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Ross Thomas (born February 19, 1926, in Oklahoma City — December 18, 1995, in Santa Monica, California) was an American writer of crime fiction. He is best known for his witty thriller that expose the mechanisms of professional politics. He also wrote several novels under the pseudonym Oliver Bleeck about professional go-between Philip St. Ives.

Thomas served in the Philippines during World War II. He worked as a public relations specialist, reporter, union spokesman, and political strategist in the USA, Bonn (Germany), and Nigeria before becoming a writer.

His debut novel, The Cold War Swap, won a 1967 Edgar Award, for Best First Novel, and Briarpatch earned the 1985 Edgar for Best Novel. In 2002 he was honored with the inaugural Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award, one of only two authors to earn the award after their death (the other was 87th Precinct author Evan Hunter in 2006).

He died of lung cancer two months before his 70th birthday.

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Total Books: 185
Connected Hinterlands Proceedings of Red Sea Project IV held at the University of Southampton September 2008
2009 - Connected Hinterlands Proceedings of Red Sea Project IV Held at the University of Southampton September 2008 [bar s] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781407306315
ISBN-10: 1407306316
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Guiso canibal/ Missionary Stew
2009 - Guiso Canibal/ Missionary Stew [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788449321986
ISBN-10: 8449321980
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Chinaman's Chance
2005 - Chinaman's Chance (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780312334147
ISBN-10: 0312334141
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 7

Missionary Stew
2004 - Missionary Stew [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780786270651
ISBN-10: 0786270659
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Ah Treachery
2004 - Ah Treachery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312327040
ISBN-10: 0312327048
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Twilight at Mac's Place
2003 - Twilight at Mac's Place (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780312315849
ISBN-10: 0312315848
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2

The Cold War Swap
2003 - The Cold War Swap [Thorndike Press Large Print Adventure Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780786255764
ISBN-10: 0786255765
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Fools in Town Are on Our Side
2003 - The Fools in Town Are on Our Side (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312315825
ISBN-10: 0312315821
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

Briarpatch
2003 - Briarpatch (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312290313
ISBN-10: 0312290314
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 9

Out on the Rim
2003 - Out on the Rim (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312290597
ISBN-10: 0312290594
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

Briar Patch
2002 - Briar Patch [Crime Masterworks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752851723
ISBN-10: 0752851721
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Voodoo Ltd
1999 - Voodoo Ltd (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782743604608
ISBN-10: 2743604603
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Crpuscule chez Mac
1997 - Crpuscule Chez Mac (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782743602055
ISBN-10: 2743602058
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Ah Treachery
1995 - Ah Treachery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446400312
ISBN-10: 0446400319
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Mordida Man
1994 - The Mordida Man (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446404051
ISBN-10: 0446404055
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Ah Treachery
1994 - Ah Treachery (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780892964529
ISBN-10: 0892964529
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

La Quatrime Durango
1993 - La Quatrime Durango (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782869307131
ISBN-10: 2869307136
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Yellow-Dog Contract
1993 - Yellow-dog Contract (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446401746
ISBN-10: 0446401749
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Money Harvest
1993 - The Money Harvest (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446401739
ISBN-10: 0446401730
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

Voodoo Ltd
1993 - Voodoo Ltd (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780446400305
ISBN-10: 0446400300
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 6

The Porkchoppers
1993 - The Porkchoppers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446401715
ISBN-10: 0446401714
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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1987 - Cast a Yellow Shadow [Mac McCorkle, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Yellow Dog Contract [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - The Backup Men [Mac McCorkle, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Backup Men [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Eighth Dwarf [6 Cassettes] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1984 - Missionary Stew [Penguin Crime Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Briarpatch [G.K. Hall large print book series] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD