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Oakley Maxwell Hall (July 1, 1920 — May 12, 2008) was an American novelist. He was born in San Diego, California, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and served in the Marines during World War II. Some of his mysteries were published under the pen names "O.M. Hall" and "Jason Manor." Hall received his Master of Fine Arts in English from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

His books focus primarily on the historical American West. His most famous book, Warlock, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958. The film adaptation of the same title was directed by Edward Dmytryk. In Thomas Pynchon's introduction to Richard Fariña's Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me, Pynchon stated that he and Fariña started a "micro-cult" around Warlock. Another novel, The Downhill Racers was made into a film starring Robert Redford in 1969.

After the death of Wallace Stegner, Hall was considered the dean of West Coast writers, having supported the early careers of California novelists such as Richard Ford and Michael Chabon, both graduates of the well-known writing program at the University of California, Irvine where Hall taught for many years, and Amy Tan, his student from The Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Hall's colleagues at Irvine included Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and fellow Iowa graduate Charles Wright and poet and Victorian Scholar Robert Peters. San Diego...and Hall's one-time San Diego neighborhood of Mission Hills...serve as focal points of two novels: "Corpus of Joe Bailey" and his 2007 novel "Love & War in California."

Hall died May 12, 2008, in Nevada City, California. Among his many honors are lifetime achievement awards from the PEN American Center and the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He was also the father of the playwright Oakley "Tad" Hall III and writer, actor and director Sands Hall.

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Total Books: 34
Love and War in California A Novel
2007 - Love and War in California a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312357627
ISBN-10: 0312357621
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ambrose Bierce and the Ace of Shoots
2006 - Ambrose Bierce and the Ace of Shoots [Ambrose Bierce Mystery Novels] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143036814
ISBN-10: 0143036815
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Warlock
2005 - Warlock [New York Review Books Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781590171615
ISBN-10: 1590171616
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Ambrose Bierce and the Ace of Shoots
2005 - Ambrose Bierce and the Ace of Shoots (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670033904
ISBN-10: 0670033901
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror
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Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls
2004 - Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143034704
ISBN-10: 0143034707
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Ambrose Bierce and the One-Eyed Jacks
2004 - Ambrose Bierce and the One-eyed Jacks (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142000144
ISBN-10: 0142000140
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 1.8/5 Stars.
 2

Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls
2004 - Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls [Ambrose Bierce, Bk 4] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670032709
ISBN-10: 0670032700
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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How Fiction Works The Last Word on Writing Fiction--From Basics to the Fine Points
Ambrose Bierce  the One-Eyed Jacks
2003 - Ambrose Bierce the One-eyed Jacks [Ambrose Bierce Mystery Novels] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670031801
ISBN-10: 0670031801
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Ambrose Bierce and the Death of Kings
2002 - Ambrose Bierce and the Death of Kings [Ambrose Bierce, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142001332
ISBN-10: 0142001333
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Ambrose Bierce and the Death of Kings
2001 - Ambrose Bierce and the Death of Kings (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670030071
ISBN-10: 0670030074
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Art  Craft of Novel Writing
2001 - The Art Craft of Novel Writing (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781884910531
ISBN-10: 188491053X
Genre: Reference
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How Fiction Works The Last Word on Writing Fiction from Basics to the Fine Points
2000 - How Fiction Works the Last Word on Writing Fiction From Basics to the Fine Points (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781884910494
ISBN-10: 1884910491
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades
2000 - Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades [Ambrose Bierce, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140288605
ISBN-10: 0140288600
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 6

The Art and Craft of Novel Writing
1994 - The Art and Craft of Novel Writing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781884910029
ISBN-10: 1884910025
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

APACHES
1988 - Apaches [Legends West, Book 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553275414
ISBN-10: 0553275410
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Bad Lands
1988 - The Bad Lands [Legends West, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553272659
ISBN-10: 0553272659
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Apaches A Novel
1986 - Apaches a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671506438
ISBN-10: 0671506439
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Downhill Racers 2
1963 - Downhill Racers 2 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670281053
ISBN-10: 0670281050
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Mardios Beach
1955 - Mardios Beach (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670455829
ISBN-10: 0670455822
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BAD LANDS
1900 - Bad Lands (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788481098716
ISBN-10: 848109871X
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