Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry will sign and discuss his newest book The Bomb Perry (Mysterious Press; $26).

Thomas Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York in 1947. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester in 1974. He has worked as a park maintenance man, factory laborer, commercial fisherman, university administrator and teacher, and a writer and producer of prime time network television shows.  He lives in Southern California.  

Perry is the author of 20 novels including the Jane Whitefield series (Vanishing Act, Dance for the Dead, Shadow Woman, The Face Changers, Blood Money, Runner, and Poison Flower), Death Benefits, and Pursuit, the first recipient of the Gumshoe Award for best novel.  

He won the Edgar for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book. The Independent Mystery Booksellers’ Association included Vanishing Act in its “100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century,” and Nightlife was a New York Times bestseller. 

Metzger’s Dog was voted one of NPR’s 100 Killer Thrillers--Best Thrillers Ever. Strip was chosen as a  New York Times Notable Crime Book for 2010, and The Informant was a New York Times Notable Crime Book for 2011 and won the Barry Award for Best Thriller, 2011. Poison Flower was chosen among Booklist’s Best Crime Novels of 2013.  


Event date: 

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
The Bomb Maker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802127488
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Mysterious Press - January 2nd, 2018

A bomb is more than a weapon. A bomb is an expression of the bomber's thoughts about you, his predictions of your behavior--a performance designed to fool you into making one fatally wrong move.

The Old Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802127532
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mysterious Press - November 30th, 0002

" A] harrowing hunt-and-hide adventure . . . Nobody writes chase scenes like Perry."--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Featuring armed mercenaries, spectacularly crashed cars, a precarious love interest, and an unforgettable chase scene through the snow--The Old Man is whip-smart plotting from one of the best in crime fiction, Thomas Perry.

Forty Thieves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802126382
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Published: Mysterious Press - January 10th, 2017

From New York Times bestselling author Thomas Perry comes a whip-smart and lethally paced standalone novel, Forty Thieves.

A String of Beads Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802124449
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Published: Mysterious Press - December 15th, 2015

From the "New York Times" bestselling author Thomas Perry, "A String of Beads" is an addictive, brilliantly suspenseful novel featuring rescue artist Jane Whitefield, who has spent two decades protecting innocent victims on the run.