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Ross Thomas (I) (1926–1995)

Mr. Thomas was a widely admired writer of suspense thrillers, many of them set in a Washington D.C. filled with scheming, subterfuge and sudden death. Mr. Thomas, who was a combat infantryman in WWII and a former newspaperman and political consultant, became a highly productive novelist whose 25 books were praised for their intricate plots, crisp ... See full bio »

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Blood In, Blood Out
Hammett Writer
Bad Company
Bad Company Writer
St. Ives
St. Ives Writer


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 1995 Bad Company (written by)
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out (story)
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Sacrifice (1990) ... (screenplay)
 1981-1985 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (dramatisation - 9 episodes)
- In the Cards (1985) ... (dramatisation)
- People Don't Do Such Things (1985) ... (dramatisation)
- Bird of Prey (1984) ... (dramatisation)
- Number Eight (1984) ... (dramatisation)
- The Turn of the Tide (1983) ... (dramatisation)
 1984-1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Mickey Mouse Mob (1985) ... (written by)
- Our Fair City (1984) ... (written by)
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Too Rich and Too Thin (1985) ... (teleplay)
 1982 Hammett
 1976 St. Ives (novel "The Procane Chronicle" - as Oliver Bleeck)
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 1982 Hammett
Man in Boardroom
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 1988 The Media Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1988) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Novel: Missionary Stew See more »

Alternate Names:

Oliver Bleeck

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Personal Quote:

I always have to have a sense of reality, and that's why I always endow most of my characters with a modicum of greed.


Following his return from military service, he attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1949. While a freshman in college, he got his first writing experience while working as an apprentice sports reporter for the Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City. See more »

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