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Armstrong, Charlotte 1905-1969

Overview
Works: 172 works in 697 publications in 12 languages and 13,013 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Calligrapher
Classifications: PS3501.R566, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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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 )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 867 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 )
30 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 855 libraries worldwide
In een poging om met haar kind te ontkomen aan haar gestoorde man en zijn kwaadaardige ouders, zoekt en jonge vrouw haar toevlucht in een ogenschijnlijk vredig pensionnetje
The Charlotte Armstrong treasury by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
The Charlotte Armstrong reader by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Contents: The Unsuspected. A Dram of Poison. The Turret Room
The protégé by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Dutch and held by 623 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 612 libraries worldwide
A dram of poison by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
36 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Combination love story, suspense novel, and comedy, set in a California college town
The turret room by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
17 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 557 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 )
18 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 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
Seven seats to the moon by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
38 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Strange and eerie events in Room 807 and a teen-age baby sitter unnerve Jed Towers
Dream of fair woman by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 474 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 )
15 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 470 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 )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Catch-as-catch-can by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
13 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and held by 408 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 )
24 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 388 libraries worldwide
A crooked newspaper reporter attempts to save a socialite’s life Sam 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 )
9 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged widow makes a new life in a strange apartment house. Nona 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
The unsuspected : a novel by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
37 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 350 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 )
31 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Investigating her mysterious birth leads a bright young artist into perilFor 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
The better to eat you by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
17 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 278 libraries worldwide
A professor becomes enchanted with a girl who carries a dangerous jinx. History student Sarah Shepherd does not look like a killer. She is shy, but her writing so impresses Professor David Wakeley that he asks her to become his research assistant. Terrified, she begs him to stay away. For Sarah Shepherd is stalked by death, and the professor could be her next victim. For years, people close to her have died: an office colleague, a coworker's mother, and Sarah's husband, who dropped dead on their wedding day. David doesn't believe her until a few days later, when his pa
 
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Alternative Names
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
アームストロング, シャーロット
Languages
English (303)
French (26)
Japanese (15)
Dutch (9)
Spanish (5)
Polish (4)
Swedish (3)
Finnish (3)
German (2)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Portuguese (1)
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