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Ross Thomas (1926–1995)

Forfatter af Briarpatch

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Writer Ross Thomas was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 19, 1926. During World War II, he served in the Philippines. Before becoming a writer in 1965, he worked as a pulic relations specialist and a reporter. He has written over twenty novels, including The Cold War Swap, which won the vis mere 1967 Edgar Award for best first novel, and Briarpatch, which won the 1985 Edgar Award for best novel. He also wrote a series of novels under the pseudonym Oliver Bleeck. Besides writing novels, he worked on the following three screenplays: St. Ives, which was based on a character he created, Hammett, and Bad Company. He died in Santa Monica, California on December 18, 1995. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Oliver Bleeck was a pen name of Ross Thomas. Ross Thomas and Thomas Ross are two different names ( different surnames) please do not combine these.


Værker af Ross Thomas

Briarpatch (1984) 388 eksemplarer
Chinaman's Chance (1978) 330 eksemplarer
Out on the Rim (1987) 263 eksemplarer
The Fourth Durango (1989) 230 eksemplarer
Twilight at Mac's Place (1990) 205 eksemplarer
Voodoo Ltd (1993) 201 eksemplarer
The Fools in Town Are on Our Side (1970) 188 eksemplarer
Missionary Stew (1983) 156 eksemplarer
The Eighth Dwarf (1979) 156 eksemplarer
Ah, Treachery! (1994) 155 eksemplarer
The Backup Men (1971) 117 eksemplarer
Manden der døde to gange (1969) 110 eksemplarer
The Money Harvest (1975) 103 eksemplarer
If You Can't Be Good (1973) 101 eksemplarer
The Seersucker Whipsaw (1967) 97 eksemplarer
Yellow-Dog Contract (1977) 91 eksemplarer
The Mordida Man (1981) 89 eksemplarer
The Porkchoppers (1972) 89 eksemplarer
The Brass Go-Between (1969) 85 eksemplarer
The Procane Chronicle (1971) 75 eksemplarer
Protocol for a Kidnapping (1971) 74 eksemplarer
The Highbinders (1974) 65 eksemplarer
No Questions Asked (1976) 63 eksemplarer
Teufels Küche (2010) 3 eksemplarer
Bad Company [1995 film] (1995) — Writer — 3 eksemplarer
Il mercato delle spie 2 eksemplarer
Thief Who Painted Sunlight (1972) 2 eksemplarer
Spies, Thumbsuckers, Etc. (1989) 2 eksemplarer
Norgold '88 Cairns 1 eksemplar
chien de métier! 1 eksemplar
Chien de métier (1970) 1 eksemplar
Gli intermediari 1 eksemplar
Any 1 eksemplar
La madriguera (1984) 1 eksemplar
Spy in the Vodka 1 eksemplar
Maailman laidalla (1995) 1 eksemplar
Kibuvitsatihnik : [romaan] (2003) 1 eksemplar
Smlouva bez podpisu 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

D.C. Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Blood In, Blood Out [1993 film] (1993) — Original story — 26 eksemplarer
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold [2006 film] (2006) — Actor, nogle udgaver17 eksemplarer

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Almen Viden

Kanonisk navn
Thomas, Ross
Andre navne
Bleeck, Oliver (pseudonym)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Santa Monica, California, USA
California, USA
public relations specialist
political strategist
union spokesman
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Gumshoe Award (Lifetime Achievement, 2002)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Oliver Bleeck was a pen name of Ross Thomas.

Ross Thomas and Thomas Ross are two different names ( different surnames) please do not combine these.



I got this book because i totally loved the TV show.   I don't normally watch TV shows before i read the book but i got totally hooked on it because it was just so frigging awesome.

But having had a brief start at reading this book, it just isn't as good as the TV show.   Pick is a guy in the book whereas in the TV show it's Rosario Dawson and i just can't get my head around Pick being a man.

So i've decided to put this away for quite a few years when i hopefully may have forgotten all about the TV show and then i'll come back and give it a read.   Probably not though.   Me thinks it's just one of those books that will get relegated to "The Boneyard" forever.… (mere)
5t4n5 | 15 andre anmeldelser | Aug 9, 2023 |
Have to confess that I can never follow complicated con games (I still haven't figured out what happened in Oceans 11, and I've watched it several times), but I enjoyed the pace and the characters in this one, not to mention the retro-LA setting.
JudyGibson | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2023 |
This is my second book by Ross Thomas. I read "The Fools in Town are on Our Side " a few week before this, and enjoyed it enough to seek more. Both had interesting stories, humorous dialogs, lots of twists and turns, and people having bad days in general.

I will most likely read more by this author.
MartyFried | 7 andre anmeldelser | Oct 9, 2022 |
I liked this a lot. The dialog was quick and witty, the plot was complex and hard to figure out, the characters were great, mostly likable. Even the villains were almost likable. The style is a little like the old-fashioned detective novels like Dashiell Hammett or Philip Marlowe, although I can't really recall either of them.

I'm still not 100% sure exactly what happened, perhaps because I had the audiobook version, and may have missed parts of it. I did have to go back a few times, and I think I got most of it. I wouldn't mind rereading it one day, but there's more in the series of the main character, Arthur Case Wu, the Chinaman who is unlike any Chinaman I've ever met. A pretty interesting guy.… (mere)
MartyFried | 7 andre anmeldelser | Oct 9, 2022 |



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