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12 names with links, 16 names/pseudonyms without links, 28 total plus 8 non-author encyclopedia entries [many more {to be done]} update of 17 July 2002: many more to be added from documentation on hand Over 22 Kilobytes of text
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Authors Beginning "Oa..."

"Blackford Oakes": spy character in the fiction of William F. Buckley, Jr., * Saving the Queen [1976] * Stained Glass [1978] * Who's On First [1980] * Marco Polo, If You Can [1982] * The Story of Henri Todd [1983] * See You Later, Alligator [1985] * High Jinx [1986] * Mongoose, R.I.P. [1987] * Tucker's Last Stand [1990] "Boysie Oakes": assassin character in the fiction of John Gardner, with the British Department of Special Security. Although dashing, handsome, sophisticated, and popular with women, he is afraid of flying in airplanes, and practically faints at the sight of blood. * The Liquidator [1964] * The Understrike [1965] * Amber Nine [1966] * Madrigal [1967] * Founder Member [1969] * Traitor's Exit [1970] * The Airline Pirates [1970; USA: Air Apparent] * A Killer for a Song [1975] Joyce Carol Oates: prolific and critically successful mainstream literary author who has also written in Mystery/Detective and Horror genres. Joyce Carol Oates Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Ob..."

Patrick O'Brien: the greatest writer ever of historical naval novels, ahead even of the Horatio Hornblower series, Patrick O'Brien became a cult writer who broke into the big time late in his brilliant career. Since one of his two main characters, a naval physician, was actually a secret agent, the whole series cam be seen as a prototype espionage epic, with an unmatched global sweep, extraordinary detail, passion, amazing dialogue, music, terrific battle sequences, and great heart. Patrick O'Brien "Fergus O'Breen": detective character in the fiction of Anthony Boucher, pseudonym of William Anthony Parker White. A red-haired Irish wildman, weirdly allergic to cats, son of an alcoholic father, and brother to maureen, Head of Publicity at Metropolis Pictures. He was born in 1910, catholic, with widely varied interests, literate, a gourmet cook, devoted to footballand classical music, particularly Beethoven. These characteristics suggest that he is autobiographical, modelled on his creator. * The Case of the Crmpled Knave [1937] * The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars [1940] stars Fergus' sister Maureen * The Case of the Solid Key [1941] * The Case of the Seven Sneezes [1943?] Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Oc..."

Maxine O'Callaghan; Mission Viejo, California; Maxine O'Callaghan also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Dr. Anne Menlo: * Only In The Ashes [New York: Berkley/Jove, Spring 1997] paperback * Shadow of the Child[New York: Berkley/Jove] paperback * 1 mystery/detective novel with series character Delilah West: * Trade-Off [Worldwide] paperback Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Od..."

Odds Against Tomorrow: movie [United Artists, 1959] Director: Robert Wise; Adapted: from the novel [1957] by William P. McGivern; Starring: Robert Ryan, Harry Belafonte, Ed Begley; Plot: dark caper, wrecked by racism MOVIES The Odessa File: British movie [Columbia, 1974] Director: Ronald Neame; Starring: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm, Derek Jacobi, Peter Jeffrey; Plot: inflitrating Neo-Nazi's business; MOVIES Lillian O'Donnell [nee Udvardy] (1926-) Trieste, Italy-born American actress/stage manager/director: * 21 mystery/detective suspense novels with series characters Mici Anhalt, Norah Mulcahaney; mostly police procedurals with female/family backgrounds Peter O'Donnell (11 Apr 1920-) British cartoon strip author/artist, best known for creating the character Modesty Blaise: * 10 mystery/detective novels with series character Modesty Blaise * 1 mystery/detective story collection * 1 play * 2 mystery/detective screenplays * 1 teleplay Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Oe..." through "Ok..."

William O'Farrell (1904-1962): winner 1959 Edgar Allan Poe Award: * 15 mystery/detective hardboiled novels * roughly 20 uncollected mystery/detective stories Lenore Glen Offord (24 Oct 1905-) San Francisco Chronicle Mystery Book Critic * 10 mystery/detective novels with series characters Bill and Coco Hasting, Todd McKinnon; often with female/romance atmosphere * Cloth of Silver [1939] * Glass Mask [1944] * Nine Dark Hours [1941] * Skeleton Key [1943] * Smiling Tiger [1949] * Walking Shadow [1959] * 2 unrelated novels * 1 juvenile Lenore Glen Offord The Rinehart School subgenre Wm. Ellis Oglesby; Atlanta, Georgia; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 1 mystery/detective/espionage thriller novel: * Blow Happy, Blow Sad [Commonwealth] paperback World War II spy story set in the jazz underground of Nazi-occupied Denmark "A major debut." -- Mystery Scene Kevin O'Hara: see Marten Cumberland James O'Hanlon: mystery/detective novelist best-known for the Cordy novels: * 3 mystery/detective novels starring Jason and Patricia Cordry (North Hollywood movie extras in their mid-20s) as detectives: * Murder at Coney Island [1939] * Murder at Malibu [1937] * Murder at 300 to 1 [1939] Harvey J. O'Higgens: Harvey J. O'Higgens @ MGrost Leslie O'Kane: Leslie O'Kane newer home page Leslie O'Kane Leslie O'Kane; Boulder, Colorado; see also the bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Molly Masters (cartoonist): * Just the Fax, Ma'am [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover Erotica, porno, and the murder of a plagiarist * Death and Faxes [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Ol..."

Patrick O'Leary: Patrick O'Leary "The Old Man in the Corner": the original armchair detective, first of his kind, as a character in the fiction of Baroness Emmuska Orczy [see below], who also created "The Scarlet Pimpernel." Without leaving his table at a London tea shop, The Old Man in the Corner cracks the crimes described to him by Evening Observer reporter Polly Burton. Old, shabbily dressed, pale, thin, brushed-over nearly bald head, he obsessive-compulsively ties and unties a piece of string. He thinks that cops are idiots, and emeotionally is sympathetic with the criminals he indirectly puts behind bars. He enjoyes crime: "when it resembles a clever game of chess, with many intricate moves which all tend to one solution." He outwits cops and thugs alike, stating: "there is no such thing as a mystery in connection with any crime, provided intelligence is brought to bear upon its investigation." In this, he anticipates the Open Source Software movement, which holds that: "with enough eyes, all problems are shallow." Susan Oleksiw; Beverly, Massachusetts: * A Reader's Guide To The Classic British Mystery [London: G. K. Hall, $35.00, ISBN 0-8161-8787-8; Mysterious Press, $19.95, ISBN 0-89296-968-7] * 1,400 mystery/detective novels cross-referenced and annotated * 1 mystery/detective novel with series character Chief Joe Silva: * Family Album [New York: Scribners] hardcover the seamy side of the art world hangs a curator -- or was he framed? Helen Esper Olmstead; Howell, Michigan; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 1 mystery/detective original anthology edited: * Homicide Host Presents [Write Way Publishing] hardcover D. B. Olsen: pseudonym for Julia Clara Catharine Dolores Birk Olsen Hitchens (1907-1973): * 27 mystery/detective novels with series characters Lieutenant Stephen Mayhew, Rachel and Jennifer Murdock, Professor A. Pennyfeather * Rachel and Jennifer Murdock novels: * Cat Saw Murder [1939] * Cat Walks [1953] * Cat Wears a Mask [1949] * Cat's Claw [1943] * Cats Have Tall Shadows [1948] * Death Walks on Cat Feet [1956] * Professor A. Pennyfeather novel: * Love Me in Death [1951] * 16 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Dolores Hitchens, with series character Jim Sader * 5 mystery/detective novels by Bert Hitchens and Dolores Hitchens, with series characters Collins and McKechnie, John Farrell * 5 uncollected mystery/detective stories * 2 plays Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Op..."

Sister Carol Anne O'Marie; Lafayette, California; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 7 mystery/detective novels with series characters Sister Mary Helen and Sister Eileen (nuns/senior citizens/amateur detectives): * Death Of An Angel [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover * Death Goes On Retreat [New York: Dell] paperback location: Santa Cruz, California * Murder Makes a Pilgrimage [New York: Dell] paperback location: Santiago, Spain * Murder in Ordinary Time [New York: Dell] paperback location: San Francisco * The Missing Madonna [New York: Dell] paperback location: San Francisco * Advent For Dying [New York: Dell] paperback location: San Francisco * A Novena For Murder [New York: Dell] paperback location: San Francisco Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Op..."

"Christie Opara": character in the fiction of Dorothy Uhnak, policewoman and widow of a BYPD cop killed in the line of duty. Blonde, weighing under 100 pounds, 26 years old, she is a dedicated detective for the DA's office. She fancies her boss, Casey Reardon, but keeps hands-off, as he's married. Her son Mikey lives with her, as well as her mother-in-law Nora Opara, in Queens. Her father was Greek, her mother Swedish, her late husband Czech-Irish. Her last name is Czech, and pronounced Oh-Per-Uh. Dorothy Uhnak provides authenticity to her fiction, as she was herself a policewoman. Malcolm Lindley Ophele: Several strange mystery/fantasy novels with the opium-addict detective "Ch'an Tao" including: * Death and the Gypsy's Jewels [London: Weidenfeld Nicholson, 1952] * Children of the Black Muskrat [New York: Aberdeen, 1955] * Dictator in Dungarees [Toronto: Longmans, 1947] E. Phillips Oppenheim, full name Edward Phillips Oppenheim (22 Oct 1866-3 Feb 1946): known as "The Prince of Storytellers" {to be done} Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Or..."

Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara Orczy (23 Sep 1865-12 Nov 1947): Hungary-born British artist/author: Emmuska, Baroness Orczy The Doyle Era subgenre * mystery/detective novels with series character "The Old Man in the Corner" [see: "Old Man in the Corner" above]: * Case of Miss Elliott [1905] * Old Man in the Corner [1905] includes "Double Mystery" * Unravelled Knots [1925] Victor O'Reilly: Victor O'Reilly home page Roger Ormerod : British county court clerk, Social Security officer, postman, engineering factory shop loader: * 20 mystery/detective novels with series character David Mallin * 1 teleplay Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Os..."

Denise Osborne Author Denise Osborne; Capitola, California; * 3 mystery/detective novels with series character Queenie Davilov (screenwriter): * Cut to Murder [New York: Henry Holt] hardcover * Murder Offscreen [New York: Henry Holt] hardcover "Brigid O'Shaughnessy": troublesome character in the fiction of Dashiell Hammett. In "The Maltese Falcon", she disguises herself as "Miss Wonderly" to become the client of Sam Spade. Sam Spade's secretary Effie Perrine pictures her thus: "a knockout." Brigid O'Shaughnessy has dark red hair (curling from under a blue hat), shy yet probing blue eyes, high-breasted long-legged erect body, narrow hands and feet, full lips (bright red lipstick, with white teeth glistening through her smile). Perri O'Shaughnessy: Perri O'Shaughnessy newer home page Perri O'Shaughnessy Best known for the "Nina Reilly" novel series Jerry Oster: also writes under the pseudonym "Max Perry"; Mystery Novels: * Port Wine Stain [1980] * Municipal Bonds [1981] * Rancho Maria [1986] * Saint Mike [1987] * California Dead [1988] * Internal Affairs [1990] * Violent Love [1991] * Fixin' to Die [1992] * When the Night Comes [1993] * Experience Blues [1995] * True Love [1996] * The "Jake Neuman" Mystery Novels: * Sweet Justice [1985] * Nowhere Man [1987] * Club Dead [1988] Mystery Novels by pseudonym "Max Perry": * Final Cut (Reissue) [1990] Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Ot..."

Rodrigues Ottolengui @ MGrost Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Ou..."

Fulton Oursler: see Anthony Abbott Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors

Authors Beginning "Ow", "Ox", "Oy", "Oz"

"Bobby Owen": London Police Constable character in the fiction of E. R. Punshon. Graduate of Oxford University, became a cop partly because of the global depression limiting his options, he is resented by many cops, but supported by Superintendant Mitchell at Scotland Yard, who helps Bobby Owen transfer to CID. Athletic, curly hair, tall, erect, handsome, and a good crime sketch artist. Philip Owen: see Hugh Pentecost Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "O" Authors
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