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) so much that he licensed the rights for his film "The Killing" in 1956.

In Quentin Tarantino's film "Reservoir Dogs", Lionel White is listed as an inspiration
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Average rating: 3.84 · 287 ratings · 61 reviews · 37 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Killing

3.99 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1955 — 21 editions
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The Big Caper

3.76 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1955 — 11 editions
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The House Next Door

3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1956
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Obsession

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1963
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Rapina A Mano Armata

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2004
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Hostage for a Hood

3.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1957 — 3 editions
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Death Takes the Bus

3.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1957 — 3 editions
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Flight Into Terror

3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1955 — 5 editions
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The Snatchers / Clean Break

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The Money Trap

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1963
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