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Wilcox, Collin

Overview
Works: 136 works in 290 publications in 3 languages and 13,177 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: PS3573.I395, 813.54
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Publications about Collin Wilcox
Publications by Collin Wilcox
Publications by Collin Wilcox, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Collin Wilcox
A death before dying by Collin Wilcox( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
An old friend is murdered, and Hastings will do anything he can to avenge her When Frank Hastings knew Meredith Powell, she was a gawky ten-year-old without a care in the world. More than two decades later, she has grown into a stunning beauty'but the gleam in her eye is gone. Over lunch, Meredith confesses that she lives in terror of her emotionally abusive boyfriend, a possessive, rage-filled man named Charles. Hastings, a homicide lieutenant with the San Francisco police department, offers to help her escape. She refuses, and they part ways'unaware that Charles has been watching them the whole time. By the next morning, Meredith has been strangled, her body dumped in the park. The realization that he could have helped her, that he may actually have caused her death, tears Hastings to pieces. Obsessed with revenge, he quickly learns why homicide detectives are prevented from investigating the murders of their loved ones. But he will not rest until Charles is brought to justice'even if it costs him his badge
Doctor, lawyer ... by Collin Wilcox( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and German and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Hastings chases a serial killer whose deranged letters hold a city for ransom The doctor comes through his front door as he always does, a bundle of mail in hand. He's about to walk up the stairs when the bullet passes through his back, puncturing his heart and leaving him dead in his front hall. By the time Lieutenant Frank Hastings arrives, rigor mortis has set in, and the doctor's body rolls easily away from the wall. Pinned beneath him is a note that begins, "Doctor, Lawyer, Merchant, Chief . . ." Pay $100,000, writes "the Masked Man," or a lawyer will be the next to die. There are too many lawyers in San Francisco to protect them all, and as Hastings and his team hunt for the Masked Man, the city is whipped into a frenzy of fear. As the killer's demands mount, the homicide department starts to wonder'after the merchant is killed, will the chief of police be next'
Twospot by Bill Pronzini( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Nameless and Lieutenant Frank Hastings combine their investigations of a harrowing case of murder and bizarre conspiracy surrounding an old California wine-making family
Aftershock by Collin Wilcox( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
For the sake of his lover, Hastings risks his career and chases a stalker For the past few weeks, Lieutenant Frank Hastings's girlfriend has sensed that she was being watched. They are on their way home from a too-chic party when Hastings spots something moving in the bushes'a shadowy figure who appears to have a gun. He should call for backup; he should stay in the car. But to protect Ann, this detective is willing to risk everything. After a chase, Hastings apprehends the lurker, but what he thought was a gun turns out to be a shotgun mike. Is someone recording Ann' Shut out of the case because it concerns his girlfriend, Hastings focuses on the murder of Flora Esterbrook Gaines'a seventy-year-old woman found murdered in her garage. Greed is the obvious motive, but finding a suspect proves tricky. Hastings divides his energy in a desperate attempt to uphold the law while at the same time protecting his beloved
Hire a hangman by Collin Wilcox( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Lieutenant Hastings of San Francisco investigates the murder of the head of the transplant team at San Francisco's Barrington Medical Center
Hiding place by Collin Wilcox( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Investigating a grisly murder in the park, Lieutenant Hastings finds that the victim had some secrets of her own San Francisco's first murder of the year takes more than two weeks to come, but when it does, it's ugly. June Towers is seventeen, a high school senior just six months from graduation, when the police find her dead in the park. She's lovely, in the patchwork jeans and rainbow palette favored by the city's youth, but her hair is matted with blood. Was the murderer a mugger, a rapist, a serial killer'or someone the young girl called a friend' In search of answers, Lieutenant Frank Hastings digs into June's past and finds that she was many things to many people. Her mother thought she was a good girl'a fine student with a future'but to a certain class of her peers, June Towers was something else altogether. Hastings has little time to come to grips with this strange personality before another good girl turns up dead
Dead center by Collin Wilcox( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Lt. Frank Hastings of the San Francisco police department investigates the murder of a millionaire by a homeless street person
Bernhardt's edge by Collin Wilcox( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
A moonlighting director finds his sideline more dangerous than he expected Alan Bernhardt is just starting rehearsal when his pager goes off. No one in the small San Francisco theater minds'they know that to make it on the stage, you have to be prepared to do all sorts of odd jobs off of it. But this director's job is odder than most. He works for Herbert Dancer, head of a boutique private investigation service. A corporate secretary has vanished with a sheaf of valuable documents, and it will take an off-Broadway sensibility to bring her home. Bernhardt is just closing in on the woman and her boyfriend when he learns that she isn't running for a profit, but for her life. To save her from the men who hired him, Bernhardt must find her and protect her'because his artistic vision does not include blood on his hands
Long way down by Collin Wilcox( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
A John Doe murder spurs Hastings to confront the leader of a Satanic cult For homicide lieutenant Frank Hastings, the day starts with an assassination attempt. During a rally in San Francisco's Civic Center, someone takes a potshot at the governor, sending the whole of downtown into chaos. Once he has taken control of the scene, Hastings chases down the gunman'a Mexican immigrant with a political bent'and captures him after a tense standoff. Miraculously, no one is killed. But Hastings's long day is just getting started. He's barely had time to catch his breath when the call comes in from Noe Valley, where an unidentified man has been found dead on a nude model's floor. All signs point to a simple case of death by jealousy until a second killing upends the investigation, setting Hastings on a collision course with the charismatic leader of a Satanic cult. For this homicide lieutenant, saving the governor will have been the easy part
Except for the bones by Collin Wilcox( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
A murder witness flees to California for protection, taking refuge in the theater Diane Cutler is half drunk and half stoned when she sees her stepfather carrying the body out of the house. She and her boyfriend look on, horrified, as real estate tycoon Preston Daniels loads his dead mistress into the car. Unable to resist their curiosity, they follow him, and watch as he dumps the poor woman's body in the rocks and sand of the Cape Cod landfill. Diane doesn't know what to do with this dark knowledge, but her boyfriend sees it as an opportunity for blackmail'and is nearly beaten to death for it. Terrified of her stepfather, Diane flees to the West Coast to ask theater director and sometimes private detective Alan Bernhardt for help. Alan is unavailable, but recommends his girlfriend and protege, Paula, for the job. Paula may be an excellent actress, but playing PI will prove to be one of the most dangerous performances of her career
Full circle by Collin Wilcox( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 libraries worldwide
The San Francisco actor and part-time sleuth, Alan Bernhardt, is hired by a millionaire who has stolen works of art and wants to return them so as to save his reputation. Problem is, returning stolen goods is oftentimes harder than stealing them. By the author of Find Her a Grave
Calculated risk by Collin Wilcox( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
In California, Lieutenant Hastings investigates the death of a blackmailer who was threatening to reveal the homosexuality of a politician. The politician, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, is not cooperating and has powerful friends. By the author of Full Circle
Stalking horse by Collin Wilcox( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
A senator's life is in danger'and anyone in San Francisco could be a killer Senate majority leader Donald Ryan is a kingmaker, with the power to make or break presidencies, and the ability to reshape the country with a flick of his pen. He is also a very sick man, recovering from a heart attack that must be kept secret at all costs. But when a series of death threats jeopardizes his planned return to public life, the FBI calls in San Francisco police lieutenant Frank Hastings to find the would-be assassin. He has one week until the senator's next public appearance'and hundreds of thousands of possible suspects. Because Ryan's recent heart attack is considered a state secret, Hastings is forced to withhold crucial details from his fellow detectives. Any degree of stress could stop the senator's fragile heart, which means that even if a bullet misses, the sound of the gunshot might be enough to kill him. To save the lawmaker, Hastings may have to put himself in the line of fire
Power plays by Collin Wilcox( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 464 libraries worldwide
"Lieutenant Frank Hastings, San Francisco Homicide, is finishing dinner when the phone rings. There's been a traffic accident: a minor fender bender between a Buick and a Mercedes, nothing serious. But the driver of the Buick and a passenger had run away from the scene, leaving their automobile to snarl traffic hopelessly in the North Beach nightclub district--with the body of a murdered man in the car's back seat ... identified as Eliot Murdock ... a [former] syndicated Washington columnist and TV commentator"--Bk. jkt
The Pariah by Collin Wilcox( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
A pious killer stalks the Tenderloin, hunting streetwalkers in the name of the Lord After years of turning tricks and shooting junk, Amy has reached the end of the line. Heroin has wrecked her body, and her pimp is contemplating cutting her loose when she takes a client to the Bayside Hotel. The john asks her to turn around and undress, and as she slips out of her clothes for the thousandth time, he places his hands around her neck and starts to squeeze. San Francisco Homicide does not rush to investigate the death of a hooker. Although Lieutenant Frank Hastings does his due diligence, he has no expectation of finding Amy's killer. But when the trail leads him to the son of a famous TV evangelist, he realizes that the case may be even tougher than he expected. Elton Holloway is a fanatically religious young man'but does he love God enough to kill'
Mankiller by Collin Wilcox( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
After a concert, a goddess of rock is shot dead backstage It's the finest performance of Rebecca Carlton's career. The show is dedicated to her father, and the most famous woman in rock does everything she can to honor him. She gives the crowd at San Francisco's Cow Palace arena four encores before finally retiring backstage. The applause is still thundering through the stadium when Rebecca Carlton is shot dead. Lieutenant Frank Hastings has been fighting with his girlfriend when he gets the call. Their idol dead, Rebecca's fans refuse to disperse from the amphitheater, and a riot seems imminent. It takes a special plea from David Behr, the singer's producer and former husband, to convince the audience to go home. As the crowd files out, Hastings turns to the body. Rebecca Carlton may have been a star, but there was nothing glamorous about her murder
Switchback by Collin Wilcox( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Lt. Hastings investigates the death of Lisa Franklin, a young woman who lived a life of blackmail and drugs behind a façade of wealth and respectability
Find her a grave by Collin Wilcox( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
The late Carlo Venezzio, Mafia capo di tutti capi, was respectably married to the only daughter of another Mafia boss -- but his real affections were reserved for a mistress, Janice. He and Janice had a daughter, Louise. Louise has a daughter, Angela. These things happen. And when they do, somebody has to provide for the children and grandchildren. Now Venezzio's dead, leaving a million dollars worth of gold coins and uncut diamonds buried behind the headstone of Janice's grave. His trusted lieutenant, Tony Bacardo, visits Louise and Angela, to pay his respects...and to tell them about Carlo's legacy
The watcher by Collin Wilcox( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
On a fishing trip with his estranged son, Hastings comes under attack Lieutenant Frank Hastings checks his gun at airport security so he can meet his son the moment the boy gets off the plane in San Francisco. After a year apart, he finds Darrell to be as moody and withdrawn as any other teenager, and prays that a fishing trip will bring them closer together. He is unaware that he and Darrell are about to experience the sort of bonding that only terror can provide. Before setting off on their vacation, they arrive at Hastings's apartment to find that a prowler has been lurking, but managed to escape before the police got there. When they reach the lakeside cabin, the watcher is already waiting, ready to take revenge on Hastings by targeting his child. To survive the ordeal, Hastings will have to trust Darrell in ways he never expected, and Darrell will have to become a man
Silent witness by Collin Wilcox( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
To unlock the secrets of a homicide, Bernhardt must connect with a terrified child Dennis tells the police he was sleeping when his wife was killed. Connie stumbled upon a prowler, he says, and paid for the mistake with her life. The police believe his story, but this cold man's crocodile tears cannot convince Connie's sister, Janice. She suspects her brother-in-law of a heinous crime, and it will take an unusual investigator to prove her right. Alan Bernhardt is a theater director in San Francisco who pays his rent with the odd bit of private detective work. Searching for the man who strangled Connie, his biggest obstacle isn't Dennis, but John'the dead woman's seven-year-old son. He may have witnessed something crucial on the night of the murder, but this sensitive child is too frightened to speak. Coaxing words out of John will be the toughest assignment of Alan's directing career, but not half as hard as keeping the boy alive
 
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Alternative Names
ウィルコックス, C
ウィルコックス, コリン
Languages
English (103)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
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