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Dobyns, Stephen 1941-

Overview
Works: 116 works in 529 publications in 11 languages and 26,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Suspense fiction  Western films  Poetry  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Signer, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3554.O2, 813.54
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The church of dead girls : a novel by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
65 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,789 libraries worldwide
The impact of murder on a small town in New York State where three girls are found dead in an attic, their hands cut off. The novel chronicles the growing mistrust that spreads through the town as everyone becomes suspicious of everyone else. By the author of Saratoga Fleshpot
Boy in the water : a novel by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
47 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
After his wife and daughter die in a fire, set by a jealous student, Jim Hawthorne takes a job as headmaster of a New England prep school. But escaping his past is not easy and here too murder comes his way
The burn palace by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
The sleepy community of Brewster, Rhode Island, is just like any other small American town. It's a place where most of the population will likely die blocks from where they were born ; where gossip spreads like wildfire, and the big entertainment on weekends is the inevitable fight at the local bar. But recently, something out of the ordinary--perhaps even supernatural--has been stirring in Brewster. While packs of coyotes gather on back roads and the news spreads that a baby has been stolen from Memorial Hospital (and replaced in its bassinet by a snake), a series of inexplicably violent acts begins to confound Detective Woody Potter and the local police--and inspire terror in the hearts and minds of the locals.--Publisher's description
Is Fat Bob dead yet? : a novel by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Witnessing a gruesome motorcycle accident in the seaport city of New London, Connecticut, newcomer Connor Raposo sees a strangely familiar man with an Elvis haircut at the scene and is embroiled in a small-time con operation
Saratoga snapper by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
Next word, better word : the craft of writing poetry by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
This writer's guide provides a helpful framework for creating poetry and navigates contemporary concerns and practices. The author, also author of the classic book on the beauty of poetry, Best Words, Best Order, moves into new terrain in this book. Bringing years of experience to bear on issues such as subject matter, the mechanics of poetry, and the revision process, he explores the complex relationship between writers and their work. From Philip Larkin to Pablo Neruda to William Butler Yeats, every chapter reveals lessons in these renowned poets' work. This work demystifies a subtle art form and shows writers how to overcome obstacles in the creative process.-- Provided by publisher
Best words, best order : essays on poetry by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Anyone interested in the beauty and intricacy of writing will find pleasure in Best Words, Best Order
The best of the best American poetry by Donald Hall( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
The two deaths of Señora Puccini by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 675 libraries worldwide
"It is a night racked with violence in an unnamed Latin American country. Three men brave the war-ravaged streets to meet at the opulent home of a friend, the famed surgeon Daniel Pacheco, for their semiannual gathering. As a lavish meal is served by the sullen housekeeper, interest centers on the photograph of an intriguingly beautiful young woman. Spellbinding revelations of erotic obsession and betrayal unfold, interrupted by the increasing bloodshed that presses closer to Pacheco's door. Stephen Dobyns has written a provocative novel of desire, lust, depravity, and danger--a classic thriller that holds you tightly in its grasp until its shattering conclusion"--
Eating naked : stories by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 657 libraries worldwide
"The sixteen stories in Eating Naked range from surreal to poignant, from chilling to comic. At the center of them all are men and women challenged by their own uncontrollable, illogical natures: poets with free-floating guilt, spouses with unacceptable sexual compulsions, farmers with midlife crises, gas men with erratic timetables. Marriages unravel, well-laid plans dissolve, and placid lives are turned upside down by something unforeseen - be it as mundane as a chance conversation, as inevitable as death, as improbable as a murderous pig."--Jacket
Saratoga hexameter by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Saratoga strongbox : a Charlie Bradshaw mystery by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
A comic mystery featuring PI Charlie Bradshaw and his sidekick Vic Plotz, hired to collect a mystery box from Montreal. Sounds an easy way to earn two grand, in fact a Pandora's Box of troubles
Saratoga backtalk by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 610 libraries worldwide
In Saratoga Springs, PIs Charlie Bradshaw and Vic Plotz investigate the death of a racehorse owner killed by a horse. The intriguing thing is that a few days earlier the man asked Bradshaw to find out if his wife and her lover planned to kill him. By the author of The Wrestler's Cruel Study
Saratoga haunting by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
Charlie Bradshaw's past on the police force comes back to haunt him as a paroled prisoner starts threatening him and a an old case is reopened when a body "comes to the surface."
The wrestler's cruel study : a novel by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
It's after midnight. Two gorillas are descending the side of a New York high-rise. Can that be? But this is only the beginning of Stephen Dobyns's dazzling new novel. Part quest (in pattern), part comic book (in tone), and chiefly an exploration of a young man's search for his missing fiancee, it deals with such matters as heroes, good and evil, wrestling, kidnapping, and subplots from the Brothers Grimm - all as regarded by an omniscient "camera eye". Come see Michael Marmaduke as he progresses from confused innocence to darker self-knowledge; meet Rose White and her sister Violet, along with Deep Rat, cops Brodsky and Gapski, and Primus Muldoon, manipulator of men, who calls on Nietzsche to draw aside the veil of illusion we hide behind. Stephen Dobyns has invented a compelling world where fun and puns mingle with daring make-believe, and larger-than-life characters play out the crucial human questions: How do we live? How do we handle our demons?
Saratoga headhunter by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 554 libraries worldwide
A boat off the coast by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Tucker Morgan, a Vietnam veteran and a casualty of life, wants to take his two-year-old son and find a ghost town where he can make his own rules. But his scam to make some quick money and run, runs into some ruthless and violent men
Saratoga bestiary by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman om privatdetektiven Charlie Bradshaw
Velocities : new and selected poems, 1966-1992 by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
The house on Alexandrine by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Stephen Dobyns Amerikaans romanschrijver
スティーヴン・ドビンズ
ドビンズ, スティーブン
Languages
English (215)
German (16)
French (14)
Dutch (11)
Italian (10)
Spanish (8)
Japanese (5)
Polish (4)
Croatian (2)
Czech (2)
Hebrew (1)
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