Author(s): Thomas Harris
THE LEGENDARY THRILLER THAT CREATED DR HANNIBAL LECTER
Will Graham was a brilliant profiler of criminals for the FBI - until he suffered terrible injuries in the process of capturing Dr Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lecter.
Years later, a serial killer nicknamed 'the Tooth Fairy' is massacring entire families each full moon. With the FBI desperate for progress, Will reluctantly agrees to consult. But he soon realises that he alone can't crack the case; he needs the help of the only mind even better than his own at understanding the mentalities of psychopaths.
The mind of Hannibal Lecter.
But Hannibal is playing his own twisted game from the asylum for the criminally insane. Will isn't alone in getting advice from the cannibal. So is the Tooth Fairy - the man haunted by visions of the murderous Red Dragon...
The novel that launched Hannibal Lecter. 19990729
It isn’t often that a prequel lives up to the original, but this is one of Thomas Harris’s best. Dark, brooding, psychological and just blood-tinglingly good, this thriller will have you carrying it as you go from room to room, trying to do chores but unable to put it down. If you enjoyed Silence of the Lambs and you haven’t read this, you’re missing out. –Steph, The Book Grocer
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.