PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS



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Willis Todhunter Ballard

Willis Todhunter Ballard (13 Dec 1903-27 Dec 1980): majoe Black Mask crime writer with long, prolific career, often fast, sometimed proto-hardboiled, frequently complicated, usually slick and with human warmth. He also wrote numerous screenplays and teleplays. Oddly, he never won any MWA award, although he did capture the 1965 Western Writers of America Spur Award. * 12 novels with series characters Max Hunter or Bill Lennox * 7 novels as Neil MacNeil with series characters Tony Costaine and Bert McCall * 5 novels as P. D. Ballard * 33 unrelated novels (mostly Westerns) * 16 novels as John Hunter (mostly Westerns) * 8 novels as Parker Bonner (mostly Westerns) * 5 novels as Sam Bowie (mostly Westerns) * 3 novels as Jack Slade (mostly Westerns) * 3 novels as Clay Turner (mostly Westerns) * 10 novels as Brian Fox (mostly Westerns) * 3 unrelated books (juvenile, security, edited) * 202 uncollected short stories under his own name * 10 uncollected short stories as John Grange (with Robert Leslie Bellem) * 5 uncollected short stories as Walt Bruce * 11 uncollected short stories as Parker Bonner Willis Todhunter Ballard@ MGrost In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "Ba" stands for Barium. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "Ba" stands for Willis Todhunter Ballard! Honorable Mentions: Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]