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Lewin, Michael Z.

Overview
Works: 64 works in 259 publications in 7 languages and 9,063 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3562.E929, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Michael Z Lewin
 
Most widely held works by Michael Z Lewin
Out of season by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating a fake birth certificate leads Indianapolis PI Albert Samson to ask why a woman would abandon her only child A short television spot about the life of the average private eye gives Albert Samson hope that his economic blues are about to disappear. Better yet, his newest case looks promising too. He{u2019}s just been paid a hefty retainer by Paula Belter, who has discovered that her birth certificate is a fake. There{u2019}s no record of her existence. The trail leads to an unsolved murder and a highly publicized trial that dates back decades. But as Samson connects the dots, he doesn{u2019}t end up with a pretty picture. As another murder sends the investigation spiraling out of control, the PI edges closer to the dangerous truth
And baby will fall by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard line by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). Lieutenant Leroy Powder of the Indianapolis Police Department, this time in charge of the Missing Persons Bereau, is teamed up with wheelchair-bound Sergeant Carollee Fleetwood. In Carollee, Powder meets his match, a person who can give as good as she gets and who is as tough as he is. As they tackle, in rapid succession, a series of perplexing cases, their developing relationship takes some surprising turns
Called by a panther by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Albert Samson looks for a man with a bomb in Indianapolis
The silent salesman by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indianapolis PI Albert Samson takes on a hospital, a pharmaceutical company, and the FBI After his slowest summer ever, struggling and desperate private eye Albert Samson places an ad in the local paper, offering his services at a bargain price. Instead of new business, he gets an eviction notice. But his luck seems to change when Dorothea Thomas calls with an unusual tale of woe. Her brother, John, a chemist and pharmaceutical salesman, has been in a coma since a lab explosion seven months ago. Dorothea hasn{u2019}t been allowed to visit her brother in an experimental wing of the hospital{u2014}and she needs Samson to find out why. The case leads him straight to the black heart of the pharmaceutical industry and the FBI, where secrets only reveal more secrets
Late payments by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child reports a missing father, Indianapolis{u2019}s disabled are being killed off, and Lt. Leroy Powder{u2019}s sergeant is hassling him: just an ordinary day for the cranky cop Lt. Leroy Powder, the crankiest and most arrogant cop on the Indianapolis PD, is presented with a seemingly routine case: A twelve-year-old kid wants to report his dad missing. But Powder knows that the most complicated cases often start with something apparently simple. And now his own son has just been released from prison. As Powder{u2019}s work and personal life collide, there{u2019}s nothing left to do but deal with it. And{u2014}if possible{u2014}steer clear of a conspiracy that puts him in the sights of the FBI
Missing woman : a novel by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). A dowdy woman hires private eye Albert Samson to locate her college chum, and then inexplicably fires him. But the missing woman's lover turns up dead, and Samson is back on the case. He picks his way through intrigues, lies, and lures; tangles with a hostile police force; and narrowly escapes death by scissors before he gets to the bottom of a most tantalizing puzzle
Underdog by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unforgettable characters ever to appear in mystery fiction
Family business by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No case is too small{u2014}or too strange{u2014}for the Lunghi family detective agency For the Lunghis of Bath, England, detecting is best discussed around the family dinner table; everyone gets a say. The various members of the Lunghi family are old and cantankerous, young and bolshie, responsible, clever, and even artistic. But relentless curiosity is the one quality they all possess. The Lunghi Detective Agency{u2019}s latest client, pretty, thirty-something Eileen Shayler, suspects that her husband, Jack Shayler, is in terrible trouble. Jack failed to return the bottle of dishwashing liquid to its proper place under the sink. Thus, he could be having an affair. Or he has a gambling problem and owes money to his bookie. When the case suddenly collides with several others, the Lunghis will find themselves knee-deep in an unsolved murder, a mysterious stakeout, and some damning personal secrets
Night cover by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). Lt. Leroy Powder, nineteen-year veteran of the Indianapolis Police, covers the night shift. Powder is every bit as cantankerous in the wee hours as at high noon, and always overworked, but only he can keep things under control. It's one more average night in Indianapolis. Someone is reported to be going around stealing all the wind-up clocks in town. Suspicious rumours are circulating about a private school for problem kids. There are colleagues of various degrees of incompetence to contend with in the process of getting business done. And a down-at-the-heels private eye named Samson adds to Powder's problems. Suddenly there's a young, self-styled Maoist to console-and investigate. And a missing girl. Then another victim is added to the list of unsolved violent murders of women. As things become critical, Powder is transferred off night cover and forced to prove just how good a copy he really is
Ask the right question by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). Meet Albert Samson - a detective in the tradition of Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade, with Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer. He's a little world-weary, a little frayed at the edges. Not as tough as he thinks he is, nor as clever - but still tough enough and clever enough to handle a difficult case and come out at the other end without too much mud sticking to his face. In this first of a series of novels, he finds himself involved with a beautiful and vulnerable sixteen-year-old girl who is wondering whether she really came from where everyone has always told her she did
Family planning by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic British mystery on a detective agency run by the Lunghi family. While the parents investigate a murder, the son and his wife are probing threatening phone calls
The enemies within by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Albert Samson takes on a new and deceptively dangerous case in the dead of an Indianapolis winter After a Florida vacation spent at the horse races{u2014}turning a measly profit of eighty-two cents before expenses{u2014}private detective Albert Samson is back in slushy, freezing Indy, where, thankfully, it{u2019}s a short walk from his living room to his office door. On this night, he opens it to find a hesitant stranger in an overcoat standing there. With some prodding from the PI, Bennett Willson admits he wants Samson to strong-arm the Broadway producer who stole his play. It turns out that the cleverly crafted story is as bogus as the client himself. Samson blows the lid off a simmering brew of hatred and revenge{u2014}leaving his own life hanging in the balance
Eye opener by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Samson gets his Private investigator's license back, and gets two cases within days
Cutting loose by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl, who dresses like a boy in order to play professional baseball during the late nineteenth century, tracks the murderer of her best friend to London where she encounters the killer of her father
Oh Joe by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Prince means well, he really does. But he's never been good at spending his nights alone. So, in order to try to become more mature and a better person for his girlfriend Kelly, he does something he knows he shouldn't: he agrees to house-sit George Wayne's houseboat. In the middle of a reservoir Joe will have to learn how to be alone. And what can go wrong, even though from their school days George has always been the kind of guy who gets Joe in trouble? This time is no exception and George doesn't come back when he's supposed to. Poor Joe gets himself off the houseboat and he makes it home, but within days George's body has been found on the boat along with an injured dog. With Joe's fingerprints allover the place, he's the obvious suspect
3rd culprit : an annual of crime stories by Liza Cody( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rover's tales by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assorted adventures of Rover, the Good Samaritan of the dog world. He roams the streets on his own, saves a puppy from drowning, a bitch from a car accident and settles dog-human disputes. He also debates metaphysics with Kizzy-Koo who claims she was owned by a Pharaoh in a past life
The way we die now by Michael Z Lewin( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). It wasn't bad enough that a ten-year-old kid had beaten him at basketball in the morning. Now Albert Samson was being badgered by a humourless old dragon. Mrs. Jerome, who wanted to know if he was the cheapest private detective in Indianapolis. He was - and he got the case. If it pleased Mrs. Jerome, it was only because she was getting a bargain price for a job she thought was hopeless. Her son-in-law, Ralph Tomanek, an armed guard in a high-rent apartment complex, killed a man when a tenant complained he was being bothered and ordered him to shoot. When Samson finds that the dead man was a private detective of shady reputation, that Tomanek's lawyer considers his client's chances of acquittal slim, and that Tomanek - shy and over-whelmed with feelings of inadequacy - had been a death-defying hero in Vietnam, he proceeds upon a baffling trail that leads not only to a bizarre murder plot, but the shattering truth about how we live - and die - today
 
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Called by a panther
Alternative Names
Lewin, Michael 1942-

Michael Z. Lewin Amerikaans romanschrijver

Michael Z. Lewin écrivain américain

Michael Z. Lewin US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

르윈, 마이클 1942-

르윈, 마이클 Z. 1942-

マイクル・Z・リューイン

リューイン, マイクル・Z

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