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Todhunter Ballard


(Willis Todhunter Ballard)
USA flag (1903 - 1980)

aka Brian Agar, P D Ballard, W T Ballard, Parker Bonner, Sam Bowie, Walt Bruce, Hunter D'Allard, Brian Fox, John Grange, Harrison Hunt, John Hunter, Neil MacNeil, Clint Reno, John Shepherd, Jack Slade, Clay Turner

Willis Todhunter Ballard was a Cleveland, Ohio-born American author, known for his Westerns and mystery novels. He was a majoe Black Mask crime writer with long, prolific career, often fast, sometimed proto-hardboiled, frequently complicated, usually slick and with human warmth. He also wrote numerous screenplays and teleplays. Oddly, he never won any MWA award, although he did capture the 1965 Western Writers of America Spur Award.
 
Series
Vigilante (as by Clint Reno)
1. Sun Mountain Slaughter (1974)
2. Sierra Massacre (1974)
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Bill Lennox (with James L Traylor)
Hollywood Troubleshooter (1985)
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Novels
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Omnibus
Canyon War / Hooded Gun (1969) (as by Sam Bowie) (with Clay Ringold)
High Desert (2004)
Lost Gold (2006)
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