The thriller that launched Hannibal Lecter's legacy of evil. Now fans of the new Sky Living TV series Hannibal can read the books that launched a legend.
A native of Mississippi, Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, Hannibal in 1999, and Hannibal Rising in 2006. All the Hannibal Lecter books have been made into films, most notably starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. A new television series, Hannibal, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne and Hugh Dancy will air in 2013.
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