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Franklin, Tom

Works: 66 works in 278 publications in 10 languages and 10,775 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Short stories, American  Noir fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PS3556.R343, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Tom Franklin
Most widely held works by Tom Franklin
Crooked letter, crooked letter by Tom Franklin( Book )

60 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county-and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town. More than twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has returned as a constable. He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they've buried and ignored for decades"--Publisher description
The tilted world : a novel by Tom Franklin( Book )

34 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1927, as the Mississippi River threatens to burst its banks and engulf all in its path, two federal revenue agents investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents on the trail of a local bootlegger
Hell at the breech by Tom Franklin( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1897, in the Mitcham's Beat region of Alabama, a politician is murdered and his friends form a secret society to find those responsible for his killing, leaving in their wake a trail of mayhem known as the Mitcham Beat War
Crooked letter, crooked letter by Tom Franklin( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas Jones, Chabot's lone lawman, hasn't had a lick of trouble in recent memory. In fact, the last thing to disturb Chabot was the disappearance of a teen girl nearly twenty years ago. However, when somebody tries to kill the town recluse, another young woman vanishes, and a drug dealer is found murdered all in a short amount of time, the quaint Mississippi town is shaken to the core
Poachers : stories by Tom Franklin( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Franklin writes about hunting and fishing, poachers and drunks, factory workers and poor white trash."
Mississippi noir by Tom Franklin( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies...Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the geographic area of the book. -- Publisher's website
Smonk, or, Widow town : being the scabrous adventures of E.O. Smonk & of the whore Evavangeline in Clarke County, Alabama, early in the last century-- by Tom Franklin( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1911 and the secluded southwestern Alabama town of Old Texas has been besieged by a scabrous and malevolent character called E.O. Smonk
Hell at the breech by Tom Franklin( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheriff Billy Waite finds himself at the center of a whirlwind of violence after the murder of local merchant and aspiring politician Arch Bedsole. To avenge Bedsole's death, a band of down-and-out farmers form the "Hell-at-the-Breech" gang. As tensions escalate among the white farmers, black sharecroppers, and rich landowners, the innocent and guilty alike are drawn helplessly toward a final, blood-soaked confrontation
Grit lit : a rough South reader( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on storytelling traditions as old as southern literature itself, 'Grit Lit' is the first anthology devoted to contemporary writing about the Rough South. From literary legends to emerging voices, the acclaimed writers featured in this collection view their hardscrabble South without romanticism or false nostalgia, not through moonlight and magnolia but moonshine and Marlboros."--Publisher description
The best American mystery stories 2016( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 is a feast of both literary crime and hard-boiled detection, featuring a seemingly innocent murderer, a drug dealer in love, a drunken prank gone terribly wrong, and plenty of other surprising twists and turns
Sun-Up to Sun-Down : the Lives of Golf Course Owners by Tom Franklin( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the casual style of storytelling to good friends, Sun-Up to Sun-Down reveals a rarely seen look into the personal lives of a diverse set of American entrepreneurs who by one path or another own golf courses. Even though today s golf industry is truly global, the United States is home to roughly one-half of all the golf courses in the world, as well as roughly one-half of all the golfers in the world. From manufacturing, construction, retail, tourism, service and other broad sectors of the industry, golf has a very important role in the U.S. economy. At the core of the industry are the men and women who own and operate the playing fields, the golf courses
The Alumni Grill : anthology of southern writers( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this anthology of Southern prose and poetry, authors such as Tom Franklin, Suzanne Hudson, and Brad Watson take us from the deep South of Alabama, through backcountry Mississippi to the hills of Appalachia. We feel the aftermath of murder, marvel at motherhood, taste sumptuous Southern cooking, stay out all night fishing, and ache from lost love."--Jacket
The tilted world : a novel by Tom Franklin( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the Mississippi River, The Tilted World is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love, from Tom Franklin, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, and award-winning poet Beth Ann Fennelly The year is 1927. As rains swell the Mississippi, the mighty river threatens to burst its banks and engulf everything in its path, including federal revenue agent Ted Ingersoll and his partner, Ham Johnson. Arriving in the tiny hamlet of Hobnob, Mississippi, to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents who'd been on the trail of a local bootlegger, they are astonished to find a baby boy abandoned in the middle of a crime scene. Ingersoll, an orphan raised by nuns, is determined to find the infant a home, and his search leads him to Dixie Clay Holliver. A strong woman married too young to a philandering charmer, Dixie Clay has lost a child to illness and is powerless to resist this second chance at motherhood. From the moment they meet, Ingersoll and Dixie Clay are drawn to each other. He has no idea that she's the best bootlegger in the county and may be connected to the agents' disappearance. And while he seems kind and gentle, Dixie Clay knows full well that he is an enemy who can never be trusted. When Ingersoll learns that a saboteur might be among them, planning a catastrophe along the river that would wreak havoc in Hobnob, he knows that he and Dixie Clay will face challenges and choices that they will be fortunate to survive. Written with extraordinary insight and tenderness, The Tilted World is that rarest of creations, a story of seemingly ordinary people who find hope and deliverance where they least expect it-in each other
Little sister death : a novel by William Gay( Recording )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Binder is a young, successful writer living in Chicago and suffering from writer's block. He stares at the blank page, and the blank page stares back harder. So when his agent suggests maybe a lighter sophomore novel, maybe some genre they can sell real quick and buy him some more time to pen his magnum opus, he's quick to recall an old ghost story he once heard. With his pregnant wife and young daughter in tow, he sets out for Tennessee with high hopes of exploring the local lore surrounding Virginia Beale, Faery Queen of the Haunted Dell and whiling away the summer from life in the city. But as his investigation goes further and further, and the creaking of the floor boards grows louder and louder, he realises he's not only endangered himself, but also his wife and daughter
Mississippi noir( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mississippi Noir, literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin has assembled a phenomenal short-story collection that highlights a mesmerizing and diverse set of styles and subject matter. Urban, suburban, and rural settings alike unveil new shades of darkness that fall upon Mississippi's past and present. Mississippi Noir features brand-new stories by Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin, William Boyle, Megan Abbott, Jack Pendarvis, Dominiqua Dickey, Michael Kardos, Jamie Paige, Jimmy Cajoleas, Chris Offutt, Michael Farris Smith, Andrew Paul, Lee Durkee, Robert Busby, John M. Floyd, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, and Mary Miller
Smonk ou La ville des veuves à savoir les aventures scabreuses de E.O. Smonk & de la Putain Évavangéline dans le comté de Clarke, Alabama, au début du siècle dernier : roman by Tom Franklin( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1911 and the townsfolk of Old Texas, Alabama, have had enough. Every Saturday night for a year, E.O. Smonk has been destroying property, killing livestock, seducing women, cheating and beating men, all from behind the twin barrels of his Winchester 45-70 caliber over-and-under rifle. Syphilitic, consumptive, gouty, and goitered'an expert with explosives and knives'Smonk hates horses, goats, and the Irish, and it's high time he was stopped. But capturing old Smonk won't be easy'and putting him on trial could have shocking and disastrous consequences, considering the terrible secret the citizens of Old Texas are hiding
Braconniers : nouvelles by Tom Franklin( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce premier recueil de nouvelles, T. Franklin dépeint un Alabama profond, peuplé de pauvres blancs, chasseurs, pêcheurs, braconniers, pochards, ouvriers d'usine et agriculteurs misérables. Des hommes qui réagissent parfois par la violence à la lente agonie d'un monde qui les entraîne inexorablement dans sa chute. Un univers sombre, violent, sans rédemption
Textanalyse und Interpretation zu Tom Franklin, Crooked letter, crooked letter : Anaylyse ! Interpretation in englischer Sprache by Patrick Charles( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Königs Erläuterung Spezial zu Tom Franklin: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter in englischer Sprache ist eine verlässliche und bewährte Textanalyse und Interpretationshilfe für Schüler und weiterführende Informationsquelle für Lehrer und andere Interessierte: verständlich, übersichtlich und prägnant. Info: Abiturthema in Baden-Württemberg. In einem Band bieten dir die Königs Erläuterungen alles, was du zur Vorbereitung auf Referat, Klausur, Abitur oder Matura benötigst. Das spart dir lästiges Recherchieren und kostet weniger Zeit zur Vorbereitung. Alle wichtigen Infos zur Interpretation... - von der ausführlichen Inhaltsangabe über Aufbau, Personenkonstellation, Stil und Sprache bis zu Interpretationsansätzen - Abituraufgaben mit Musterlösungen ... sowohl kurz als auch ausführlich ... - Die Schnellübersicht fasst alle wesentlichen Infos zu Werk und Autor und Analyse zusammen. - Die Kapitelzusammenfassungen zeigen dir das Wichtigste eines Kapitels im Überblick - ideal auch zum Wiederholen. ... und klar strukturiert ... - Ein zweifarbiges Layout hilft dir Wesentliches einfacher und schneller zu erfassen. - Die Randspalte mit Schlüsselbegriffen ermöglichen dir eine bessere Orientierung. - Klar strukturierte Schaubilder verdeutlichen dir wichtige Sachverhalte auf einen Blick
Ta men du shuo wo sha ren by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder under the oaks : Bouchercon anthology 2015 by Art Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MWA Grand Master Margaret Maron, Edgar Award winner Tom Franklin, and New York Times bestselling novelist Ron Rash headline a new anthology of 21 tales spanning from traditional detective stories to comic capers to darkest noir and more -- something for all tastes. Murder Under the Oaks is published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, held in 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina -- the City of Oaks. As with the convention itself, the anthology spreads a broad canopy across a wide range of crime writers from across the country and around the world -- including both veteran writers and the brightest up-and-coming talents in the field. Celebrating Bouchercon's first-ever meeting in the American South, several of the stories in Murder Under the Oaks also draw on the region's history and culture -- including the birth of a secret society at the University of Virginia, a mystery from Edgar Allan Poe's childhood days & a series of less-than-welcome visits by everyone's favorite hometown sheriff. All participants contributed their efforts to support our charity -- the Wake County Public Libraries -- and by extension readers and writers everywhere. All profits go to the library." --
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Crooked letter, crooked letter
Hell at the breechCrooked letter, crooked letterPoachers : storiesSmonk, or, Widow town : being the scabrous adventures of E.O. Smonk & of the whore Evavangeline in Clarke County, Alabama, early in the last century--The Alumni Grill : anthology of southern writersSmonk ou La ville des veuves à savoir les aventures scabreuses de E.O. Smonk & de la Putain Évavangéline dans le comté de Clarke, Alabama, au début du siècle dernier : roman
Alternative Names
Franklin, Thomas Gerald 1963-

Tom Franklin American writer

Tom Franklin Amerikaans schrijver van misdaadromans

Tom Franklin écrivain américain

Tom Franklin escritor estadounidense

프랭클린, 톰 1962-


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