Dark Father Tom Piccirilli Bibliography

The college winter break is over, and Caleb Prentiss faces yet another semester of higher education. Struggling with alcoholism and frustrated by his irrelevant classes, Cal seeks solace in the arms of his scholastic-conscious girlfriend and in somnambulistic conversation with a mystifying college radio DJ.

But Cal's ennui is shattered when he discovers evidence of a murderThe college winter break is over, and Caleb Prentiss faces yet another semester of higher education. Struggling with alcoholism and frustrated by his irrelevant classes, Cal seeks solace in the arms of his scholastic-conscious girlfriend and in somnambulistic conversation with a mystifying college radio DJ.

But Cal's ennui is shattered when he discovers evidence of a murder which occurred in his room over the Christmas recess. Obsessed with unearthing the particulars of this gruesome and haunting event, Cal wanders down the grotesque hallowed halls of a university gone mad.

Run-ins with the two hard-nosed campus security guards, relationship hurdles with both friends and lovers, and enigmatic signals from the Dean's icily eminent wife force Caleb to question his place in the bizarre night classes of higher education.

Even as he gets ever closer to the truth, Caleb is plagued by the supernatural occurrence known as stigmata: his hands bleed in imitation of the wounds of Christ whenever someone close to him dies.

And Cal's hands are bleeding a lot these days....more

Paperback, 278 pages

Published November 2002 by Leisure Books (first published December 28th 2000)

Tom Piccirilli

Biography

Tom Piccirilli lives in Colorado, where, besides writing, he spends an inordinate amount of time watching trash cult films and reading Gold Medal classic noir and hardboiled novels. He's a fan of Asian cinema, especially horror movies, bullet ballet, pinky violence, and samurai flicks. He also likes walking his dogs around the neighborhood. Are you starting to get the hint that he doesn't have a particularly active social life? Well, to heck with you, buddy, yours isn't much better. Give him any static and he'll smack you in the mush, dig? Tom also enjoys making new friends. He is the author of twenty novels including The Coldest Mile, The Cold Spot, The Midnight Road, The Dead Letters, Headstone City, and A Choir of Ill Children, all published by Bantam/Random House. He's won the Bram Stoker and the International Thriller Writers Awards, and he's been nominated for the Edgar, the World Fantasy Award, and Le Grand Prix de L'Imaginaire. Learn more at: www.thecoldspot.blogspot.com

Where to find Tom Piccirilli online

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Books

Pale Preachers by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,910. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » Occult

Mal’s redneck cousins from Moon County come calling because Grandma Callie, who raised him in the same "witchy ways" as his sister Lulabelle was brought up. Although he left home to try for a normal life, he's still got the gift, and right now Moon County needs all the help it can get. The dead are coming back – out of the muck, shallow graves, sinkholes, and deep green morass.

The Deceased by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,450. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult

Something is calling Jacob Maelstrom back to the isolated home of his childhood — to the scene of a living nightmare that almost cost him his life. Ten years ago his sister slaughtered their brother and parents, locked Jacob in a closet...then committed a hideous suicide. Now, as the anniversary of that dark night approaches, Jacob is drawn back.

Shards by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,910. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General

After the break-up of his latest relationship, Nathaniel Follows meets beautiful, wealthy, and melancholy Susan Hartford; their rapport is immediate. She invites him to her home for a grandiose birthday celebration, and Nathaniel finds that Susan's life is not as enviable as it seems — in the midst of the gathering he realizes there is a wall of fear around her.

Meeting the Black by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir

Meeting the Black is a powerful and emotional piece written by Tom Piccirilli describing what he was going through, both mentally and physically, before and after his recent operation. 100% of the sales amounts of this and his other Crossroad Press titles, both eBook and audiobook, will continue to go to Tom to assist with his medical bills associated with his cancer treatment.

Hexes by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,530. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General

Matthew Galen came back home to Summerfell for a reason. Not to visit his family. Not to relive childhood memories. No, he came back because his best friend was in a hospital for the criminally insane — for crimes too unspeakable to believe. But Matthew knows the terrifying truth. The ultimate evil doesn't reside in his friend's twisted soul. It comes from a far darker place;

Grave Men by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,140. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense

Five years ago, Priest McClaren and his younger sister, Molly, were forced to watch as their parents were murdered by a desperate pair of outlaws. Though one is dead, the other, Yuman Dean, is still on the loose. Now Molly is a haunted bounty hunter and all Priest wants is to run a little store with his partner, Lamarr, an ex-slave and ex-Union soldier. But it won't be that easy.

Thrust by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,140. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General

Chase is a performance poet with a history of mental illness who's spent time in jail and hospitals while trying to deal with traumas from his past. A cult figure in New York City, he's as well known for his mania as he is for his poetry. During a reading, Chase sees a woman he believed had died on the ward due to the cruelty of a brutal guard.

A Lower Deep by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,790. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General

A man known only as the Necromancer and his demonic familiar "Self" wander the spectral highways of the countryside, incurring the wrath of both heaven and hell – and facing the curses of the damned. But it's a figure from his past that may drive the Necromancer into a hell even he cannot escape.

The Night Class by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General

The college winter break is over, and Cal Prentiss faces yet another semester of boring classes. But Cal's boredom is shattered when he discovers evidence of an unspeakable murder that occurred in his dorm room over the break. Obsessed with finding the truth about this gruesome crime, Cal travels further and further down the twisting halls of a university suddenly gone mad.

Cast in Dark Waters by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Horror » General

Her name was Crimson... and she was a legend. A beautiful pirate queen who plundered the 16th Century Caribbean sea by day and confronted voodoo and vampires during the steaming tropical nights. Cast in Dark Waters is an original dark adventure tale by Ed Gorman and Tom Piccirilli

The Dead Past - A Felicity Grove Mystery by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,390. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General

Welcome to Felicity Grove…as small as it is peaceful. But somehow Jonathan Kendrick's eccentric grandma Anna always manages to find trouble. This wheel-chair-bound senior citizen is involved. So when the phone rings at 4 AM in Jonathan's New York City apartment, he knows to expect some kind of dilemma. Anna's outdone herself this time. There's a dead body in her trash can.

You'd Better Watch Out by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,980. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General

After his brutally violent cop father kills his mother in a heinous fashion on Christmas day, a young boy is raised on the streets of Brooklyn to become the deadliest hitman for the Mob. But even while he carves out a life and reputation for himself dispatching enemies of the syndicate, the hitter is planning his revenge against those who helped to make him what he is.

Frayed by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,980. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General

Eddie's doing his best to get by, but every day the good fight just gets harder. And now there's a new burden to shoulder. Gray - his best friend and nemesis in literature, romance, and life - has landed in a bizarre mental hospital, known for its radical treatments, because Gray couldn't bear the weight of an unspeakable trauma. Now Eddie's invited to a party at Eddie's house...

The Last Deep Breath by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General

Grey is a drifter on the search for his foster sister, who showed up for the first time in ten years with a knife in her side, then vanished without a trace. Grey winds up in Los Angeles dealing with manipulative actresses and scummy agents, hoping to find some clue as to what happened to her after she dropped out of a porn career he didn't know about.

Fuckin' Lie Down Already by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,650. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General

Clay was an honest New York City cop driven to bring down the mob and make his city a little safer, even when it seemed like nothing he did made any difference. He always played by the rules until a two-bit junkie hit man destroyed his family and left him for dead. But Clay won't let himself lie down until he gets one last thing: revenge.

The Nobody by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,700. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General

Cryer came home to find his wife and young daughter brutalized. He can't quite catch the killer, who slips out a window, stabbing Cryer in the forehead with a 3" blade. As his memories slowly return, Cryer sets out to recreate enough of his life to find and confront the killer, led by a series of encounters with his past, and a string of unintelligible words.

Nightjack by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2010 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General

Pace is released from a mental institution, only to be kidnapped by three other escapees, all suffering from multiple personality disorder. What ensues is a wild, surreal adventure leading finally to a Greek island, where everyone may wind up dead unless Pace willingly releases the darkest persona of all...Nightjack.

The Fever Kill by Tom Piccirilli

Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General

Crease is going back to his quaint, quiet hometown of Hangtree, where his father the sheriff met ruin in the face of a scandal involving the death of a kidnapped little girl and her missing ransom. It's where crease was beaten, jailed, and kicked clear of the town line ten years earlier. Crease has a single hope; a raw and raging fever driving him toward the truth that might just burn him up.


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