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Dexter, Pete 1943-

Overview
Works: 106 works in 427 publications in 8 languages and 18,426 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  History  Comedy films  Humorous stories 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Creator, Originator
Classifications: PS3554.E95, 813.54
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The paperboy by Pete Dexter ( Book )
34 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Florida, fame-hungry journalists reopen an investigation into the murder of a county sheriff. They fabricate false evidence and save the convicted man from being executed, for which they are awarded the Pulitzer Prize. A look at what some people will do to gain fame. By the author of Paris Trout
Paris Trout by Pete Dexter ( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 2,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that eats away at the social fabric of a small town, exposing the hypocrisies of its ways and shattering the lives of its citizens
Spooner by Pete Dexter ( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Losing his father shortly after birth, Warren Spooner endures a troubled childhood and even more troubled young adulthood that is marked by his dishonorably discharged stepfather, whose inexhaustible patience is tested by the difficult Warren. By the National Book Award-winning author of Paris Trout
Train : a novel by Pete Dexter ( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Navigating his way between hostile patrons and brutal fellow workers, African American caddy Train finds an ally in a police detective who encourages Train's ambitions and oversees a case involving a boat hijacking and a beautiful widow
Deadwood by Pete Dexter ( Book )
25 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deadwood, South Dakota, during the Black Hills gold rush of the 1870s, becomes the setting for this novel populated by Wild Bill Hickok, his sidekick Charley Utter, Calamity Jane, and other famous Old West characters
Brotherly love by Pete Dexter ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his father's murder during a union power struggle, Peter moves in with his uncle and cousin Michael, and as the boys grow up, their paths diverge, until they are drawn into a deadly round robin of violence and revenge
The paperboy by Lee Daniels ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff
Train by Pete Dexter ( )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lionel Walk, etter known as Train, is a young black caddy at an elite Los Angeles golf course. There, he navigates between the careless hostility of patrons and the volatile brutality of the other caddies. One day, he finds an unexpected protector: police sergeant Miller Packer, who Train dubs "the Mile-Away Man" for his distant gaze. Packer is investigating a botched and bloody boat hijacking that left a lone survivor: achingly beautiful Norah Still. When the lives of these three people intersect, both violence and tenderness swiftly rise to the surface
Paper trails : true stories of confusion, mindless violence, and forbidden desires, a surprising number of which are not about marriage by Pete Dexter ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1970s and 1980s, before he earned national acclaim for his novels, Pete Dexter was a newspaper columnist. Every week, in a few hundred words, he cut directly to the heart of the American character at a time of national turmoil and crucial change. His columns laid bare the violence, hypocrisy, and desperation he saw on the streets of Philadelphia and in the places he visited across the country. But he reveled, too, in the lighter side of his own life, sharing scenes with the indefatigable Mrs. Dexter, their young daughter, and a series of unforgettable creatures who strayed into their lives. No matter what caught Dexter's eye, it was illuminated by his dark, brilliant humor. Collected here for the first time are 82 of the best of those spellbinding, finely wrought pieces, with a new introduction by the author.--From publisher description
God's pocket by Pete Dexter ( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philadelphie, quartier de God's pocket. Leon Hubbard meurt sur un chantier. Selon la version officielle, il s'agit d'un accident du travail. Mais sa mère et d'autres gens du coin veulent en savoir plus. L'affaire prend de l'ampleur quand la mafia et un journaliste s'en mêlent. Un roman noir sur le rôle de la presse dans la dénonciation du crime et de la corruption
The paperboy by Pete Dexter ( )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sun was rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call was found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. A local redneck was tried, sentenced, and set to fry. Then Ward James, a hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade. She's armed with explosive evidence and aims to free--and meet--her convicted "fiancé." With Ward's disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Florida's back roads and seamy places in search of the Story, racing flat out into a shocking head-on collision between character and fate as truth takes a backseat to headline news
Mulholland Falls by Lee Tamahori ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rough and vicious group of detectives stumble onto a conspiracy involving the murder of a general and a top secret nuclear program
Spooner by Pete Dexter ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warren Spooner is a troubled boy whose father dies shortly after he's born. When his mother marries Calmer Ottosson, a decorated Navy officer fallen from grace, Warren is saved by Calmer's inexhaustible patience. As Warren grows up, the two men forge a bond that will carry them both through the hard times ahead
Michael ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with an "angel expert", are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her motel with a real, live archangel named Michael
The paperboy by Pete Dexter ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Sheriff Thurmond Call is murdered on a Moat County highway one rainy night, a rough local country boy is arrested, convicted, and put on death row. The doomed man's fiancee, believing he is innocent, enlists investigative reporter Ward James and his younger brother, Jack, to uncover the truth. Their search leads them to unsettling insights about the newspaper business and the dark side of the human soul
City of angels by Brad Silberling ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael: Two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with an "angel expert," are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her motel with a real, live angel named Michael
Rush by Lili Fini Zanuck ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Undercover officers Jim Raynor and Kristen Cates are partners who become lovers and addicts as they infiltrate the local drug scene to bring down a suspected drug lord. As their relationship intensifies and their drug use turns to abuse, the fine line between good and bad guys becomes blurred
Paris Trout by Pete Dexter ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Cotton Point, Ga., Rosie Sayers, a 14-year-old black girl, was shot dead by Paris Trout, white and respected
Brotherly love by Pete Dexter ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gripping narrative of fratricidal betrayal by the National Book Award-winning author of Paris Trout
Cotton Point by Pete Dexter ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dexter, Peter
Dexter, Peter 1943-
デクスター, ピート
Languages
English (243)
French (19)
German (14)
Italian (3)
Japanese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Spanish (1)
Czech (1)
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