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Beck, Michael 1949-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 368 publications in 4 languages and 22,858 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Legal stories  Suspense fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories  Action and adventure films  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Historical 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 )
28 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,784 libraries worldwide
When a judge returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste in a small Mississippi town, the company's billionaire owner seeks to influence the appeal process by using his money to "buy" a seat on the state Supreme Court
The summons by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 2,320 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
Sycamore row by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,274 libraries worldwide
When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history
The broker by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,051 libraries worldwide
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 )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,997 libraries worldwide
In 1970s Mississippi, nine years after receiving a life sentence for rape and murder, the son of a brutally powerful bootlegging family is paroled and jurors start turning up dead
The king of torts by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,525 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
The brethren by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,078 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
A time to kill by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
31 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
A tale of uncertain justice in a small Missisppi town that probes the savage depths of racial violence. A young defense attorney struggles to prove his case and stay alive
The runaway jury by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
In a landmark tobacco trial the jury starts to behave strangely. Are they being manipulated or even controlled?
The street lawyer by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 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 rainmaker by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 882 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 partner by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
They watched Danilo Silva for days before they grabbed him. He was living alone in a modest house. No evidence was seen of the fortune they thought he had stolen. Danilo had a past. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young law partner. One cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car. All that was buried were his ashes. Patrick watched the funeral from a distance. He fled. Then a fortune was stolen from his form. So he fled some more. And then they found him
The chamber by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 829 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
The warriors by Walter Hill( visu )
26 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 817 libraries worldwide
The Warriors, a street gang, are blamed unfairly for a rival gang leader's death. They must fight for their lives as other gangs seek revenge
A darkness more than night by Michael Connelly( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Harry Bosch investigates when a movie director is charged with killing an actress during sex and making it look like suicide, while another man's case begins to overlap strangely, forcing them to work together
Xanadu ( visu )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 468 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
Gone to Texas ( visu )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 258 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 )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 189 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
The summons the brethren by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
The Summons: Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi but now he is a sick, lonely old man who summons his two sons to Clanton to discuss his estate. However, he has a shocking secret
Gone to Texas and Blue River ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Blue River: In the small Wisconsin town of Blue River, secrets run deep. And for Henry Howland, high school principal and repressive moral beacon of his community, they are about to explode in a shocking series of events that will shatter the smooth surface of his life forever. Because when Howland seduces and abandons fragile single-mother Mrs. Sellers, the hot-tempered but wildly brilliant son, Lawrence, begins a systematic campaign to repay him in kind
 
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Alternative Names
Michael Beck acteur américain
Michael Beck Amerikaans acteur
Michael Beck amerikansk skådespelare
Michael Beck amerikansk skodespelar
Michael Beck amerikansk skuespiller
Michael Beck amerykański aktor
Michael Beck attore statunitense
Michael Beck US-amerikanischer Schauspieler
מייקל בק
مایکل بک بازیگر آمریکایی
マイケル・ベック
Languages
English (280)
German (2)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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