Search - List of Books by Roderick Thorp

Roderick Mayne Thorp, Jr. (September 1, 1936 — April 28, 1999) was an American novelist specializing mainly in crime novels.

As a young college graduate, Thorp worked at a detective agency owned by his father. He would later teach literature and lecture on creative writing at schools and universities in New Jersey and California, and also wrote articles for newspapers and magazines.

Two of his best known novels were adapted into popular films: his 1966 novel The Detective was made into a 1968 film of the same name, starring Frank Sinatra as Detective Joe Leland, and his 1979 sequel to The Detective, Nothing Lasts Forever, was filmed in 1988 as Die Hard starring Bruce Willis as John McClane. Though the first Die Hard film was relatively faithful to Nothing Lasts Forever, it was not made as a sequel to the film version of The Detective. Two other Thorp novels, Rainbow Drive and Devlin, were adapted into TV movies.

Thorp died of a heart attack in Oxnard, California.

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Total Books: 34
Nothing Lasts Forever
2012 - Nothing Lasts Forever [Inspiration for the Film Die Hard] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781935169185
ISBN-10: 1935169181
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

River
1996 - River (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780804115353
ISBN-10: 0804115354
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 7

River
1995 - River (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780449907047
ISBN-10: 044990704X
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Devlin
1993 - Devlin (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451177735
ISBN-10: 0451177738
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Devlin
1992 - Devlin (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780449147931
ISBN-10: 0449147932
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Rainbow Drive
1989 - Rainbow Drive (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140072938
ISBN-10: 0140072934
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Detective
1989 - The Detective (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140109931
ISBN-10: 0140109935
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Die Hard
1989 - Die Hard (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140115604
ISBN-10: 0140115609
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Rainbow Drive
1987 - Rainbow Drive (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780804101707
ISBN-10: 0804101701
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4

Rainbow Drive
1986 - Rainbow Drive (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671499815
ISBN-10: 0671499815
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 4

Westfield
1979 - Westfield (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553118278
ISBN-10: 0553118277
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The circle of love
1974 - The Circle of Love (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780399112737
ISBN-10: 0399112731
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Wives  An Investigation
1971 - Wives an Investigation (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780871310255
ISBN-10: 0871310252
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Dionysius
1970 - Dionysius (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552085816
ISBN-10: 0552085812
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Jenny and Barnum A novel of love
Jenny and Barnum a Novel of Love (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385150583
ISBN-10: 038515058X
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Detective
Detective (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780848803759
ISBN-10: 0848803752
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Slaves
Slaves (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780871310910
ISBN-10: 0871310910
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Pige de cristal
Pige De Cristal (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782277224730
ISBN-10: 2277224731
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Dionysus
Dionysus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789003462039
ISBN-10: 9003462038
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