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Phillips, Gary 1955-

Works: 60 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 9,733 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Suspense fiction  Documentary films  Interviews  Short stories  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3566.H4783, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gary Phillips
Most widely held works by Gary Phillips
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry
High hand by Gary Phillips( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six-foot tall Chainey (never addressed as Martha) is a former showgirl who transports money for criminal elements that operate casinos in Las Vegas. Casino managers Frankie Degault and his sister Victoria entrust Chainey to deliver seven million dollars to a posh home in California. Upon Chainey's arrival, masked shooters enter and pillage the house with gunfire. The Degaults suspect Chainey stole their money and give her three days to recover their stolen cash or shop for her very own casket
Bangers by Gary Phillips( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five members of Tactical Resources Against Street Hoodlums are just as vicious as the thugs they butt heads with. They are on the right side of the law, yet too much power leads to corruption -- and these officers will bend or break any rule to bring gangsters down
Shooter's point by Gary Phillips( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shots ring out during a heavyweight title fight. In the ensuing mayhem someone steals five million bucks that used to belong to a casino owner. If Chainey tracks down the loot, there's a cool quarter million in it for her troubles. But it won't be easy
High hand by Gary Phillips( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The big time casinos of Las Vegas may now be 'family safe' and run by the Ivy League-educated grandsons and daughters of the mobsters who built the gambling Mecca, but in the backstreets and boardrooms the same old hustle continues. Grifts, scams, and skimming operations are still the way to make big money just like in Bugsy Siegel's day. Which is just fine with Martha Chainey. A beautiful, six-foot former showgirl with a Nautilus body and a don't-mess-with-me attitude, Chainey (nobody calls her Martha) works as a courier, transporting large sums of money under the table for casino owners. She's been around long enough to know the score and she has no qualms about making her own living in the shadows of Sin City's neon lights-- unitl the day her luck runs out."--Jacket
Shooter's point : a Martha Chainey mystery by Gary Phillips( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the murder of boxer Tyler Jeffries during a high-profile match, ex-show girl Martha Chainey is offered $250,000 to recover stolen money for casino owner Victoria DeGault, thrusting her into a frenzy of greed and betrayal
Bad night is falling by Gary Phillips( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black private eye, Ivan Monk, opens a probe into a fire bombing on a housing estate in Los Angeles. Several members of a Mexican family were killed and the Mexicans say the black security guards were not doing their job. A look at black-Latino tensions
Bangers by Gary Phillips( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of "High Hand," ("Phillips. . . serves up a fast-moving plot."--"Publisher's Weekly") comes another engaging read
Orange County noir by Gary Phillips( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orange County, California, brings to mind the endless summer of sand and surf, McMansion housing tracts, a conservative stronghold, and tony shopping centers. "Orange County Noir" pulls back the veil to reveal what lurks behind the curtain in these brand-new, seductive stories by fourteen up-and-coming mystery writers
The darker mask by Christopher Chambers( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanding on the concept behind Byron Preiss's Weird Heroes from the 1970s, George R.R. Martin's Wild Card series, and Michael Chabon's McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, The Darker Mask is a collection of original prose stories recalling the derring-do of the beings we call Superheroes and the worlds they fight to save. But unique to The Darker Mask stories is that these plots and characters color a literary universe outside of what has been predominantly white, idiosyncratic, and male in previous homages to pulp. This is the stuff of urban legends, new mythos, and extraordinary folks who might live in a soon-to-be-gentrified ghetto, the dreary rust-belt of the city, or in another dimension. The Darker Mask offers an eclectic mix of popular fiction writers exploring worlds gritty, visceral, and fantastic. Including stories by: Walter Mosley, L.A. Banks, Naomi Hirahara, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Tananarive Due and Stephen Barnes, Mike Gonzales, Gar Anthony Haywood, Ann Nocenti, Jerry Rodriguez, Reed Farrell Coleman, Doselle Young, Mat Johnson, Peter Spiegelman, Alexandra Sokoloff, Christopher Chambers, Gary Phillips, Victor LaValle, and Wayne Wilson. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
The warlord of Willow Ridge by Gary Phillips( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiding out in a tarnished and crumbling suburban gated community called Willow Ridge, O'Connor, who has nothing left to lose, gets involved with his new neighbors, discovering that criminal behavior can happen anywhere, which plunges him into a world of passion, betrayal and violence
The cocaine chronicles by Gary Phillips( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious anthology of jaw-grinding criminal behavior is masterfully curated by acclaimed authors Phillips and Tervalon. Cocaine, that most troubling and fascinating of substances is the subject, the subtext, the whys and whereofs in Cocaine Chronicles, a collection of original short stories that are funny and harrowing, sad and scary, but at all times riveting. Cocaine Chronicles contains tough tales by a cross-section of today's most thought-provoking writers. In this bold anthology, we meet the casual sniffers, the heavy users, the dealers, the victims and the unsuspecting victims - hy
Only the wicked : an Ivan Monk mystery by Gary Phillips( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Old Man Spears was a quiet, regular attendee at the Abyssinia Barber Shop, a man nobody paid much attention to until the day he dropped dead, while the other regulars including Ivan Monk sat around playin' the dozens and cracking jokes on one another."--Jacket
The jook : a crime novel by Gary Phillips( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfortunately for Zelmont, the roar of the crowds and the adulation of the fans -- not to mention the money and the honeys that go with it -- are no longer his for the taking. Bumped, the bitter athlete falls in with Wilma Wells, the smart (and fine) lawyer for the Barons. She's got ideas Zelmont likes ... and not just in the bedroom. Soon he and his friend, the switch-hitting ex-pro defensive tackle Napoleon Graham, throw in with Wells to rip off the mobbed-up owner of the Barons. It's only then that Zelmont discovers that no matter how fast he can jook, no matter how tough he can fake, trouble is closing in on him way too fast
Politics noir : dark tales from the corridors of power( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling and subversive collection of new crime stories featuring greed, corruption, insatiable ambition ... and murder in the very highest places
Reading communities, reading Scripture : essays in honor of Daniel Patte( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent spring by Gary Phillips( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The body of a murdered Korean liquor store owner is unearthed ... at the infamous intersection of Florence and Normandie. Against a backdrop of increasing racial tensions, black private eye Ivan Monk searches for the killer."
The perpetrators by Gary Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A smooth cat who labels himself an expeditor must survive a gauntlet of hitters and freaks in Tijuana, Mexico to deliver his client alive to her destination. She's a high-maintenance drug queen who's made a deal with the top cop in Sacramento. By all means of transportation, the two make their way north, dodging devastation and busting some heads. Battered but not out, our man races to complete his assignment only to find out all ain't what it seems--but then, he's not getting two million just to look good. And handling fools, no matter how they trip, comes with the territory
Perdition, U.S.A. by Gary Phillips( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three men are shot a few blocks apart, and Ivan Monk looks for a connection. Scatterboy Williams is a small-time hustler selling bogus Cartier watches in the dives of Pacific City, a port just south of Los Angeles. He has 250 in his pocket the night a stranger guns him down in the street. The next victim is Ronny Aaron, a crack pusher who's shot to death on his way out of the liquor store. The third is Jimmy Henderson, a college student whose fighting instincts keep him from succumbing to two bullet wounds. They have nothing in common besides the neighborhood where they
Send my love and a molotov cocktail! : stories of crime, love and rebellion( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incendiary mixture of genres and voices, this collection of short stories compiles a unique set of work that revolves around riots, revolts, and revolution. From the turbulent days of unionism in the streets of New York City during the Great Depression to a group of old women who meet at their local cafe to plan a radical act that will change the world forever, these original and once out-of-print stories capture the various ways people rise up to challenge the status quo and change up the relationships of power. Ideal for any fan of noir, science fiction, and revolution and mayhem, this collection includes works from Sara Paretsky, Paco Taibo II, Cory Doctorow, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Summer Brenner
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Phillips, Gary

Phillips, Gary A.

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BangersShooter's pointHigh handShooter's point : a Martha Chainey mysteryBad night is fallingBangersOrange County noirThe darker mask