Philip St. Ives is the protagonist in a series of hardboiled crime fiction/mystery novels by American novelist Ross Thomas (originally as Oliver Bleeck). Philip St. Ives is a private investigator, but unlike many hardboiled detectives, he doesn’t work out of a crappy office, drink cheap liquor or work in a horrible, corrupt city. Instead, he […]


Ross Thomas (1926-1995) was an American author of crime fiction, mystery and thriller novels. He wrote the Mac McCorkle, Philip St. Ives (as Oliver Bleeck) and Arthur Case Wu series. Thomas served during World War II in the Philippines. He then worked in public relations, with the Armed Forces Network, as a union spokesman and […]