Thomas Perry Books

Thomas Perry is a New York best-selling mystery and thriller novelist popularly known for Jane Whitefield, the Butchers Boy, and John Walker series.

Order of Butcher's Boy Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Butcher's Boy 1982 Description / Buy
2 Sleeping Dogs 1992 Description / Buy
3 The Informant 2011 Description / Buy
4 Eddie's Boy 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Fargo Adventures Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Spartan Gold ( By: Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood) 2009 Description / Buy
2 Lost Empire ( By: Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood) 2010 Description / Buy
3 The Kingdom ( By: Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood) 2011 Description / Buy
4 The Tombs ( With: Clive Cussler) 2012 Description / Buy
5 The Mayan Secrets ( With: Clive Cussler) 2013 Description / Buy
6 The Eye of Heaven ( By: Clive Cussler, Russell Blake) 2014 Description / Buy
7 The Solomon Curse ( By: Clive Cussler, Russell Blake) 2015 Description / Buy
8 Pirate ( By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell) 2016 Description / Buy
9 The Romanov Ransom ( By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell) 2017 Description / Buy
10 The Gray Ghost ( By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell) 2018 Description / Buy
11 The Oracle ( By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell) 2019 Description / Buy
12 Wrath of Poseidon ( By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell) 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Jack Till Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Silence 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Boyfriend 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Jane Whitefield Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Vanishing Act 1995 Description / Buy
2 Dance for the Dead 1996 Description / Buy
3 Shadow Woman 1997 Description / Buy
4 The Face-Changers 1998 Description / Buy
5 Blood Money 1999 Description / Buy
6 Runner 2009 Description / Buy
7 Poison Flower 2012 Description / Buy
8 A String of Beads 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Sam and Remi Fargo Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Tombs: A Fargo Adventure 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Thomas Perry Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Metzger's Dog 1983 Description / Buy
2 Big Fish 1985 Description / Buy
3 Island 1988 Description / Buy
4 Death Benefits 2001 Description / Buy
5 Pursuit 2001 Description / Buy
6 Dead Aim 2002 Description / Buy
7 Nightlife 2006 Description / Buy
8 Fidelity 2008 Description / Buy
9 Strip 2010 Description / Buy
10 Forty Thieves 2016 Description / Buy
11 The Old Man 2017 Description / Buy
12 The Bomb Maker 2018 Description / Buy
13 The Burglar 2019 Description / Buy
14 A Small Town 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Thomas Perry Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Book of the Lion (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Thomas Perry Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Study in Sherlock 2011 Description / Buy
2 Silent Night, Deadly Night 2016 Description / Buy
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The author was born in 1947 in Tonawanda New York. He attended the Cornell University in 1969 where he graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree; subsequently he enrolled for his PhD specializing in English Literature at University of Rochester where he graduated in 1974. Thomas Perry has worked as a commercial fisherman, teacher, university administrator, maintenance man, weapons mechanic, laborer, and television writer as well as producer. The author has written over 20 novels with Forty Thieves being his recent work published in 2016. The author lives in South California with his family; wife and two children.

Perry has earned a lot of praise from fellow authors and critics as well. Robert Parker has called him “quite simply, brilliant”. While the great Stephen King said that there are “probably only half a dozen suspense writers now alive who can be depended upon to deliver high voltage shocks, vivid, sympathetic characters, and compelling narratives each time they publish. Thomas Perry is one of them.” Extremely high praise from one of the great writers of all time.

The New York Sun called him one of the greatest living writers of suspense fiction while the Boston Globe called him the best suspense writer in the business.


Thomas Perry has written several fictional suspense novels; The Butcher Boy made his debut to the book publishing world. The novel won 1983 Edgar Award which was awarded by Mystery Writers of America for the best first book prize. The publication of Jane Whitefield series debut novel Vanishing Act was selected as 100 favorite mysteries of the century. Other books in the Jane Whitefield series include Shadow Woman, Dance for the Dead, Blood Money, Poison Flower and Runner were also published.


These are a few of the best books by New York bestselling mystery and thriller novelist.

Vanishing Act: Jane Whitefield is a “Moses” type Native American character who takes people out of the wilderness and not the tree-filled desert but the wilderness created by enemies who want to see you dead. She is one type of woman who helps those who are in despair to disappear, and thanks to Wolf Clan (Seneca tribe) membership. In other words, she can cover any trail, fool any pursuer, and provide all her clients with entirely new identities with authentic paperwork. She understands all the tricks, both modern and ancient and she has invented some of these tricks by herself. Due to all these factors, she is not surprised when she gets an intruder to her home one day. The intruder happens to be John Felker, a retired cop who wants Jane to make him disappear as she did to his friend Harry Kemple. However, as Jane tries to open a new world for the ex-cop, she walks into a trap that will take all are cunning and heritage skills if she needs to get out of this trap alive.

Vanishing Act plot is fantastic; there are several foreshadowing of several twists that makes this novel interesting.

Shadow Woman: Jane Whitefield is one young woman who name is whispered like a prayer. She is a shadow who lady who helps the helpless and aids the hunted when they have no choice but to hide when sought by their enemies. Now with her roots deeply rooted in Native American, she arranges the disappearance of Pete Hatcher, a gambling executive based in Las Vegas. This should be a perfect and easy job for her given her experiences in this field. However, she does not know of the existence of Earl and Linda- professional killers who will cash in slowly if Hatcher dies. From the Las Vegas to New York then to the Rockies, the race between the prey and the predator narrows down till they share an intimacy that which can only be broken down by death.

Dance for the Dead: This is the 2nd book in Jane Whitefield series by Thomas Perry. When Timothy Decker parents are brutally killed, it is evidently clear that they were not the intended parents. Timothy Decker own room was ransacked, and every single trace of his existence scrapped. On the other hand, Mona, Timothy’s nanny is confident about one thing; Timothy needs to disappear, now and not later.

Jane Whitefield, the Native American is the perfect person for making people disappear, and lead them to safety. However, in this case, Mary Perkins is the only hindrance to Jane’s performance- she is a desperate woman with a history of fraud, and due to this factor, there is a ruthless predator that wants her dead as well as her fortune. Jane quickly creates a new life for Mary and shifts back to Timothy’s case, unfortunately, what Jane doesn’t know is that Timothy and Mary are fatefully connected to one cunning serial killer.

The Burglar: The book follows young Elle Stowell who is working in the unconventional world of burglary. She uses her wits, looks and skills to find the perfect homes to burlarize and walks out without a problem. She’s good at her job and she loves the thrill. When she’s doing her job and stumbles upon a triple homicide at the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle’s days of sneaking around in secret are seemingly over as there is someone that is looking for her.

Her only choice is to race to solve the case herself before she becomes the next victim. This case is just too high profile for her to get away unscathed. Elle is a fantastic protagonist and Perry continues his run as a master of suspense. This book is heart racing and will keep you on the edge of your seat as you move towards the conclusion.

When Does The Next Thomas Perry book come out?

Thomas Perry doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Eddie's Boy and was released on December, 1st 2020. It is the newest book in the Butcher's Boy Series.