Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York in 1947. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester in 1974. He has worked as a park maintenance man, factory laborer, commercial fisherman, university administrator and teacher, and a writer and producer of prime time network television shows. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.

Thomas Perry is the bestselling author of over twenty novels, including The Butcher's Boy, which won the prestigious Edgar Award. Metzger's Dog, Strip, and The Informant were all named New York Times Notable Books, and Vanishing Act was named by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of their "100 Favorite Mysteries of the Twentieth Century."
years of life: 1947 present

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b8959327473has quoted9 months ago
Caitlyn slipped the car check into her wallet.
Been here long? That was worse than being late. It showed Caitlyn knew she was late, but didnt plan to apologize.
Not too long, Catherine said. I got here right at twelve-thirty. Twelve-thirty was the time of their reservation, and the time theyd all promised to be here.
Caitlyn and Megan leaned in and delivered air kisses. Catherine hoped that her perfume and hair smelled as fresh and floral as theirs, but she couldnt tell what they thought.
My God, Cathy, said Megan. Its been how long? At least two years.
At least, Catherine said. She had arrived at UCLA seven years ago having never been allowed to be anything but a Cathy. She had made a conscious decision to be a Catherine. The refusal of her friends, her supposed sisters, ever to respect or even acknowledge the change had always infuriated her. Shed been sure it was a competitors ploy to rattle an opponent. If there was a group photograph, she would always be identified as Cathy Hamilton
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