A guaranteed No 1 bestseller - the story of Hannibal Lecter's childhood and early years, from the mega-bestselling author of Hannibal and The Silence of the Lambs. 20050217
A native of Mississippi, Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988 and Hannibal in 1999.
'Quite simply this is the best-written thriller to dominate the market in years...in the wit, erudition and sheer style of the eponymous Dr Lecter, we have not only a world-class villain but a literary evocation of the diabolical to compare with Goethe and Gogol. Honestly' The Times 'Harris has emerged triumphant... The last two decades of the 19th century popular fiction were dominated by Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. A century on, suspense literature has achieved their equals in Thomas Harris and Hannibal Lecter' Guardian 'There is not a single ugly or dead sentence here... Lecter is a superbly seductive creation' Sunday Times"