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Curtis, Howard 1949-

Works: 70 works in 168 publications in 2 languages and 10,856 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Legal stories  History  Biography  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Translator, Instrumentalist, Performer
Classifications: PQ4903.A665, 853.92
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Publications about Howard Curtis
Publications by Howard Curtis
Most widely held works by Howard Curtis
Mary of Nazareth : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 948 libraries worldwide
A fictional account of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, captures the turbulent world of an idealistic young woman who risks everything to bring a much-needed miracle to her people
A walk in the dark by Gianrico Carofiglio( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend, the son of a powerful local judge, of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf and one lawyer after another refuses to represent her
The lost girls of Rome by Donato Carrisi( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
A forensic analyst in Rome investigates the supposedly accidental death of her own husband and uncovers a series of disappearances that may have connections to an ancient, secret society
Total chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Jean-Claude Izzo's . . . growing literary renown and huge sales are leading to a recognizable new trend in continental fiction: the rise of the sophisticated Mediterranean thriller. . . . Caught between pride and crime, racism and fraternity, tragedy and light, messy urbanization and generous beauty, the city for detective Fabio Montale is a Utopia, an ultimate port of call for exiles. There, he is torn between fatalism and revolt, despair and sensualism. - The Economist This first installment in the legendary "Marseilles Trilogy" sees Fabio Montale turning his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and taking the fight against the mafia into his own hands. Jean-Claude Izzo achieved astoundingly rapid success with his "Marseilles Trilogy". He died in Marseilles in 2000 at the age of 55
A death in Tuscany by Michele Giuttari( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Michele, Florence's chief superintendent, delves deeper into the death of an unidentified girl found in a small town when he suspects something is amiss about the authorities' rushed conclusion that she died from a drug overdose
Uncle Charles has locked himself in by Georges Simenon( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Charles Dupeux, a humble book-keeper, comes home from work as usual but instead of sitting down to dinner, he locks himself in the attic. Precise details are given of the seedy, prosaic, unsentimental world of the French suburbs in this tale of "human suffering and depravity."
The officers' ward by Marc Dugain( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 427 libraries worldwide
In the first days of shooting in 1914, Officer Adrien F., a lieutenant in the French army, is hit by mortar fire and part of his face is blasted away. Never to know the terrible hardships his comrades will suffer in the trenches, he is sent to a hospital on the outskirts of Paris to a closed ward without mirrors, specifically reserved for those who have been disfigured. Adrien's world becomes this one room, and his war the endless round of pain and reconstructive surgery. But among these men a special bond of friendship is created, and when their select group is joined by a beautiful woman, Adrien discovers that hope and humanity and humor can endure even in there, in the officer's ward. "The Officer's Ward won the Prix des Libraires, the Prix Deux Magots, the Prix Notre tremps, the Prix Litterarire du Rotary Club International and the Prix du Rotary Premier Roman. It was also shortlisted for the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise
The past is a foreign country by Gianrico Carofiglio( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
As world-weary Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless nights hunting for the serial rapist terrorizing his city, trainee lawyer Giorgio is befriended by dangerously charismatic Francesco. Slowly the innocent Giorgio is lured into a corrupt world of beautiful women and casual violence. Then one terrifying night Giorgio is forced to realize just how far he has left his past behind
A sun for the dying by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Homeless Rico travels from Paris to Marseilles, seeking warmth both of the climate and of the soul
Zulu by Caryl Férey( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Ali Neuman, the chief of the Cape Town police crime unit, investigates the murder of Nicole Wiese, found in the city's botanical gardens, and the trail soon leads him to a brutal narcotics gang with links to a former official
The silence of the wave by Gianrico Carofiglio( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
An under-cover Roman policeman ravaged by guilt meets a woman on the run from her past. Every Monday and Thursday, Roberto Marías crosses Rome on foot for his appointment with his psychiatrist. There he sits in silence, flooded by memories of a past that has left him devastated. A chance meeting with a woman named Emma, also ravaged by a profound guilt, begin to painfully revive him
Solea by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Ex-cop, loner, and would-be bon vivant, Fabio Montale is back. His heartfelt cry against the criminal forces devastating his beloved Marseilles provides the touching conclusion to a trilogy that epitomizes the aspirations and ideals of the Mediterranean noir movement
In the sea there are crocodiles [based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari : a novel] by Fabio Geda( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs, don't use weapons, and don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. Ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself. In a book that takes a true story and shapes it into a beautiful piece of fiction, Italian novelist Fabio Geda describes Enaiatollah's remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he finally managed to claim political asylum aged fifteen - container
Who is Lou Sciortino? by Ottavio Cappellani( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Cappellani's wildly entertaining Mafia comedy takes readers into the unhinged world of a family that makes the Sopranos look like the Waltons in this exhilarating debut from one of Italy's brightest young talents
Necropolis by Santiago Gamboa( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
An author attends a conference featuring a series of extraordinary life stories, where the story of formerly troubled evangelical pastor José Maturana captures his imagination and causes him to seek answers when Maturana is later found dead
A death in Calabria by Michele Giuttari( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
The new Chief Superintendent Ferrara case by the author of A Florentine Death
The shadow of what we were by Luis Sepúlveda( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Three old members of Chile's Socialist Liberation Army have been summoned by the anarchist known as The Shadow to carry out one last revolutionary mission. The Shadow disappears before he can meet with them, though, and now one of them must take over--and who better than the reckless and bumbling Coco Aravena?
The lost sailors by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
In this moving investigation into the human comedy, the men aboard an impounded freighter in the port of Marseilles are divided: Wait for the money owed them, or accept their fate and abandon ship? Captain Abdul Aziz is determined to save his charge and do the right thing by his men
Tierra del fuego by Francisco Coloane( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
A collection of nine short stories set in the bleak and unforgiving landscape of Chile's southern islands explores the harsh reality of the baseness of human nature
The death of a Mafia don by Michele Giuttari( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
An atmospheric mystery by Florence's former Head of Police
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