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Montanari, Richard

Overview
Works: 89 works in 617 publications in 15 languages and 13,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Code and cipher stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PS3563.O5384, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Montanari
The rosary girls : a novel by Richard Montanari( Book )

79 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with the veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods. The pair, willing to do anything it takes to stop the bloody rampage, leads a chase for a twisted, demonical killer fueled by a sacrilegious fury
The skin gods : [lights, camera, madness] by Richard Montanari( Book )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philadelphia detectives Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne set out to find a killer who turns Hollywood movie murders into real-life crimes
Badlands : a novel of suspense by Richard Montanari( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philadelphia police detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are now working on the cold case squad. Months before, a teenage runaway's body was found and nothing was solved and the case was closed. Now a confession to the to the murder on the police tipline sends Byrne and Balzano rushing to make an arrest. But instead of a killer they find a grisly scene and the first of a series of clues and crypic messages that lead them on a chase to find a depraved killer
Merciless : a novel of suspense by Richard Montanari( Book )

44 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a series of bizarrely posed corpses turns up around Philadelphia, along the banks of the Schuylkill River, homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano race to stop a murderer whose macabre crimes appear to be inspired by childhood bedtime stories
The stolen ones by Richard Montanari( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destroyed by fire years ago, the infamous Philadelphia State Hospital was known as a warehouse for the criminally insane. But one man never left. By night Luther walks Philadelphia's backstreets, drawing to him the mad, the corrupt, the fallen. By day he roams the catacombs beneath the city, killing his prey. Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a bizarre murder scene: a man has been killed by a railroad spike driven into his head and left sitting on a bench in a local park. But it is just the beginning of a trail of evil that leads back to the hospital and the nightmares it still contains
The doll maker by Richard Montanari( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time. Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in an abandoned house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invitation. This time, though, there is something extra waiting for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano: a delicate porcelain doll. It's a message. And a threat. With the killers at large, Detectives Byrne and Balzano have just seven more days to find the link between the murders before another innocent child is snatched from the streets"--
Shutter man by Richard Montanari( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and French and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy is an excellent killer: strategic, methodical, ritualistic. If only he knew what his victims looked like. While Billy stalks Philadelphia, Detective Kevin Byrne is assigned to a series of bizarre home invasion cases and is joined by his former partner - turned - assistant district attorney, Jessica Balzano. Their investigations circle Byrne's childhood neighborhood of Devil's Pocket, and they find themselves revisiting a crime from Byrne's past that has haunted him for decades. What Byrne witnessed as a child in Devil's Pocket jeopardizes the Farren crime family -- which makes him the next target on Billy's hit list
The echo man by Richard Montanari( Book )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is fall in Philadelphia and the mutilated body of a man has been found in one of the poorest neighbourhoods. When homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano investigate, they soon realise that their crime scene is linked to an unsolved case. Eight years ago, another body was found in the same position, killed in the same manner. Apart from this killer's unusual calling cards, the crime scene photos are identical. As another body appears, then another, it becomes horrifyingly clear that someone is recreating unsolved murders from Philadelphia's past. And the killer is closer than they think
Kiss of evil : a novel of suspense by Richard Montanari( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleveland police detective John Paris chases the cunning killer who has some connection to Michael Ryan, a fellow detective murdered two years before
The violet hour : a novel of suspense by Richard Montanari( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after the murder of a girl during a college costume party in Cleveland, someone is avenging her death, killing the people who were at the party. Reporter Nicky Stella investigates
Broken angels by Richard Montanari( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the first body is found, mutilated and strangled on the riverbanks, Philadelphia homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano suspect yet another case of random urban violence. Then it happens again. And again. Carefully dressed and posed, each victim seems to tell a story so gruesome that Byrne and Balzano struggle at first to make sense of the killer's dark and twisted imagination. But when they stumble upon a collection of old fairy tales, the fragile link between the murders suddenly becomes clear - and with it the terrifying conclusion of the killer's plan. Desperately, they try to anticipate the madman's next move, but as the body count rises, the killing spree spirals out of control
The devil's garden by Richard Montanari( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Roman is finally living the life he dreamed of - he has a successful career, a beautiful wife and adorable twin daughters. But his idyllic life is about to come crashing down around him - because Michael is a man with a past. A rising star in the New York District Attorney's office, Michael's perfect life begins to unravel. A depraved madman, a man who covets everything Michael has, will stop at nothing to take it all away. In a desperate fight to survive, Michael is forced to confront the dark secrets of his past in order to save those closest to him. He must hunt down the psychopath who is targeting his family and, before it is too late, face the devil himself
Play dead by Richard Montanari( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philadelphia homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano's first assignment is the murder of a young runaway. The lifeless body of Caitlin O'Riordan was found carefully posed in a glass display case in the desolate Philadelphia Badlands but, as Byrne and Balzano rapidly discover, she was just the first pawn in the killer's twisted game
The killing room by Richard Montanari( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krimi. In the heart of Philadelphia's badlands, Homicide Detectives Byrne and Balzano are called out to a particularly chilling crime scene. Once the pillar of the neighbourhood, an abandoned church has become a killing room. At first it looks like a random act of violence. But then a second body is found, and a third. Each crime scene more disturbing than the last, each murder more brutal
Deviant way : a novel by Richard Montanari( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detectives Jack Paris and Cynthia Taggert hunt for a killer who picks up women in Cleveland's single bars. The killer, who narrates certain chapters, describes the way he and a woman companion lure women for kinky sex before killing them
The rosary girls by Richard Montanari( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with the veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods. The pair, willing to do anything it takes to stop the bloody rampage, leads a chase for a twisted, demonical killer fueled by a sacrilegious fury
The skin gods : [a novel of suspense] by Richard Montanari( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detectives Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne investigate a serial killer, the homicide unit have dubbed the Actor. The first murder is caught on film, spliced into a rented VHS edition of the Hitchcock black-and-white masterpiece Psycho. Hot on the psychopath's trail, Balzano and Byrne descend into the mouth of madness and beyond, deep into the depraved underworld of S & M clubs and the porn industry, where the worship of flesh leads to malevolent evil
Badlands : [a novel of suspense] by Richard Montanari( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philadelphia cold case detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano search for the killer of a runaway find drowned in a tenement apartment when they receive a confession on the tipline
Merciless : [a novel of suspense] by Richard Montanari( Recording )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While trying to link two murders homicide cops Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano discover shocking history of malevolence and cold-blooded retribution dating back twenty years
Don't look now by Richard Montanari( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In six months, three women in their twenties have been brutally murdered. And each step that Homicide Detective Jack Paris takes to find their killer draws him closer to the heart of his own forbidden impulses
 
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The rosary girls : a novel
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The skin gods : [lights, camera, madness]Badlands : a novel of suspenseMerciless : a novel of suspenseThe echo manKiss of evil : a novel of suspenseThe violet hour : a novel of suspenseBroken angelsThe devil's garden
Alternative Names
Montanari, Richard

Montenerijs, Ričards

Richard Montanari Amerikaans auteur

Richard Montanari US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Essayist

Ричард Монтанари

몬타나리, 리처드

モンタナリ, リチャード

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