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Piper, Evelyn

Works: 44 works in 155 publications in 7 languages and 2,134 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Pictorial works  Film noir 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Photographer, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3531.I76, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Evelyn Piper
Most widely held works by Evelyn Piper
Bunny Lake is missing by Evelyn Piper( Book )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This latest entry in the acclaimed Femmes Fatales: Women Writing Pulp series builds on the spectacular 2003 launch, featured on NPR, The New York Times and more than twenty trade and consumer publications. Blanche Lake is not like the other mothers who come to collect their children at the local nursery school on New York's Upper East Side. She lives alone, has a job, and has never been married. It's the first day of school when this story begins, and Blanche is eager to see how her daughter, Bunny, has fared away from home. But her expectant waiting becomes a mother's most dreaded nightmare: Bunny never materializes. Neither teachers nor students recall the small girl, and soon Blanche is engaged in a frantic search for any trace of her missing daughter. And the worst part is . . . no one believes her. In this fraught and at times freakish tale of suspense, Evelyn Piper takes us deep into the psyche of the 1950s to explore American fetishes, fallacies, and fears around motherhood and sexuality. Even the police refuse to help Blanche search for Bunny, lacking evidence of the girl's existence. Emerging from the book's moments of hysteria as a new kind of heroine-the hard-boiled mom-Blanche Lake turns 1950s psychology on its head. Her unbridled, red-blooded instincts win over the psychologist, Dr. Newhouse, and expose the creepiness of anti-sexual social norms. No wonder the film version of Bunny Lake Is Missing was reset in swinging 1960s London. Directed by Otto Preminger and starring Carol Lynley and Laurence Olivier (with music by the Zombies), the film reexamines motherhood and sexuality with a new plot twist that pins the problems on men. Evelyn Piper was thepseudonym of Merriam Modell (1908-1994). After graduating from Cornell in the late 1920s, Modell worked as a model, as a secretary for a harmonica quartet and lived in Germany for a time. She published short stories in The New Yorker, starting in 1941, and her novels include The Lady and Her Doctor (1956), Hanno's Doll (1961), and The Nanny (1964)
The nanny by Evelyn Piper( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and French and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years after killing his younger brother, an eight-year-old confronts a menacing nanny In the High House School for Disturbed Children, the windows are narrow, the shadows are dark, and the secrets can be deadly. Unable to cope with his guilt, Joey Fane has been here ever since the afternoon when his little brother wouldn't leave him alone in the bathroom--the day that Joey cracked a block across his Ralphie's head and left him to bleed. Two years after the incident, Joey finally recovers and is released and sent back home--but he will soon wish he could have stayed locked away forever. While Joey was away, his mother fell completely under the spell of the nanny who was hired before the accident to care for Joey's now-long-dead brother. With Joey's return, it's time for Nanny to leave, but she's not ready to go. Between these two ruthless souls, battle will be waged, and more blood will be spilled
The stand-in by Evelyn Piper( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kidnapper seizes the wrong child and gets mixed up in murder
Hanno's doll by Evelyn Piper( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A larger-than-life actor is caught in a web of murderous lies Hanno Dietrich awakes in a hospital bed, certain the crisis has passed. His hulking body is as weak as a beached whale, but the greatest actor of his generation feels his strength returning. So why won't they let him leave? A man comes to see him and, rather embarrassedly, tells the star that a body has been found in his bomb shelter-a young boy with a broken neck. Dietrich chuckles, good-natured as always, and begins to tell his story. The boy showed up at Dietrich's house a few nights before, drunk and angry. He insulted the actor, disparaged his wife, and then lunged to attack him. Dietrich did what anyone else would do: He shoved the boy, who fell and broke his neck. As far as Dietrich's concerned, it was self-defense, hardly worth discussing. But he will soon find the real story is just starting to unfold
The lady and her doctor by Evelyn Piper( Book )

10 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor, ill and expecting to die soon, marries the daughter of a wealthy patient who had recently died, planning to murder the woman and enjoy her money in the short life left him
The motive by Evelyn Piper( Book )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A much loved woman's dead body is found in her apartment, victim of horrendous overkill even as her dining room table is perfectly set for a romantic dinner. Turns out her devoted boyfriend has an alibi and, with few clues leading to a suspect, LAPD's Lieutenant Milo Sturgis calls in psychologist Alex Delaware for help. Then another woman's shot execution style; three bullets in the back of her head leave her husband with a profitable business. He's got an alibi too. As the body count builds, Alex and Milo make the horrible realization that they're dealing with a diabolically manipulative killer intent on playing the most twisted and bloodiest kind of game with the cops -- and with Milo, specifically"--
The innocent : a novel of suspense by Evelyn Piper( )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in a dead woman's shadow, a young bride fights to stay sane After years of rotten luck with men, Marjorie thinks Charles Carter is a miracle. He's dashing, urbane, and so terribly passionate--until his heart is snatched away by another woman, leaving Marjorie alone and expecting a child. The desertion is unbearable, but then there's a stroke of luck: The first Mrs. Carter drops dead, and Marjorie steps right into her place. Now she has everything she ever wanted, a perfect apartment, perfect husband, perfect child. But she's beginning to sense that something is terribly wrong. A chance phone call awakens Marjorie's suspicions that the first Mrs. Carter's death was more than a tragic fluke. Isolated in her luxurious New York high rise, she becomes obsessed with the idea that her seemingly perfect life is founded on a murder--and that the killer will strike again
The naked murderer by Evelyn Piper( )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by a vengeful ghost, a woman is forced to find a killer It's been nine weeks since Myra was murdered, and Elizabeth Tregillis is still seeing her ghost. After six years working as that horrible woman's secretary, it's no wonder she can still hear her insults and feel every scar left by the emotional abuse. Elizabeth has long dreamed of Myra being out of her life, but why won't Myra stay dead? Why won't she go to hell where she belongs? If Myra weren't haunting her, Elizabeth could live happily ever after with Tom. But it was Tom's nurse, Ruthie, who was arrested as the killer, and Elizabeth isn't sure that she's truly guilty. Anyone in town could have wanted Myra dead, but who bought those nine grains of morphine? Who used them to shove the old lady over to the other side? One thing is for certain, until the real killer is found, Elizabeth won't get a moment's rest
The plot by Evelyn Piper( )

6 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with his idol, a young man is consumed with jealousy and contemplates murder
The nanny by Evelyn Piper( Visual )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accused of drowning his little sister in the bath, 10-year old Joey is sent away to an institution for therapy even though he claims the Nanny is responsible. When he returns home, suspicion is quickly aroused again as his mother is poisoned and his aunt suddenly dies. But Joey continues to insist the Nanny is responsible
Bunny Lake is missing by Otto Preminger( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Lake, une Américaine, vient d'arriver à Londres en compagnie de son frère. Le matin de l'emménagement, la jeune mère laisse sa petite fille, Bunny Lake, dans une école privée. Mais lorsque, quelques heures plus tard, elle revient la chercher, celle-ci a disparu. Ann prévient alors Scotland Yard. Mais Bunny Lake a-t-elle seulement existé ? (Source : jaquette)
The sound of years by Evelyn Piper( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation of the undergraduate elementary teacher education program at the University of Oregon : based on the opinions of graduates by Evelyn Piper( )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El rapto de Bunny Lake Bunny Lake is missing( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recién instalada en Londres, Ann Lake lleva a su hija a la escuela el primer día de clase; pero, cuando vuelve a recogerla, la niña ha desaparecido. Ann denuncia el caso a la policía, pero las investigaciones de los agentes no conducen a ninguna parte, es como si se la hubiera tragado la tierra. Poco a poco, en comisaría empiezan a preguntarse si no se tratará de una fantasía de Ann
The blue lamp by Basil Dearden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British crime drama about the killing of a Scotland Yard policeman in the course of duty and the manhunt that follows
Bunny Lake a disparu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue lamp ; The nanny( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue lamp : When veteran bobby George Dixon is murdered while on duty the Paddington Green police force start a city-wide manhunt to bring the criminal responsible to justice
Confession à un cadavre by Seth Holt( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La trama usurpada by Evelyn Piper( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modell naturell. 1967. no. 8 by Evelyn Piper( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityModell, Merriam

Evelyn Piper

Merriam Modell Amerikaans romanschrijfster (1908-1994)

Modell Merriam 1908-1994

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