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Packer, Vin 1927-

Works: 28 works in 108 publications in 3 languages and 1,114 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  College stories  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3561.E643, 813.54
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Publications about Vin Packer
Publications by Vin Packer
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Most widely held works by Vin Packer
Scott free by Vin Packer( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
When the kidnapped daughter of a seriously ill businessman is held for the ransom of a rare jewel, a transgendered detective, Scotti, teams up with the businessman's beautiful ex-wife in an investigation involving the illicit killing of highly insured racehorses
Spring fire by Vin Packer( Book )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Her silky black hair. Her low-cut gown. Her sparkling sorority pin. It's autumn rush in the Tri Epsilon house, and the new pledge, Susan Mitchell—""Mitch"" to her friends—trembles as the fastest girl on campus, the lovely Leda Taylor, crosses the room toward her for a dance. Will Leda corrupt Mitch? Or will the strong and silent Mitch draw the queen of Tri Ep into the forbidden world of Lesbian Love? Spring Fire was the first lesbian paperback novel and sold an amazing 1.5 million copies when it first appeared in 1952. It launched an entire genre of lesbian novels, as well as the writing caree
Don't rely on Gemini by Vin Packer( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 117 libraries worldwide
It all started innocently enough in New York's Gramercy Park district. Archie Gamble, a Gemini, is writing a TV special on astrology under the expert but irritating tutelage of Anna Muckermann. The show's success depends on Archie's finding a set of astro-twins - two persons born at the same moment in approximately the same vicinity. So far, no luck and no astro-twins. The studio deadline is scorching Archie's neck, and, as Ms. Muckermann kindly explains to his wife, the fault is in Archie's stars. His signs are bad. Nothing but trouble can be anticipated. As unpredictable Gemini would have
The girl on the best seller list by Vin Packer( Book )
7 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Feeling resentment toward the hypocrites and self-righteous bores that surround her, Gloria Whealdon vents her hatred by writing a best-selling novel that exposes them all. So is it any surprise that someone might want to get even?
The Evil Friendship by Vin Packer( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The moment of truth ... Mary Drew knelt down on the rug. She leaned forward, her mouth within an inch of Martha's. "l love you," she said. "I've loved you from the very moment we met. But I won't kiss you. I'm so close my lips are almost on yours, but I won't kiss you." Martha looked deeply into the other girl's eyes for a very long time. "l love you, too," she said. Then hungrily they fed on each others lips. Martha grasped Mary Drew's hand. "Love me, will you? Not just kisses. Not any more."
The Twisted Ones by Vin Packer( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
WHY DID THEY KILL? These were nice kids, model kids. They didn't wear leather jackets and roam the streets in "wolf packs"; they didn't steal and mug for dope. For kids, they were well mannered and quiet. They were attractive and nicely dressed. You'd have welcomed them as next-door neighbors. Yet ... one raped one murdered one killed by fire What got into them? What dark thoughts tormented them when they were alone at night?
Whisper his sin by Vin Packer( Book )
4 editions published between 1954 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
De jonge Ferris Sullivan krijgt een homoseksuele relatie die uiteindelijk leidt tot de moord op zijn beide ouders
Whisper his sin : the evil friendship by Vin Packer( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The evil friendship tells the tale of Mary Drew Edlin and her friend Martha Kent's experiences at the exclusive Chillam boarding school. Their friendship develops into something more than Mary Drew's fretful mother can abide
5:45 to suburbia : an original Gold medal novel by Vin Packer( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Something in the shadows by Vin Packer( Book )
5 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Joseph Meaker was a shy, dedicated scholar. To his brash wife, Maggie, and her advertising friends, he was a cipher, easily dismissed. But behind his gentle façade he carried the seeds of violence, subtle and understated. Until the day his pet cat was accidentally killed by a neighbor's car. Joseph's desire for revenge became an obsession that could only be satisfied by a ''punishment'' so gruesome it makes the skin crawl
The hare in March by Vin Packer( Book )
4 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A murder begins and ends this story of scandal and tragedy in a college town. You'll meet some memorable characters here - most of them hair-raising - as novelist Vin Packer spins out a sinister excursion with the cool, campy kids of Far Point College, New York. It's a wild, wild joyride - from Thunderbird to Bluebird, from classroom to Cheetah, with stops on the way at rent-by-the-hour motel rooms. You'll watch in horror as the Pucci-Plantagenet crowd burns up the roads, heading for that sickening, inevitable crash ... that jolting confrontation with the reality they can't escape with The hare in Mrch
Alone at night : an original Gold Medal book by Vin Packer( Book )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
On their first night Carrie had been nervous, and Slater had tried to think of some way to make it easier for her, to show her how fine and free it could be. But the moment they'd stepped into the cabin, she had undressed, matter-of-factly, a cigarette dangling from her lips. Her body was white and incredibly lovely, and Slater had felt desire engulf him. He had held her, hungrily, and hardly listed to the one thing she'd said. ''I don't think I'll be much good at this.'' She had been so cruelly right. And that, in a way, was what had killed her. That, and a beautiful woman named Jenny
The thrill kids by Vin Packer( Book )
3 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Lesson - According to Kicks ... Heine pointed the knife at her. ''O.K., Lady Godiva, take off the blouse.'' She stood motionless, unable to answer or move. ''Go ahead, '' Heine said. ''Take that piece-of-nothing off.'' The boy's shoulders slumped and he began to groan. ''Brace, mister!'' Bar shouted. He put a fist in the boy's gut, and the boy sank to his knees in the dirt, weeping helplessly. ''O.K., green-belly, '' Bar said. ''Stay there. Your turn comes next.'' Dazedly the girl undid her blouse. Heine reached and yanked it off her shoulders. She stood there quivering, her pink slip
Come destroy me by Vin Packer( Book )
5 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 libraries worldwide
He was sixteen the summer he killed the girl--a brown-haired boy painfully aware of beauty and in search of it. The trouble was, he had a kind of adoration for Jill Latham's cool beauty and her mysticism. So when she revealed to him her secret and terrible life, it shattered him. It was as if by killing her, he restored his shattered goddess to himself
The damnation of Adam Blessing : an original Gold Medal novel by Vin Packer( Book )
4 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
It is the story of the strange, private world built by a man of many faces and as many distorted passions, and of the women who dared enter that world
Dark don't catch me by Vin Packer( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Paradise, Georgia, USA where black and white have lived together, and in secret loved together for three hundred years; where the white man knows that the dark-skinned man is his blood brother and hates him for it; where the white woman looks on the dark-skinned man with secret lust and longing. Out of this shared and silent intimacy, compounded of fear, hatred, sexual guilt and carnal knowledge, springs this starting novel which lays bare the secrets behind the violent deeds of the South
Intimate victims by Vin Packer( Book )
4 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Somehow he'd ended up with someone else's coat ... and that act could end Robert Bowser's life before it started. His hand trembled as he answered the phone. ''Mr. Bowser?'' ''Yes.'' ''Mr. Bowser, my name is Harvey Plangman.'' ''Yes, Mr. Plangman. I have your wallet, and jacket, too, I believe.'' ''And I have yours.'' ''Why don't you drive over here? I could offer you a drink and we could reclaim our things.'' ''Mr. Bowser, were you planning on going to Brazil?'' Was this really how the world ended? ''You don't have anything to be afraid of, Mr. Bowser.'' ''I'd better come there
The young and violent by Vin Packer( Book )
3 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Gober Gonzalves is the leader of a teenage gang known as the Kings of the Earth. This week he is planning to rumble over a girl he no longer cares for. Red Eyes de Jarro is a member of the gang, as is Tea Bag Perrez. Red Eyes writes song lyrics and dreams of a better life. Tea Bag shoots heroin and just dreams. They are Gober's lieutenants, ready to follow him anywhere. Flat Head Pontiac is the leader of a rival gang called the Jungles. Flat Head has a dream as well, a dream of glory. He's the one who has forced the rumble on Gober, giving him no choice--you don't punk out when someone makes a pass at your girl, whether you care about her or not. She's yours. Everyone understands that. If only Gober could make Dolores, the girl he really loves, understand as well. If only they could walk away from it--if only it were that easy
3 day terror by Vin Packer( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
She was hurrying past the field on her way home when the man stepped out from behind a tree and stood spraddle-legged in her path. Ginny Lee was uncommonly pretty, a small girl with unusually long legs for someone her size, good legs with finely molded ankles; Ginny Lee was happy about her looks except for one thing. She needed glasses. She stood there blinking and squinting, trying to recognize the man who stood there so menacingly. "Who are you?" she asked, suddenly frightened. He laughed, took her roughly, and threw her down
5:45 to suburbia : a Gold Medal original by Vin Packer( file )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
There were two Charlie Gibsons One rode the 5:45 to Westport and was met at the station by his charming wife who dressed in impeccable tweeds and mixed a wicked martini. He also had a long-legged, lovely daughter whom he admired. He was second in command of a vast publishing house and, what's more, he got there without being a hatchet man. Everybody had respect for him; almost everybody liked him. That was one side of Charlie Gibson. The unhappy side. One spent every spare minute in the apartment of Marge Mann. She was beautiful and flamboyant and she loved Charlie with passion. It was she who
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controlled identity Kerr, M. E.

controlled identity Meaker, Marijane, 1927-

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