won two International Thriller Writers Awards (both for best paperback original for “The Midnight Road” in the year 2008 and “The Coldest Mile” in the year 2010). Tom Piccirilli was nominated for many more, including six Bram Stoker awards (three times for best novel and once for best first novel), one Edgar Award, and two International Thriller Writers Awards.

“The Last Kind Words” is the first novel in the “Terrier Rand” series and was released in the year 2012. Terrier Rand’s family was a bunch of grifters and thieves, all small time. He made a choice to cut ties with them, and go straight. He made the decision after his older brother, named Collie, went on a killing spree where he killed a whole family and many others dead. Five years have gone by since then before he is supposed to be executed, and he contacts Terry and requests that he return home. He says that he did not do one of the murders and the actual killer is still out there, on the loose.

He does not know if his brother is lying or not, and haunted by regrets of his own, and drawn back to the life and activities of his family. His dad, Pinsch, used to be a cat burglar but gave that up after heartbreak that his sons caused. Mal and Grey are cardsharps and his uncles, they have incurred some anger from the local mob. Then there is Old Shep his granddad, who is a great pickpocket, despite having dementia. Dale (his teenage sister) is flirting with the criminal world’s lure. Kimmy, the fiancee that he left behind, is raising a kid with his old best friend.

He starts to look into what actually happened when the crime spree happened. Will the truth about the secrets tear the Rand family apart?

This is a great literary crime thriller, packed with character development, more heart than expected, and one hell of a central mystery. Readers enjoyed getting to know each of the characters in the novel, and the finish of the story was delicious. Fans of the novel loved both this story and this author, and after he died, they miss him. Even though some have only read this one novel by this author, they already love him.

“The Last Whisper in the Dark” is the second novel in the “Terrier Rand” series and was released in the year 2013. No one has seen Chub (both Terry’s former friend and Kimmy’s husband) since he supplied the getaway car in a heist that did not go right. Terry starts to investigating things, and finds out that Chub was mixed up with an odd violent gang of brutal guys. These are people that do not care for him asking questions.

Before he can find Chub, a vivacious divorcee takes him on a walk to the wild side. Some relatives he has not gotten along with in a while try pulling him to their horror movie empire, Dale looks to go to Hollywood after her video went viral, and his own uncle tries to get him to help rip his own partner off.

This is a world of criminals, and even among his own family members. He just wants to reunite Chub with Kimmy and their kid. He has to dodge all kinds of killers, moguls, and mafia men. He also has to face the truth about a crime of his own.

Tom Piccirilli seems to simply write books just for certain readers, something that they enjoy feeling. He is a fluid writer who writes real and gritty. Fans of the novel loved this one too. It felt like you never left the characters from the first book, and it felt like you were living their lives with them. They truly feel as they come to life while you read this, flaws and all. Once again, the conclusion is something powerful, and it makes you wonder how things turn out after the story is finished.

“The Cold Spot” is the first novel in the “Cold” series, and was released in the year 2008. Chase was groomed to be a getaway driver by Jonah (his grandpa) who is a con man that his own men fear, each of whom are hardened career criminals. Chase goes solo after Jonah crosses a line and kills a member of his crew. He steals his own cars and pulls scores all over the country.

He meets Lila, who is a deputy sheriff with a strong will and a killer smile, that shows him what love can be. Chase finds himself on the straight and narrow for the first time in his entire life. Tragedy puts him back into that world of grifters and thieves. Chase goes on the path for revenge, and he is going to have to turn to the one man that he hates more than any other in the entire world. It is only Jonah that can train him how to be a stone cold killer. The two men work together, and Chase realizes that sooner or later things left unresolved between them will lead them to have their own showdown.

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