Lionel White





Lionel White

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

died
December 26, 1985

gender
male

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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',...more


Average rating: 3.75 · 107 ratings · 20 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
The Killing
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1955 — 16 editions
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The Big Caper
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1955 — 8 editions
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The House Next Door
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1956
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Flight Into Terror
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1955 — 4 editions
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Death Takes the Bus
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1957 — 3 editions
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Obsession
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1963
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A Party to Murder
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1966
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Rapina A Mano Armata
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2004
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Hostage for a Hood
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1957 — 2 editions
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Convite à Violência
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1958 — 2 editions
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