Friday, April 08, 2011

Firefox’s Father Down

Mystery Fanfare brings the sad news that “Author David Craig Owen Thomas, known as Craig Thomas, a Welsh author of thrillers, most notably the ‘Mitchell Gant’ series, has died at the age of 68 after a recent illness from pneumonia following a short battle with acute myeloid leukemia.” The onetime English teacher was best known for penning the 1977 novel Firefox, from which Clint Eastwood concocted a 1982 Hollywood blockbuster. His other works included Snow Falcon (1980), Jade Tiger (1982), Winter Hawk (1987), and Slipping into Shadow (1998).

READ MORE:Death of Firefox Writer Craig Thomas at 68,” by
Catherine Dalton (Express & Star); “Craig Thomas (1942-2011),” by Steve Holland (Bear Alley).

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

This is indeed sad news. Craig Thomas was my generation's Alistair MacLean. His thrillers were memorable and underrated. He will be missed.