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Tom Piccirilli (1965–2015)

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Tom Picirilli, Tom Picirilli has written eight novels, including "Hexes," "Shards," The Night Class," "The Deceased," as well as the Felicity Crown mystery series containing "The Dead Past" and "Sorrow's Crown." He has had over one hundred stories printed in anthologies including, "Future Crimes," näytä lisää "New Mythos Legends" and "The Conspiracy Files," as well as the magazines "Cemetary Dance" and "Lore." näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Tom Picirilli, Tom Piccirilli

Image credit: Tom Piccirilli/Loveland Reporter-Herald

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Tekijän teokset

A Choir of Ill Children (2003) 335 kappaletta
The Last Kind Words (2012) 235 kappaletta
The Cold Spot (2008) 145 kappaletta
The Night Class (2001) 145 kappaletta
The Midnight Road (2007) 132 kappaletta
Headstone City (2006) 123 kappaletta
The Deceased (2000) 97 kappaletta
November Mourns (2005) 94 kappaletta
Hellboy: Emerald Hell (2008) 87 kappaletta
Hexes (1999) 85 kappaletta
The Dead Letters (2006) 85 kappaletta
A Lower Deep (2001) 78 kappaletta
Shadow Season (2009) 72 kappaletta
Every Shallow Cut (2011) 61 kappaletta
The Coldest Mile (1600) 59 kappaletta
The Fever Kill (2007) 53 kappaletta
What Makes You Die (2013) 49 kappaletta
The Dead Past (1997) 43 kappaletta
Fuckin' Lie Down Already (2003) 36 kappaletta
The Walls of the Castle (1900) 32 kappaletta
Frayed (2009) 31 kappaletta
Futile Efforts (2009) 29 kappaletta
Dark Father (1990) 27 kappaletta
Cast in Dark Waters (2002) — Tekijä — 26 kappaletta
Midnight Premiere (2007) 25 kappaletta
The Nobody (2009) 25 kappaletta
Clown in the Moonlight (2012) 24 kappaletta
Nightjack (2010) 24 kappaletta
Thrust (2005) 23 kappaletta
Backshot (2015) 22 kappaletta
Coffin Blues (2004) 22 kappaletta
The Devil's Wine (2004) 22 kappaletta
Grave Men (2002) 20 kappaletta
Sorrow's Crown (1998) 20 kappaletta
Bad Dog (2015) 20 kappaletta
Dueling Minds (2013) — Tekijä — 19 kappaletta
Shards (1996) 17 kappaletta
You'd Better Watch Out (2011) 16 kappaletta
Looking Glass (2006) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
The Last Deep Breath (2011) 16 kappaletta
Pentacle (1995) 16 kappaletta
Short Ride to Nowhere (2010) 15 kappaletta
Deep into that Darkness Peering (1999) 14 kappaletta
Loss (2010) 12 kappaletta
Inside the Works (1997) 10 kappaletta
Bastards of Alchemy (2003) 10 kappaletta
All You Despise (2008) 10 kappaletta
Epitaphs (1999) 8 kappaletta
Mean Sheep (2003) 6 kappaletta
Bad News (Anthology) (2000) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Cold Comforts (2010) 4 kappaletta
Cemetery Dance Issue 52 (2005) 4 kappaletta
A Student of Hell (2000) 4 kappaletta
Beware the Dark #2 (2014) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Cemetery Dance Issue 24 (1996) 2 kappaletta
Call It 2 kappaletta
Meeting the Black (2012) 1 kappale
The Well 1 kappale
Forgiving Judas (2014) 1 kappale
Söhne des Bösen (2000) 1 kappale
Saint Hellboy 1 kappale
Padre delle tenebre (1990) 1 kappale
Horsepower 1 kappale
Jonah Arose 1 kappale

Associated Works

Borderlands 5 (2003) — Avustaja — 409 kappaletta
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 277 kappaletta
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Avustaja — 263 kappaletta
Hellboy: Odder Jobs (2004) — Avustaja — 177 kappaletta
The Monster's Corner (2011) — Avustaja — 161 kappaletta
The Museum of Horrors (2001) — Avustaja — 153 kappaletta
Supernatural Noir (2011) — Avustaja — 136 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19 (2008) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta
Horrors! 365 Scary Stories (Anthology) (1998) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta
Four Dark Nights (2002) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Avustaja — 104 kappaletta
Stranger by Night (1995) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta
Fear the Fever (1996) — Avustaja — 79 kappaletta
Dark Faith (2010) — Avustaja — 78 kappaletta
Song of Cthulhu (2001) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta
The Darker Side: Generations of Horror (2002) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
Future Crimes (1999) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
Crimes of Passion (1997) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
Star Colonies (2000) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror (2004) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Taverns of the Dead (2005) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade (2012) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Crucified Dreams (2011) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
The Book of More Flesh (2005) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
All Hell Breaking Loose (2005) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
Cat Crimes Through Time (1999) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Shivers (2002) 29 kappaletta
Best Fetish Erotica (Best Erotica Series) (2002) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Leather, Lace and Lust (2003) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Streets of Shadows (1656) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Shivers II (2003) 25 kappaletta
Dead Man's Hand (2004) — Johdanto, eräät painokset22 kappaletta
Dark Faith: Invocations (2012) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Masques V (2006) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Five Strokes to Midnight (2007) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Noirotica 3: Stolen Kisses (2000) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
New Mythos Legends (1999) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (2012) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
The Best of the American West II (1999) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar (2013) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying (2010) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction (2009) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Imagination Fully Dilated: Science Fiction (2003) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Dead Cats Bouncing (2002) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Damned: An Anthology of the Lost (2004) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Damned Nation (2006) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
In Delirium — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Portents (2011) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
The Best of Talebones (2010) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Felonious Felines (2000) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
New Altars (1996) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Fantastic stories of the imagination (2012) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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bit too southern gothic for me.
I was looking for primarily a mystery with a bit of the supernatural thrown in,
like baskervilles, this was more
American Horror story.
Well conceived, but not what I was looking for
 
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cspiwak | 1 muu arvostelu | Mar 6, 2024 |
This was a lightning fast read. Story of a man who tried to get out of the criminal underworld only to be brought back in for seeking the revenge on people who destroyed his family.

Fast paced novel that for me has all of the ingredients that make Stark's Parker novels great - professional thieves and robbers living in their own shadowy parallel underworld. By the way, mentioning Parker, our protagonist's grandfather could as well be Parker. Merciless, always business oriented, hard-core criminal with no regrets, no second thoughts on his actions and ready to put down anyone on his path, be it his blood or not.

Great novel, full of action and introspection of a man that is for all means and purposes chained for life to the criminal underworld. In that way you could look at this as a tragic story of sorts.

To say anything more would be to ruin the story. If you like Parker, Matt Helm or Quarry you will definitely like this one.

Highly recommended to all fans of hard-boiled noir crime stories.
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Zare | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
If you've come across any of Tom Piccirilli's work over the years and enjoyed it, I heartily recommend tracking down a copy of this collection. As far as I am aware, it is a complete omnibus collection of his published work. And despite these being limited, signed (by artist, author, editor, intro writer, etc.) editions they are still out there for a relatively reasonable price. I ended up with #55 of of 1000 and it did not cost me an arm and a leg.
Like most of the collections Ken Abner put out through Terminal Frights, this is well laid out, well edited, well organized, and with some great interior art. And by the way, if anyone knows how to reach Ken Abner Jr. or knows what he's doing these days, send me a message.
The collection is rougly divided along the same lines that Tom Piccirilli thought of his work being divided, per an exerpt from a personal letter to Poppy Z. Brite included in her introduction. Sometimes this 'official' in that its labeled, other times its obvious that we have transitioned into another sub-set of Piccirilli's work. The final section may perhaps be the one the bulk of fans are here looking for, where the 'Self' stories are gathered. I will freely admit that those are the stories, featured in Terminal Frights, that got me hooked on Piccirilli, and its nice to have them all in one place. The only thing past the Self stories is a rather interesting interview with Piccirilli by Richard Laymon. The self stories are preceeded by 'The Devil's Wine', and while I am not the biggest fan of 'genre' poetry, several of these feel more like portraits of the real world horror of lives empty of anything save despair, regret, and perhaps booze. Regardless, it serves as a good transition and pallete cleanser to the more internally consistent Self stories from what I can best describe as the Gonzo or Bizzaro (though I'm not sure these terms were in common use when Piccirilli wrote them) stories before them. This is presumably what Piccirilli describes as '...all that gray area left to whatever doesn't fall into those other three categories.' I am not the biggest fan of Gonzo/Bizarro, and so for me this was by far the weakest part of the collection. The beginning of the collection is devoted to a combination of the dark fantasy/weird fiction and the erotic horror (though I feel the latter overlaps with all his other work).
Overall a very solid collection, though as all completionist readers know there are bound to be high and low points. Come for the Self stories, stay for what are some notable high points sprinkled throughout.
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jdavidhacker | Aug 4, 2023 |
Tras el regreso de las vacaciones navideñas, Caleb Prentiss hace un macabro descubrimiento: durante su ausencia, una chica desconocida ha sido brutalmente asesinada en su dormitorio. Ese suceso supondrá algo más que un incidente extraño y se convertirá en una obsesión a la que aferrar su oscura vida de universidad. Emprenderá una búsqueda desesperada por averiguar la identidad de la chica y del misterioso asesino, una búsqueda que no podrá abandonar ni siquiera cuando toda su vida empiece a derrumbarse a su alrededor.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Natt90 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 27, 2023 |

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