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Nicholson-Smith, Donald

Overview
Works: 5 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 1,084 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PQ2673.A452, 843.914
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Most widely held works by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Three to kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942-1995) rescued the French crime novel from the grip of stodgy police procedurals-restoring the noir edge by virtue of his post-1968 leftism. Today, Manchette is a totem to the generation of French mystery writers who came in his wake. Jazz saxophonist, political activist, and screen writer, Manchette was influenced as much by Guy Debord as by Gustave Flaubert
Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aimee rolls into town seeking opportunity but unexpectedly falls prey to local machinations
Cousin K by Yasmina Khadra ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Such was the battle that raged between Cousin K and me: good done badly; evil done well." So relates the unnamed narrator of Cousin K as he launches into the sad tale of his childhood. With his father brutally killed as a traitor during Algeria's war of independence and his older brother an army officer far away, the young boy lives reclusively with his mother, an unfeeling woman who ignores him entirely. At fourteen he directs his thirst for affection toward his nine-year-old cousin, K, who has come to stay with his family for the summer. But so far from reciprocating his passionate regard for her, the little girl steals the affections of his mother and mocks and humiliates him resulting in his love becoming hopelessly entangled with hatred. Now, fate places a young woman in the narrator's path when he rescues her after a violent attack. From her he once more begs for the love that his mother and K always refused him, and her rejection revives the same hatred and illuminates the permanent emotional scars left on him from a lifetime of emotional neglect and derision, resulting in dire consequences."--
The mad and the bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew--a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with an ulcerated gut. Michel, known for his kindly interest in the disadvantaged, hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson, gut groaning, pursues. Hunter and hunted make their way across France to the remote mountain estate to which Michel has retreated. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate. The craziness is just getting started. Like Jean-Patrick Manchette's celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction"--
Mygale by Thierry Jonquet ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard Lafargue, a well-known plastic surgeon, pursues and captures Vincent Moreau, who raped Lafargue's daughter and left her hopelessly mad in an asylum. Lafargue is determined to exact an atrocious vengeance, and an ambiguous, even sadomasochistic relationship develops between self-appointed executioner and victim."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.13 for The mad an ... to 0.50 for Cousin K / ...)
Alternative Names
Smith, Donald Nicholson-
Languages
English (7)
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