Robert Colby


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American novelist and crime thriller paperback genre and short story writer. Colby wrote novels for a number of the paperback houses including Gold Medal, which published his most praised novel, The Captain Must Die. He was also a prolific contributor of short stories to Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Shayne's mystery magazines. Many of these have gathered into two published collections of his stories. Colby also wrote a non-fiction true crime book, The California Crime Book, and co-authored a 'Nick Carter' book, The Death's Head Conspiracy, with Gary Brandner. Author Ed Gorman believed "Robert Colby was one of the best of the paperback original writers".

Average rating: 3.91 · 450 ratings · 57 reviews · 43 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Captain Must Die

3.75 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1959 — 9 editions
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In the Vanishing Room

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1961 — 5 editions
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Secret Of The Second Door

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1959 — 8 editions
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Kim (Prologue Books)

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011
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Run For the Money (Prologue...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1957 — 5 editions
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The Deadly Desire

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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The Star Trap

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1960 — 5 editions
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Kim

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1963 — 6 editions
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Make Mine Vengeance

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1959 — 6 editions
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Kill Me a Fortune

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1961 — 7 editions
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