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Beck, K. K.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 122 publications in 3 languages and 9,567 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Miscellanea  Short stories  Young adult works  Detective and mystery stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.E248, 813.54
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Publications about K. K Beck
Publications by K. K Beck
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Most widely held works by K. K Beck
Unwanted attentions by K. K Beck( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Unwanted attentions are what Benjamin Knapp has been lavishing upon Rebecca Kendall for fifteen years
Electric City by K. K Beck( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
PI Jane da Silva investigates the disappearance of Irene March, an employee of a Seattle clipping service who won $20,000 on the TV show, Jeopardy. It seems March used the information she obtained from the clippings to engage in blackmail. By the author of Amateur Night
Cold smoked by K. K Beck( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
PI Jane da Silva investigates the murder of a woman at a seafood convention in Seattle, a probe that turns into an expose of the fishing industry, including environmental damage to the seas. Lots of detail on salmon farms. By the author of A Hopeless Case
Bad neighbors by K. K Beck( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in French and English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
When the Heffernans move in next door, the stressed-out Jamisons are overjoyed. Super-organized Sue Heffernan helps with cooking, housework, looks after the Jamison girls--this on top of her own family. But one day Sue collects. A tale of seduction and murder
Peril under the palms by K. K Beck( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
"A Walker mystery"--Spine. Iris Cooper, the flapper sleuth, travels to Honolulu with her aunt and a friend. There she finds herself involved in a murder investigation and a mysterious "woman in white."
The body in the Volvo by K. K Beck( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
A young professor inherits a repair garage of dubious honesty and with it the body of his department head in a junked car
A hopeless case : a mystery novel by K. K Beck( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 642 libraries worldwide
Jane da Silva knows a Cole Porter tune and a silky voice will only carry you so far through the urbane cabarets of Europe. So when the young widow's "eccentric" Uncle Harold dies, she jets back to the States to claim the fortune she dearly needs to ransom her Visa card. Unfortunately, Jane finds her inheritance conditional and her situation critical. It seems Uncle Harold and his old-codger cronies are part of a secret society dedicated to aiding and abetting offbeat lost causes, and Jane must carry on her uncle's "work" if she expects to see anything resembling a windfall. But just how far will the chic expatriate go when her "hopeless case" forces her to mingle with a sleaze-ball lawyer, a scheming psychiatrist, a sinister New Age cult, a stone-cold corpse--and a ruthless murderer'
Amateur night by K. K Beck( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
It's been a long time since she solved her first "hopeless case" and Jane da Silva is running out of money. Her Uncle Harold's bizarre will provides her with a handsome income if she successfully runs his Foundation for Righting Wrongs and pleases its crusty old board of directors. Through Calvin Mason, the young attorney who befriends her, she finds a new hopeless case. A real hopeless case. Kevin Shea is a teenage drug addict convicted of holding up a pharmacy and killing the druggist's wife. Kevin is such a low-life even his mother is convinced he's guilty and glad he's behind bars. Now it appears there was a witness to the murders, a young woman whose prescription was being filled at the time of the murder. The witness might be able to prove that Kevin is innocent of the murder. Jane learns that four women with the same name all live in remote areas of Vancouver Island, one of them the missing witness. There's someone else who wants to find the missing witness too, someone who isn't afraid to turn to murder when Jane gets too close for comfort. Jane's breath-taking and dangerous romp through the northern wilderness leads her to the Tip Top Club, a stripper bar, where she faces down the clever killerand wraps up a satisfactory hopeless case, proving that everyone deserves justice
We interrupt this broadcast by K. K Beck( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
A few days after Alice Jordan starts a new job at a classical radio station in Seattle, the sales manager is murdered. Alice turns sleuth and discovers the man was running an escort service. Suspects include a bevy of call girls
The body in the cornflakes by K. K Beck( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Ted Constantino is assistant manager (read troubleshooter) of Galaxy Foods supermarket in Seattle. The store is owned by patriarch Karl Krogstad, and the entire Krogstad family is involved in running it. That even includes insufferable grandson Lance, recent recipient of a degree in food management, earlier recipient of the title of The Slowest Checker in the History of the Retail Grocery Business. The Krogstad offspring have always expected to inherit this
Murder in a mummy case by K. K Beck( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Madame Sophie's usually brilliant mediumistic performance was spoiled by a sudden blackout and eerie, unexplained screams and knockings. Chan, the perfect Chinese butler, suddenly was no longer there. Neither was his silver salver. And when pretty Stanford University student Iris Cooper's beau, Clarence Brockhurst, took her upstairs to meet his mummy, they found that 5,000-year-old Ra-Hotep had been ousted from his sarcophagus by the dead body of a scantily clad young woman. Someone at the Brockhursts' palatial Burlingame, California estate that beautiful spring week in 1928 had committed the perfect crime--without a weapon, without a motive. Was it, as Madame Sophie insisted, the mummy's curse? Or a cold, clever killer on the prowl?
Death in a deck chair by K. K Beck( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Affairs were taking an unpleasant turn on board the grand old luxury liner HMS Irenia; a mysterious warning, a case of blackmail, an impossible murder. In the summer of 1927, a ruthless killer was on the move, the Irenia was days away from land, and there was no place to hid
The revenge of Kali-Ra by K. K Beck( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
A famous actress falls under the spell of a femme fatale, a character in a 1920s novel. The actress commissions a film so she can play the part, but reviving the memory of Kali-Ra, the Queen of Doom, is not a good idea and the whole thing ends in mayhem and murder. A farce on Hollywood by the author of We Interrupt This Broadcast
Opal : a life of enchantment, mystery, and madness by K. K Beck( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"In 1920, Americans were captivated by the childhood diary of Opal Whiteley, an enigmatic young woman from a small logging town in the Northwest. The diary, which Whiteley claimed a cruel foster sister had torn to shreds many years before, was painstakingly pasted together before publication. It chronicled Opal's adventures in the forests of Oregon at the age of seven and was hailed as a revelatory portrait of a child's relationship to God and the natural world. It also contained strange clues to a mystery surrounding the child's birth. Why were parts of the diary - written in crayon on old paper bags and butcher paper - in French? And who were the mysterious Angel Mother and Father the child referred to?"
Young Mrs. Cavendish & the Kaiser's men by K. K Beck( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
After surviving the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire that killed her parents ten years ago, Maude Teasdale Cavendish has been busy raising her baby brother, getting married and divorced, and writing the society column for the San Francisco Globe. Her dream is to one day stop going to boring parties and instead cover the newspaper's police beat. While attending yet another party, she is kidnapped by a group of Hindus and escapes. When the original target goes missing, Maude knows she has her front-page story. With the help of her brother George and a mysterious baron she uncovers a plot that could have international consequences
The tell-tale tattoo and other stories by K. K Beck( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Fake by K. K Beck( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Snitch by K. K Beck( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Sisters in crime 5 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Without a trace by K. K Beck( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Beck, Kathrine
Marris, Kathrine
ベック, K. K
Languages
English (103)
French (7)
Japanese (1)
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