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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas McNulty  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1955 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Thomas McNulty was born in Chicago and is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

McNulty is the author of the critically acclaimed biography ''Errol Flynn: The Life and Career'', the culmination of over a decade of research and writing. His celebrity interviews, articles, essays, book reviews and film reviews have appeared in numerous publications – from the slicks to the pulps – including: ''American Cowboy'', ''Filmfax'', ''The Big Reel'', ''Classic Images'', ''Films of the Golden Age'', ''Kung-Fu Magazine'', ''Mystery News'', ''Comic Effect'' and ''Scary Monsters'' among others. Tom has also published poetry in various literary journals.

Published Works

  • Errol Flynn: The Life and Career, McFarland and Company, 2004
  • Anthropoets, Thomas McNulty Publishing, 2008
  • Trail of the Burned Man, Robert Hale Publishing, 2010
  • Wind Rider, Robert Hale Publishing, 2010
  • Death Rides a Palomino,, 2010
  • Showdown at Snakebite Creek, Robert Hale Publishing, 2011
  • Werewolves! A Study of Lycanthropes in Film, Folklore and Literature, Bear Manor Media, 2011
  • Gunfight at Crippled Horse, Wounded Outlaw Books, 2013
  • Jack Ripcord, Wounded Outlaw Books, 2014
  • Coffin for an Outlaw, Robert Hale Publishers, 2015

Selected Titles At Your Library

Errol Flynn :
ISBN: 0786417501. OCLC Number:

McFarland,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©2004.

"Errol Flynn set the standard for the modern action hero in films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dodge City, and The Sea Hawk. This biography follows Flynn from his birth in Tasmania, Australia, in 1909, through his exuberant years in Hollywood, to his death in Vancouver, Canada, in 1959 after years of alcohol and drug abuse had ruined him. It includes analysis of his films, discussion of the 1943 rape trial that changed his life, a survey of the FBI's infamous surveillance, and the first detailed account of his television appearances in the 1950s. First-hand interviews with Flynn's friends and colleagues are complemented by research from FBI files, correspondence, Flynn's diary, and other sources."

Trail of the burned man /
ISBN: 0709088175. OCLC Number:

Robert Hale,. London :. 2009.

When Rafe Morgan rides into a Wyoming town called Twisted Oak, he gets into a saloon brawl and horribly disfigures an outlaw named Dutch Williams. Vowing revenge, Dutch and his men pillage the town and take two hostages, including the marshal's daughter. Rafe joins Deputy U.S. Marshal Ethan O'Hara and a small posse in the hunt for Dutch, but they soon realize that Dutch didn't take hostages to negotiate--he took them as bait. Dutch won't be satisfied with stolen money; he wants blood, and he'll stop at nothing until Rafe and the posse are destroyed. Following the outlaw's trail, the posse now find themselves in a desperate struggle for their very lives.

Wind rider /
ISBN: 0709089112. OCLC Number:

Robert Hale,. London :. 2010.

"His name is Hank Benteen, but the Sioux call him Wind Rider. Suddenly Benteen finds himself involved in a deadly conflict as he resolves to help the homesteaders against impossible odds. Before long, Benteen finds himself the target of two greedy men intent on murder."--Publisher.

Showdown at Snakebite Creek /
ISBN: 0709092024. OCLC Number:

Robert Hale,. London :. 2011.

Seven years earlier Cole Tibb's father had been murdered alongside Rattlesnake Creek and now Cole wants justice. He returns to Raven Flats looking to settle the old grudge. But settling a grudge and surviving are two very different things.

Werewolves! :
ISBN: 1593936753. OCLC Number:

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Gunfight at crippled horse.
ISBN: 1300315113. OCLC Number:

Lulu Com,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 2013.

Jack ripcord.
ISBN: 1300914416. OCLC Number:

Lulu Com,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 2013.

Coffin for an outlaw /
ISBN: 0719816475. OCLC Number:

Robert Hale,. London :. 2015.

"When legendary lawman-turned-bounty-hunter Chance Sonnet reappears, the word spreads that he wants Eric Cabot dead. Cabot, in the dark as to Sonnet's motives, sends his men to kill Sonnet first. The task proves more difficult than he imagines and Cabot's men meet their match in Sonnet, one of the fastest gunmen in the West. As the chase draws Cabot's men to Boot Hill, time and time again Sonnet's gun roars with lethal accuracy as his trail becomes a battleground. Sonnet's followers do not stop there, as he finds himself pursued by a plucky newspaperwoman and an old Texas ranger who knows something of Sonnet's past. Plagued by Kansas tornadoes and facing the toughest gunslingers the Old West can throw at him, Sonnet's single-minded mission becomes an odyssey of adventure. Blazing a trail in a buckboard and hauling a pine coffin intended for Cabot, Chance Sonnet is a man haunted by the past and facing a future steeped in blood."--Publisher description.

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