Charles Williams


USA flag (1909 - 1975)

Charles Williams was an American writer of hardboiled crime fiction. He is regarded by critics as one of the finest suspense novelists of the 1950s and 1960s. His 1951 debut, the pulp paperback novel Hill Girl, sold over a million copies. A dozen of his books have been adapted for the screen, most popularly Dead Calm.

Genres: Mystery
 
Novels
Big City Girl (1951)
The Catfish Tangle (1951)
     aka River Girl
Hill Girl (1951)
Hell Hath No Fury (1953)
     aka The Hot Spot
Nothing in Her Way (1953)
Go Home, Stranger (1954)
A Touch Of Death (1954)
     aka Mix Yourself A Redhead
Scorpion Reef (1955)
     aka Gulf Coast Girl
The Big Bite (1956)
     aka Operator
The Diamond Bikini (1956)
All The Way (1958)
     aka The Concrete Flamingo
Man in Motion (1958)
     aka Man On The Run
Talk Of The Town (1958)
     aka Stain Of Suspicion
The Sailcloth Shroud (1959)
Uncle Sagamore and His Girls (1959)
Aground (1961)
The Long Saturday Night (1962)
     aka Finally, Sunday!
Dead Calm (1963)
The Wrong Venus (1966)
     aka Don't Just Stand There
And The Deep Blue Sea (1971)
Man on a Leash (1973)
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