Friday, December 15, 2023


Well, darn. Suspense writer Tom Savage passed away. He thought he was on the road to recovery. Here's a link to his last post, written on December 3. So sad. May his memory be a blessing.

Tom Savage was the author of ten suspense novels: PrecipiceValentineThe Inheritance, ScavengerA Penny for the HangmanArden CourtMrs. John Doe, The Woman Who Knew Too MuchThe Spy Who Never Was, and The Devil and the Deep Blue Spy. He wrote two detective novels under the name T. J. PhillipsDance of the Mongoose and Woman in the Dark

His short stories appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and anthologies edited by Lawrence Block, Harlan Coben, and Michael Connelly. His short story, “The Method In Her Madness,” was nominated for a Barry Award as Best Mystery Short Story of 2005. His bestselling novel, Valentine, was made into a Warner Bros. film.  In his younger days he was a professional actor, and he also wrote a Broadway show, Musical Chairs.

Tom was born in New York and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He attended Point Park College and Hofstra University, majoring in drama and minoring in English. After acting and writing plays, he worked for many years at Murder Ink®, the world’s first mystery bookstore. He was a member of Actors’ Equity Association, ASCAP, the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, the International Association of Crime Writers, and International Thriller Writers. He served as a director on the national board of MWA, and he’s served several times on the Best Novel committees for MWA (Edgar® Awards) and for IACW (Hammett Prize). He was a founding member of MWA’s Mentor Program, assessing and encouraging new mystery writers. He lived in New York City.

1 comment:

carl brookins said...

A fine writer with a sometimes quirky imagination. I've read and enjoyed his novels.