American writer of hardboiled crime fictionwd:Q1066463
country of citizenship:
United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: novelist, screenwriter, writer
Charles K. Williams (August 13, 1909 – April 5, 1975) was an American author of crime fiction. He is regarded by some critics as one of the finest suspense novelists of the 1950s and 1960s. His 1951 debut, the paperback novel Hill Girl, sold more than a million copies. A dozen of his books have been adapted for movies, most popularly Dead Calm and The Hot Spot.
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