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Howe, Melodie Johnson

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Works: 15 works in 37 publications in 3 languages and 1,946 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Drama 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PS3558.O8926, 813.54
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Publications about Melodie Johnson Howe
Publications by Melodie Johnson Howe
Most widely held works by Melodie Johnson Howe
The mother shadow by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 libraries worldwide
After a suicide, two oddball female sleuths investigate a coin collection that is anything but small change Maggie Hill’s life has become temporary. Her marriage was temporary, her jobs are temporary, and if work doesn’t pick up, her time in California might be temporary, too. Her latest employer is Ellis Kenilworth, an aging coin expert with a first-rate collection and a tenth-rate family. One morning, he has Maggie type up a codicil to his will, changing the document so that his million-dollar rare-coin collection goes not to his kin, but to a woman named Claire Conrad. By the end of the day, the codicil has vanished, and Kenilworth has killed himself with a shotgun. When the hyena-like family starts to circle Maggie, she reaches out to Conrad. The heiress is an eccentric private detective who wears only black and white—and whose sense of honesty is as clear-cut as her wardrobe. Together, they fight to protect an old man’s final wish, battling against a family so greedy that they would steal the coins right out of the dead man’s hand
Beauty dies : a Claire Conrad/Maggie Hill mystery by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
In New York, PI Claire Conrad is accosted by a topless dancer who tells her a famous model did not commit suicide and she has a video to prove it. But before she can show it, she is killed. Conrad's probe leads her into the world of fashion. By the author of The Mother Shadow
City of mirrors by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
"Running out of money, Diana Poole is forced to go back to the only work she knows: acting. Her much-loved husband and movie-star mother have died, and now Diana is over thirty-five. In Hollywood that means she might as well be dead. Still, a few key people remember her talent, and she lands a role in a new movie. But an actress should never get her hopes up, especially when she discovers the female lead's murdered body. Raised in her mother's shadow, Diana knows people in 'the business' will go to dangerous lengths to protect their images. When her own life and career are threatened, Diana decides to fight back and find the killer. But unmasking the surprising murderer isn't that easy, especially when she uncovers what's real--and unreal--in her own life"--P. [2] of dust jacket
Hook, line & sinister by T. Jefferson Parker( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Collects sixteen mystery short stories involving fishing, including a tale of an unlucky fly fisherman, a darkly amusing fishing community, and deadly bad sportsmen
Shooting Hollywood the Diana Poole stories by Melodie Johnson Howe( file )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A forty-year-old actress tries to make a comeback—but death keeps getting in the way Diana Poole was the last of the starlets. A vibrant blonde with a quick wit and sharp intelligence, she was on her way to the top when Colin Hudson changed her mind about being famous. He was the finest screenwriter in Hollywood, and loved her well enough that she lost the acting bug forever. When he dies, he leaves Diana lonely, broke, and verging on middle age—a combination that’s difficult anywhere, but toxic in Hollywood. Thankfully, Diana still knows how to play the game. Working her old contacts and hustling for a job, she contends with crazy young ingenues, lecherous studio heads, and the cutthroat attention of her fellow fading beauties. But there’s an added twist: On and off the set, she can’t help stumbling over dead bodies. Tragedy follows Diana Poole, and in Hollywood, tragedy comes cheap
Rabbit, run ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"John Updike's searing novel of a dreamer's disllusionment comes achingly alive on-screen in a compellingly moving and bracingly frank adaptation. Rabbit Angstrom (James Caan) is a 26-year-old unskilled worker living in Reading, PA, where he yearns for his glory days of being the fastest, most explosive athlete his high school had ever seen. Now, trapped in a loveless marriage to an alcoholic (Carrie Snodgress) pregnant with their unplanned child, Rabbit's lifetime of bad choices starts closing in on him fast. Desperate for a fresh start, Rabbit does what he does best: run. But when he hits the open road and takes up with a sometime prostitute (Anjanette Comer), he discovers what can happen when you trade the devil you know for the devil you don't."--Container
Shadow of the Corps by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
In Schönheit sterben Kriminalroman by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Schattenfrau Kriminalroman = The mother shadow by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
La belle est bien morte by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
La monnaie de sa pièce by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Schattenfrau : Kriminalroman by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Ride to hangman's tree ( visu )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Three pals rob a stagecoach and then try to stay ahead of the law
Acting tips by Melodie Johnson Howe( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The mother shadow by Melodie Johnson Howe( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Howe, M. J. (Melodie Johnson)
Johnson Howe, Melodie
Johnson, Melodie
Languages
English (30)
German (2)
French (2)
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