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Dorothy B. Hughes (1904–1993)


Won several awards from the Mystery Writers of America, including its Grand Master Award in 1978 for her lifetime's achievements in fiction and criticism. See more trivia »


(age 88) in Ashland, Oregon, USA

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Known For

In a Lonely Place
Ride the Pink Horse
The Fallen Sparrow
The Hanged Man


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 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie) (novel 'Ride the Pink Horse')
 1964 Destry (TV Series) (novel "Ride the Pink Horse" - 1 episode)
- Ride to Rio Verde (1964) ... (novel "Ride the Pink Horse")
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Missing Queen (1960) ... (writer)
 1958 Climax! (TV Series) (novel "The Candy Kid" - 1 episode)
- Spider Web (1958) ... (novel "The Candy Kid")
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1952) (novel - 1 episode, 1950)
- The Davidian Report (1952) ... (story)
- Ride the Pink Horse (1950) ... (novel)
 1950 In a Lonely Place (story)
 1947 Ride the Pink Horse (novel)
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D. (contributor to screenplay construction and dialogue - uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys (script - Delta Rhythm Boys sequence, uncredited)
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow (novel)

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Other Works:

Novel: "Ride the Pink Horse" (filmed as Ride the Pink Horse (1947), Destry: Ride to Rio Verde (1964))

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Writer of 14 mystery novels as well as a critic and historian of mystery fiction. Most of her novels featured upper-class heroes caught up in sinister intrigue. See more »

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