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Ernest Tidyman (January 1, 1928 - July 14, 1984) was a Cleveland-born American author and screenwriter, best known for his novels featuring the African-American detective John Shaft. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film version of Shaft with John D.F. Black in 1971.

His screenplay for The French Connection garnered him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Writers Guild of America Award, and an Edgar Award.

He also wrote the screenplay for the 1973 film High Plains Drifter, which was directed by Clint Eastwood, who was also its star. Tidyman also wrote the sequel to Shaft, Shaft's Big Score which appeared in theaters in 1972.

In 1974, he published Dummy, a non-fiction account of the story of an accused deaf-mute murderer. It was nominated for an Edgar in the Fact Crime category.

He co-wrote A Force of One in 1979, one of Chuck Norris's earlier films.

Thereafter, Tidyman never attained the kind of success he enjoyed with The French Connection and the Shaft series, although he had a high note in 1980 with his teleplay for the TV movie The Story of Jim Jones (which he also had a hand in producing), which garnered him an Emmy nomination. For creating the Shaft books, he became one of the few white individuals to win an NAACP Image Award.

Tidyman married Susan Gould, and fathered two children — Adam and Nicholas. Gould passed a few years later.In 1982, he married former Motown soul singer Chris Clark, who had co-written the screenplay for Lady Sings the Blues (1972). He died two years later from a perforated ulcer.

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Total Books: 33
Shaft und das Mordkomplott
2004 - Shaft Und Das Mordkomplott (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783934872370
ISBN-10: 3934872379

Shaft und die sieben Rabbiner
2003 - Shaft Und Die Sieben Rabbiner (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783934872356
ISBN-10: 3934872352

Shaft und das Drogenkartell
2002 - Shaft Und Das Drogenkartell (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783934872332
ISBN-10: 3934872336

1997 - Shaft (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747537779
ISBN-10: 0747537771
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Big Bucks The True Outrageous Story of the Plymoth Mail Robbery and How They Got Away With It
Big Bucks The True Outrageous Story of the Plymouth Mail Robbery and How They Got Away with It
Last Shaft
1977 - Last Shaft (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552103541
ISBN-10: 0552103543

Line of Duty
1975 - Line of Duty (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552100328
ISBN-10: 0552100323

1975 - Starstruck (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780491018937
ISBN-10: 0491018932
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1974 - Dummy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780352300218
ISBN-10: 0352300213

Shaft shaft shaft
1973 - Shaft Shaft Shaft (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070486342
ISBN-10: 2070486346

Shaft Has a Ball
1973 - Shaft Has a Ball (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780552092739
ISBN-10: 0552092738

Shaft Among the Jews
1973 - Shaft Among the Jews (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297995999
ISBN-10: 0297995995

Goodbye MrShaft
Goodbye Mrshaft (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297767244
ISBN-10: 0297767240

Line of duty A novel
Line of Duty a Novel (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316845113
ISBN-10: 0316845116

Shaft's Big Score (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552090728
ISBN-10: 0552090727

High Plains Drifter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552093880
ISBN-10: 0552093882

Flower power
Flower Power (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780583113656
ISBN-10: 0583113656