WorldCat Identities

Armstrong, Charlotte 1905-1969

Works: 194 works in 825 publications in 13 languages and 13,422 library holdings
Genres: Detective and mystery fiction  Fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Film adaptations  Crime films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Other, Calligrapher
Classifications: PS3501.R566, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Charlotte Armstrong
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Most widely held works by Charlotte Armstrong
The gift shop by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exciting mystery in which Jean Cunliffe helps Harry Fairchild find and save a kidnapped child threatened with death
The balloon man by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lemon in the basket by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Award Finalist: The explosive politics of the Middle East shatter a California family in this "wonderful thriller" (The New York Times). Among the Tylers of Santa Clara are a matriarch lauded as the first lady of American theater, a judicial appointee of the president, a noted fundraiser for international charities, a university vice-chancellor, and an esteemed and admired surgeon. The Tylers are, in their own words, "worthy of Paradise." Then, a violently anti-US Middle Eastern leader sends his son to California to be treated by the young Dr. Michael Tyler. The king's deal: Save his "little prince," and the lives of the twenty-eight American hostages languishing in his prison will be spared. And there's another caveat: The agreement must be kept secret. But there's one more Tyler to contend with. Rufus Tyler is the family "lemon in the basket," an underachiever who has finally found his moment in history. By exposing his family to the press as conspirators in a terrorist's negotiation, Rufus will do more than breach the walls of privacy. He will plunge his family into the dangerous waters of international politics. As unfounded fears and dreadful rumors take hold, an inevitable and shocking act of violence will threaten not only the Tylers, but also the fate of the entire country. Upon the original publication of Lemon in the Basket, an Edgar Award finalist for Best Novel, Dorothy B. Hughes wrote that Charlotte Armstrong should stand "with the immortal ladies of suspense-Rinehart and Sayers, Marsh and Tey" (Los Angeles Times)
The protégé by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was a respectable old widow like Mrs. Moffat doing with that bearded young stranger? Mrs. Moffat asked few questions, although she suspected that he was not "Simon Warren" at all. But she was still convinced that her "protege" was just a troubled young boy when her granddaughter Zan arrived. Then both women watched with dawning horror as a bizarre scheme unfolded, a scheme to revive the past terror they thought they could forget. - Back cover
The Charlotte Armstrong treasury by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dram of poison by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

36 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combination love story, suspense novel, and comedy, set in a California college town
The Charlotte Armstrong reader by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: The Unsuspected. A Dram of Poison. The Turret Room
The turret room by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social worker returns to her childhood home in California for a brief visit and finds herself defending a young man suspected of assault
Seven seats to the moon by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A government secret about the end of the world will change what's left of a man's suburban life in this thriller by an Edgar Award--winning author. California businessman J. Middleton Little is on company assignment in Chicago when he's caught eavesdropping on a top-secret confab between high-level government officials. J. knows he isn't just hearing things; they actually referred to the coming Armageddon. To ensure his silence, J.'s been offered the chance of a lifetime: seven seats on an "ark" scheduled to carry the last vestiges of the human race from Earth before the apocalypse. In a matter of minutes, J. has gone from a self-described "middle-class, middle-income, middlebrow man-of-the-street" to one of the most privileged men in the universe. The only stipulation: He can't tell a single soul until the proper time. For now, it's back to life in Burbank with his dutiful, intuitive wife; an underhanded and scheming son; his impossibly spoiled daughter; his unhinged father; and a mother-in-law whose religious fanaticism is making J. think twice about his role as savior--especially when he finds himself shadowed by an insidious pack of secret agents, counterspies, and a lone madman on a terrifying mission. Soon enough, J.'s once-ordinary world will be ripped apart by threats, deceit, cover-ups, secrets, and shifting family loyalties. It will also leave J. wondering what he really does know, what he doesn't, what he's been led to believe, and above all, why. J. Middleton Little has a lot to learn before the end. This smart, inventive thriller by "the American queen of suspense novelists" is impossible to put down (New York Telegraph)
Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

46 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange and eerie events in Room 807 and a teen-age baby sitter unnerve Jed Towers
A little less than kind by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his father's sudden death, a college student seeks revenge. Ladd Cunningham never felt comfortable in his father's office. After high school he went to Stanford University rather than enter the family business, and he planned never to return. But then his father became ill, dying a slow, painful death, and Ladd was forced to come back. Ladd's new stepfather David Crown presses him, trying to learn if Ladd plans to finish college or take the reins at Cunningham Company. Ladd says nothing, and Crown gives him a box of his father's effects. Inside the dead man's planner, Ladd finds a note implicating Crown in his father's death. Murder is too good for a criminal. Ladd wants vengeance ⁰́₄ slow, calculated, and irreversible
The witch's house by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two University professors turn up missing, Anabel refuses to accept the disappearances as coincidental. She does some investigating on her own and turns up some startling information
Dream of fair woman by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his effort to discover the true identity of a modern "sleeping beauty", a scientist follows a tenuous thread of clues back into her past
Catch-as-catch-can by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a villa on the California coast, a murderer stalks a young heiress Laila Breen is a strangely na & iuml;ve girl. Her father Jonas is an adventurer, a robber baron who made his fortune traveling exotic climes. Laila speaks French and knows how to order fine food, but she cannot read a newspaper and can barely write her own name. Jonas settles in California, planning to get this strange eighteen-year-old tutored in the ways of practical life. He dies soon after, leaving his daughter rich, clueless, and alone. Her only friend is Dee Allison, a cousin who tries to help Laila even after the orphan catches the eye of Dee & rsquo;s fianc & eacute;. Standing in Dee & rsquo;s way is a gang of relatives who care more about Laila & rsquo;s fortune than her future. When a housekeeper falls victim to poisoning, Dee fears for Laila. For a young girl with money, nothing is more dangerous than family
The Charlotte Armstrong festival by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black-eyed stranger by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

26 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crooked newspaper reporter attempts to save a socialite & rsquo;s life Sam Lynch is not a crook, but most of his friends are. A journalist by trade, he has the inside scoop on every crime in New York City, but can & rsquo;t write a word of it for fear of his sources turning violent. This makes it impossible for him to hold a job, despite being one of the city & rsquo;s finest reporters. But when he meets Kay Salisbury, heiress to the Salisbury cookie fortune and fianc & eacute;e of one of the wealthiest bachelors in the city, Lynch stumbles on a story that & rsquo;s too juicy to keep to himself. He finds her slumming in an underworld party, where her sweetness charms the hardened reporter. Soon after, he overhears two of his thuggish contacts planning to kidnap the young girl. To save Kay Salisbury will mean walking a tightrope between good and evil. One slip, and both will die
The unsuspected : a novel by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

40 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dead girl{u2019}s closest friend goes undercover to unmask a killer Why did Rosaleen Wright hang herself in a soundproof room? She left an unsigned note, peppered with stiff religious references and no trace of her trademark vitality or wit. The police believe it was suicide, but Rosaleen{u2019}s best friend, Jane, is suspicious. To prove Rosaleen was murdered, she takes a job with the man who killed her. Luther Grandison, Rosaleen{u2019}s boss, is a New York theatrical impresario with a lethal charm. To the world at large, he{u2019}s powerful and charismatic, but Rosaleen{u2019}s letters to Jane described a greedy man who stole from his adopted daughter when his bank account ran low. Jane thinks Grandison killed her to protect his secret, but to prove it she will have to face down one of the finest murderers Broadway has ever seen
The seventeen widows of Sans Souci by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pretty widow of fifty tries to find a new way of life among sixteen other widows in Sans Souci, a Pasadena apartment house
The chocolate cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

36 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The better to eat you by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professor becomes enchanted with a girl who carries a dangerous jinx
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Alternative Names
Armstrong, C. 1905-1969

Armstrong, Charl.

Armstrong Charl. 1905-1969

Armstrong Lewi, Charlotte 1905-1969

Charlotte Armstrong Amerikaans auteur

Charlotte Armstrong écrivaine américaine

Charlotte Armstrong escriptora estatunidenca

Charlotte Armstrong escritora estadounidense

Charlotte Armstrong US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Lewi, Charlotte Armstrong.

Lewi Charlotte Armstrong 1905-1969

Lewi, J.

Lewi, mrs., 1905-1969

Valentine, Jo.

Valentine Jo 1905-1969

Армстронг, Ш., 1905-1969

Шарлотта Армстронг

שרלוט ארמסטרונג סופרת אמריקאית

شارلوت آرمسترانگ نویسنده آمریکایی

암스트롱, 샤럿 1905-1969

암스트롱, 샬럿 1905-1969

암스트롱, 샬롯 1905-1969

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