Lionel White





Lionel White


Born
in Buffalo, New York, The United States
July 09, 1905

Died
December 26, 1985

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Lionel White was a crime reporter who wrote around 38 suspenseful thrillers beginning with 'The Snatchers' in 1953 and ending with 'The Walled Yard' in 1978.

Most of his books were translated into a number of different languages and his earlier novels were published as Gold Medal pulp hard-boiled crime fiction, but when Duttons began a line of mystery and suspense books, he also wrote for them.

He was most well known for what a New York Times review described as "the master of the big caper."

A number of his books were made into movies and Stanley Kubrick liked his book 'Clean Break' (1955), later re-released as 'The Killing' so much that he licensed the rights for his film 'The Killing' in 1956.

In Quentin Tarantino's film 'Reservoir Dogs',
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Average rating: 3.82 · 156 ratings · 26 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
The Killing

3.99 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1955 — 17 editions
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The Big Caper

3.71 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1955 — 8 editions
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The House Next Door

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1956
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Obsession

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1963
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Death Takes the Bus

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1957 — 3 editions
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Flight Into Terror

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1955 — 5 editions
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Rapina A Mano Armata

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The Money Trap

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1963
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The Crimshaw Memorandum

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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A Party to Murder

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1966
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