Ron Hoggett
Created by James Mitchell; pseudonyms include Patrick O. McGuire & James Munro
(1926- )

RON HOGETT is a British private eye who specializes in finding things. Like many of his creator's heroes, Ron lives in a "a world without any clearly defined good/ bad guys; (he seems to be) the only one who possesses the moral code necessary to rise above the senseless violence and dishonesty of this world," which is how Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers described the typical Mitchell hero.

James Mitchell is a British thriller writer, best known for his two dark and often violent series about British agents David Callan and John Craig (under the pen name of James Munro). He's had a long and prolific career that has produced numerous novels, short stories, plays and television scripts.

Mitchell's a true pro, and takes his work quite seriously. In the same profile he reflects on his long career: "The writing of thrillers is a craft, and to be acknowledged as a craftsman would for me be more than adequate praise. The thriller writer's skills are construction, characterisation. and the adroit use of language. This is obvious; it is also extremely difficult to achieve. I have been trying to achieve it in novels and TV plays for more than 20 years."


Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. Thanks to David H. Doerrer for the heads up on this one.

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