Signed, first edition, hardcover books for the prudent collector
1987 - 2014
"With his unerring sense of place, and a frighteningly sure grasp of the dark side, nobody cooks it up like Hall."- The Miami Herald
James W. Hall - June 2012 Facebook photo
James W. Hall as he appeared at Haslam's Books in St. Petersburg, Florida during one leg of his booksigning tour in support of his 2010 thriller SILENCER. Recently retired as a Professor of Creative Writing at Florida International University, Hall (age 61) appeared lean and mean at this stop in his one time college town where he attended Florida Presbyterian College (now Eckerd College) as an undergraduate student in the late 1960s. (Photo taken 23 Jan. 2010 by A.H. Koch )
James W. Hall signs a copy of his latest thriller, Silencer, for a fan at Haslam's Books in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, January 23, 2010..
Writer/Poet James W. Hall in his early years. The above left photo appeared on the cover of THE LADY FROM THE DARK GREEN HILLS by Jim Hall, Copyright 1977.published by Carnegie-Mellon University Press. The photo at right, complete with suit jacket, appeared on the dust jacket of UNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT as published in 1988 by William Heniemann Ltd of London. It was taken by photographer Maggie Evans Silverstein.
James W. Hall (above) in a St. Petersburg Times photo by Bob Croslin. Taken at his Coral Gables, Florida home in March 2007.
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Photo above by Maggie Evans Silverstein on the new James W. Hall 2008 website at www.JamesWHall.com
James W. Hall as he appeared on the 1987 dust jacket of UNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT, his first novel
Deborah Donahoe photo- 1986
Published Poetry -
The Lady From the Dark Green Hills - 1968 / 1977
Ham Operator - 1980
The Mating Reflex - 1980
False Statements - 1986
James W. Hall at Tampa's Inkwood Books promoting OFF THE CHART in 2003
UNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT - 1987
2005 ANTHONY AWARD for
Best Short Story
James W. Hall (above ) receives the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Short Story in 2005 from Twist Phelan, a Committee Chair of the Mystery Writers of America.
Professor James W. Hall (above) speaking at Border's Books in Tampa, Florida in 2007 in support of his novel, MAGIC CITY. Hall has been a professor of creative writing at Florida International University in south Florida. His signature appears below.
The James W. Hall (partial) Bibliography
Under Cover of Daylight -1987
Tropical Freeze - 1989
Bones of Coral - 1981
"There are roughly three periods in Florida literary history - before Miami Vice, during Miami Vice, and after Miami Vice." - James W. Hall
(Quote appeared in Mystery Scene Magazine, Winter Issue #83, 2004)
Professor James W. Hall as he posed with fellow faculty members of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University. Photo from the FIU website.
Hard Aground - 1993
Mean High Tide - 1994
Gone Wild - 1995
Buzz Cut - 1996
Red Sky At Night - 1997
Body Language - 1998
Born in 1947, James W. Hall was a native of Kentucky, but he has made Florida his home, as well as the setting for his popular mystery thrillers.
Said St. Pete Times Book Editor Colette Bancroft, "Hall finds magic in his adopted home state, which caught him as a young man and has never let im go. Treacherous but beautiful, it colors and feeds his fiction."
Hall obtained his B.A. in Literature from Florida Presbyterian College (now Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida) in 1969, an M.A. in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 1970, and in 1973 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Utah.
For the last 29 years, Hall has taught literature and creative writing at Florida International University (F.I.U.), where his students have included writers Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), Barbara Parker, and Vicki Hendricks.
After publishing four small books of poetry - three with the Carnegie-Mellon University Press-and several works of short fiction in such magazines as the Georgia and Kenyon Reviews, Hall began writing crime novels in 1986. In 1987 he unveiled his debut novel, Under Cover of Daylight.
Rough Draft - 2000
Blackwater Sound - 2002
Off The Chart - 2003
Forests of the Night - 2005
Magic City - 2007
Hell's Bay - 2008
Silencer - 2010
Dead Last - 2011
Going Dark - 2013