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Williams, Charles 1909-1975

Overview
Works: 113 works in 724 publications in 15 languages and 5,799 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Sea stories  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Adapter, Originator, Composer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PZ4.W722, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Charles Williams
Publications by Charles Williams
Publications by Charles Williams, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Charles Williams
Dead calm by Charles Williams( Book )
39 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 398 libraries worldwide
John and Rae Ingram, alone on their honeymoon yacht in the mid-Pacific, are suddenly and incongruously confronted with a tragedy at sea: another ship sinking, its lone survivor a handsome young man who has had to bury his wife and another couple, dead from food poisoning
Man on a leash by Charles Williams( Book )
17 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 348 libraries worldwide
A son searches for the men who killed his mysterious father. Even at sixty-six, Gunnar Romstead was a tough old salt. It took several men to bring him down, and even after they'd bound his feet and hands he was still a threat. But finally the man who'd survived waterfront brawls, World War II, and countless stormy nights at sea died on his knees--shot through the back of the head. Looking for answers, his son Eric comes to the barren Nevada town where Gunnar breathed his last. He hardly knew the old man, but he can't believe his father was killed in a botched drug deal. Somewhere is a massive shipment of heroin and a quarter of a million dollars, and if Eric finds them he will uncover the truth. But for a boy who grew up loving his father from afar, the truth may hurt even more than a bullet
The sailcloth shroud by Charles Williams( Book )
34 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Mystery novel, about a burial at sea
Aground by Charles Williams( Book )
27 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 242 libraries worldwide
A widow and a charter captain scour the ocean for a stolen yacht
The diamond bikini by Charles Williams( Book )
35 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
Scorpion Reef by Charles Williams( Book )
42 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 151 libraries worldwide
A mystery thriller about a sunken treasure and a murder
A touch of death by Charles Williams( Book )
22 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 127 libraries worldwide
When Lee Scarborough came upon the brunette sunbathing topless in her back yard, getting involved in a heist was the last thing on his mind. But somehow that's where he found himself--sneaking through a stranger's house, on the hunt for $120,000 in embezzled bank funds. It looked like an easy score. But one thing stood between him and the money: the beautiful and deadly Madelon Butler
The hot spot by Charles Williams( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
Vivement dimanche! = Confidentially yours by François Truffaut( visu )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 91 libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique : "Julien Vercel, qui dirige une agence immobilière, est soupçonné du meurtre de Massoulier, l'amant de sa femme. Les faits sont contre lui, d'autant que sa femme meurt assassinée à son domicile. Caché dans son agence, Julien Vercel laisse sa secrétaire, la brune Barbara Becker, mener l'enquête. De péripétie en péripétie, de rebondissement en rebondissement, Barbara finira par découvrir l'identité du vrai coupable."
The wrong venus by Charles Williams( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 82 libraries worldwide
And the deep blue sea by Charles Williams( Book )
26 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 61 libraries worldwide
A sailor stranded in the Pacific Ocean finds there are a million ways to die
Confidently yours by Charles Williams( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A small town is doomed by jealousy, greed, and a shared love of hunting
The big bite by Charles Williams( Book )
23 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 42 libraries worldwide
An ex-football player and a crooked insurance man cook up a blackmail scheme
Aux urnes, les ploucs by Charles Williams( Book )
14 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 28 libraries worldwide
It's election season in Blossom County, and that means it's time for moonshine. Educated at the racetrack, Billy has never had a firm grip on his ABCs, but he sure knows how to read a racing form. When a family court judge threatens to put the seven-year-old in a foster home, Billy and his father go to live in the countryside, at the wholesome little farm owned by Billy's Uncle Sagamore, where the air is pure, the grass is green, and the liquor from his hidden distillery is clear as water -- and about 120 proof. But pressure from the law has kept Sagamore's still silen
Sein grosser Bluff : Kriminalroman by Charles Williams( Book )
15 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 23 libraries worldwide
An engineer battles a small town to see his sister released from prison. It takes Reno three days to get from Peru to the Gulf Coast, and when he gets to Waynesport he has only one stop to make: the city jail, where his sister is being held on a murder rap. The way Vickie tells it, she saw her husband having a drink with another woman, they quarreled, and she went to the bathroom. When she came out, he was shot through the back of the skull. The police believe every word of her story -- except the part about who pulled the trigger. Her husband was in Waynesport looking
Mieux vaut courir by Charles Williams( Book )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Pursued by the police, a desperate man fights to stay free -- and stay alive. It's raining hard when the man leaps off the train. He lands safely and creeps into town, praying he will find someplace to hide. It's nearly daylight, and the police are not far behind. He breaks into an unoccupied seaside cottage, and is overjoyed to find coffee, whiskey, and cigarettes. But before the fugitive can relax, the doorknob rattles. The police are at the door. Russell Foley, third mate on an oil tanker, is not a cop killer. But the night before he got into a fight with a police d
Talk of the town by Charles Williams( Book )
10 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Stranded in a small town, a stranger falls for a suspected murderess
The concrete flamingo by Charles Williams( Book )
9 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Jerry Forbes, on the run in Fort Lauderdale, is careful not to tell Marian Forsyth his real name, but Marian already knows his secrets. She's been following him since Miami Beach, fascinated by this handsome drifter since the first time she heard his voice. Finally she tells him the truth: Together, they're going to steal a fortune from a rich sap named Harris Chapman. The plan is simple--all they have to do is ask. But it's not long before the plan gets complicated, and Jerry is smart enough to know that when a heist turns sour, it's not the women who die
Le gros coup ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Mr. Grandval, an important businessman, dies in a car accident. His vehicle had collided with that of a professional soccer player, who becomes an invalid. Thinking of collecting an insurance payment, he goes into physical therapy too early, which worsens his injury. But he learns that Grandval's wife has already received a large sum of money from her insurance company
 
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Alternative Names
Charles Williams americký spisovatel
Charles Williams Amerikaans romanschrijver (1909-1975)
Charles Williams amerikansk författare
Charles Williams amerikansk skribent
Charles Williams écrivain américain
Charles Williams escritor estadounidense
Charles Williams scrittore statunitense
Charles Williams US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Viljams, Čarlz 1909-1975
Williams, Charles 1909-
Вильямс, Чарлз 1909-1975
Чарльз Уильямс
تشارلز وليامز
چارلز ویلیامز نویسنده آمریکایی
ウィリアムズ, チャールズ
チャールズ・ウィリアムズ
Languages
English (176)
French (107)
Danish (24)
German (16)
Spanish (14)
Russian (14)
Catalan (7)
Vietnamese (4)
Polish (4)
Dutch (4)
Swedish (3)
Icelandic (2)
Japanese (1)
Italian (1)
Norwegian (1)
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