Roderick Thorp


Born
in Brooklyn, New York City, The United States
September 01, 1936

Died
April 28, 1999

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Roderick Mayne Thorp, Jr. was an American novelist specializing mainly in crime novels.

As a young college graduate, Thorp worked at a detective agency owned by his father. He would later teach literature and lecture on creative writing at schools and universities in New Jersey and California, and also wrote articles for newspapers and magazines.

Two of his best known novels were adapted into popular films: his 1966 novel The Detective was made into a 1968 film of the same name, starring Frank Sinatra as Detective Joe Leland, and his 1979 sequel to The Detective, Nothing Lasts Forever, was filmed in 1988 as Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis. Though Die Hard was relatively faithful to Nothing Lasts Forever, it was not made as a sequel to the fil
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Average rating: 3.54 · 1,957 ratings · 341 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Nothing Lasts Forever

3.56 avg rating — 1,624 ratings — published 1979 — 17 editions
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The Detective

3.18 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1966 — 29 editions
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River

3.52 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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Rainbow Drive

3.49 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1986 — 9 editions
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Hot Pursuit

3.74 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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Westfield

3.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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Devlin

3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1992 — 7 editions
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Jenny and Barnum: A Novel o...

3.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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Die Hard

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings2 editions
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Dionysius

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“We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.”
Roderick Thorp

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