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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: 35
Ambrose Bierce and the Ace of Shoots
Ambrose Bierce and the Death of Kings
Ambrose Bierce and the Death of Kings (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670030071
ISBN-10: 0670030074
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Ambrose Bierce and the One-Eyed Jacks
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.
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Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades
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

Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls
Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls
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.
 1

Ambrose Bierce  the One-Eyed Jacks
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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Apaches A Novel
Apaches a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671506438
ISBN-10: 0671506439
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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APACHES
Apaches [Legends West, Book 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553275414
ISBN-10: 0553275410
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Art and Craft of Novel Writing
The Art and Craft of Novel Writing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781884910029
ISBN-10: 1884910025
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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The Art  Craft of Novel Writing
The Art Craft of Novel Writing (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780898793468
ISBN-10: 0898793467
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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BAD LANDS
Bad Lands (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788481098716
ISBN-10: 848109871X
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The Bad Lands
The Bad Lands [Legends West, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780449239667
ISBN-10: 0449239667
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Children of the Sun
The Children of the Sun (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780689113482
ISBN-10: 068911348X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Coming of the Kid A Novel
The Coming of the Kid a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060154653
ISBN-10: 0060154659
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Downhill Racers 2
Downhill Racers 2 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670281053
ISBN-10: 0670281050
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How Fiction Works The Last Word on Writing Fiction--From Basics to the Fine Points
How Fiction Works The Last Word on Writing Fiction from Basics to the Fine Points
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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Love and War in California A Novel
Love and War in California a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312357627
ISBN-10: 0312357621
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mardios Beach
Mardios Beach (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670455829
ISBN-10: 0670455822
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So Many Doors
So Many Doors (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781785656880
ISBN-10: 1785656880
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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