WorldCat Identities

Neuman, William I.

Works: 5 works in 12 publications in 2 languages and 1,163 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PQ7298.3.A58, 863
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William I Neuman
The shadow of the shadow by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crime reporter, a lawyer, a failed poet, and a Chinese Mexican union organizer accidentally discover a plot to divide the oil-producing Gulf Coast from the rest of Mexico
An easy thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amidst the political turbulence and social unrest of contemporary Mexico City, An Easy Thing introduces English-speaking readers to Taibo?s human and world-weary protagonist, independent detective Hctor Belascoarn Shayne. In this debut outing, our hero, who, incidentally, possesses an insatiable appetite for Coca Cola and cigarettes, tackles three cases simultaneously: a killing in a corrupt factory; the deadly threats against a former porn starlet?s teenage daughter; and, strangely, the search for Emiliano Zapata, folk hero and leader of the Mexican Revolution, rumored to be alive and hiding out in a cave outside Mexico City. Combining black comedy, social history and a touch of surrealism, Paco Taibo?s wonderfully idiosyncratic detective novels are admired the world over and are particularly popular in Europe and in the Spanish-speaking world
No happy ending by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A private eye who shares his office with a plumber, an upholsterer, and a sewer engineer, Hector Belascoaran Shayne is a one-eyed anarchist, a man who knows intimately the teeming landscape of modern-day Mexico City - land of pressing poverty, absurdist street theatre, and tragic class warfare. For Shayne, it is a world that can draw tears one moment and blood the next - as it does on the hot afternoon when he finds the dead Roman in his office." "A threatening letter and a Polaroid snapshot of another corpse let Hector know that he has been targeted for intimidation. Tracing the identities of the two dead men, he finds out what they had in common: a connection to a dead daredevil named Zorak, whose sinister sideline was training a now-disbanded paramilitary group used to put down political demonstrations." "Like Hammett's classic Red Harvest, No Happy Ending is riddled with violent death. Like the works of Marquez, it dances on the bitter edge of reality. Literary and invective, No Happy Ending is the greatest work of an author taking crime fiction into extraordinary new ground."--BOOK JACKET
Some clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne is summoned back home from vacation by his sister, whose childhood friend Anita has been raped and nearly killed by unknown assailants. Anita stands in line to receive a legacy of some 200 million pesos if she can stay alive long enough to receive it. During his investigation, Héctor trades stories with novelist Paco Ignacio who is writing a crime novel based upon the recent murder of fourteen narcotraficantes and has traced the crime directly back to Judicial Police Commander Saavedra. Taibo weaves these two seemingly disparate threads together into a novel that stretches the boundaries of the crime genre and poses the question: how does a detective operate in a society in which the social and political institutions designed to protect the people are hopelessly corrupt?"--Page 4 of cover
Rashōmon y otros relatos by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.30 for The shadow ... to 0.85 for Rashōmon ...)

The shadow of the shadow
An easy thingSome clouds