Lee Thompson


“Lee Thompson knows his horror-noir. He fuses both genres together in the turmoil of terror, tragedy, blood, guilt, and lost chances at redemption.”–Tom Piccirilli, author of THE LAST KIND WORDS

Lee Thompson is the author of the Suspense novels A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS (August 2014), IT’S ONLY DEATH (January 2015), and WITH FURY IN HAND (May 2015). The dominating threads weaved throughout his work are love, loss, and learning how to live again. A firm believer in the enduring power of the human spirit, Lee believes that stories, no matter their format, set us on the path of transformation. He is represented by the extraordinary Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary. Visit Lee’s website to discover more: www.leethompsonfiction.com

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Grendel by John Gardner: It's a funny and poetic, yet full of melancholy, and in the end a tragic story.
Galilee by Clive Barker: It's a sweeping (supernatural) family saga with beautiful prose and a terrific story.
White Doves at Morning by James Lee Burke: I love the characters and their strengths, and Burke's prose is stunning.
The Damned by John D. MacDonald: Filled with a vast cast, MacDonald says a lot about human nature, and from various walks of life, in a very short space.
the biography "Becoming Faulkner" by Philip M Weinstein: I love to see how an author's life has shaped their work and this is an excellent book in demystifying Faulkner.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like Crime fiction that shows there is only a step between a good act and an evil one, that shows how we're all driven by our desires and how the actions we sometimes take leave a wake that affects everyone around us.
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Where to find Lee Thompson online

Where to buy in print


The Lesser People
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,520. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The Lesser People is a poignant, brutal, and touching story about how our decisions, and those of others, haunt us. It explores family and social conditioning, and how we exorcise our demons--often too late--in our struggle to become more human.
The Devil Gave Them Black Wings
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 89,170. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Coming of age
In THE DEVIL GAVE THEM BLACK WINGS a cursed angel battling a paternal complex shadows an abducted child with a vengeful father who will do anything to get her back… He mourns the loss of innocence in the young neighbor girl who is determined to find the kidnapped child… And he seeks to offer peace to a despondent husband returning to his wife’s childhood home after her death on 9/11…
Earthly Things
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,700. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Sensitive fourteen-year-old Dexter Bestwick is at the park with his girlfriend Jamie when his father murders him for stealing something from his locked room. Still around after his death to witness the ensuing damages, he aches to protect his first, young love from being a victim. Yet he’s afraid the eternal light will grow brighter and claim him, and that Jamie will soon suffer the same fate...
Gossamer: A Story of Love and Tragedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,960. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Fright, Blood, Love, and Carnage… After her mother is murdered, young Dorothy Good travels west with her aunt to escape persecution. There is magic in the desert; an ancient and powerful gift that she cannot control until her aunt teaches her the secret arts. They form a town, a safe haven, where people are supposed to live forever. But a powerful creature's bloodlust changes everything...
Beneath the Weeping Willow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
An introductory part of the Division Mythos, "Beneath the Weeping Willow" is a surreal yet touching glimpse into the life of young David, an autistic boy of considerable power who possesses a gift of insight those around him are oblivious to. (Other layers of David's story are interwoven in the novel The Dampness of Mourning.)
Sorrow's Breast
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
She's a little crazy. He's about to join her. Together they'll create new music by drawing notes from an old score.
Before Leonora Wakes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Red Piccirilli is a runt, a dreamer, a naive boy with an imaginary friend and little else. But right before summer vacation starts he finds an albino girl trapped in a shed behind a local house. After Red frees her, the world he knew quickly unravels into something more mysterious—an unsteady reality where a man with silver teeth and buzz saw voice points him toward the true meaning of sacrifice.