WorldCat Identities

Thomas, Ross 1926-1995

Overview
Works: 134 works in 825 publications in 14 languages and 20,041 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Spy fiction  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery stories, American  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3570.H58, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Ross Thomas
 
Most widely held works by Ross Thomas
Out on the rim by Ross Thomas( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,638 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 )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,507 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 )

40 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 )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,423 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 )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,247 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 )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,151 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 )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 926 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 )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 880 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 eighth dwarf by Ross Thomas( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 732 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 717 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 )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 692 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 Cold War swap by Ross Thomas( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 643 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
The backup men by Ross Thomas( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 583 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
If you can't be good by Ross Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and French and held by 579 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 Singapore wink by Ross Thomas( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 566 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{u2019}s selling used cars when two thugs approach him. They{u2019}re emissaries from Sacchetti{u2019}s godfather, a Mafia don. Sacchetti is alive after all{u2014}alive enough to be blackmailing the don{u2014}and they firmly request that Cauthorne find him. The search takes Cauthorne back to Singapore, to risk his own life for the sake of the man he thought he{u2019}d killed
The porkchoppers by Ross Thomas( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and German and held by 532 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 )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old friend draws barman Mac McCorkle into a deadly international game
The seersucker whipsaw by Ross Thomas( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old-school Southerner is recruited to run a political campaign in a dangerous African election
The money harvest by Ross Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and German and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-stakes plot to rip off the billion-dollar wheat market
 
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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

راس توماس نویسنده آمریکایی

روس توماس

トーマス, ロス

ロス・トーマス

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