PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS



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Ross Thomas

Ross Thomas, full name Ross Elmore Thomas (19 Feb 1926-): no known home page; Ross Thomas (Tony Hiss' Atlantic article) a leading American author of Political/Espionage thrillers; Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 1949 B.A. University of Oklahoma; 1944-46 U.S. Infantry in Philippines; 1974 married Rosalie Appleton; 1952-56 PR Director, National Farmers Union, Denver; 1956-7 President, Stapp Thomas & Wade, Inc, Denver; 1958-9 Bonn, Germany reporter; 1959-61 Ibadan representative for Dolan Associates; 1964-66 consultant to U.S. government. * 15 espionage/mystery/detective novels with series characters McCorkle and Padillo * 5 espionage/mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Oliver Bleeck with series character Philip St.Ives * 1 screenplay, Hammett, co-authors Dennis O'Flaherty and Thomas Pope * 1 nonfiction book about anti-poverty agency VISTA * hard-boiled detective novels (own name and pseudonym) include: * The Cold War Swap [1966] * The Seersucker Whipsaw * Cast A Yellow Shadow [1967] * The Singapore Wink [1969] * The Fools In Town Are On Our Side * The Backup Men [1971] * The Porkchoppers [1972] * If You Can't Be Good [1973] * The Money Harvest * Yellow-Dog Contract * Chinaman's Chance * The Eighth Dwarf * The Mordida Man * Missionary Stew * Briarpatch * Out On The Rim [1987] * The Fourth Durango [1989] * Twilight at Mac's Place * Voodoo, Limited [1992] * Ah, Treachery! [1994] In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "Th" stands for Thorium. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "Th" stands for Ross Thomas! 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]