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Lionel White

Born: Jul 9, 1905

Death: Dec 26, 1985

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Lionel White

Date of Birth : Jul 9, 1905
Date of Death : Dec 26, 1985
Birth Place : New York City

Lionel White was an American journalist and crime novelist, several of whose dark, noirish stories were made into films. His books include The Snatchers, The Money Trap, The Big Caper, Death Takes the Bus, Clean Break, and Obsession and by the Finnish director Seppo Huunonen for the 1974 film The Hair and Rafferty, adapted by 1980 Soviet Lenfilm production of the same title. White had been a crime reporter and began writing suspense novels in the 1950s. He wrote more than 35 books, all translated into a number of different languages. His earlier novels were published as Gold Medal pulp hard-boiled crime fiction, but when Duttons began a line of mystery and suspense books, he also wrote for them.


  • Writer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • L.W. Blanco
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