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Curtis, Howard 1949-

Works: 102 works in 289 publications in 2 languages and 15,402 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Legal stories  Suspense fiction  Novels  Noir fiction  Biographical fiction  War stories  History 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ4867.I7998, 843.914
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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 873 libraries worldwide
The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth ... Miriam?also known as Mary?was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam?s father is saved from crucifixion. Barabbas, flush with the success of the rescue, is intent on leading a full-scale rebellion against Herod and the Romans. Along with Mary and her father, he speaks before Jewish leaders who have gathered from various communities. Miriam feels great frustration as the men endlessly debate morality, the wisdom of rebellion, and the nature of God?s will. Having almost lost her father, and knowing she will be ostracized, she nevertheless speaks out against the use of violence. And to her surprise, one man, Joseph, listens. He offers to take her to Magdala, where she will be allowed to study in the company of intelligent, well-read women. This rare opportunity sets into motion a series of events that will change Miriam?s life?and the history of the Jewish people?forever. Based on extensive historical and biblical scholarship, Mary of Nazareth is a revealing, utterly captivating portrait of a woman whose story we only thought we knew
The lost girls of Rome by Donato Carrisi( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 648 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
A walk in the dark by Gianrico Carofiglio( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 545 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. Guido Guerrieri knows the case could bring his legal career to a premature and messy end but he cannot resist the appeal of a hopeless cause. Nor deny an attraction to Sister Claudia, the young woman in charge of the shelter where Martina is living, who shares his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice
The dark heart of Florence by Michele Giuttari( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
After enduring years at the mercy of an infamous serial killer, the people of Florence rejoice at news of his death-- until a senator is found brutally murdered. To Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara the case is very much alive. But, with a powerful adversary conspiring against him, he is trapped in a spiral of corruption and deadly speculation. As the truth comes to light, Ferrara is left standing face-to-face with something truly rotten at the heart of the city
Total chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 448 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 )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 423 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
The African equation by Yasmina Khadra( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
"Kurt Krausmann's settled existence as a Frankfurt doctor is torn apart when his wife commits suicide. Unable to make sense of what happened, he agrees to join his friend Hans on a humanitarian mission to the Comoros. But as they sail through the Gulf of Aden their boat is boarded by pirates. The two men are taken hostage and imprisoned in a cave on the East African coast. Their ordeal is just beginning: the hostile kidnappers and environment will test their endurance to the limit. Through all of this, even as he focuses on survival and escape, what can Kurt learn about his captors, the land he's been brought to and, more importantly, himself?"--Front book flap
Uncle Charles has locked himself in by Georges Simenon( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 403 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 )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 383 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 silence of the wave by Gianrico Carofiglio( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 379 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
A death in Calabria by Michele Giuttari( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
One of the wildest and most beautiful regions in Italy, known for its rugged coastline and mountains, Calabria is also home to the deadly 'Ndrangheta. An organized Mafia crime operation more feared in Italy than the Cosa Nostra or the Camorra, it is shrouded in mystery. Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara of Italy's elite Anti-Mafia Investigation Department is tasked with investigating the deaths of several Calabria citizens--some in New York, some in the small, isolated villages that dot the Calabrian countryside. To get to the bottom of the case, Ferrara has to infiltrate the village of San Piero d'Aspromonte, deep in the Calabrian mountains. And there, he must put his life on the line to learn more about a family at the center of an ancient, bloody feud
The past is a foreign country by Gianrico Carofiglio( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 328 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
Traitors to all by Giorgio Scerbanenco( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
A lawyer who has spent time in prison with Duca is found drowned in one of the Milanese canals. Duca is contacted by a friend of the dead lawyer to perform surgery on a woman who after the operation confesses that although she is due to marry a wealthy butcher, is really in love with another man, the friend of the lawyer. Shortly afterwards, she is killed together with her lover. Duca discovers that the two events are linked and starts to unravel an arms and drugs trafficking business, centered in an understated trattoria, of which the two were part
The black rose of Florence by Michele Giuttari( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
A beautiful young woman, a member of the Florentine jet set, is found dead - choked to death - in her apartment. She has been left naked on her bed, a black rose on her body. Chief Superindendent Michele Ferrara, just back from Rome, is all too familiar with the dark side of Florence. But he is up against a mysterious, powerful enemy who would do anything to hide his identity, and manages to controls events at every turn. As more violent deaths occur, Ferrara has to face the most insidious investigation in all his career and must confront deadly secrets from his own past
Solea by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 306 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
Zulu by Caryl Férey( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 306 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
A sun for the dying by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Homeless Rico travels from Paris to Marseilles, seeking warmth both of the climate and of the soul
The death of a Mafia don by Michele Giuttari( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
A bomb explodes in the centre of Florence, hitting the car of Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara of the elite Squadra Mobile. The attack rocks the ancient city to its foundations. Ferrara was clearly the target - and he did, after all, just controversially imprison notorious Mafia boss Salvatore Laprua
The brotherhood of book hunters by Raphaël Jérusalmy( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
"François Villon, wayward poet and notorious outlaw, disappeared from view in 1436, aged 32. Nothing is known of what happened to him after he was banished from France. Jerusalmy's novel starts where the history books cut out, finding Villon as he languishes in jail. To escape execution, he enters into a questionable relationship with a bishop in the pay of Louis XI. All Villon has to do to earn his freedom is to convince a printer and bookseller to move from Mayence to Paris, telling him that by doing so he'll be better able to circulate progressive ideas that aren't approved of in Rome. But, not surprisingly, Villon's task is not as simple as it sounds. Part spy novel, part bibliographic treaty, with a good measure of subversion and poetry thrown in, and the odd hoax, The Brotherhood of Book Hunters blends history and legend in a rich, complex tale of plots and counterplots."--
Necropolis by Santiago Gamboa( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 272 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
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Howard Curtis Translator
Ховард Кертис
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