Thomas Harris - Author

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A native of Mississippi, Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in new York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988 and Hannibal in 1999.

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Hannibal

Hannibal

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2009

This is not the best Harris novel featuring his delightful Hannibal Lecter, the notorious killer who has a taste for ... well, you know. You wouldn’t think Lecter could do anything that would shock us after peeling off the face of one of his victims in The Silence of the Lambs to use as a disguise and make his escape. There’s not much he’s not capable of, and I guess that’s why we love him so much. But near the end of Hannibal, our anti-hero prepares a meal the way you might whose preparation involves a procedure not unlike opening up a melon except it’s not a melon. It’s not really a plot twist. It’s simply a scene so nonchalantly horrific, so ghoulishly imaginative, that when I came upon it, it took my breath away. Oh, and my jaw dropped, too. Selected by Linwood Barclay, Our Autumn 2021 Guest Editor. Click here to read the full Guest Editor Piece.

Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/10/2013

Listen to the silence... An instant classic novel of chilling psychological suspense...a critically-acclaimed audio production of unforgettable intensity...From the tormenting words of the homicidal maniac Dr. Hannibal Lecter and the flesh-rending depravity of an elusive killer to the sheer courage of a young F.B.I. novice, who risks her life to track him down and stop the bloodshed, experience the ultimate terror of an audio masterpiece...

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Cari Mora

Cari Mora

Author: Thomas Harris Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/05/2019

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Cari Mora, written by Thomas Harris. ________________________________ From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession. ________________________________ Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men. Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before. Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris. Cari Mora, his sixth novel, is the long-awaited return of an American master. ________________________________ 'The last two decades of 19th century popular fiction were dominated by Conan Doyle and Sherlock Homes. A century on, suspense literature has achieved their equals in Thomas Harris.' GUARDIAN 'Harris's writing bears the hallmarks of honed perfection.' THE TIMES

Black Sunday

Black Sunday

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2019

The gripping race-against-time debut thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Silence of the Lambs. Vietnam veteran Michael Lander wants the country that made him suffer to suffer in return. Al-Fatah operative Dahlia Iyad wants to help him turn his bold plan into devastating reality. David Kabakov, Mossad's most dedicated soldier, is determined to uncover the plot before it's too late. All he and the FBI know is that it will be apocalyptic. They don't know about the 1,200 pounds of explosives on their way to the states. The largest, deadliest bomb on American soil. That it will detonate in front of millions at the biggest sporting event of the season. The day of horror is nearly here... Black Sunday.

Hannibal

Hannibal

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Ebook Release Date: 10/12/2009

`It is an axiom of behavioural science that vampires are territorial, while cannibals range widely. ' Hannibal killed nine people before he was caught. And five on his escape. Two of his victims survived - one of them is in an asylum; but the other craves revenge. Mason Verger, a paraplegic confined to a respirator since his encounter with Dr Lecter, can move only the fingers of his crippled right hand across the soft blanket that covers his lifeless body. But Verger is very rich and very influential, and his reach extends into the echelons of power around the world. His need to find Lecter is insatiable. In Clarice Starling he has the perfect bait. As gripping and terrifying as any reader or listener of Silence of the Lambs would expect. Simply unforgettable

Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2009

An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim...FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane, for insight into the deadly madman she must find. As Dr. Lecter invites her into the darkest chambers of his mind, he forces her to confront her own childhood demons as the price of understanding, an unspeakable tuition he exacts to teach her how the monster thinks. And time is running out...

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Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2009

_________________________ HANNIBAL LECTER WASN'T BORN A MONSTER. HE WAS MADE ONE. Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front of World War II, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He will not speak of what happened to him and his family. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France. There, Hannibal lives with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki, who helps him to heal - and flourish. But Hannibal's demons are not so easily defeated. Throughout his young life, they visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn - and in the fog of traumatic memory, he discovers that he has gifts far beyond what he imagined...

Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2009

_________________________ THE LEGENDARY THRILLER THAT CREATED DR HANNIBAL LECTER Will Graham was a brilliant profiler of criminals for the FBI - until he suffered terrible injuries in the process of capturing Dr Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lecter. Years later, a serial killer nicknamed 'the Tooth Fairy' is massacring entire families each full moon. With the FBI desperate for progress, Will reluctantly agrees to consult. But he soon realises that he alone can't crack the case; he needs the help of the only mind even better than his own at understanding the mentalities of psychopaths. The mind of Hannibal Lecter. But Hannibal is playing his own twisted game from the asylum for the criminally insane. Will isn't alone in getting advice from the cannibal. So is the Tooth Fairy - the man haunted by visions of the murderous Red Dragon...

Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Ebook Release Date: 12/12/2006

HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERS IN ALL OF LITERATURE.AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVIL IS REVEALED.Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.Hannibals uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncles beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France.But Hannibals demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes deaths prodigy.From the Compact Disc edition.

Book of Life by Thomas Harris

Book of Life by Thomas Harris

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Ebook Release Date: 08/01/2004

This Book is about Mankind and the acts ofman.Jesus describes the nature of man also the suffering believersWill tread upon. The word of God allows you to knowthat True BelieversWillFeel The Same Suffering as Christ in this World.Remember we are like sheep headed for slaughter.Over in Revelation God let us know of our troublesTo except what God says about usIs excepting the truthOf GodThis is when you fine your name in this book.To except Christ is the only way we could be truly converted.I amsavedareyou?BondageDead Preverted Disgrace Doom Astray FearWhoremongerSackclothes Disgrace Drunkeness

International Fund Raising for Not-for-Profits

International Fund Raising for Not-for-Profits

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/1999

The only comprehensive reference work of its kind, this book provides complete coverage of everything that a fund raiser must know when preparing for an international fund-raising campaign. Offers an overview of a country's tax and regulatory system, an examination of its not-for-profit sector, what sources of funding are available, and what fund-raising methods are considered acceptable by the culture and the government.

Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/03/1989

A quiet summer night...a neat suburban house...and another innocent, happy family is shattered -- the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness.All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer who Graham put in prison years ago. As the imprisoned Lecter tightens the reins of revenge, Graham's feverish pursuit of the Red Dragon draws him inside the warped mind of a psychopath, into an unforgettable world of demonic ritual and violence, beyond the limits of human terror.

Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/10/1988

Listen to the silence...An instant classic novel of chilling psychological suspense...a critically-acclaimed audio production of unforgettable intensity...From the tormenting words of the homicidal maniac Dr. Hannibal Lecter and the flesh-rending depravity of an elusive killer to the sheer courage of a young F.B.I. novice, who risks her life to track him down and stop the bloodshed, experience the ultimate terror of an audio masterpiece...

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