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Robert Terrall

USA flag (1914 - 2009)

aka John Gonzales, Brett Halliday, Robert Kyle

Under his own name and the pseudonyms "Robert Kyle" and "John Gonzalez," Robert Terrall wrote many popular and well-reviewed crime novels, including the prescient 1948 classic A Killer Is Loose Among Us, about a biological weapons lab developing weaponized anthrax for use in a terrorist attack. He is best known, however, for his comic work, including the Ben Gates series that began with Blackmail, Inc. in 1958 and included Kill Now, Pay Later. After the creator of detective Mike Shayne, Davis Dresser, stopped writing novels as "Brett Halliday," Terrall also took over these duties, turning out more than two dozen Mike Shayne novels under the Halliday name.

Genres: Mystery
   They Deal in Death (1943)
   Madam Is Dead (1947)
   A Killer Is Loose Among Us (1948)
   Death for Mr Big (1951) (as by John Gonzales)
   The Steps of the Quarry (1951)
   The Magnificent Moll (1952) (as by John Gonzales)
   The Crooked City (1954) (as by Robert Kyle)
   The Golden Urge (1954) (as by Robert Kyle)
   Nice Guys Finish Last (1954) (as by Robert Kyle)
   A Tiger in the Night (1955) (as by Robert Kyle)
   The Art of Love (1965) (as by John Gonzales)
   The Last Time You Saw Paris It Was Never Like This (1965) (as by John Gonzales)
   Venus Examined (1967) (as by Robert Kyle)
   Love Laboratory (1970) (as by Robert Kyle)
   The Wow Factor (1970)
   Sand Dollars (1979)
   Luck Be a Lady (1979)
   Wrap It in Flags (1986)
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