WorldCat Identities

Thomas, Ross 1926-1995

Works: 126 works in 779 publications in 13 languages and 20,199 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Spy stories  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery stories, American  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3570.H58, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ross Thomas
Most widely held works by Ross Thomas
Out on the rim by Ross Thomas( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Booth Stallings, 60-year-old Washington expert on terrorism and perennial drunk," is fired from his job, but Georgia Blue plans to deliver $5 million to rebels in the Philippine jungle, and Stallings, Otherguy Overby, Artie Wu, and Stallings' sidekick Durant "have other destinations in mind."--Audio cassette container
The fourth Durango by Ross Thomas( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durango's mayor and her chief of police have gone into business--selling sanctuary to those whose friends are trying to kill them or have them killed
Briarpatch by Ross Thomas( Book )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a Washington, D.C. policeman, the murder of his sister under suspicious circumstances, and his investigation of the crime
Twilight at Mac's Place by Ross Thomas( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a dead CIA agent is offered $100,000 for the rights to his father's memoirs sight unseen
Voodoo, Ltd. by Ross Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detectives Arthur Wu and Quincy Durant of Wudu, Ltd. take on a case involving two kinky British hypnotists and a Hollywood personality who is accused of gunning down her very wealthy ex-fiance
Ah, treachery! by Ross Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of military officers stealing funds destined for covert operations. The protagonists are Edd Partain, a major hired to recover part of the loot, and a killer hired to make sure he doesn't. By author of Voodoo, Ltd
Chinaman's chance : a novel by Ross Thomas( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artie Wu and Quincy Durant get mixed up in the search for a missing singer, missing money supposedly buried in Vietnam, and deadly gangsters
Missionary stew by Ross Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political fundraiser Draper Haere finds himself in over his head when he sets out to uncover the truth about a right-wing coup in Central America, hoping to reveal dirty secrets about his boss's opponent in the 1984 U.S. presidential election
Warriors for the poor : the story of VISTA, Volunteers In Service to America by William H Crook( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cold War swap by Ross Thomas( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the Cold War, two Americans are running a bar in the West German capital. One of them, Michael Padilloe keeps disappearing on "business trips." McCorkle, his partner, knows Padillo is a (reluctant) U.S. agent. But McCorkle is ready to help Padillo, and he joins his friend in a blind journey with no idea what they will encounter at the turn of each dark and dangerous corner
If you can't be good by Ross Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and French and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A U.S. Senator takes a $50,000 bribe he doesn't need. What is he covering up? Why does a Washington columnist crucify the Senator in 850 newspapers and refuse to let the story die?
The eighth dwarf by Ross Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of intrigue and espionage in which an ex-OSS operative and a dwarf team up after the Second World War to locate an assassin whose targets are ex-Nazi leaders
Yellow-dog contract by Ross Thomas( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former political campaign manager, Harvey Longmore, is enjoying semi-retirement on his 80 acre farm in Virginia when he is visited by two old friends who want to hire him to look into the disappearance of a famous union leader. When he accepts the job, he becomes immersed in the wildest adventure of conspiracy and murder in his career
The mordida man by Ross Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A freelance fixer comes out of retirement to rescue the President & rsquo;s kidnapped brother American agents abduct a high-profile terrorist in broad daylight on the streets of London, subduing him with a tranquilizer. He dies a few hours later on a flight back to Washington, DC, and the body is dropped into the ocean. Hours later, the President & rsquo;s brother & mdash;a political powerhouse in his own right & mdash;boards a plane to Las Vegas that doesn & rsquo;t land in Nevada. Libyan radicals are at the controls, and he is their prisoner. The only man who can save him is Chubb Dunjee. A former United Nations operative with skills in every aspect of political negotiation, Chubb became famous for solving problems with well-placed bribes. Saving the President & rsquo;s brother should be no trouble for him. But the Libyans don & rsquo;t want a bribe. They want blood
The money harvest by Ross Thomas( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and German and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-stakes plot to rip off the billion-dollar wheat market
The backup men by Ross Thomas( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington saloonkeepers/intelligence operatives McCorkle and Padillo must use all their cunning when political enemies, as well as American oil companies, attempt to take the crown--and the life--of a soon-to-be monarch
The Singapore wink by Ross Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stuntman searches for a colleague whom he thought he killed long ago. Two pirates do battle on an old junk ship in Singapore Harbor. They leap nimbly from deck to rigging, crossing swords like fencing masters. And then one surprises the other, slicing a rope and sending the unfortunate pirate tumbling into the bay. This is how stuntman Angelo Sacchetti dies. Edward Cauthorne was his opponent, a fellow stuntman whose career died along with Sacchetti. He's selling used cars when two thugs approach him. They're emissaries from Sacchetti's godfather, a Mafia don. Sacchet
The porkchoppers by Ross Thomas( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and German and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hard-nosed bosses scrap for control of America's largest union. Born to a steelworker but harboring theatrical aspirations, Donald Cubbin grew up tempted by two careers. A Hollywood scout finally notices him, but Cubbin has already taken a job with the local union boss. He's always regretted that decision -- especially now. After decades climbing the ranks, Cubbin runs the show as the union's president. An election looms, and his opponent proves to be a dangerously loose cannon. Cubbin made dozens of enemies over the years, and one has just engaged a hired killer
Cast a yellow shadow by Ross Thomas( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old friend draws barman Mac McCorkle into a deadly international game. As the saying goes, you can't pick your friends. If you could, Mac McCorkle would disown Padilla. They owned a bar together in Bonn, the West German capital, and stayed partners even after Padilla's sideline as a CIA operative got the bar blown up. Padilla was thought to be dead and erased from the CIA's files, but now he's back on the agency's turf. Mac moved to Washington, DC, after the trouble in Bonn to get married and open his bar anew. His new bride is beautiful, the bar is a success, and Padilla's reappearance threatens everything. A group of African terrorists want Padilla to assassinate the prime minister of their small sub-Saharan republic and they've kidnapped Mac's wife to use as leverage
The seersucker whipsaw by Ross Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old-school Southerner is recruited to run a political campaign in a dangerous African election. Clinton Shartelle doesn't seem like a good choice to run a political campaign in Albertia. For one thing, he's American, and Albertia is a small coastal republic in Africa, about to be cut loose from the English Crown. For another, Shartelle is Southern and fiercely proud of it, and his ideas about racial politics veer unpredictably from progressive to rigidly old-fashioned. But Shartelle is the best, and the political future of Albertia is too important to be left to anyone else. If history is any indication, this first fair election will probably be the country's last. Rich natural resources make it attractive to businessmen on both sides of the Atlantic, opening Albertia up to political corruption. For his part, Shartelle is hired to make sure that a British industrialist's favored candidate wins the presidency. But the opposition is backed by the CIA, for whom murder is just another political tool
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Out on the rim
Alternative Names

controlled identityBleeck, Oliver, 1926-1995

Bleeck, Oliver

Bleeck Oliver 1926-1995

Ross Thomas Amerikaans schrijver (1926-1995)

Ross Thomas amerikansk författare

Ross Thomas amerikansk skribent

Ross Thomas écrivain américain

Ross Thomas scrittore statunitense

Ross Thomas US-Amerikanischer Thrillerautor (1926-1995)

Рос Томас

Росс, Томас, 1926-1995

Росс Томас английский (США) писатель

Томас, Р. (Росс), 1926-1995

Томас, Росс, 1926-1995

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The fourth DurangoBriarpatchTwilight at Mac's PlaceVoodoo, Ltd.Ah, treachery!Chinaman's chance : a novelMissionary stewThe Cold War swap