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Phillips, Gary 1955-

Works: 46 works in 138 publications in 2 languages and 8,512 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Suspense fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: PS3566.H4783, 813.54
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The jook a crime novel by Gary Phillips ( )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,070 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
High hand by Gary Phillips ( )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 654 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 626 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 ( )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 624 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 524 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." -- Jacket
Shooter's point : a Martha Chainey mystery by Gary Phillips ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 434 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 )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 416 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
The cocaine chronicles by Gary Phillips ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Serbian and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cocaine Chronicles joins The Speed Chronicles in launching Akashic’s new anthology series styled after the Noir Series. Nothing to snort at, 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 The Cocaine Chronicles, a collection of original short stories that are funny and harrowing, sad and scary, but at all times riveting. The Cocaine Chronicles contains tough tales by a cross-section of today’s most thought-provoking writers. Featuring brand-new stories by: Susan Straight, Lee Child, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Jerry Stahl, Nina Revoyr, Bill Moody, Emory Holmes II, James Brown, Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon, Kerry E. West, Donnell Alexander, Deborah Vankin, Robert Ward, Manuel Ramos, and Detrice Jones
The warlord of Willow Ridge by Gary Phillips ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 364 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
Orange County noir by Gary Phillips ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 328 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
Bangers by Gary Phillips ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of "High Hand," ("Phillips. . . serves up a fast-moving plot."--"Publisher's Weekly") comes another engaging read
Only the wicked : an Ivan Monk mystery by Gary Phillips ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 292 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
Send my love and a molotov cocktail! stories of crime, love and rebellion by Gary Phillips ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 270 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 café 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
The darker mask by Christopher Chambers ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 252 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
Violent spring by Gary Phillips ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 244 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."
Perdition, U.S.A by Gary Phillips ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 200 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 & rsquo;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 were shot and the color of their skin. When the police let Scatterboy & rsquo;s murder fall through the cracks, his girlfriend hires private eye Ivan Monk to find the killer. What looks like an ordinary squabble between thieves turns out to be a racist conspiracy with the potential to upend life all along the West Coast
Politics noir : dark tales from the corridors of power ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 170 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
The perpetrators by Gary Phillips ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 138 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
Soft money by K. J. A Wishnia ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Officer Filomena Buscarela has traded in her uniform for the many joys and trials of being a single parent, but her passion for justice burns as hot as ever. When the owner of Filomena's neighborhood bodega is murdered and falls into the overcrowded category of just another "ethnic" crime that will probably go unsolved and unavenged, she doesn't need much prodding from the dead man's grieving sister to step in. Secretly partnered with a rookie cop, she hits the Washington Heights streets to smoke out the trigger-happy punks who callously ended an innocent life. In a town big enough to hold every kind of criminal, crackpot, liar, and thief, from ruthless gangsters to corporate executives drunk on greed and power, Filomena tracks a killer through the city's danger zones
Monkology : the Ivan Monk stories by Gary Phillips ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In these thirteen stories from the world of private eye Ivan Monk you'll encounter starry-eyed sinners, steret corner revolutionaries, Hollywood hustlers, over-heated politicians, a ghost or two, flying saucers, and a little old lady with a popgun - all out to make their mark in the city of dreams and despair
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