Tom Piccirilli Books In Order

Publication Order of Felicity Grove Books

The Dead Past (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sorrow's Crown (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Priest & Lamar Books

Grave Men (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coffin Blues (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cold Books

The Cold Spot (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coldest Mile (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hellboy Books

Emerald Hell (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Terrier Rand Books

The Last Kind Words (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Whisper in the Dark (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dark Father (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shards (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hexes (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deceased (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Class (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lower Deep (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Choir of Ill Children (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
November Mourns (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Headstone City (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Letters (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midnight Road (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fever Kill (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Season (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightjack (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Kind Words (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

Fuckin' Lie Down Already (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thrust (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nobody (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frayed (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All You Despise (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Deep Breath (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Short Ride to Nowhere (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cast in Dark Waters (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Comforts (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loss (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You'd Better Watch Out (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Shallow Cut (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clown in the Moonlight (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Pentacle (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inside the Works (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dog Syndrome and Other Sick Puppies (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Into That Darkness Peering (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Student of Hell (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Dark Nights (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Cape is Red Because I've Been Bleeding (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mean Sheep (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waiting for My Turn to Go Under the Knife: Poems (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bare Bone #10 (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Little Black Book of Noir Stories (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Futile Efforts (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Faith (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales From the Crossroad Volume 1 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Welcome to Hell (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deconstructing Tolkien (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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