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Dresser, Davis 1904-1977

Overview
Works: 64 works in 133 publications in 3 languages and 697 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ3.D816, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Davis Dresser
Date with a dead man by Davis Dresser( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange disappearance leads Mike Shayne to investigate a death on the open sea
Target: Mike Shayne by Davis Dresser( Book )

10 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of jail and hungry for revenge, a career criminal comes after Mike Shayne They call him the Actor. An armed robber with a sense of style, Bram Clayton planned every heist with care, slipping so convincingly into the actions and motives of his characters that even experts couldn't tell him apart from the real thing. He played electricians, salesmen, even a bank examiner, but for the last 13 years he's been stuck in a single role: jailbird. When Clayton finally earns freedom, he has no trouble convincing the warden he's going to stay straight, but the Actor is about to pull the greatest heist of his career. There's a beautiful woman waiting for Clayton when he gets out. An old friend with an ulterior motive, she comes equipped with a bottle of whiskey, a carton of cigarettes, clean clothes, a gun, and a plan for a $200,000 heist so simple that it's almost a sure thing-so long as it isn't upset by Clayton's hunger for revenge against the man who put him away: legendary detective Mike Shayne. Target: Mike Shayne is the 34th book in the Mike Shayne Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Death rides the Pecos by Davis Dresser( Book )

7 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the road to easy living, Twister and Chuckaluck ride straight into a heapin' mess of mystery and intrigue. Twister Malone and Chuckaluck Thompson can't catch a break. These two wisecracking friends--the first lean and clever, the second stout and tough--have ridden together from the Rocky Mountains to the deserts of West Texas. All they want is a trail to follow straight through to Mexico, where a ranching job offers honest work, peace, and quiet. But no matter how fast they ride, trouble keeps hot on their heels. A gunshot breaks the silence of the lonely wagon road. By the time Twister and Chuckaluck reach the corpse, the killer is long gone. In the victim's pocket they find a letter from a woman begging for help, a woman whose savior now lies dead in the alkali dust. Twister and Chuckaluck have no choice but to take up his mission--even if it means facing down the quickest draw they've ever been up against. Death Rides the Pecos is the 2nd book in the Twister and Chuckaluck Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Dividend on death by Davis Dresser( Book )

18 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A girl begs Mike Shayne to help keep her from killing her own mother Mike Shayne has just poured himself a drink when Phyllis Brighton tries to throw herself out the window of his downtown apartment. Luckily, he blocks her just before she can launch herself over the sill. She tried to warn him she was crazy, but he didn't listen. Her doctor and her new stepfather, on the other hand, both believe Phyllis is suffering from a kind of Electra complex-- a fixation with her mother that is so intense that Phyllis would rather kill her than share her with anyone else. Shayne agrees to do whatever he can to keep Phyllis from killing her mother, but that doesn't ensure that the woman will live. When Mrs. Brighton is found with a knife buried in her back, all signs point to the Phyllis's guilt. But this hard-boiled private investigator didn't stop someone from jumping out a window just to send her to the electric chair. And it doesn't take a degree in psychology to find a killer--it takes brains, eyes, and two strong fists. Mike Shayne is just the man for the job."
Lynch-rope law by Davis Dresser( Book )

5 editions published between 1941 and 1952 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hangman of Sleepy Valley by Davis Dresser( Book )

2 editions published between 1940 and 1950 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twister Malone and Chuckaluck Thompson, on their way to an easy life south of the border, found young Frank Barnes swinging from a tree and rescued him. Then they learned there had been other hangings in the Texas town of Sleepy Valley. Barnes was the third suitor of Madge Ordway, the beautiful daughter of a big rancher, to be threatened -- or hanged. Together, the three men figured out a way to clean up the Valley and to solve the mystery of the hangings ..." --
Gun smoke on the mesa by Davis Dresser( Book )

9 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after taking vengeance on his tormentor, a wanted man returns home. The outlaws of West Texas know every twist and turn of the renegade trail. Carved into the rugged landscape of the Big Bend region by the hoofs of galloping horses bearing desperate men, it crosses the muddy waters of the Rio Grande into Mexico, where freedom{u2014}of a kind{u2014}can be found. Ten years ago, Jim Markle rode the trail south, fleeing for his life. Now he{u2019}s coming home with a new name: Stormy Knight. For years, young Jim had chafed under his stepfather{u2019}s whip. Everything changed the night he gunned down the evil old man. Now a battle-tested gunslinger with a stern countenance, Stormy Knight is unrecognizable to all who knew him as a boy. He forfeited his inheritance the night he rode across the border. Now he{u2019}s ready claim it{u2014}even if it means killing once more
Death rides the Pecos by Davis Dresser( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the road to easy living, Twister and Chuckaluck ride straight into a heapin' mess of mystery
Murder is my business : a mystery drama in three acts by James Reach( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gun smoke on the Mesa by Davis Dresser( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after taking vengeance on his tormentor, a wanted man returns home
Lynch-rope law by Davis Dresser( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twister and Chuckaluck spring into action to keep an elderly widow from being run off her land
Murder on the mesa by Davis Dresser( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first, Twister Malone and Chuckaluck Thompson think it must be a mirage. If real, the willow trees they see on the horizon mean that water is nearby, and in this dusty stretch of the Southwest, water is rarer than gold. They rub the grit from their eyes, yet the sight remains. There really is water up ahead, and death just around the corner. Someone has opened a sluicegate, allowing all the precious liquid to drain into the dirt. When Twister and Chuckaluck close the gate and the roaring stops, a woman screams, Don't let him get away! He was going to kill me! The wandering cowpokes are on the trail of a mystery so dark and twisted it might be beyond their powers to solve
Murder wears a mummer's mask by Brett Halliday( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a Colorado theatre festival, Mike Shayne investigates a miner's murder Private inspector Mike Shayne and his young bride, Phyllis, have escaped Miami for a badly needed vacation, taking in a theatre festival in the picturesque mountains of Colorado. Once a year, this cozy little town is overrun by actors, playwrights, directors, and aficionados, all of whom are as interested in cocktail parties as they are in what happens onstage. After a tiring day, Mike and Phyllis are having drinks in the hotel bar when they hear a woman scream. Her name is Nora Carson, and she is visibly shaken. After ten long years, Nora believes she has just seen her father, an eccentric old prospector, standing right outside the hotel window. She chases after him, but by the time she reaches him, it is too late. Hours after making his big strike, Nora's father is dead--and it's up to Mike Shayne to discover who snuffed him out."
Best detective stories of the year. 1965( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is it, Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Devlin wakes up so hungover that for a moment, he thinks the ship is sinking. As he gets his bearings, he realizes the only storm is inside his own head--and he isn't on a ship at all. The last thing he remembers is being handed another drink at his going-away party. That was twelve days ago. Devlin has awoken in a sleazy hotel room, dressed in a stranger's ratty clothes, with a bump on his forehead and a dead man at his feet. The phone rings: A woman who calls him Joey asks if he went through with the murder. Devlin has no choice but to say yes
Murder on the mesa by Davis Dresser( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death rides the Pecos : a triple-A Western classic by Davis Dresser( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death on treasure trail by Davis Dresser( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-gun Rio Kid by Davis Dresser( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous dames( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBaker, Asa, 1904-1977

controlled identityBlood, Matthew

controlled identityCulver, Kathryn, 1904-1977

controlled identityDavis, Don, 1904-1977

controlled identityDebrett, Hal

controlled identityHalliday, Brett

controlled identityScott, Anthony, 1904-1977

controlled identityStorm, Elliot, 1904-1977

controlled identityWayne, Anderson, 1904-1977

Baker, Asa.

Blood, Matthew.

Brett Halliday Amerikaans schrijver (1904-1977)

Brett Halliday amerikansk skribent

Brett Halliday écrivain américain

Brett Halliday scrittore statunitense

Brett Halliday US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Culver, Kathryn.

Davis, Don.

Davis Dresser amerikansk författare

Debrett, Hal.

Dresser, David 1904-1977

Dresser Davis

Dresser, Davis, 1904-

Dresser Davis 1904-1977

Dresser, Davis wirklicher Name von Brett Halliday 1904-1977

Halliday, Brett.

Halliday, Brett 1904-1977

Holidejs, B. 1904-1977

Holliday, Brett

Scott, Anthony.

Wayne, Anderson.

Бретт Халлидей

Дрессер Д. 1904-1977

Дресслер Д. 1904-1977

Холлидей, Б 1904-1977

Холлидей, Б. (Бретт), 1904-1977

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