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Beck, Michael 1949-

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Works: 93 works in 507 publications in 6 languages and 22,057 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Drama  Legal stories  Biography  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Musical films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3557.R5355, 813.54
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Publications about Michael Beck
Publications by Michael Beck
Most widely held works by Michael Beck
The appeal by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,702 libraries worldwide
Wall street millionaire Carl Trudeau purchases an unsuspecting Mississippi State Supreme Court judge candidate when a lower court rules against one of his chemical companies for dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply causing a cancer cluster
The summons by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,143 libraries worldwide
Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. For the first time since A Time to Kill, the author returns to Ford County, Mississippi, a place rich in colorful characters and dark family secrets, for his latest legal thriller
The Broker by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,948 libraries worldwide
John Grisham, delivers another legal thriller of unparalled suspense. With fourteen years left on a twenty-year sentence, notorious Washington power broker, Joel Blackman, receives a surprise pardon from a lame-duck president. He is smuggled out of the country on a military cargo plane, given a new identity, and tucked away in a small town in Italy. But Blackman has serious enemies from his past. As the CIA watches him closely, the question is not whether he will be killed, but rather who will kill him first
The last juror by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,852 libraries worldwide
In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began
The king of torts by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,376 libraries worldwide
A washed-up public defender's latest case takes an unexpected turn when he discovers evidence of a conspiracy involving a large drug company and a lawsuit with a huge potential settlement
Sycamore row by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
Vlak voor zijn dood wijzigt een rijke man, die eind jaren tachtig van de 20e eeuw woont in een racistisch stadje in Mississippi, zijn testament: hij onterft zijn familie en laat alles na aan zijn zwarte huishoudster. Vervolg op 'A time to kill'
A time to kill by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 997 libraries worldwide
In Clanton, Mississippi, two men rape a ten-year-old girl. It's horrible, and the town reacts with proper respect for the facts. Until the girl's father takes justice into his own hands with a newly acquired assault rifle. That turns Clanton inside out, and for ten days the city is a nightmare, caught in the glare of burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire. Through it all, Jake Brigance, attorney for the defense, struggles to save his client's life, and then his own!
The warriors by Walter Hill( visu )
47 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 956 libraries worldwide
The Warriors, a New York City street gang, are unfairly blamed for the death of a rival gang leader. Now they must fight for their lives against armies of gangs that outnumber the police 5 to 1!
The brethren by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 951 libraries worldwide
In a minimum security federal prison, home to drug dealers, swindlers, and tax evaders, three former judges meet each day to write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, and dispense jailhouse justice. They also spend hours hatching schemes to make money. When one of their schemes goes awry, snaring an innocent on the outside, the Brethren's days of quietly marking time are over
The runaway jury by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Goes behind the doors of a jury room to reveal what happens among members of a jury in the middle of deliberations as one powerful leader of the jury works to sway the verdict
The street lawyer by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 libraries worldwide
A lawyer working his way to the top of a giant D.C. firm discovers a dirty secret that involves his employers, and leaves with a top-secret file
The partner by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
Four years after a lawyer stages his own death and steals a fortune from his ex-law firm's offshore account, he is discovered in a small Brazilian town
The rainmaker by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
The story of a young man barely out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt and ruthless companies in America--and exposing a complex, multi-bilion dollar insurance scam
The chamber by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 719 libraries worldwide
When a young lawyer asks to take over the case of a death-row inmate, accused of bombing the offices of a civil rights advocate 22 years earlier, his reasons don't seem immediately clear
A darkness more than night by Michael Connelly( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Terrence McCaleb is asked by the LAPD to help them investigate a series of murders that have them baffled. They are the kind of ritualized killings that McCaleb specialized in solving with the FBI, and he is reluctantly drawn from his peaceful new life back into the horror and excitement of tracking down a terrifying homicidal maniac. More horrifying still, the suspect who seems to fit the profile that McCaleb develops is someone he has known and worked with in the past: Detective Harry Bosch
Xanadu by Robert Greenwald( visu )
24 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 563 libraries worldwide
Danny, an aging musician who wants to open a nightclub, and Sonny, a young artist, are both searching for inspiration. Kira, a beautiful mythical muse, is brought to earth in order to help both men fulfill their dreams
My life by Bill Clinton( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
The former president looks back on his life and career, discussing his youth and education, his early public service, his years as governor of Arkansas, and his accomplishments during two terms in the White House
Sam Elliott double feature : Gone to Texas and Blue River ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Gone to Texas: The true-life story of Sam Houston, the frontier hero and statesman whose bravery and vision led to the creation of the Republic of Texas. The wife of a brutal sheriff falls for a condemned prisoner. She helps him escape. Together they do their best to elude the sheriff who has vowed to get his wife back and to take vengeance on the outlaw
Gone to Texas ( visu )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
The true-life story of Sam Houston, the frontier hero and statesman whose bravery and vision led to the creation of the Republic of Texas
The Golden seal by Steve Railsback( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 178 libraries worldwide
The golden seal used to live among the Aleut people as a benevolent, protective spirit but when man began to hunt her, she vanished. According to legend, she will come back one day in the middle of a ferocious storm to someone pure in heart. None pass the test except for a boy who, pure and undaunted, befriends her rather than lusts for the bounty placed upon her pelt
 
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Michael Beck acteur américain
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Michael Beck Amerikaans acteur
Michael Beck amerikansk skådespelare
Michael Beck amerikansk skodespelar
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Michael Beck amerykański aktor
Michael Beck attore statunitense
Michael Beck pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat
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