Thomas Piccirilli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Tom Piccirilli)
Jump to: navigation, search
Tom Piccirilli
Born Thomas Piccirilli
Occupation writer
Nationality American
Period 1990–
Genre 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 wrote stories that were included in Eden Studios's zombie anthologies edited by James Lowder.[1]:341


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[edit]
  1. The Dead Past (Write Way, 1997)
  2. Sorrow's Crown (Write Way, 1998) ISBN 1-885173-53-9
Cold series[edit]
  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[edit]


Collections and anthologies[edit]


  • 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[edit]

Anthologies containing stories by Tom Piccirilli[edit]

Non fiction[edit]




  • 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"


  1. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702- 58-7. 

External links[edit]

See also[edit]