Thomas Harris’ New Thriller Gets an Official Title and Cover

Hannibal Lector creator Thomas Harris’ recently announced 2019 thriller, Cari Mora, which is slated to come out on May 21st, just got a slick new cover . . . and we have our first look at the official plot details. 

While his latest novel is his first book in thirteen years, Harris, 78, has been entertaining (and terrifying) readers for upwards of thirty years. His best-known work centers around genius serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who first appeared on the page in Harris’ 1988 bestselling novel The Silence of the Lambs. Three years later, Hannibal was brought to life on the big screen by Anthony Hopkins in the film adaption of Harris’ book, a role that Hopkins reprised two more times in both Hannibal (2001) and The Red Dragon (2002). 

While Dr. Lecter won’t appear in his forthcoming new novel, Harris again appears to be dialing up a dark plot following a woman named Cari Mora, the caretaker of Miami-based mansion that’s built on a dangerous secret.


From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.

Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men.

Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.

Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris. Cari Mora, his sixth novel, is the long-awaited return of an American master.



Thomas Harris is the author of five novels and may be best known for his character Hannibal Lecter. All of his books have been made into films, including most notably the multiple Oscar winner, The Silence of The Lambs. Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor at the Associated Press in New York.

Cari Mora‘s May 21st release date ensures that Thomas Harris’ latest thriller will arrive just in time for summer. It is currently available for pre-order here, or anywhere else books are sold. 



Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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