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Dobyns, Stephen 1941-

Overview
Works: 139 works in 452 publications in 4 languages and 24,231 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  History  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: 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 )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,766 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 )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,388 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 )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,083 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
Saratoga snapper by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
Best words, best order : essays on poetry by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
Anyone interested in the beauty and intricacy of writing will find pleasure in Best Words, Best Order
Next word, better word : the craft of writing poetry by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 775 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
Saratoga hexameter by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
Saratoga strongbox : a Charlie Bradshaw mystery by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 726 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
The two deaths of Señora Puccini by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Eating naked : stories by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and French and held by 690 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."--BOOK JACKET
Saratoga backtalk by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 681 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 )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 657 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 )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 631 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?
A boat off the coast by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 609 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 headhunter by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and German and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Saratoga Fleshpot by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
A racing horse famous for biting people's backsides is bought for a million dollars. The new owner is overjoyed until PI Victor Plotz notices the horse has stopped biting. So what? So, maybe someone switched horses at the last moment, an observation that puts Plotz's life in danger
Saratoga bestiary by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Dancer with one leg by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
After shocks, near escapes by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Cemetery nights : poems by Stephen Dobyns( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ドビンズ, スティーブン
Languages
English (190)
German (5)
Spanish (4)
French (1)
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