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Prather, Richard S.

Overview
Works: 193 works in 721 publications in 13 languages and 7,039 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3531.R14, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Richard S Prather
Publications by Richard S Prather
Publications by Richard S Prather, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Richard S Prather
Shellshock by Richard S Prather( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
When P.I. Shell Scott locates gangster Claude Romanelle's missing daughter Michelle, Scott finds Romanelle shot dead and himself the next target
The Amber Effect : a Shell Scott novel by Richard S Prather( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Just when surefire shamus Shell Scott was thinking that unannounced naked women don't show up on his doorstep frequently enough, a Miss Naked USA contestant and next-door neighbor comes knocking with nothing on. But the real knockout is her story: someone tried to kill her and is now dead on her floor! This private eye can't believe what he's seeing! Before Scott can even ask where she kept the weapon, she's disappeared and our private dick is stuck with the stiff?
The Kubla Khan caper by Richard S Prather( Book )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 119 libraries worldwide
"Shell Scott, anyone? This one starts when a man named Ormano Monaco decides to celebrate the opening of his posh hotel in Palm Desert, the Kubla Khan, by staging a beauty contest and instead ends up with a couple of murders. Naturally he calls you know who." --
The meandering corpse by Richard S Prather( Book )
17 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 93 libraries worldwide
I could see the beach robe Zazu had been wearing, but couldn''t see her. Then the pool''s surface rippled and tossed darts of sunlight at my eyes, and I could see Zazu quite well. She was wearing either the latest thing in jazzy bathing suits or nothing at all. She reached the ladder and started to climb up it, nonchalant as a bird--a jaybird. ""Hi,"" I said brightly, ""you can see I''m working."" She started down the ladder until the water was almost up to her waist. ""Do you always swim in the nude, dear?"" I said. ""It feels good. Probably I won''t do it when I''m older."" ""I thought that
Take a murder, darling by Richard S Prather( Book )
16 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Shell Scott acts as body guard to beautiful women and one in particular could lead to murder
Kill the clown by Richard S Prather( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 39 libraries worldwide
When danger rolls into town I have one eye open -- my most private eye - while the other is focusing on a fiery fury of a lady. Surrounded by more underworld celebrities than San Quentin and Sing Sing combined, can you believe that I was the King of Clowns? That's right, but I thought my role was to rescue any poor damsel in distress. Too bad that maiden wasn't planning to rescue me from the next social event planned in town - my funeral -and it was up to me to crash the party while keeping cool below the belt
Strip for murder by Richard S Prather( Book )
17 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Shell Scott, a not-so-private investigator, has a new type of case; he has to bare it all. But this case requires no fancy P.I. accessories ... in fact, it doesn't require any accessories: he's got to find a murderer in a nudist colony. Experienced nudists and adventurous visitors frolic about the colony---oh, and so does a deranged killer. Wearing nothing but his gun, Shell has to reveal the murderer in this entrancing mystery novel ... and that's the naked truth. One of Prather's personal favorites!
Find this woman by Richard S Prather( Book )
22 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"Shell Scott, that rough and tumble trouble shooter, has to find a missing wife. In wide-open, carnival-mad Las Vegas, he catches up with her -- and with murder, intrigue and enough beautiful dames to put the hell in the famed Las Vegas Helldorado." --
Case of the vanishing beauty by Richard S Prather( Book )
18 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"One Beauty vanished from sight. Another dead in a hail of bullets. Would the lovely Lina be next? Even here in the drizzly rain outside the El Cuchillo, she was hotter than a welder's torch. Here's your chance to meet Shell Scott, the sharpest Private Eye you've ever known -- the darling of all dames, the envy of all guys." --
Everybody had a gun by Richard S Prather( Book )
21 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Shell Scott. He''s a guy with a pistol in his pocket and murder on his mind. The crime world''s public enemy number one, this Casanova is a sucker for a damsel in distress. When a pair of lovely legs saunters into his office, he can''t help but take the job, even when the case is a killer. Shell feels like a walking, talking target. He''s not an easy guy to mistake for someone else, with his gray eyes, broken nose and missing ear tip, but who would want to take a shot at such a stunning and attractive man? Something''s fishy in the state of Denmark when Shell finds he is dodging bullets and it
Dig that crazy grave by Richard S Prather( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 30 libraries worldwide
"Death is just around the coroner when you're Shell Scott roaming the streets with a nose for danger and a sharp eye for the dames. On a trail leading from the high-class mortuary to the local cemetery, I realized the mob wanted me exactly where I was-as a permanent resident!"--Page 4 of cover
Pattern for panic by Richard S Prather( Book )
11 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Shell Scott. He''s a guy with a pistol in his pocket and murder on his mind. The crime world''s public enemy number one, this Casanova is a sucker for a damsel in distress. When a pair of lovely legs saunters into his office, he can''t help but take the job, even when the case is a killer. He's South of the border and crackin' down on crime. There's a fierce crime wave running rampant throughout Mexico that's got Shell in the mood for some hot tamales, wet tequila and justice. But who would have guessed that the police are involved in the scam? Shell's got his work cut out for him, but that do
Bodies in Bedlam by Richard S Prather( Book )
20 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 29 libraries worldwide
""As far as I''m concerned, Richard S. Prather was the King of the paperback P.I writers of the 60s. Shell Scott should be in the Top Ten of any readers list of favorite private eyes.""--Robert J. RandisiFor four decades, Richard S. Prather published over 40 works of detective fiction, most featuring his clever, cad-about-town hero, Shell Scott. Known for their arched humor, punchy dialogue, and sunny Southern California locale, the Shell Scott books represent one of the greatest private eye collections ever produced.BODIES IN BEDLAMA Shell Scott MysteryShell Scott. He''s a guy with a pistol i
Dead man's walk by Richard S Prather( Book )
12 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"Three dead, and Shell Scott to go... It was a charming island. Just like the travel posters said: white beaches, blue lagoons, and exotic girls in bikinis. Plenty of local color, too. Like three dead bodies and a voodoo priest who sticks pins in dolls and waits for you to die." --
Over her dear body by Richard S Prather( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Cover; Dedication; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty
The Cheim manuscript by Richard S Prather( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Wilfred Jefferson Jellicoe is nowhere to be found. And the person missing him most, his ex-wife, hires Shell Scott to find him. Though alimony payments may be her motive to pursue his trail, Hollywood producer, Gideon Cheim, has another reason for calling on Scott to track this man down. For Cheim has entrusted Jellicoe with his autobiography, only to be published post-mortem. Is it coincidental that the Cheim manuscript has disappeared with the man responsible for it while Cheim lies in his hospital bed nearing death? Scott doubts that--and is determined to discover what it is that his client
Joker in the deck by Richard S Prather( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"Deuces wild? Hell, everything was wild in this game, where the stakes were murder and all the suspects were wearing poker faces. Somebody was holding a real pat hand, somebody who wanted to make sure that the deck was solidly stacked against Shell Scott. It was up to Shell to draw to an inside straight -- in a fat hurry -- or else wind up in a joker's grave." --
Always leave 'em dying by Richard S Prather( Book )
19 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Always Leave 'Em Dying
The Trojan Hearse by Richard S Prather( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Cover; Dedication; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty
The cockeyed corpse by Richard S Prather( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Dedication ; Contents ; Chapter One ; Chapter Two ; Chapter Three ; Chapter Four ; Chapter Five ; Chapter Six ; Chapter Seven ; Chapter Eight ; Chapter Nine ; Chapter Ten ; Chapter Eleven ; Chapter Twelve ; Chapter Thirteen ; Chapter Fourteen ; Chapter Fifteen ; Chapter Sixteen ; Chapter Seventeen ; Chapter Eighteen ; Chapter Nineteen ; Chapter Twenty
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Knight, David, 1921-2007

Knight David 1921-2007
Prater, Richard
Prater, Richard Skott
Prāters, R. S., 1921-
Prather, R.S., 1921-2007
Prather, Richard.
Prather Richard 1921-2007
Prather, Richard S.
Prather Richard S. 1921-2007
Prather, Richard Scott
Prather, Richard Scott 1921-2007
Richard S. Prather Amerikaans schrijver (1921-2007)
Richard S. Prather amerikansk författare
Richard S. Prather amerikansk skribent
Richard S. Prather écrivain américain
Richard S. Prather escriptor estatunidenc
Richard S. Prather escritor estadounidense
Richard S. Prather scrittore statunitense
Richard S. Prather yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija
Ring, Douglas.
Ring Douglas 1921-2007
Thomas, Eric
Thomas, Eric 1921-2007
Пратер, Ричард С., 1921-
Пратер, Ричард Скотт
Пратор, Ричард, 1921-
プラザー, リチャード・S.
プレイザー, リチャード
リチャード・S・プラザー
Languages
English (189)
Finnish (23)
Spanish (15)
French (12)
Dutch (12)
Danish (8)
Italian (4)
Russian (4)
German (3)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Czech (1)
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