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Gruber, Michael 1940-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 293 publications in 3 languages and 15,823 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Young adult works  Horror tales 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: PS3607.R68, 813.6
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Publications about Michael Gruber
Publications by Michael Gruber
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Most widely held works by Michael Gruber
The book of air and shadows by Michael Gruber( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 2,269 libraries worldwide
Desperately typing out the details of a case that puts him at the center of a deadly conspiracy, intellectual property lawyer Jake Mishkin recounts how a bookstore fire led to the discovery of the whereabouts of one of the most valuable historical items in the world
The good son : a novel by Michael Gruber( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 libraries worldwide
Somewhere in Pakistan, Sonia Laghari and eight fellow members of a symposium on peace are being held captive by armed terrorists. Sonia, a deeply religious woman as well as a Jungian psychologist, has become the de facto leader of the kidnapped group, while her son Theo, an ex-Delta soldier, uses his military connections to find and free the victims
The forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,625 libraries worldwide
Having inherited his father's considerable artistic talents but unable to find buyers for his works, Chaz Wimont accepts a commission to restore an antique fresco in a European castle, a job that brings unexpected success and a sinister offer
Tropic of night by Michael Gruber( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,603 libraries worldwide
When her sister is killed during a scientific study, an anthropologist fakes her own suicide and hides in Miami to prevent herself from becoming the latest victim in a string of ritualistic murders, while police detective Jimmy Paz tries to figure out how witness memories are being erased
The witch's boy by Michael Gruber( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
A grotesque foundling turns against the witch who sacrificed almost everything to raise him when he becomes consumed by the desire for money and revenge against those who have hurt him, but he eventually finds his true heart's desire
Valley of bones : a novel by Michael Gruber( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,529 libraries worldwide
Investigating the murder of an oil tycoon, detective Jimmy Paz interviews an unlikely suspect in pious young Emmylou Dideroff, whose claim about her ability to commune with saints places her sanity in question
Night of the jaguar by Michael Gruber( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
Miami detective Jimmy Paz risks everything to save his daughter and stop a series of murders involving the gruesome killings of affluent Cuban-American businessmen, crimes that could be tied to the murder in Colombia of an American priest
The return : a novel by Michael Gruber( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
"The real Richard Marder would shock his acquaintances, if they ever met him. Marder is perfectly comfortable keeping his true self a secret from his clients, his friends and his daughter. Even his wife, long dead, didn't know the real man behind the calm, cultured mask he presents to the world. Only an old army buddy from Vietnam, Patrick Francis Skelly, knows what Marder is capable of. Then, a shattering piece of news awakens Marder's buried desire for vengeance; with nothing left to lose, he sets off to punish the people whose actions, years earlier, changed his life. Uninvited, Skelly shows up and the two of them together raise the stakes far beyond anything Marder could have envisioned. As Marder and Skelly set out on the road, headed toward an apocalypse of their own making, Marder learns that good motives and sense of justice can't always protect the people a man loves. A range of fearsomely real characters, from a brutally violent crime lord to a daringly courageous young woman, a roller-coaster of twists and turns, and a shattering exploration of what constitutes morality in the face of evil, Michael Gruber has once more proven that he is "a gifted and natural storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and shows why he has been called "the Stephen King of crime writing." (Denver Post). If Jack Reacher and George Smiley met, this is the adventure that would result"--
The good son [a novel] by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Somewhere in Pakistan, Sonia Laghari and eight fellow members of a symposium on peace are being held captive by armed terrorists. Sonia, a deeply religious woman as well as a Jungian psychologist, has become the de facto leader of the kidnapped group, while her son Theo, an ex-Delta soldier, uses his military connections to find and free the victims
The book of air and shadows a novel by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Jake Mishkin's seemingly innocent job as an intellectual property lawyer has put him at the center of a deadly conspiracy and a chase to find a priceless treasure involving William Shakespeare. As he awaits a killer---or killers---unknown, Jake writes an account of the events that led to this deadly endgame, a frantic chase that began when a fire in an antiquarian bookstore revealed the hiding place of letters containing a shocking secret, concealed for four hundred years. In a frantic race from New York to England and Switzerland, Jake finds himself matching wits with a shadowy figure who seems to anticipate his every move. What at first seems like a thrilling puzzle waiting to be deciphered soon turns into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, where no one---not family, not friends, not lovers---is to be trusted. Moving between twenty-first-century America and seventeenth-century England, this is a modern thriller that brilliantly re-creates Shakespeare's life at the turn of the seventeenth century and combines an ingenious and intricately layered plot with a devastating portrait of a contemporary man on the brink of self-discovery ... or self-destruction
The forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Having inherited his father's considerable artistic talents but unable to find buyers for his works, Chaz Wilmot accepts a commission to restore an antique fresco in a European castle, a job that brings unexpected success and a sinister offer
The witch's boy by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
A grotesque foundling turns against the witch who sacrificed almost everything to raise him when he becomes consumed by the desire for money and revenge against those who have hurt him, but he eventually finds his true heart's desire
The return a novel by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
The real Richard Marder would shock his acquaintances, if they ever met him. Marder is perfectly comfortable keeping his true self a secret from his clients, his friends and his daughter. Even his wife, long dead, didn't know the real man behind the calm, cultured mask he presents to the world. Only an old army buddy from Vietnam, Patrick Francis Skelly, knows what Marder is capable of. Then, a shattering piece of news awakens Marder's buried desire for vengeance; with nothing left to lose, he sets off to punish the people whose actions, years earlier, changed his life. Uninvited, Skelly shows up and the two of them together raise the stakes far beyond anything Marder could have envisioned. As Marder and Skelly set out on the road, headed toward an apocalypse of their own making, Marder learns that good motives and sense of justice can't always protect the people a man loves
Valley of bones by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Rookie cop Tito Morales arrives at the Trianon Hotel in time to see a wealthy oilman plunge ten stories and impale himself on a nearby fence. Soon Morales is joined by detective Jimmy Paz. Together Paz and Morales enter the hotel and discover, in the dead man's room, a most unusual suspect, an otherworldly woman by the name of Emmylou Dideroff. She emerges from a rapturous, prayerlike state and admits that she had a motive for killing the oilman. Psychologist Lorna Wise is enlisted in an effort to make sense of things that go beyond Emmylou's explanation of the murder
Night of the Jaguar by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
"Deep in the jungles of Colombia, an American priest is shot dead in his makeshift church. A few weeks later, an Indian shaman arrives in south Florida, armed only with a bag of totems and the fearsome power of Jaguar, his god. When affluent Cuban-American businessmen begin dying in gruesome fashion, seemingly eaten alive by a massive jungle cat, Jimmy Paz, Miami's resident expert on the deeply weird, is called out of his self-imposed retirement to find the killer. However, Paz has problems of his own: he and his seven-year-old daughter Amelia are both haunted by dreams of Jaguar, who has come to take her as a sacrifice. To save his daughter and stop the murders, Paz will have to reach into the deepest corners of his soul"--Container
Tropic of night by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Jane Doe is nothing, a shadow. Once a promising anthropologist, she's now hiding from an unimaginable horror. Miami police detective Jimmy Paz knows that Jane is connected to the ritualistic murders terrifying the city. Together, they must battle a psychopath whose shamanistic powers can alter reality itself
Tropic of night by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Jane Doe was a promising anthropologist, an expert on shamanism. Now she's nothing, a shadow living under an assumed identity in Miami with a little girl to protect. Everyone thinks she's dead. Or so Jane hopes. Then the killings start, a series of ritualistic murders that terrifies all of Miami
Valley of bones by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Rookie cop Tito Morales arrives at the Trianon Hotel in time to see a wealthy oilman plunge ten stories and impale himself on a nearby fence. Soon Morales is joined by detective Jimmy Paz. Together Paz and Morales enter the hotel and discover, in the dead man's room, a most unusual suspect, an otherworldly woman by the name of Emmylou Dideroff. She emerges from a rapturous, prayerlike state and admits that she had a motive for killing the oilman. Psychologist Lorna Wise is enlisted in an effort to make sense of things that go beyond Emmylou's explanation of the murder
The forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Although Chaz Wilmot's father is a famed illustrator, and Chaz has far surpassed his father in talent. Desperately in need of money, Chaz accepts a job restoring an antique fresco in a European castle. But when he gets there, he finds that there is so little to restore, it will really be more of a forgery--one that Chaz can pull off perfectly
Het boek van licht en schaduw by Michael Gruber( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Een onbekend gebleven en nu opgedoken manuscript van Shakespeare zorgt voor ontvoeringen, moorden en andere levensbedreigende situaties
 
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Gruber (author)
Gruber, Majkl 1940-
Grūbers, Maikls, 1940-
グルーバー, マイケル
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