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Vachss, Andrew H.

Works: 197 works in 822 publications in 11 languages and 35,728 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Manuscripts  Interviews 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: PS3572.A33, 813.54
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Publications about Andrew H Vachss
Publications by Andrew H Vachss
Most widely held works about Andrew H Vachss
Most widely held works by Andrew H Vachss
Terminal : a Burke novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
Claude Dremdell, a white supremacist whose sole hope against his terminal illness is a pricy experimental Swiss treatment, ropes Burke into a plot to extort money from three wealthy men who years earlier committed a brutal murder (loosely based on the real-life Martha Moxley case), but were never suspected. Armed with only fragmentary evidence in the form of two checks, Burke turns for help to an Israeli intelligence operation working covertly in the U.S. with superhuman powers of information gathering. Lengthy tirades about the failures of the criminal justice system under the current Bush administration will distract even those who agree with them
Another life : a Burke novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,604 libraries worldwide
When the two-year-old son of a Saudi prince is kidnapped, Burke, the ultimate man-for-hire, is forced into a journey that will change the lives of the urban survivalist and his outlaw family forever
Two trains running by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
The time, 1959-and America. The place-a small, entirely corrupt Midwestern burg named Locke City, currently owned top to bottom by homegrown Royal Beaumont. Crippled by a childhood disease, Royal rules from a wheelchair-throne; few, though, have ever doubted that his power is absolute. Or not until now, when rival mobs-one Irish, one Italian-suddenly sense windows of opportunity. They lurk at Locke City's perimeter and sniff around Royal's honey-pots-prostitution, gambling, protection-in a way calculated to cause maximum anxiety. In response, Royal sends for outside help in the form of Walker Dett, a man with the sort of "stillness" to him. Dett is a killer, a hired gun with the war smarts of a Clausewitz. There's plot and counterplot as hard guys maneuver for position and form unlikely alliances. Dett, however, is always in charge, a dodge ahead of his enemies. He schemes, lures and, when at last he pounces, few are left standing. But Dett has a softer side and it catches him unaware. One night, the Angel of Death meets an Earth Angel and, to his astonishment, he falls in love. Life altering for Dett; for thereader unexpectedly moving. A bit of a slow coach in the middle, but it recovers well
Haiku by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
Late one night, Michael--an addicted gambler who has lost everything, including himself--spots a woman in a white Rolls-Royce throwing something into the river. Convinced that the woman is a perfect blackmail target, he attempts to recruit a band of homeless outcasts to search for her. But news that a building is slated for demolition turns this halfhearted effort into a serious mission to find the ultimate problem-solver: money, and with it a new home for a precious collection of hardboiled paperbacks
Safe house by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
PI Burke of New York busts a plot by white supremacists to dynamite federal buildings. Burke, an ex-convict who now combats family abuse, stumbles on the plot while investigating the stalking of a woman by her estranged husband
Blossom : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
An old cellmate has summoned Burke to a fading Indiana mill town, where a young boy is charged with a crime he didn't commit and a twisted serial sniper has turned a local lover's lane into a killing field. It's here that Burke meets Blossom, the brilliant, beautiful young woman who has he own reasons for finding the murderer--and her own idea of vengeance
Blue Belle by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
33 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
Burke is hired by a group of pimps to stop the "Ghost Van" from killing prostitutes
Dead and gone by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,227 libraries worldwide
Burke is left for dead after a ransom drop goes bad. His quest for revenge leads him to Chicago, the Pacific Northwest, and a Russian-speaking Cambodian woman named Gem
Flood by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
27 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner. She wants Burke to find a monster for her - so she can kill him with her bare hands. In this thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade private eye teams up with a lethally gifted avenger to follow a child's murderer through the catacombs of New York, where every alley is blind and the penthouses are as dangerous as the basements
Down in the zero by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
A rash of suicides among wealthy teenagers in a Connecticut town is the subject of an investigation by PI Burke. To solve the case he is forced to play the stud, endearing himself to a housewife who runs a secret porn ring. By the author of Shella
Sacrifice : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Burke, an urban mercenary with a passion for protecting children, goes in search of the people who turned a boy into a killer
Aftershock by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
When the shining star of the girls' softball team shoots and kills the most popular boy in school, Dolly, friend to the local teenage girls, asks her husband Dell to uncover the true motive behind the inexplicable crime
That's how I roll by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
Waiting on death row after confessing to several homicides, a master assassin writes his life story to protect his younger brother, a process during which he remembers their murderously violent father. After pleading guilty to a series of homicides, Esau Till sits on death row, writing his life story. But his memoir is his one last chance to protect his brother. When the genetic cards were dealt, Esau drew a genius IQ, and a crippled body. His brother Tory drew a slow mind, and almost superhuman strength. Very early on, Esau learned that the only way to guarantee his brother's safety was to make himself indispensable, so he became the top hired killer for both rival local mobs. As the state gets ready to take his life, Esau plots going all-in on the last hand he will ever play
Hard candy : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
P. I. Burke gets unwillingly advertised as a gun-for-hire and pressure from the police and the Mafia, but decides to rescue a young girl from the dangers of a "safe house" for teenagers
Shella : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
A hired killer named Ghost goes in search of a woman he had known before serving time in prison
Strega : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
35 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
Burke is hired by a Mafia don's niece to find a child pornography ring
False allegations by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
PI Burke is hired by a lawyer specializing in debunking false claims of child abuse. He is to investigate a charge by a woman that as a child she was molested by a clergyman. Burke discovers the woman was indeed molested, and when she suddenly withdraws the charge he smells a rat
The weight by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
Trapped between his integrity and selling out, Sugar does the only thing he knows: He takes the weight for a crime he didn't commit--while protecting those who worked with him on a successful jewelry heist. But when he gets out, the mastermind behind the robbery, Sully, leans on him for a favor. Sully asks Sugar to go to Florida on a job. He suspects that there's more to this job than what Sully is telling him. But nothing he suspects or imagines can prepare him for what he finds
Choice of evil by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
An avenger makes his appearance in New York, killing gay-bashers. The police want to arrest him, but others want to help him and they hire PI Burke to find the man
Footsteps of the hawk by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
PI Burke, New York's avenging angel, is asked by a policewoman to clear the name of her boyfriend, jailed for murder. She claims he was framed by a psychopathic policeman who is also out to get Burke. To Burke, it all sounds "treacherous bad," but he takes the case anyway
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Alternative Names
Vachss , Andrew
Vachss, Andrew H.
ヴァクス, アンドリュー
ヴァックス, アンドリュー
English (279)
German (20)
Swedish (12)
Polish (12)
Danish (9)
French (7)
Spanish (4)
Finnish (3)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
Norwegian (1)
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