Thomas Pluck has slung hash, worked on the docks, trained in martial arts in Japan, and even swept the Guggenheim museum (but not as part of a clever heist). He hails from Nutley, New Jersey, home to criminal masterminds Martha Stewart and Richard Blake, but has so far evaded capture. He is the author of Bad Boy Boogie, his first Jay Desmarteaux crime thriller, and Blade of Dishonor, an action adventure which BookPeople called “the Raiders of the Lost Ark of pulp paperbacks.”
Joyce Carol Oates calls him “a lovely kitty man.”
He shares his hideout with his sassy Louisiana wife ‘Firecracker’ and their two felines: an aloof rescued Siamese named Charlie and an incorrigible dingus named Louie.
His work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Beat to a Pulp, [PANK] Magazine, Burnt Bridge, Spinetingler, McSweeney’s, Crimespree Magazine and anthologies such as Blood on the Bayou, Unloaded: Crime Writing Without Guns, and Dark City Lights, edited by Lawrence Block. He also edited the Protectors anthologies to benefit PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children.