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Gores, Joe 1931-2011

Works: 101 works in 347 publications in 10 languages and 13,892 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Political fiction  History  Drama  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Actor, Scenarist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O75, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joe Gores
Most widely held works by Joe Gores
Spade & Archer : the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The maltese falcon by Joe Gores( Book )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Sam Spade gets drawn into the Maltese Falcon case, we know what to expect: straight talk, hard questions, no favors, and no way for anyone to get underneath the protective shell he wears like a second skin. We know that his late partner, Miles Archer, was a son of a bitch; that Spade is sleeping with Archer's wife, Iva; that his tomboyish secretary, Effie Perine, is the only innocent in his life. What we don't know is how Spade became who he is. Spade & Archer completes the picture. 1921: Spade sets up his own agency in San Francisco and clients quickly start coming through the door. The next seven years will see him dealing with booze runners, waterfront thugs, stowaways, banking swindlers, gold smugglers, bumbling cops, and the illegitimate daughter of Sun Yat-sen; with murder, other men's mistresses, and long-missing money. He'll bring in Archer as a partner, though it was Archer who stole his girl while he was fighting in World War I. He'll tangle with a villain who never loses his desire to make Spade pay big for ruining what should've been the perfect crime. And he'll fall in love-though it won't turn out for the best. It never does with dames. Spade & Archer is a gritty, pitch-perfect, hard-boiled novel-the work of a master mystery writer-destined to become a classic in its own right." --
Lost stories : 21 long-lost stories from the best-selling creator of Sam Spade, the Maltese Falcon, and the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Stories rescues 21 long-unavailable Dashiell Hammett stories from the first fiction he wrote to the last, each with an explanation of how the author's life shaped his story and how the story fits in his life
32 Cadillacs by Joe Gores( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The agents of Daniel Kearny Associates investigate the disappearance of Cadillacs and their link to a dying Gypsy King
Come morning by Joe Gores( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Joe Gores] is at the top of his form in this swiftly-paced tale about what happens when Runyan Elliot walks out of San Quentin, having served his sentence. Refusing the offered help of his brother Art, a labor-union leader, Runyan starts his new life, intending to recover the cache of jewels he had been caught stealing. But his plans are inhibited by many importunate people, greedy for the jewels: an insurance investigator ready to bargain for their return; a gangster willing to kill to grab the stones; Runyan's partner in the theft who had escaped prison, and others. Most important to Runyan is beautiful Louise Graham. Pretending to interview him for a book about ex-convicts, Louise becomes his lover and potential betrayer. Events engender seemingly endless chilling ramifications, the suspense, punctuated by the author's earthy wit. Louise and Runyan's brother, Art, play decisive roles in the drama; so does the fate of the buried treasure." --
An Introduction to The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Glass tiger by Joe Gores( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swearing off his violent past as a former Ranger and CIA sniper, Brendan Thorne finds himself deported back to the United States, where he is ordered to prevent a mercenary hit man from assassinating the newly-elected president
Cases by Joe Gores( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man's account of the way he became a private eye in 1950s San Francisco. He is Pierce Duncan, a graduate of Notre Dame University and his quest to find himself includes a stint on a chain gang. By the author of Contract Null and Void
Dead man by Joe Gores( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Dain changes from a peaceful, happy husband, father, and small-time private investigator from San Francisco to a blood-thirsty criminal hunter with superhuman skills after he is gunned down and then reassembled by doctors. A fast-paced tale of suspense and violence that ranges from Northern California to the Louisiana bayous
Cons, scams & grifts by Joe Gores( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Kearny Associates, a San Francisco repo firm, is caught up in a strange case involving a dancing bear that picks pockets on the side and a millionaire recluse who stay in his fortress in the Big Sur wilderness
Contract null & void by Joe Gores( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The repo men and skip tracers of DKA are drawn into a feud over a half-billion-dollar computer chip
Dead skip by Joe Gores( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Kearney Associates usually handle rountine stuff such as repossessions and collections, but their true speciality is trouble. They suddenly find themselves with an agent that has a battered skull from an apparent car wreck.They start investigating to prove it was a setup and to show the police they are wrong in thinking his injuries are a result of joyriding
Hammett : a novel by Joe Gores( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frisco, 1928: wild and rotten! From Chinatown's covert alleys to the fog-shrouded Golden Gate, crooked politicos ran the town and fattened on its spoils. To Hammett, retired Pinkerton detective and struggling writer, it was all just grist for his fictional mill -- until the night his pal walked into a baseball bat in a bootlegger's closet and Hammett put up his typewriter, put on his gumshoes, and went out to play rough with the mob." --
Menaced assassin by Joe Gores( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In San Francisco a policeman hunts a killer stalking a college professor who knows too much. As the professor lectures on violence and evolution, the novel becomes a study of violence, theory and practice. By the author of Dead Man
Final notice by Joe Gores( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time of predators by Joe Gores( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gang was restless, just looking for idle fun. They roughed up a man they thought was a homosexual -- but their game got out of hand and their victim was blinded. It was Paula Halstead's bad luck to witness the attack and catch a glimpse of one of the boys. After they got through with her, she killed herself. The police have no leads and can't find the culprits. Paula's husband hires a private investigator to do what the police haven't been able to -- with no success. Curt Halstead refuses to give up; he will have his vengeance on the men who raped and tortured his wife, even if it means entering into their world of sex, violence, and murder
Gone, no forwarding by Joe Gores( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kearny staff has to uncover a key witness who can clear the firm's name, after the state of California threatens to revoke its license over a $200 snafu--and a set-up by a high-powered lawyer with connections to the mob
Wolf time by Joe Gores( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in Japanese and English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hollis 'Fletch' Fletcher, a retired civil engineer in his late 50s, is practically a hermit in his cabin in the Minnesota woods, interested only in hunting. When he is shot by a sniper and left for dead, Fletch unwillingly must admit the incident wasn't a hunting accident. We know from the start that the killer is hoping to ingratiate himself with Gov. Gary Westergard, presidential candidate and Fletch's boyhood friend. After a reconciliation with his estranged daughter Nicole, Fletch submits to her goading and begins to hunt for the would-be killer -- who turns out to be involved in Westergard's campaign. Westergard's former assistant and mistress, Nicole hopes to install herself and her husband into Westergard's inner circle. After a long, sporadic stalk and primary campaign -- with many flashbacks to Fletch's youth -- we and Fletch discover Westergard's 'shameful' secret. Though the latter may strike some readers as no big deal, they'll keep turning pages in this fast, well-crafted read up to the shocking climax and chilling final twist." --
Marine salvage : the unforgiving business of no cure, no pay by Joe Gores( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tricks and treats( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimes and misfortunes : the Anthony Boucher memorial anthology of mysteries( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each writer has contributed not only what he thought was Anthony Boucher's favorite of his own stories, but has provided an introduction in which this particular story or his career is related to the famous critic
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Spade & Archer : the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The maltese falcon
Alternative Names
Gores, Joe

Gores, Joseph N.

Gores, Joseph N. 1931-2011

Gores, Joseph Nicholas.

Gores, Joseph Nicholas 1931-2011

Gores, Joseph Nigel 1931-2011

Joe Gores Amerikaans schrijver (1931-2011)

Joe Gores amerikansk författare

Joe Gores amerikansk skribent

Joe Gores écrivain américain

Joe Gores scrittore statunitense

Joe Gores US-Amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Горс, Джо

جو جور

جو جور كاتب أمريكي

고어스, 조 1931-

고어즈, 조 1931-

ゴアズ, ジョー


English (146)

French (15)

Japanese (15)

Spanish (13)

Polish (12)

German (5)

Italian (4)

Finnish (2)

Danish (1)

Dutch (1)

Lost stories : 21 long-lost stories from the best-selling creator of Sam Spade, the Maltese Falcon, and the Thin Man32 CadillacsGlass tigerCasesCons, scams & griftsContract null & voidHammett : a novelMenaced assassinA time of predators