Books by Thomas Perry

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, unive


THE MAYAN SECRETS by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Cussler connoisseurs will approve. Others can enjoy it as a stand-alone adventure."
Cussler (The Tombs, 2012, etc.) drops treasure-hunting Sam and Remi Fargo into Mayan mysteries. Read full book review >
THE BOYFRIEND by Thomas Perry
Released: March 5, 2013

"The ending is a letdown, the same way waking up from a brutally suspenseful dream is a letdown. But there's all the pleasure a master craftsman can provide every inch of the way there."
The creator of the murderous Butcher's Boy (The Informant, 2011, etc.) and vanishing enabler Jane Whitefield (Poison Flower, 2012, etc.) summons a new hero to track down a killer with a penchant for strawberry-blonde escorts. Read full book review >
THE TOMBS by Clive Cussler
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Even with a plot hole or two, a tacked-on narrative thread about a corporate treasure-hunting enterprise and a believability buy in—the Fargo's bottomless money bucket—Cussler fans can expect more than a few hours of page-turning action."
Cussler and company (The Kingdom, 2011, etc.) send treasure hunters extraordinaire, Sam and Remi Fargo, onto the windy steppes of the ancient Hun empire searching for the tomb of the Scourge of God. Read full book review >
POISON FLOWER by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"A tour de force with no room for subtle characterization, complicated moral dilemmas or descriptions of anything that's not instantly material to Jane's job—just an hours-long jolt of pure, adrenaline-fueled plot."
Jane Whitefield's latest attempt to hide someone other people are looking for puts her in even more danger than usual, and that's not easy.

Jane has so little trouble breaking James Shelby, framed for murdering his wife, out of police custody at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles that you just know something's going to go wrong. Read full book review >

THE INFORMANT by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 5, 2011

"Beneath the sky-high body count, the twisty plot is powered by Perry's relentless focus on the question of where the next threat is coming from and how to survive it."
Twenty years after a trio of lowlifes forced him out of retirement (Sleeping Dogs, 1992, etc.), the Butcher's Boy is back. Read full book review >
STRIP by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2010

"The first half of this shaggy, violent tale is a miracle of dead-eyed invention. It's only when the cast members start running out of options that the story starts running out of steam."
Perry (Fidelity, 2008, etc.) shows the cascade of lethal consequences following a strip-club owner's misidentification of the man who robbed him. Read full book review >
RUNNER by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"For the most part, Jane's many fans, who've missed her ever since Blood Money (2000), will be glad to see her at any price."
After nine years of being AWOL, Jane Whitefield McKinnon, the world's foremost specialist in hiding fugitives from their pursuers, is back with a vengeance. Read full book review >
FIDELITY by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2008

"Mid-grade thrills from a pro's pro."
A private eye's wife and former partner goes back on the job to find out who made her a widow. Read full book review >
SILENCE by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 2, 2007

"Wait till next year, when the normally reliable Perry is bound to come up trumps again."
Finally, a tale that answers the unwelcome question: Is it possible for suspense master Perry (Nightlife, 2006, etc.) to write a routine thriller? Read full book review >
NIGHTLIFE by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 14, 2006

"The hints of romance are less than convincing, but the agonizingly detailed pairing of two determined women, complicated by the intrusion of a freelance killer, is masterful."
A police detective tracks a resourceful serial killer in Perry's latest nail-biter (Dead Aim, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
DEAD AIM by Thomas Perry
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"It's hard to believe Mallon's well-financed curiosity in the first half of this adventure, and the second half is simply superior action-film fare with a body count to match. But nobody who starts this tense, improbable tale will put it down half-finished."
An unusually determined suicide pulls a retired Santa Barbara contractor into a ring of trained killers in this newest stand-alone from the chronicler of the Butcher Boy (Sleeping Dogs, 1992, etc.) and Jane Whitefield (The Face-Changers, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
PURSUIT by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2001

"The focus throughout is relentlessly analytical, as if two unbeatable computers were battling it out over the chessboard for stakes of life and death—for themselves and for everybody else unlucky enough to be within range."
The creator of the Butcher Boy and disappearing specialist Jane Whitefield presents a bounty-hunter story that tops the genre as an unlicensed killer goes up against his even more dangerous prey. Read full book review >
DEATH BENEFITS by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 19, 2000

"For most of the running time, though, Perry displays a matchless gift for keeping both his hero and his readers beautifully off-balance. Don't dare let anybody tell you any more about the story before you start it—preferably in time to swallow it all in a sitting."
Perry, who never met a field he couldn't make breathlessly exciting, turns his hand to the insurance business, with hair-raising results. Read full book review >
BLOOD MONEY by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

Jane Whitefield usually makes people disappear (The Face-Changers, 1998, etc.), but this time it's money: mob money that prompts La Cosa Nostra to chase Native American Jane all over the country in a terrifically plotted nail-biter. Read full book review >

THE FACE-CHANGERS by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

Dr. Carey McKinnon, the risk-aversive bridegroom who'd made Jane Whitefield promise to stop the hazardous career of helping people vanish (Shadow Woman, 1997, etc.) now begs her to take his old mentor on the lam—plunging her into her most convoluted, if not exactly her most involving, caper. Read full book review >

SHADOW WOMAN by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

Marriage doesn't stop Jane Whitefield (Dance for the Dead, 1996, etc.) from taking on one last hazardous disappearing act for a client whose pursuers just won't give up. As part of her agreement to tie the knot with her longtime suitor Dr. Carey McKinnon, Jane promises she'll stop helping people to vanish. Read full book review >

DANCE FOR THE DEAD by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

An explosive second outing for Jane Whitefield, the Senecan specialist in helping people disappear (Vanishing Act, 1995). The story kicks off with a whoosh as Jane succeeds in saving the life of her latest client, eight-year-old Timothy Phillips, by producing him in an L.A. court that's about to declare him dead so that whoever's been plundering his trust fund can breathe easy. Read full book review >

VANISHING ACT by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

A most intriguing heroine, with an even more intriguing vocation, is the centerpiece for what could be Perry's most successful thriller since his Edgar-winning debut, Butcher's Boy (1982). Jane Whitefield is a Native American whose special talent is making people disappear. Read full book review >

SLEEPING DOGS by Thomas Perry
THRILLERS
Released: April 24, 1992

Since his Edgar-winning debut with Butcher's Boy (1982), Perry has inked a series of bold seriocomic thrillers (Metzger's Dog, Big Fish, Island) with ever more guffaws than grit. Read full book review >