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Thomas Piccirilli

Tom Piccirilli
Born Thomas Piccirilli
Occupation writer
Nationality American
Period 1990–
Genres Poetry, Horror fiction, Fantasy, Crime fiction, Noir fiction, Hardboiled

Tom Piccirilli is an American novelist and short story writer. He has sold over 150 stories in the mystery, thriller, horror, erotica, and science fiction fields. Piccirilli is a two-time winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for "Best Paperback Original" (2008, 2010). He is a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award. He was also a finalist for the 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award given by the Mystery Writers of America, a final nominee for the Fantasy Award, and he won the first Bram Stoker Award given in the category of "Best Poetry Collection".




Felicity Grove series
  1. The Dead Past (Write Way, 1997)
  2. Sorrow's Crown (Write Way, 1998) ISBN 1-885173-53-9
Cold series
  1. The Cold Spot (Bantam, 2008) ISBN 0-553-59084-7
  2. The Coldest Mile (Bantam, 2009) ISBN 0-553-59085-5
  3. The Cold and the Dead (forthcoming tentative title)

Media tie-ins


Collections and anthologies


  • Epitaphs: Two Novels of the Dead Past (1999) (contains The Dead Past and Sorrow's Crown) ISBN 0-7394-0218-8


  • Pentacle (Pirate Writings, 1995), introduction by Jack Cady. ISBN 0-9640168-2-6. Features five short stories that make one continuing narrative:
"Bury St. Edmonds"
"Eye-Biting and Other Displays of Affection"
  • The Hanging Man and Other Strange Suspensions (1996)
  • The Dog Syndrome and Other Sick Puppies (Marietta Publishing, 1997)
"The Dog Syndrome"
"Where the Swamp Folk Go When the Need Comes"
"Water Wears the Stones"
"Lilith at the Playground"
"The Misfit Child Grows Fat on Despair"
"The Whole Head is Sick, the Whole Heart Faint"
"This, and That's the End of It"
"New York Comes to the Desert"
"At One Stride Comes the Dark"
"Her Child Arises"
"Come Back to Tell You All"
"Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crowd"
"Whisper, When You Drown"
"Souls, Written on the Flea"
"Twilight in the Room of Fathers"
"A square Wedge of Vanilla"
"Tracking the Death Angel"
"Those Vanished I Recognize"
"Mean Sheep" (poem)
"What You Leave Behind on the Side of Your Plate" (poem)
"In the Outrunning" (poem)
"A Lightning Sting on the Far Side of the Skull" (poem)
"How To Perform Heart Surgery With Someone Else's Gaze" (poem)
"When the First Lemming Drops" (poem)
"The Curve After Which the Engine Squeals" (poem)
"My Conscience Shattered by a Jittery Scrawl" (poem)
"Rye" (poem)
"Staring Into A Bitter Face I've Seen Before" (poem)
"The Living Room" (poem)
"Sylvia" (poem)
"Tragedy As You Like It" (poem)
"45 Seconds On Third Avenue and 8th Street" (poem)
"Another Man's October" (poem)
  • Waiting My Turn to Go Under the Knife (poems) (2005)
  • A Little Black Book of Noir Stoires (Borderlands Press, 2003) ISBN 1-880325-40-3
"Seems Like Old Times"
"Inside the Works"
"Diamond Mozzarella"

Anthologies edited

Anthologies containing stories by Tom Piccirilli

  • 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (Barnes & Noble, 1995) edited by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, and Robert H. Weinberg. Features the short story, "Sorrow Laughed." ISBN 1-56619-762-7
  • Stranger by Night: The Hot Blood Series part VI (1995) edited by Michael Garrett and Jeff Gelb. Features the short story, "Take It as It Comes." ISBN 0-7860-1648-5
  • Fear the Fever: The Hot Blod Series part VII (1996) edited by Michael Garrett and Jeff Gelb. Features the short story, "Call It." ISBN 0-7860-1649-3
  • White House Horrors (DAW, 1996) edited by Martin H. Greenberg. Features the short story "Broken ’Neath the Weight of Wraiths." ISBN 0-88677-659-7
  • Women Who Run with the Werewolves: Tales of Blood, Lust, and Metamorphosis (Cleis Press, 1996) edited by Pam Keesey. Features the short story, "The Hound of God." ISBN 1-57344-057-4e
  • Crimes of Passion: The Hot Blood Series part IX (Pinnacle, 1997) edited by Jeff Gelb, Michael Garrett. Features the short story, "Curs." ISBN 0-7860-1650-7
  • Terminal Frights (Terminal Fright, 1997) edited by Kenneth E. Abner, Jr. Features the short story, "A Lower Deep." ISBN 0-9658135-2-5
  • Cat Crimes Through Time (Carroll & Graf, 1998) edited by Ed Gorman, Martin H. Greenberg, and Larry Segriff. Features the short story "Of Persephone, Poe, and the Whisperer." ISBN 0-7867-0555-8
  • Horrors! 365 Scary Stories (Barnes & Noble, 1998) edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg. Features the short story, "On the Panecraft Train." ISBN 0-7607-0141-5
  • Going Postal (Space & Time, 1998) edited by Gerard Daniel Houarner. Features the short story, "Nietzsche Sooths Fishboy Lenny." ISBN 0-917053-11-7
  • More Monsters from Memphis (Zapizdat Publications, 1998), edited by Beecher Smith. Features the short story, "Go Back to the Church." ISBN 1-880964-24-4
  • 100 Hilarious Little Howlers (Barnes & Noble, 1999) edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, and Martin H. Greenberg. Features the short story, "Chasing the Ugly Dog." ISBN 0-7607-1385-5
  • Future Crimes (DAW, 1999) edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers. Features the short story, "The Serpent Was More Subtle." ISBN 0-88677-854-9
  • New Mythos Legends (Marietta Publishing, 1999) edited by Bruce Gehweiler. Features the short story, "Of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine." ISBN 1-892669-06-4
  • Bad News (Cemetery Dance Publications, 2000) edited by Richard Laymon. Features the short story, "The Whole Head is Sick, the Whole Heart Faint." ISBN 1-881475-95-6
  • Star Colonies (DAW, 2000) edited by Martin H. Greenberg, John Helfers, and Ed Gorman. Features the short story, "I am a Graveyard Hated by the Moon." ISBN 0-88677-894-8
  • October Dreams (Cemetery Dance Publications, 2000) edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish. Features the non-fiction piece, "My Favorite Halloween Memory." ISBN 1-58767-019-4
  • Corpse Blossoms (Creeping Hemlock Press, 2005) edited by Julia Sevin and R. J. Sevin. Features the short story, ""An Average Insanity, A Common Agony." ISBN 0-9769217-0-7
  • Evermore (Arkham House, 2006) edited by James Robert Smith and Stephen Mark Rainey. Features the short story, "Of Persephone, Poe, and the Whisperer." ISBN 0-87054-185-4
  • The Death Panel: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness (Comet Press, 2009) edited by Cheryl Mullenax. Features the short story, "Blood Sacrifices & The Catatonic Kid." ISBN 978-0-9820979-9-1
  • A Splintered Mind edited by Trent Zelazny.

Non fiction

  • Welcome to Hell: A Working Guide for the Beginning Writer (2000)
  • Deconstructing Tolkien: A Fundamental Analysis of the Lord of the Rings (2004) (with Edward J McFadden, J.R.R. Tolkien and Jane Yolen)




  • Bram Stoker Award for "Best First Novel" (1991) : Dark Father
  • World Fantasy Award for "Best Collection" (2000) : Deep into that Darkness Peering
  • Bram Stoker Award for "Best Fiction Collection" (2000) : Deep into that Darkness Peering
  • Bram Stoker Award for "Best Novel" (2000) : Hexes
  • Bram Stoker Award for "Best Novel" (2001) : The Deceased
  • Bram Stoker Award for "Best Long Fiction" (2003) : Fuckin' Lie Down Already
  • Bram Stoker Award for "Best Novel" (2005) : November Mourns
  • Bram Stoker Award for "Best Anthology" (2007) : Midnight Premiere
  • International Thriller Writers Award for "Best Paperback Original" (2007) : Headstone City
  • International Thriller Writers Award for "Best Short Story" (2009) : "Between the Dark and the Daylight"
  • Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for "Best Paperback Original" (2008) : "The Cold Spot"

External links

  • Thomas Piccirilli's Official Website
  • Thomas Piccirilli's Bibliography on Fantastic Fiction
  • Internet Speculative Fiction Database

See also

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