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Thomas O'Malley


Thomas O'Malley

Thomas O’Malley is the author of THIS MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION, a New York Times Editor’s Choice and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2013 and IN THE PROVINCE OF SAINTS, named one of the best novels of 2005 by Booklist and by the New York Public Library. He earned his B.A. at UMass Boston, his M.F.A. at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently on the creative writing faculty at Dartmouth College. Raised in Ireland and England, O’Malley currently lives in the Boston area.

Thomas O'Malley

Books by Thomas O'Malley

by Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

In 1950's Boston, the Irish Republican Army is running guns and killing witnesses. Cal and Dante, introduced in SERPENTS IN THE COLD, must descend into the city's shadowy underbelly --- a world of packed dance halls, Irish wakes and funeral parlors. There they discover a terrorist plot that will shake the city to its core and bring them head-to-head not only with Cal's past, but with the IRA Army Council itself.

by Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Cal O'Brien and Dante Cooper are struggling to find their identities after World War II. Cal has built a mildly promising life for himself as an employee of a company providing private security. A heroin addict, Dante feels the call to do good after he discovers that his sister-in-law was the latest victim of a serial killer targeting disadvantaged women. Cal and Dante take it upon themselves to track the killer --- but their daunting quest takes on dangerous consequences when the trail leads them to the highest ranks of city government.