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Armstrong, Charlotte 1905-1969

Overview
Works: 220 works in 643 publications in 5 languages and 12,744 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Calligrapher
Classifications: PS3501.R566, 813.52
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Publications about Charlotte Armstrong
Publications by Charlotte Armstrong
Publications by Charlotte Armstrong, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Charlotte Armstrong
The gift shop by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
An exciting mystery in which Jean Cunliffe helps Harry Fairchild find and save a kidnapped child threatened with death
The balloon man by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
15 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 845 libraries worldwide
The Charlotte Armstrong treasury by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
The Charlotte Armstrong reader by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Contents: The Unsuspected. A Dram of Poison. The Turret Room
The protégé by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
What was a respectable old widow like Mrs. Moffat doing with that bearded young stranger? Mrs. Moffat asked few questions, although she suspected that he was not "Simon Warren" at all. But she was still convinced that her "protege" was just a troubled young boy when her granddaughter Zan arrived. Then both women watched with dawning horror as a bizarre scheme unfolded, a scheme to revive the past terror they thought they could forget. - Back cover
Lemon in the basket by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
A dram of poison by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
22 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and German and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Combination love story, suspense novel, and comedy, set in a California college town
Seven seats to the moon by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
The turret room by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
Social worker returns to her childhood home in California for a brief visit and finds herself defending a young man suspected of assault
A little less than kind by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
15 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 libraries worldwide
After his father’s sudden death, a college student seeks revenge Ladd Cunningham never felt comfortable in his father’s office. After high school he went to Stanford University rather than enter the family business, and he planned never to return. But then his father became ill, dying a slow, painful death, and Ladd was forced to come back. Ladd’s new stepfather David Crown presses him, trying to learn if Ladd plans to finish college or take the reins at Cunningham Company. Ladd says nothing, and Crown gives him a box of his father’s effects. Inside the dead man’s planner, Ladd finds a note implicating Crown in his father’s death. Murder is too good for a criminal. Ladd wants vengeance—slow, calculated, and irreversible
Dream of fair woman by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and French and held by 486 libraries worldwide
In his effort to discover the true identity of a modern "sleeping beauty", a scientist follows a tenuous thread of clues back into her past
The witch's house by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
11 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
When two University professors turn up missing, Anabel refuses to accept the disappearances as coincidental. She does some investigating on her own and turns up some startling information
The Charlotte Armstrong festival by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
21 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Strange and eerie events in Room 807 and a teen-age baby sitter unnerve Jed Towers
Catch-as-catch-can by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
In a villa on the California coast, a murderer stalks a young heiress Laila Breen is a strangely naïve girl. Her father Jonas is an adventurer, a robber baron who made his fortune traveling exotic climes. Laila speaks French and knows how to order fine food, but she cannot read a newspaper and can barely write her own name. Jonas settles in California, planning to get this strange eighteen-year-old tutored in the ways of practical life. He dies soon after, leaving his daughter rich, clueless, and alone. Her only friend is Dee Allison, a cousin who tries to help Laila even after the orphan catches the eye of Dee’s fiancé. Standing in Dee’s way is a gang of relatives who care more about Laila’s fortune than her future. When a housekeeper falls victim to poisoning, Dee fears for Laila. For a young girl with money, nothing is more dangerous than family
The black-eyed stranger by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
19 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 339 libraries worldwide
A crooked newspaper reporter attempts to save a socialite's lifeSam Lynch is not a crook, but most of his friends are. A journalist by trade, he has the inside scoop on every crime in New York City, but can't write a word of it for fear of his sources turning violent. This makes it impossible for him to hold a job, despite being one of the city's finest reporters. But when he meets Kay Salisbury, heiress to the Salisbury cookie fortune and fiancée of one of the wealthiest bachelors in the city, Lynch stumbles on a story that's too juicy to keep to himself. He finds her slumming in an underworld party, where her sweetness charms the hardened reporter. Soon after, he overhears two of his thuggish contacts planning to kidnap the young girl. To save Kay Salisbury will mean walking a tightrope between good and evil. One slip, and both will die
The seventeen widows of Sans Souci by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
6 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged widow makes a new life in a strange apartment houseNona Henry's husband is dead, and with him the life they spent years building in New York City. Unable to bear the Manhattan winter without him, Nona goes west to Pasadena, California, land of sun, sand, and rebirth. She finds a picture postcard advertising a boarding house called Sans Souci and, charmed by the elegant hotel's stately patio, makes a one-month reservation. Reality does not live up to the postcard. Sans Souci is dingy, cramped, and dark, a claptrap hotel full of shabby rooms whose windows overlook a run-down neighborhood. But Nona will not give in. Sixteen other widows live in the hotel. Some are lifers, some just passing through. In this eclectic mix of women whose men have gone, Nona finds a niche, and learns that the end of her old life can't stop her from beginning again
The unsuspected : a novel by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
22 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
A dead girl & rsquo;s closest friend goes undercover to unmask a killer Why did Rosaleen Wright hang herself in a soundproof room? She left an unsigned note, peppered with stiff religious references and no trace of her trademark vitality or wit. The police believe it was suicide, but Rosaleen & rsquo;s best friend, Jane, is suspicious. To prove Rosaleen was murdered, she takes a job with the man who killed her. Luther Grandison, Rosaleen & rsquo;s boss, is a New York theatrical impresario with a lethal charm. To the world at large, he & rsquo;s powerful and charismatic, but Rosaleen & rsquo;s letters to Jane described a greedy man who stole from his adopted daughter when his bank account ran low. Jane thinks Grandison killed her to protect his secret, but to prove it she will have to face down one of the finest murderers Broadway has ever seen
The chocolate cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
15 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Investigating her mysterious birth leads a bright young artist into peril For a few hours after her birth, Amanda Garth had two fathers. One was John, the kind, forthright man who would raise her. The other was Tobias Garrison, a well-known California artist who, because of a mix-up in the hospital’s nursery, briefly thought Amanda was his. The confusion was straightened out, and the misunderstanding is forgotten for twenty-three years, when questions about her birth cause Amanda to approach the Garrisons. This could prove a deadly mistake. Someone in that poisonous family is plotting a murder, and the last thing they want is another heir to the massive Garrison fortune. The quest for truth could mean death for the girl whose birth was shrouded in secrecy
I see you by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Nine short stories. For contents, see Author Catalog
 
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Armstrong, Charl.
Armstrong, Charl, 1905-1969
Armstrong Lewi, Charlotte 1905-1969
Lewi, Charlotte Armstrong.
Lewi, Charlotte Armstrong, 1905-1969
Lewi, J.
Lewi, mrs., 1905-1969
Valentine, Jo.
Valentine, Jo, 1905-1969
Армстронг, Ш., 1905-1969
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