Biography

James W. Hall

James W. Hall is the author of 20 novels, the latest of which is WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU.

Fourteen of the novels feature a hardcore loner named Thorn, who makes a meager living tying bonefish flies. Thorn, and his private eye pal, Sugarman, have teamed up to thwart animal smugglers, cruise ship hijackers, rogue medical experimenters, and other assorted villains. For a man who simply wants to be left alone to contemplate the island light and sweet sea breezes of Key Largo, Thorn has been drawn into a long string of adventures to right wrongs and avenge the deaths of his friends, relatives and lovers and has taken innumerable gashes and wounds and scars in the process.

Hall’s nonfiction work includes HOT DAMN!, a collection of personal essays he wrote for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel’s Sunshine Magazine, as well as some he wrote for the Washington Post and The Miami Herald.

His second nonfiction effort is HIT LIT, an analysis of 12 of the most commercially successful novels of the last century and the dozen features those books have in common.

Starting out his writing life as a poet, Hall published four collections of poetry, three of them with Carnegie-Mellon University Press. His poems appeared in Poetry, American Scholar, North American Review, Antioch Review and many other literary magazines.

Hall is also the author of two collections of short stories: PAPER PRODUCTS, and OVER EXPOSURE, an eBook that contains his Edgar Award-winning short story, “The Catch.”

Several of his novels have been optioned for film, and Hall wrote the screenplays for two of those projects: Bones of Coral, MGM-Pathe, Gruscoff-Levy Producers (co-writer, Les Standiford), and Under Cover of Daylight (screenplay), Nelson Entertainment, Red Bank Studios Producers. He also wrote a television series pilot for Renfield Productions.

James W. Hall

Books by James W. Hall

by James W. Hall - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

After her journalist husband and infant son are brutally executed in a fire in their Florida home, photographer Harper McDaniel has nothing left to live for --- except settling the score. When the local police fail to take the arson seriously, Harper takes the reins and discovers her husband was investigating some mysterious deaths at a cacao plantation on the Ivory Coast. Now she’s convinced he was targeted in a corporate conspiracy to silence him. Aided by her former mafioso grandfather and well-connected financier brother, Harper embarks on a global manhunt, flying first to Africa, then Zurich to expose a high-level cover-up inside a powerful chocolate conglomerate.

by James W. Hall - Fiction, Mystery

A year ago, Thorn’s son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But upon learning that Flynn has been executed, Thorn is determined to get his hands on his son’s killer. Little by little Thorn discovers that nothing he’s been told is true, and the trap they’re setting isn’t for Flynn’s killer, but for his partner, a woman who proves more daring and dangerous than any Thorn has ever met.

by James W. Hall - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Earth Liberation Front is a loosely knit organization comprised of environmental activists who take a "by any means necessary" approach to defending the planet. Flynn Moss, Thorn’s newly discovered son, has naively fallen in with an ELF cell in Miami that has concocted a non-violent plan to shut down the largest nuclear power plant in the state. But unbeknownst to some in the group, there are other members who would like to cause a radioactive catastrophe rivaling Chernobyl or Fukushima.

by James W. Hall - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

In award-winning author James W. Hall's latest thriller, the reclusive Thorn must confront an assassin whose victims and methods are taken directly from the script of a popular TV show.