This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

James W. Hall (1)

This page covers the author of Naked Came the Manatee.

For other authors named James W. Hall, see the disambiguation page.

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
3,623 (4,003)714,675 (3.42)100
1 (18) adventure (19) American literature (13) anthology (50) ARC (12) crime (60) crime fiction (51) ebook (28) fiction (374) fiction-novels (11) first edition (17) FIU (11) Florida (163) Florida fiction (18) Florida mystery (13) fly fishing fiction (11) HC (20) humor (48) kindle (35) Miami (15) mystery (386) Mystery--Private Eye (12) Mystery/Suspense (16) noir (32) non-fiction (16) novel (31) paperback (32) pb (20) read (40) SCH (12) short stories (52) signed (29) Signed First Edition (11) suspense (36) Thorn (16) Thorn series (18) thriller (69) to-read (84) unabridged audio (16) unread (23)

James W. Hall has 3 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
James W. Hall is the author of 19 novels, 14 of which feature Thorn, the off-the-grid loner who lives a primitive existence in Key Largo, Florida. Thorn and his friend Sugarman, an African-American PI, team up to solve exotic crimes from animal smuggling to piracy to kidnapping to espionage. He has won the Edgar Award and the Shamus and several of his novels have been optioned for film. [Amazon.com, retrieved 8/30/2016]

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

James W. Hall's book USA Noir was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.42)
0.5 4
1 12
1.5 3
2 56
2.5 15
3 198
3.5 49
4 211
4.5 16
5 51

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

"James W. Hall" is composed of at least 6 distinct authors, divided by their works. You can edit the division.

Name disambiguation

Go to the disambiguation page to edit author name combination and separation.


James W. Hall is composed of 5 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 134,198,104 books! | Top bar: Always visible