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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.

Featured books by Thomas Harris

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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Other books by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora from the creator of Hannibal Lecter

Cari Mora from the creator of Hannibal Lecter

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

Cari Mora from the creator of Hannibal Lecter

Cari Mora from the creator of Hannibal Lecter

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

________________________________ 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. ________________________________ 'As good as ever. Reading his prose is like running a slow hand down cold silk.' STEPHEN KING `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 'The good news for readers of Cari Mora is that Hannibal is here in spirit if not in person ... What his fans look for is here - turned up to 11.' SPECTATOR 'A tense heist thriller ... Harris's best since The Silence of the Lambs' NEW STATESMAN 'Cari Mora reinforces the brilliance of an author who can carve a piece of art from the placement of words on a page to form a narrative that scorches the mind, and makes one think.' SHOTS MAGAZINE 'A literary event ... Thomas Harris is a supreme thriller writer - for not only does he create memorable and monstrous villains, but he also gives us formidable female protagonists ... Violent, brutal and action-packed, yet told with Harris's typical wry wit, it crackles from first page to last.' DAILY MAIL 'A cavalcade of the grotesque, with murderous figures that make Hannibal the Cannibal, the Tooth Fairy and Buffalo Bill appear like upright citizens from small-town America ... Hollywood directors will be dreaming of a golden windfall by putting this page-clawing thriller on to the big screen. Harris is a superlative storyteller with an eye for the director's cut.' DAILY EXPRESS 'Thomas Harris, the creator of Hannibal Lecter, is the greatest thriller writer of our time ... An expertly delivered and fast-paced thriller, full of distinctively Harrisian inflections' EVENING STANDARD 'A gripping tale of lost cartel gold ... No shortage of physical action ... Harris delivers a narrative that is absolutely cut to the bone' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Pulse-boosting suspense ...Harris's flavourful prose: laconic, tough-guy Hemingway one moment ... then veering off into imagery of a Baroque luxuriance ... Harris evokes the poetry of everyday life - especially the natural world.' i NEWS

Cari Mora from the creator of Hannibal Lecter

Cari Mora from the creator of Hannibal Lecter

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

________________________________ 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. ________________________________ 'As good as ever. Reading his prose is like running a slow hand down cold silk.' STEPHEN KING `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 'The good news for readers of Cari Mora is that Hannibal is here in spirit if not in person ... What his fans look for is here - turned up to 11.' SPECTATOR 'A tense heist thriller ... Harris's best since The Silence of the Lambs' NEW STATESMAN 'Cari Mora reinforces the brilliance of an author who can carve a piece of art from the placement of words on a page to form a narrative that scorches the mind, and makes one think.' SHOTS MAGAZINE 'A literary event ... Thomas Harris is a supreme thriller writer - for not only does he create memorable and monstrous villains, but he also gives us formidable female protagonists ... Violent, brutal and action-packed, yet told with Harris's typical wry wit, it crackles from first page to last.'DAILY MAIL 'A cavalcade of the grotesque, with murderous figures that make Hannibal the Cannibal, the Tooth Fairy and Buffalo Bill appear like upright citizens from small-town America ... Hollywood directors will be dreaming of a golden windfall by putting this page-clawing thriller on to the big screen. Harris is a superlative storyteller with an eye for the director's cut.' DAILY EXPRESS 'Thomas Harris, the creator of Hannibal Lecter, is the greatest thriller writer of our time ... An expertly delivered and fast-paced thriller, full of distinctively Harrisian inflections' EVENING STANDARD 'A gripping tale of lost cartel gold ... No shortage of physical action ... Harris delivers a narrative that is absolutely cut to the bone' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Pulse-boosting suspense ...Harris's flavourful prose: laconic, tough-guy Hemingway one moment ... then veering off into imagery of a Baroque luxuriance ... Harris evokes the poetry of everyday life - especially the natural world.' i NEWS

Black Sunday

Black Sunday

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Paperback / softback 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.

The Life and Services of Commodore William Bainbridge, United States Navy

The Life and Services of Commodore William Bainbridge, United States Navy

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2018

The Life and Services of Commodore William Bainbridge, United States Navy

The Life and Services of Commodore William Bainbridge, United States Navy

Author: Thomas Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

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...

Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Author: Thomas Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2012

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: 08/03/2011

Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate villain of modern fiction who scared the world silent. A young FBI trainee. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunge into the darkest chambers of a psychopath's mind -- in the deadly search for a serial killer . . . An instant classic 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 FBI novice, who risks her life to track him down and stop the bloodshed.

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