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Fish, Robert L. 1912-1981

Overview
Works: 187 works in 609 publications in 10 languages and 10,600 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Political fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Inscriber
Classifications: PS3556.I79, 813.54
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Publications about Robert L Fish
Publications by Robert L Fish
Publications by Robert L Fish, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Robert L Fish
 
Most widely held works by Robert L Fish
The Assassination Bureau, ltd by Jack London( Book )
65 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Posthumously completed by another writer, this novel tells the story of a murder syndicate whose victim turns out to be the boss himself
My life and the beautiful game : the autobiography of Pelé by Pelé( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 728 libraries worldwide
The autobiography of Pele, the great international soccer star
A gross carriage of justice by Robert L Fish( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Three disreputable ex-detective writers--Carruthers, Simpson, and Briggs--fall prey to two totally unsuspecting kidnappers
Pursuit : a novel by Robert L Fish( Book )
19 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 340 libraries worldwide
To escape justice, a Secret Service colonel masquerades as a Jewish refugee
Rough diamond by Robert L Fish( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Young Barney Barnato had nothing to lose when he abandoned his squalid existence in London's East End and set out for South Africa's Kimberley diamond fields to join his brother. As they began to build an empire, the likeable, quick-witted Barney made some influential friends ... and some dangerous enemies, including Cecil Rhodes, who scorned the pauper turned tycoon and tried at every turn to destroy him. The tale of Barney's struggle from unbearable poverty to unimagined riches, makes a riveting novel that blends history with fiction in the halcyon days of nineteenth-century empire building
Trouble in paradise; a Captain José da Silva novel by Robert L Fish( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
It seemed logical that Captain Jose Da Silva of the Brazilian Federal Police Force, a man with a maverick reputation for problem solving, be the one assigned to solve Brazil's growing scourge of death squads. They were unpredictable and ran on their own agenda. So did Da Silva. His superiors knew he worked on the fringes of authority and would send him to the edge, to the remote border town of Paraiso. There had been five new underworld slayings and the signs pointed to a new kind of death squad. These killers were different. Their victims were different. The Captain's plan would have to be different as well. Planting a story in a Rio newspaper, Da Silva makes himself the brave bait to trap these perpetrators. But would he end up mincemeat for these murderers? Would the right killers bite? Or will there be too many takers to sort out? Would his own tight-knit plan become a noose around his own neck? Only a stunning young beauty with the smell of danger drifting in her wake can show the good captain the proper path to take. It's trouble in paradise
The gold of Troy by Robert L Fish( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 278 libraries worldwide
To recover a lost treasure, an American and a Russian face off against a killerBerlin is lost, but the Nazis have not given up hope. As their soldiers battle the Red Army, a detachment of Russians search the bunker where Hitler's army stored the Reich's finest art treasures. The bunker is empty by the time they enter save for a rusted old trunk that holds nothing but gold knickknacks. Kolenko's men don't know it yet, but they have unearthed the treasures of the lost city of Troy. Decades later, the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art receives a letter saying that the treasure will be
The memoirs of Schlock Homes : (a Bagel Street dozen) by Robert L Fish( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Back from the brink of death, Homes tackles eleven baffling mysteries in his own peculiar style When Dr. Watney last saw Schlock Homes, the great detective was flinging himself over a waterfall. Since then, Watney has lived quietly at 221B Bagel Street, mourning the death of the most unique detective the world had ever known. That all changes on the day Homes comes back from the dead. His fall was just a ruse, he announces, and it is time to get back to work. In such classic tales as?The Adventure of the Hansom Ransom? and?The Adventure of the Big Plunger,? Homes and Watney chase the most ingenious criminals of the age--and never come close to catching them. These immaculate pastiches of the great detective's adventures are far more than mere parody. In Schlock Homes, Robert L. Fish has created a character for the ages: a detective who understands that brilliance means knowing you're right--even if the whole world disagrees
With malice toward all; an anthology of mystery stories by Mystery Writers of America( Book )
6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
A handy death by Robert L Fish( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and French and held by 236 libraries worldwide
A lawyer agrees to defend an ex-baseball prospect accused of murderIn 1964, nineteen-year-old Billy Dupaul was on his way to stardom. A modest farm boy with a lightning fastball, he had just signed a record contract with the New York Mets when a single gunshot changed his life forever. Dupaul went down on an attempted murder rap, and the Mets washed their hands of him. Eight years later, the man he was said to have shot drops dead. After eight summers in Attica, Billy is about to be tried for murder. The vice president of the Mets shows surprising interest in the case and hires Hank Ross, one
Every crime in the book : an anthology of mystery stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Originality and unexpected twists keynote a choice selection of 25 diverse mystery short stories with appeal for readers who enjoy the unusual
The murder league by Robert L Fish( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
They were the murder league, a group dedicated to committing any murder for anyone. For the small sum of one thousand pounds the group would perform the killing for whatever the reason, love, hate, money, fun. All the client had to do was drop a line in their post box and the deal was done. The murder league, three ex-mystery writers, perform their dispatches with a cool demeanor and the utmost dignity, with only their goal of ten heads on their minds. Soon the spice has returned to their lives, but that's until everything begins to go wrong. Join this lovable group of vigilantes as they spiral into a world where committing murder is never as easy as writing about it
Crimes and misfortunes : the Anthony Boucher memorial anthology of mysteries ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Each writer has contributed not only what he thought was Anthony Boucher's favorite of his own stories, but has provided an introduction in which this particular story or his career is related to the famous critic
Brazilian sleigh ride by Robert L Fish( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 211 libraries worldwide
A fraud case leads Da Silva on a wild search across BrazilIt's snowing in New York, and Jimmy Martin is pleading for his life. He owes a loan shark 100,000, but he knows he will make his fortune if he can just hop a plane to Brazil. The lender gives him a thirty-day extension, and Jimmy is on his way. But he will find Brazil a better place in which to end a life than to save one. Interpol detective José Da Silva has seen many schemers undone by Brazil. Jimmy Martin leaves the United States clutching a fistful of bearer bonds and Da Silva is waiting with handcuffs when his plane arrives. But th
The tricks of the trade; a Kek Huuygens novel by Robert L Fish( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
"Kek Huuygens is hired to smuggle a suitcase that could change the destiny of Buenos Aires André Martins remembers Kek Huuygens as he once was: wily, rugged, and desperate. But when he comes to pay his old friend a surprise visit, he finds Huuygens living in one of the most luxurious apartments in Paris. What's more, Huuygens has a bottle of wine open on the table, for he was expecting his visitor before Martins ever had the idea to come. Kek Huuygens is a smuggler--the best in the world--and smugglers cannot afford to be surprised. A mutual friend has made a most unusual score: stealing a suitcase full of the original Spanish deeds to Buenos Aires. In the right hands, they are worth a fortune, but first they must be returned to Spain--and only Huuygens can get them there. He will do it as he does everything: with wit, style, and a firm grip on the element of surprise."
The wager : a Kek Huuygens novel by Robert L Fish( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 202 libraries worldwide
"A reckless bet in a New York club draws Kek Huuygens into a deadly game As rain pummels Manhattan, two men play blackjack in one of New York's most exclusive clubs. After an evening of comfortable low-stakes play, Kek Huuygens makes an outlandish bet: $10,000 on the next hand. He can afford it. The most accomplished smuggler in Europe, Huuygens never makes a bet unless he is sure to win. He is a lucky man, but his luck is about to be tested. In the shadows, Victor Girard--a French gangster who gambles not just with money, but with people's lives as well--watches him place the bet. Like his opponent, Girard prefers sure things. He knows Huuygens' reputation, and offers him $50,000 to bring a certain priceless item through United States customs. Huuygens has made a career humiliating border agents, but he will find that Americans are not so easy to fleece--and that this is a wager that he cannot afford to lose."
The bridge that went nowhere; a Captain José da Silva novel by Robert L Fish( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 libraries worldwide
A search for an American's missing brother draws Da Silva into the jungleIn a blighted stretch of the Amazon, three men have come to blow up a bridge. Just before they complete their mission, one of them turns on the others, gunning one down and burying the other with the force of the explosion. He is stepping into his getaway plane when he notices that the first man's body is gone. It doesn't matter, he thinks. An injured man could not last a day in the jungle. When a daffy young American comes to Rio de Janeiro in search of her missing brother, Captain José Da Silva does his best to stay out
The fugitive by Robert L Fish( Book )
16 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and French and held by 119 libraries worldwide
In Robert L. Fish's Edgar Award-winning novel, The Fugitive, the protagonist Ari Schoenberg doesn℗þt seem like much of a hero. Paunchy and short with a heart condition and a bad case of nerves, he doesn't seem all that well suited for a high-stakes cloak-and-dagger mission in South America. Ari, however, is a Holocaust survivor and a man with a sense of deep, abiding purpose, and, as such, he rises to the occasion. The Nazi party seems to be rising again in Brazil, led by a ruthless man named Erich von Roesler. Von Roesler fled Germany and then Europe after the Allies routed the Nazis; in hidi
Mute witness by Robert L Pike( Book )
10 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 6 libraries worldwide
When famed gangster kingpin Johnny Rossi comes to New York to testify against his crime syndicate associates, it falls under the purview of Lieutenant Clancy to keep the government's star witness safe. But why is it that Rossi has come to New York from California, and what exactly is so crucial about his testimony? District Attorney Chalmers keeps the answers to these questions to himself. But guarding Rossi turns out to be a much more difficult and perplexing task and the plot much more sinister than Clancy had anticipated. What makes this novel so interesting is the character of Clancy, who was later immortalized in film by actor Steve McQueen in the film Bullitt. Clancy is a tough, jaded, and world-weary detective. In many ways, Clancy is a lone wolf, but not by his choice; the police officers under his command are almost unfailingly incompetent, and the District Attorney treats Clancy with a mix of skepticism and disdain. Add to this the sinister machinations of the underworld bosses and hitmen, and Clancy is a man beset on all sides by ineptitude, perfidy, and malice. The author is careful not to put his protagonist on a pedestal however. Clancy is neither incredibly wise nor remarkably principled; he possesses instead common sense, a vague idea of duty, and a gritty stoicism. These qualities are sufficient to see him through his tough assignments, and in the final account, also distinguish him from just about every other character in the novel. The relentlessness of Clancy's work and the endlessness of his days and nights are emphasized by the chapter breaks, which record the exact time and date of his round-the-clock schedule. Clancy is exhausted, and Fish periodically reminds us of the scant hours of sleep that his character gets. Although his orders are to guard the marked man Rossi, Clancy, compelled by something more than his fears of losing his job, begins to investigate the things he is not supposed to question, let alone suppose an answer for. He is over his head and working beyond the scope of his given duty but in this story, what exactly that duty is and to whom he owes it become increasingly hazy
 
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controlled identity Pike, Robert L., 1912-1981

Fish, R. L.
Fish, Robert L.
Fish, Robert L. 1912-1981
Fish, Robert Lloyd.
Fish Robert Lloyd 1912-1981
Lamprey, A. C., 1912-1981
Lawrence, Roberts
Pike, Robert L.
Robert L. Fish Amerikaans romanschrijver (1912-1981)
Robert L. Fish écrivain américain
Robert L. Fish escritor estadounidense
Robert L. Fish US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Roberts, Lawrence, 1912-1981
Ρομπέρ Λ. Φις
Пайк, Роберт
رابرت ال. فیش نویسنده آمریکایی
റോബർട്ട് എൽ. ഫിഷ്
フィッシュ, ロバート・L.
ロバート・L・フィッシュ
Languages
English (194)
French (20)
Spanish (14)
Dutch (6)
Danish (4)
German (2)
Finnish (2)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (1)
Polish (1)
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