Thomas Tryon (1926-1991), actor turned author, made his bestselling debut with The Other (1971), which spent nearly six months on the New York Times bestseller list and allowed him to quit acting for good; a film adaptation, with a screenplay by Tryon and directed by Robert Mulligan, appeared in 1972. Tryon wrote two more novels set in the fictional Pequot Landing of The Other-Harvest Home (1973) and Lady (1974). Crowned Heads (1976) detailed the lives of four fictional film stars and All That Glitters (1986) explored the dark side of the golden age of Hollywood. Night Magic (published posthumously in 1995) was a modern-day retelling of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
"Tryon plays to the senses. . . . His stories ripple with plots and
subplots." -The New York Times on Crowned Heads
"Even more creepy-crawly than The Other!" -The Washington Post
"Harvest Home is a brilliantly imagined horror story." -The Boston Globe
"Superbly haunting." -Chicago Tribune
"Scary in the same way Rosemary's Baby keeps the tension growing. A genuine eye-widener, Harvest Home pulls out some new stops in horror story telling, and might keep you from small, out-of-the-way towns for a long time to come." -The Sacramento Bee