WorldCat Identities

Nielsen, Helen

Overview
Works: 106 works in 236 publications in 7 languages and 1,828 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ4.N669, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Helen Nielsen
 
Most widely held works by Helen Nielsen
Shot on location by Helen Nielsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The filming of an American movie set on location in Greece becomes the stage for a far more sinister production in this unputdownable political suspense. Rich and famous movie directors like Harry Avery don't ordinarily disappear--especially when on a routine flight in a private plane seeking location shots for another film. Yet why was Avery flying so close to the Albanian border? Why had his hitherto reliable plane crashed so unpredictably? And why--once the rescue party reached the spot in the Greek mountains--wasn't his body found among the wreckage?
Darkest hour by Helen Nielsen( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A super-cool lady--a passionate murder. Simon Drake hadn't counted on violence when he asked the super-cool Hannah Lee to manage the Marina Beach mansion. With beautiful Hannah residing as den mother and poker companion, Simon soon found himself host to the most colorful characters on the California coast. And, shortly, he discovered that his lovely home was a haven from everything but passionate murder
A killer in the street; a mystery novel by Helen Nielsen( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a Tuesday night in November, 1962. Rain fell slow and steady in Manhattan, slanting hard on near-deserted sidewalks and streets pocked by the occasional twin circles of approaching headlamps. Taxis spawned out from Times Square like predatory bugs in search of new feeding grounds, and here and there a truck rolled heavily past sleeping skyscrapers where spotty clusters of bright windows indicated janitors were toiling late on nocturnal rounds. Nature had a conspiracy against Kyle Walker. Tuesday was the night for his extension course at the university, and it had rained every Tuesday since the course began. Kyle Walker was 30, a civil engineer on the city payroll, and a man of ambition far above his present status. Tall, angular, a bit shaggy in his waterproof and fedora, he hunched awkwardly over the steering wheel of the eight-year-old sedan that was taking him home
After midnight by Helen Nielsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful suspect with an intense desire to kill. The murder of Roger Warren seemed like an open-and-shut case. The evening before, Roger and his dazzling wife Wanda had moved from one bar to another, fighting loudly and publicly. The next morning, the dead figure of Roger was slumped in a living room chair while Wanda lay sleeping in bed, a bloodied knife on the pillow beside her. At the District Attorney's office, the bereaved beauty could remember nothing except an intense desire to kill
Line of fire by Helen Nielsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdict suspended, a mystery novel by Helen Nielsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Homicide, by person or persons unknown," was the judgment of the coroner's jury--but for Jaime Dodson, brother of the murdered woman, the ordeal was just beginning. There was that crucial period that had begun when he stood over his sister, enraged, ready to strike. Only one course was open--to investigate for himself the events of the fatal evening, teasing the memory. His young wife, his friends watched in painful fascination; for two of them knew that already, under narcosis in the hospital, Jaime had confessed that he was the killer
Sing me a murder by Helen Nielsen( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth caller by Helen Nielsen( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crime is murder by Helen Nielsen( Book )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Marta Cornish was haunted by a heritage of buried scandal and dark desires. Her father--a composer of genius--had died violently and the sinister enigma of his death lingered, poisoning the lives of those who had loved and hated him. Suddenly, past anguish exploded into present terror: a shadowed figure walked, desperate to lay the ghost of Martin Cornish--at the price of his daughter's life
Stranger in the dark by Helen Nielsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a neatly handled story with a fresh setting, Helen Nielsen introduces Larry Willis, star salesman for an American farm equipment company, who earned a trip to Copenhagen for a business convention. With four days free before its opening, he wandered about in a lonely and bewildered state until a stranger addressed him as "MacDonald" and handing him a package containing three hundred dollars. From that moment on he was the busiest man in Copenhagen. He became the unwilling center of an intrigue that involved illegal smuggling of refugees from Russia, murder, and sundry other matters. In the e
Borrow the night by Helen Nielsen( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1960 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obit delayed by Helen Nielsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1952 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down at the edge of Mexican town, where the pavement gives out and the yellow dust drifts ankle deep over the hard packed adobe, a radio is moaning a dreamy beat into the night. It is the kind of music that needs two people, but only one is listening--a long legged blonde who keeps time to the music while brushing her glistening hair. She drops the brush and reaches for the tall glass that stands on the dressing table--and then she hesitates, peering into the blackness of the room beyond. There is no doubt about the sound "Frank?" She stands up and moves through the doorway, the name still on her lips. And then she dies horribly
The woman on the roof by Helen Nielsen( Book )

6 editions published between 1954 and 1959 in English and Finnish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hammer film noir double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackout: An American drifter in London meets a stunning blonde while on a bender at a bar. The girl tricks him into marrying her while he is in a drunken stupor. When he wakes up he finds 500 pounds in his pocket and discovers he is involved in a murder and an inheritance scam
Gold Coast nocturne by Helen Nielsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1951 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kind man by Helen Nielsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1955 in English and Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The severed key: a novel by Helen Nielsen( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was the crash deliberately contrived, a diabolical piece of sabotage, or was it cruelly fortuitous? Simon Drake--Miss Nielsen's very personable and popular lawyer-detective--happens to be at the airport at the time of the crash, and notices that some surprising people have been awaiting the ill-fated plane: among them, a gangster boss and a millionaire playboy. He hastens to take his boat out into the bay, to help search for possible survivors, but all he manages to pick up is one piece of hand luggage--a cosmetics case which is identified as belonging to Sigrid Thorsen, a young starlet who was joining her fiance at Los Angeles. And the severed key concealed in the case is the first of many clues in the extremely dangerous and complex adventure which invades Drake's life
The brink of murder : a novel by Helen Nielsen( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barney Amling, president of Pacific Guaranty, disappears. So do a million of the company's dollars. Ostensibly, he has gone to Mexico City for a monetary conference, but he didn't arrive and wasn't expected. His wife calls in the lawyer Simon Drake (Helen Nielsen's usual and always brilliant detective). Neither she nor Simon, who knows Barney well, can believe that he's a thief; nor can Captain Reardon, chief of police, who is another old friend. But things don't look good. Simon probes into Barney's dubious relationship with Pucci, property speculator and near-gangster, and with Verna, ex-brothel madame and nightclub owner. The trail leads to Buenos Aires, where Barney is seemingly killed in a spectacular car crash. But is he dead? The plot grows increasingly complex, the action quickens, the tension mounts ...Helen Nielsen writes as compellingly as ever; her ingenuity is matched by her readability. Her many fans have another treat in store this time
La fille des fjords by Helen Nielsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in French and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markham Grant knew he was sane. He knew he had seen a murder. But two days later he fell passionately in love with the woman who had been killed. Who was the man he had seen strangling her? Or was she going to be strangled? Doubt piled on doubt, question on question, as he blundered on alone, unable to gain the help of foreigners who thought him mad. Yet he had to know, he had to get answers. And he had to believe he was right--for that was the only way to save a life which had become very precious to him
Detour to Death by Helen Nielsen( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Ross, kid hitch-hiker trapped by circumstantial evidence ... Now he was a fugitive, alone and friendless ... His one ally lay on the seat of the stolen car, the gun he's ripped from the sheriff's holster when he escaped. The sight of it brought sweat to his forehead, made him want to toss it out the window. But he could not ... Now it was all he had, and he was going to need it
 
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Alternative Names
Helen Nielsen American author and script writer

Helen Nielsen scrittrice e sceneggiatrice statunitense

Helen Nielsen US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Languages
English (85)

French (11)

German (4)

Danish (4)

Italian (4)

Dutch (1)

Finnish (1)