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Williams, Charles 1909-1975

Works: 122 works in 754 publications in 16 languages and 5,603 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror films  Thrillers (Fiction)  Sea stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Adapter, Composer, Originator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PZ4.W722, 813.54
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Publications about Charles Williams
Publications by Charles Williams
Publications by Charles Williams, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Charles Williams
Most widely held works by Charles Williams
Dead calm by Charles Williams( Book )
39 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 558 libraries worldwide
John and Rae Ingram, alone on their honeymoon yacht in the mid-Pacific, are suddenly and incongruously confronted with a tragedy at sea: another ship sinking, its lone survivor a handsome young man who has had to bury his wife and another couple, dead from food poisoning
Man on a leash by Charles Williams( Book )
23 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 471 libraries worldwide
A son searches for the men who killed his mysterious father. Even at sixty-six, Gunnar Romstead was a tough old salt. It took several men to bring him down, and even after they'd bound his feet and hands he was still a threat. But finally the man who'd survived waterfront brawls, World War II, and countless stormy nights at sea died on his knees -- shot through the back of the head. Looking for answers, his son Eric comes to the barren California town where Gunnar breathed his last. He hardly knew the old man, but he can't believe his father was killed in a botched dru
Aground by Charles Williams( Book )
26 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 360 libraries worldwide
A widow and a charter captain scour the ocean for a stolen yacht When Ingram lands in Miami, he doesn & rsquo;t even have time to finish his bath before the police come knocking. The out-of-work charter captain has just returned from Nassau, where he was looking to buy a boat on behalf of a millionaire. But the day after he toured the seventy-foot Dragoon, his & ldquo;millionaire & rdquo; disappeared, and the yacht went with him. Ingram convinces the cops that he was only an unwitting accomplice in stealing the boat, and offers to help recover it for the owner, a beautiful widow with secrets of her own. He only has eight thousand square miles of open ocean to search. Finding the ship is the easy part. Escaping it will be harder, as Ingram finds himself caught in a tangle of lust, smuggling, and murder, surrounded by endless miles of the most beautiful water on earth
The diamond bikini by Charles Williams( Book )
36 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Scorpion Reef by Charles Williams( Book )
55 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 291 libraries worldwide
A mystery thriller about a sunken treasure and a murder
The sailcloth shroud by Charles Williams( Book )
32 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Mystery novel, about a burial at sea
A touch of death by Charles Williams( Book )
24 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 237 libraries worldwide
When Lee Scarborough came upon the brunette sunbathing topless in her back yard, getting involved in a heist was the last thing on his mind. But somehow that's where he found himself--sneaking through a stranger's house, on the hunt for $120,000 in embezzled bank funds. It looked like an easy score. But one thing stood between him and the money: the beautiful and deadly Madelon Butler
The hot spot by Charles Williams( file )
18 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Confidentially yours by Charles Williams( file )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A small town is doomed by jealousy, greed, and a shared love of hunting. In the backwoods town of Carthage, there isn't much for the leading citizens to do but drink, sleep, and shoot. John Warren is preparing for an early morning duck hunt when he hears two shotgun blasts -- only later does he learn they were the sound of Dan Roberts's death. Although it appears the handsome young man killed himself, Warren and the police are smart enough to realize that suicide victims seldom shoot twice. That night, a drunk woman calls Warren's house, offering a motive for the crime
And the deep blue sea by Charles Williams( file )
30 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 181 libraries worldwide
A sailor stranded in the Pacific Ocean finds there are a million ways to die His life in pieces, Harry Goddard buys a thirty-two-foot sloop and sets out to sail the Pacific. He is a thousand miles from anywhere when his craft strikes an unseen object, and begins taking water. For all his desperate efforts, he cannot save her, and Harry is forced into his life raft, to drift without food, water, or shelter from the sun. He is near death when the Leander rescues him. But by the time his trip is over, he & rsquo;ll wish he & rsquo;d taken his chances in the open water. A tramp freighter sailing under the Panamanian flag, the Leander is en route to the Philippines when its crew spots Harry and takes him aboard. But as he regains his strength, Harry uncovers a murderous conspiracy that could destroy the ship that saved him
The big bite by Charles Williams( file )
20 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 158 libraries worldwide
An ex-football player and a crooked insurance man cook up a blackmail scheme
L'ange du foyer by Charles Williams( file )
17 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Her husband in jail, a desperate young woman takes refuge among sharecroppers
Mieux vaut courir by Charles Williams( file )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Pursued by the police, a desperate man fights to stay free & mdash;and stay alive It & rsquo;s raining hard when the man leaps off the train. He lands safely and creeps into town, praying he will find someplace to hide. It & rsquo;s nearly daylight, and the police are not far behind. He breaks into an unoccupied seaside cottage, and is overjoyed to find coffee, whiskey, and cigarettes. But before the fugitive can relax, the doorknob rattles. The police are at the door. Russell Foley, third mate on an oil tanker, is not a cop killer. But the night before he got into a fight with a police detective, and a few hours later the cop was found stabbed to death. Unable to explain himself, he bolts, hoping to evade the police and somehow find the real killer. But for a man who cannot stop running, justice can be a hard thing to find
Aux urnes, les ploucs by Charles Williams( file )
14 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 141 libraries worldwide
It's election season in Blossom County, and that means it's time for moonshine
Go home, stranger by Charles Williams( file )
16 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 140 libraries worldwide
An engineer battles a small town to see his sister released from prison It takes Reno three days to get from Peru to the Gulf Coast, and when he gets to Waynesport he has only one stop to make: the city jail, where his sister is being held on a murder rap. The way Vickie tells it, she saw her husband having a drink with another woman, they quarreled, and she went to the bathroom. When she came out, he was shot through the back of the skull. The police believe every word of her story & mdash;except the part about who pulled the trigger. Her husband was in Waynesport looking for a crook named Rupert Conway, whom the local police do not seem towant found. To save his sister & rsquo;s neck, Reno must wade through corruption as fetid as the swamps that surround this hellish southern town, where the alligators aren & rsquo;t the only ones who are eager to kill
Dead calm by Phillip Noyce( visu )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 117 libraries worldwide
"Joe and Rae Ingham do the right thing and rescue the half-delirious sole survivor of a crippled schooner. But soon the stranger will plunge the unwary pair into an intense battle of cat and mouse. And life and death."--Container
Vivement dimanche! = Confidentially yours by François Truffaut( visu )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in French and held by 84 libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique : "Julien Vercel, qui dirige une agence immobilière, est soupçonné du meurtre de Massoulier, l'amant de sa femme. Les faits sont contre lui, d'autant que sa femme meurt assassinée à son domicile. Caché dans son agence, Julien Vercel laisse sa secrétaire, la brune Barbara Becker, mener l'enquête. De péripétie en péripétie, de rebondissement en rebondissement, Barbara finira par découvrir l'identité du vrai coupable."
The wrong venus by Charles Williams( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Talk of the town by Charles Williams( file )
10 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Stranded in a small town, a stranger falls for a suspected murderess
The concrete flamingo by Charles Williams( file )
9 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 65 libraries worldwide
A beautiful fraudster gives a drifter a chance at an irresistible score. Jerry Forbes, on the run in Fort Lauderdale, is careful not to tell Marian Forsyth his real name. But Marian already knows his secrets. She's been following him since Miami Beach, fascinated by this handsome drifter since the first time she heard his voice. Finally she tells him the truth: Together, they're going to steal a fortune from a rich sap named Harris Chapman. The plan is simple -- all they have to do is ask. Marian chose Jerry because he could be Chapman's double. With a little coaching
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Alternative Names
Charles Williams americký spisovatel
Charles Williams Amerikaans romanschrijver (1909-1975)
Charles Williams amerikansk författare
Charles Williams amerikansk skribent
Charles Williams écrivain américain
Charles Williams escritor estadounidense
Charles Williams scrittore statunitense
Charles Williams US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Viljams, Čarlz 1909-1975
Williams, Charles 1909-
Вильямс Ч.
Вильямс Чарлз
Вильямс, Чарлз 1909-1975
Вильямс Чарльз
Уильямс, Чарльз, 1909-1975.
Чарльз Уильямс
تشارلز وليامز
چارلز ویلیامز نویسنده آمریکایی
ウィリアムズ, チャールズ
English (202)
French (103)
German (35)
Danish (27)
Russian (17)
Spanish (13)
Catalan (7)
Italian (6)
Vietnamese (4)
Polish (4)
Dutch (4)
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Icelandic (2)
Japanese (1)
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