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Vachss, Andrew H.

Works: 187 works in 816 publications in 18 languages and 38,950 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Manuscripts  Interviews  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3572.A33, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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
Mask market : a Burke novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,601 libraries worldwide
When a client who had hired him to find a missing woman is gunned down just minutes after their meeting, Burke launches an investigation to find Beryl Preston, a girl he had rescued from a brutal pimp some twenty years earlier and returned to her father
Terminal : a Burke novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,535 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 1,526 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 )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,460 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 )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,311 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
Down here by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
When a colleague is charged with the murder of a serial rapist, Burke uncovers numerous questionable dealings at the district attorney's office and elects to reopen the original investigation into the rapist's case
Pain management by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Finnish and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
Following a failed assassination attempt, "career criminal and ultimate urban survivalist" Burke moves to the Pacific Northwest and takes on the task of tracking down a runaway teenager "in a long, dark tunnel of lies--lined with more games than players."--Jacket
Blue Belle by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
43 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 14 languages and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
Burke is hired by a group of pimps to stop the "Ghost Van" from killing prostitutes
Flood by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
55 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 13 languages and held by 1,144 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
Dead and gone by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,131 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
Down in the zero by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,101 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
Only child by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
Returning to New York after years on the run, Burke is forced to step out of the shadows to investigate the murder of his own teenage daughter, and heads for Long Island, where he comes face to face with a depraved killer
Sacrifice : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,087 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
Hard candy : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 1,043 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 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
A hired killer named Ghost goes in search of a woman he had known before serving time in prison
Aftershock by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,026 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
Strega : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
40 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 9 languages and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Burke is hired by a Mafia don's niece to find a child pornography ring
That's how I roll by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,016 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
The weight by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,014 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
False allegations by Andrew H Vachss( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
Dark, edgy, unflinching, False Allegations is Andrew Vachss reporting from ground zero ... and Burke at his most dangerous
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Alternative Names
Andrew Vachss Amerikaans schrijver
Andrew Vachss amerikansk advokat och författare
Andrew Vachss amerikansk advokat og skribent
Andrew Vachss écrivain américain
Andrew Vachss scrittore statunitense
Andrew Vachss US-amerikanischer Rechtsanwalt und Schriftsteller
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 (230)
German (36)
Italian (20)
Swedish (12)
Polish (10)
Danish (9)
Spanish (9)
French (7)
Japanese (5)
Finnish (4)
Dutch (3)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Croatian (1)
Esperanto (1)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
Norwegian (1)
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