Frank O'Rourke


Born
in Denver, Colorado, The United States
October 16, 1916

Died
April 27, 1989

Genre


Frank O'Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction. O'Rourke wrote more than 60 novels and numerous magazine articles.

Born in Denver, Colorado he attended Kemper Military School. A talented amateur baseball player, he considered trying out for a professional team, but was called up for service in World War II. At the end of the war he decided to become a writer.

Several of O'Rourke's novels were filmed, The Bravados (1958) was the first, and his novel A Mule for the Marquesa was made into a popular movie called The Professionals (1966).

Later in life, O'Rourke turned to writing children's literature. He committed suicide on April 27, 1989.

In addition to his actual name O'Rourke also wrote under the
...more

Average rating: 4.15 · 186 ratings · 26 reviews · 44 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Professionals

4.39 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1964 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Instant Gold

3.97 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1964 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Heavenly World Series

by
4.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Bravados

3.75 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ellen And The Barber: Three...

3.58 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Last Chance

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1956
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Texan Came Riding

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ambuscade

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1971 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Thunder In Sun

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Swift Runner

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1972
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Frank O'Rourke…