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Charyn, Jerome

Works: 253 works in 1,008 publications in 10 languages and 23,308 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Satire  Humor  Anecdotes  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Interviewee, Creator, Compiler, Director, Illustrator, Narrator
Classifications: PS3553.H33, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Jerome Charyn
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Johnny One-Eye : a tale of the American Revolution by Jerome Charyn( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This comic masterpiece reimagines the American Revolution with a one-eyed spy, a heroic whorehouse madam, and a cunning George Washington
The secret life of Emily Dickinson : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What if the old maid of Amherst wasn't an old maid at all? The poet dons a hundred veils, alternately playing wounded lover, penitent, and female devil in this extraordinary adventure that will disturb and delight
I am Abraham : a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War by Jerome Charyn( Book )
11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the historic arc of Lincoln's life from his picaresque days as a gangly young lawyer in Sangamon County, Illinois, through his improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, to his 1865 visit to war-shattered Richmond only days before his assassination
Paradise man : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )
33 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A stylish killer makes the mistake of befriending a god Though he doesn’t know mink from sable, Sidney Holden is the most important employee at Aladdin Furs. He is a bumper, a well-dressed killer who collects the debts that cannot be paid, and Aladdin would be nothing without him. After all, fur is murder. As Cuban refugees flood the United States, the New York criminal class is rocked by the appearance of a Santería sect that hails a young girl as the newest incarnation of Changó, their bloodthirsty thunder god. But after a routine hit, Holden finds the girl cowering under the kitchen table—a divine witness to a double murder. Unable to kill her, he takes her with him, sparking an all-out turf war so vicious that Holden will be happy to have any god on his side
El Bronx by Jerome Charyn( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of New York Mayor Isaac Sidel as he cleans the Bronx of criminals and protects his friends. The latter include two 12-year-olds, one a poor graffiti artist, the other his rich girlfriend, who have become the target of drug-dealing street gangs. By the author of Little Angel Street
Joe DiMaggio : the long vigil by Jerome Charyn( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life of the baseball player in a new light, as a man who took his marriage to Marilyn Monroe very seriously long after their divorce, and had trouble finding a new role for himself during his retirement from the sport
Maria's girls by Jerome Charyn( Book )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York police commissioner Isaac Sidel wants to get two sinister bureaucrats out of the public school system, but a mob king wants him dead
Blue eyes by Jerome Charyn( Book )
41 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cop and his disgraced mentor attempt to bust a white slavery ringBefore Isaac Sidel adopts him, Manfred Coen is a mutt. A kid from the Bronx, he joins the police academy after his father's suicide leaves him directionless, and is trudging along like any other cadet when first deputy Sidel, the commissioner's right hand man, comes looking for a young cop with blue eyes to infiltrate a ring of Polish smugglers. He chooses Coen, and asks the cadet to join his department after he finishes the academy. Working under Sidel means fast promotions, plush assignments, and, when a corruption scandal topples his mentor, the resentment of every rank-and-file detective on the force. Now just an ordinary cop, Coen hears word that his old mentor has a line on a human trafficking operation. When Sidel's attempt at infiltration fails, he sends in Coen. For Coen, it's a shot to prove himself and redeem his mentor, but it could cost the blue-eyed cop his life
The new mystery : the International Association of Crime Writers' essential crime writing of the late 20th century ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of 32 mystery stories written by various authors
The good policeman by Jerome Charyn( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Finnish and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Police commissioner Isaac Sidel struggles to keep the New York Police Department from shatteringWhen he was the police commissioner’s first deputy, Isaac Sidel was one of the most powerful men in New York. But now that he’s been promoted to the top job, there’s nothing for Sidel to do but stare at his desk and feed the tapeworm that’s attached to his stomach. The Justice Department sends him on a lecture tour of the country, but after one too many lunches with small-town mayors, Sidel goes AWOL and comes back to New York, getting in touch with the Ivanhoes, his illegal network of secret informants. A missing mob lawyer, a baseball-obsessed orphan genius, and a mysterious Romanian princess point towards a mystery that only he can tackle. Justice wants him back on tour, but something is rumbling beneath the city, and Sidel needs to be there to see it explode
Marilyn the wild : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )
47 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A secret tryst threatens to turn two cops against each otherIsaac Sidel is a bear of a cop. Although his position as the commissioner’s first deputy is largely political, Sidel has not forgotten how to work the New York City streets. To protect the East Side he has survived gunfights, broken arms, and once tore out a hoodlum’s eyes. In his spare time he does favors for old friends, finding runaway daughters and protecting merchants from roving street gangs. On the street there is no problem he can’t solve, but at home he is powerless. His daughter Marilyn, twenty-five and twice divorced, keeps Sidel up at night. Just before her father goes to Paris for a lecture on police work, Marilyn runs away from her newest husband and shacks up with Manfred Coen, Sidel’s blue-eyed protégé cop. Both men love her, and when Marilyn becomes a target, they’ll destroy the city to save her, if they don’t kill each other first
Darlin' Bill : a love story of the Wild West by Jerome Charyn( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tar baby by Jerome Charyn( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Citizen Sidel by Jerome Charyn( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New York City policeman is murdered and suspicion centers on his father who is also a policeman. As he investigates, Isaac Sidel, the city's mayor, uncovers a murder-for-hire operation within the force. By the author of El Bronx
Montezuma's man by Jerome Charyn( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the hands of master puppeteer LeComte and a Mafia turncoat named Montezuma, the Sicilian puppets in New York tell a story of murder, mayhem, and kilos of elegantly imported heroin
The green lantern : a romance of Stalinist Russia by Jerome Charyn( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Soviet theater troupe dares to put on Shakespeare's King Lear, but shortly before the performance, the actor playing the title role falls ill. The prop manager, a lumbering, largely silent bear of a man - completely inappropriate for the part, according to common perception - finds himself literally thrust into the spotlight
Elsinore by Jerome Charyn( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hitman comes out of retirement to rescue his kidnapped fiancéeAfter he stops killing for money, Sidney Holden tries to live discreetly. He takes a Manhattan apartment in the Copenhagen building, a few blocks from where John Lennon died, and attempts to make a new life with his fiancée, Fay, former daughter-in-law of the district attorney. But as the quiet months pass, Fay grows distant and suicidal, and finally disappears, removed by the district attorney to a mental hospital where Holden cannot reach her. Hungry for a last taste of action, a billionaire ex-gangster named Phipps offers to help Holden get her back. The ninety-two-year-old Phipps hires Holden to run a counterfeiting scheme, using Fay's whereabouts as bait. But the closer Holden gets to Phipps' operation, the less he trusts the old man. And with the DA and the mafia closing on him, Holden may not stay alive long enough to rescue his darling from her prison
Secret Isaac : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )
29 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disguised as a bum and living in a flophouse, Sidel tries to save a streetwalkerThe ragged old man has a tapeworm in his gut and a room at a nameless Whore’s Row hotel, but to those in the know, he is one of the most powerful people in New York. Once the first deputy of the police commissioner, Isaac Sidel has lived in impoverished exile ever since the death of his detective protégé, Manfred Coen. As he wanders the streets around Times Square, Sidel spies a prostitute with a fearsome scar: a letter D seared into her cheek. His pity stirred, he asks her name and buys her a meal. Afterwards, he sets out to destroy the man who branded her. Sidel’s target is a pimp with a love for James Joyce and a hand in the pocket of the police commissioner. Taking him down will mean upending the force that Sidel once served, but if the tapeworm doesn’t stop him, no crook can
The single voice; an anthology of contemporary fiction by Jerome Charyn( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gangsters and gold diggers : old New York, the Jazz Age, and the birth of Broadway by Jerome Charyn( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and French and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charyn looks at the men and women who helped make Broadway the most glamorous place on the planet, from Mae West to Fanny Brice, Legs Diamond to Irving Berlin, Louise Brooks to William Randolph Hearst, Scott Fitzgerald to Arnold Rothstein and the Gatsby-like gangster Owen Madden, and many more."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
צ׳רין, ג׳רום
チャーリン, ジェローム
English (211)
French (88)
German (34)
Spanish (33)
Italian (24)
Greek, Modern (5)
Finnish (4)
Japanese (4)
Dutch (2)
Hebrew (1)