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Adcock, Thomas Larry 1947-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 60 publications in 4 languages and 2,573 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Noir fiction  Horror tales  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3551.D397, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Larry Adcock
Thrown-away child : a Neil Hockaday mystery by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish NYPD detective, Neil Hockaday, arrives in New Orleans to meet the family of Ruby, his black wife, just as Ruby's ex-con cousin is accused of murder. Hockaday's efforts to clear the cousin's name bring him face to face with the city's poverty, racism and violence. By the author of Drown All the Dogs
Grief Street : a Neil Hockaday mystery by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A killer goes on the rampage on Good Friday in New York's Hell's Kitchen district. He stabs and scalps a Jewish rabbi, the he shoots seven Catholics praying on the Way of the Cross. Detective Neil Hockaday goes after him
Drown all the dogs : a Neil Hockaday mystery by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fine New York Saturday spent over too many drinks with Police Captain Davy Mogaill, Detective Neil Hockaday was no further enlightened about his father, who had vanished during World War II. Mogaill's reluctance to divulge details was matched by that of Father Tim Kelly, who pressed a strange medallion into Hock's hand - without any explanation. On Sunday night, Hock and his beautiful leading lady, actress Ruby Flagg, were on a trans-Atlantic flight to Ireland: summoned to visit Hock's dying Uncle Liam, and perhaps to learn more about his own father. But hardly had they set foot on the land Hock had always known as "the other side" when the pull of memory became a whirlpool even stronger than ties of blood ... A hero of New York's elite S.C.U.M. patrol (Street Crimes Unit-Manhattan), Hock doesn't leave home without his badge or his instincts - but soon he's wishing for his gun. His traveler's welcome features front-row seats for a brutal murder, then hostile questioning by the Dublin police, followed soon after by news from New York of Father Tim's shocking death and Davy Mogaill's disappearance. Suspicious minds are now linking Hock to crimes on both sides of the water. And, at his Uncle Liam's house in Dun Laoghaire, surprises abound: Liam's opulent lifestyle, his cantankerous servants, his ruddy good health. Hock has nowhere to hide in a country where a man in a Yankees cap is as rare as a stranger without a story. Yet he's determined to stay for Aidan Hockaday - the father who stepped into the mist before Hock was old enough to know him, leaving only a photo with a poem penned on the back, and a voice that speaks in Hock's ever more vivid dreams. Aided by a riddle-spouting cook, a tinker pickpocket, and the ever-resourceful Ruby Flagg, Hock edges closer to his father's shocking secrets. But only when he claims his history's harsh embrace, and raises a glass among the men in farmer's tweeds around the village tavern's tables, will the dogs of war leave him to grapple with the truth. In this stunning novel of crime, deceit, and murder, Edgar Award-winning author Thomas Adcock proves himself a true Irish storyteller. Drown All the Dogs, the third novel featuring New York Detective Neil Hockaday, confirms Adcock's reputation as one of our most imaginative crime writers
Precinct 19 by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Orleans noir by Julie Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julie Smith and cohorts divulge the dark secrets of a city traumatized long before the storm. New Orleans is a Third World country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a puritan nation. It's everyone's seamy underside, the city where respectable citizens go to get drunk, puke in the gutter, dance on tabletops, and go home with strangers, all without guilt. It's the metropolitan equivalent of eating standing up -- if it happened in New Orleans, it doesn't count. The city was always the home of the lovable rogue, the poison magnolia, the bent politico, the sociopathic street thug, and especially, the heartless con artist -- but in post-Katrina times it struggles against ... well, the same old problems, just writ large and with a new breed of carpetbagger thrown in. Combine all that with a brilliant literary tradition and you have New Orleans Noir, a sparkling collection of tales exploring the city's wasted, gutted neighborhoods, its outwardly gleaming 'sliver by the river,' it's still-raunchy French Quarter, and other hoods so far from the Quarter they might as well be on another continent. It also looks back into the past, from that recent innocent time known in contemporary New Orleans as 'pre-K,' to the mid-nineteenth century, the other time the city was mostly swampland. Brand new stories by: Ace Atkins, Laura Lippman, Patty Friedmann, Barbara Hambly, Tim McLoughlin, Olympia Vernon, David Fulmer, Jervey Tervalon, James Nolan, Kalamu ya Salaam, Maureen Tan, Thomas Adcock, Jeri Cain Rossi, Christine Wiltz, Greg Herren, Julie Smith, Eric Overmyer, and Ted O'Brien." -- Back cover
Sea of green by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devil's heaven : a Neil Hockaday mystery by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advertising executive is found dead in his New York apartment, his arms and legs nailed to the floor. The investigation falls to officer Neil Hockaday, just returned from Ireland where he investigated his roots. He is helped by his black wife, Ruby, an advertising exec who once worked for the victim
Dark maze by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born and bred in Hell's Kitchen, Detective Neil Hockaday didn't think that much about an old geezer calling himself Picasso and babbling about slaughter on Tenth Avenue--until the killings began. Now it's up to Hock to stop a murderer who makes killing an art--real masterworks in paint, flesh, and blood"--Fantastic fiction web site
The International Association of Crime Writers presents Bad behavior by Mary Higgins Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of twenty-two mystery stories both new and previously published by Thomas Adcock, Winifred Holtby, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, Barbara Steiner, Eric Weiner, and others
Feuer & Schwefel ein Neil-Hockaday-Krimi by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Himmel des Teufels : Kriminalroman by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ertränkt alle Hunde ein Neil-Hockaday-Krimi by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell's kitchen ein Neil-Hockaday-Krimi by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell's kitchen Thriller by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moře zelených by Thomas Larry Adcock( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kawaki ni furueru machi( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Thrown-away child : a Neil Hockaday mystery
Alternative Names
Adcock, Thomas 1947-

Thomas Adcock American novelist

Thomas Adcock Amerikaans journalist

Thomas Adcock novelista estadounidense

Thomas Adcock romancier américain

Thomas Adcock US-amerikanischer Krimischriftsteller

アドコック, トマス

トマス・アドコック

Languages
English (40)

German (12)

Japanese (4)

Czech (2)

Covers
Grief Street : a Neil Hockaday mysteryDrown all the dogs : a Neil Hockaday mysteryNew Orleans noirDevil's heaven : a Neil Hockaday mysteryDark mazeThe International Association of Crime Writers presents Bad behavior