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Dobyns, Stephen 1941-

Overview
Works: 124 works in 540 publications in 11 languages and 26,012 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Western films  Drama  Humorous fiction  Poetry  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Signer, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3554.O2, 813.54
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The church of dead girls : a novel by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

59 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As panic mounts when three young girls disappear one by one and citizens take the law into their own hands, old rumors, angers, and hungers come to the surface to reveal the secret history of the town and the dark impulses of its residents
Boy in the water : a novel by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

47 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his wife and daughter die in a fire, set by a jealous student, Jim Hawthorne takes a job as headmaster of a New England prep school. But escaping his past is not easy and here too murder comes his way
The burn palace by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleepy community of Brewster, Rhode Island, is just like any other small American town. It's a place where most of the population will likely die blocks from where they were born ; where gossip spreads like wildfire, and the big entertainment on weekends is the inevitable fight at the local bar. But recently, something out of the ordinary--perhaps even supernatural--has been stirring in Brewster. While packs of coyotes gather on back roads and the news spreads that a baby has been stolen from Memorial Hospital (and replaced in its bassinet by a snake), a series of inexplicably violent acts begins to confound Detective Woody Potter and the local police--and inspire terror in the hearts and minds of the locals.--Publisher's description
Is Fat Bob dead yet? : a novel by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witnessing a gruesome motorcycle accident in the seaport city of New London, Connecticut, newcomer Connor Raposo sees a strangely familiar man with an Elvis haircut at the scene and is embroiled in a small-time con operation
Saratoga snapper by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
Next word, better word : the craft of writing poetry by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This writer's guide provides a helpful framework for creating poetry and navigates contemporary concerns and practices. The author, also author of the classic book on the beauty of poetry, Best Words, Best Order, moves into new terrain in this book. Bringing years of experience to bear on issues such as subject matter, the mechanics of poetry, and the revision process, he explores the complex relationship between writers and their work. From Philip Larkin to Pablo Neruda to William Butler Yeats, every chapter reveals lessons in these renowned poets' work. This work demystifies a subtle art form and shows writers how to overcome obstacles in the creative process.-- Provided by publisher
Best words, best order : essays on poetry by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyone interested in the beauty and intricacy of writing will find pleasure in Best Words, Best Order
The two deaths of Señora Puccini by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is a night racked with violence in an unnamed Latin American country. Three men brave the war-ravaged streets to meet at the opulent home of a friend, the famed surgeon Daniel Pacheco, for their semiannual gathering. As a lavish meal is served by the sullen housekeeper, interest centers on the photograph of an intriguingly beautiful young woman. Spellbinding revelations of erotic obsession and betrayal unfold, interrupted by the increasing bloodshed that presses closer to Pacheco's door. Stephen Dobyns has written a provocative novel of desire, lust, depravity, and danger--a classic thriller that holds you tightly in its grasp until its shattering conclusion"--
Saratoga hexameter by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eating naked : stories by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sixteen stories in Eating Naked range from surreal to poignant, from chilling to comic. At the center of them all are men and women challenged by their own uncontrollable, illogical natures: poets with free-floating guilt, spouses with unacceptable sexual compulsions, farmers with midlife crises, gas men with erratic timetables. Marriages unravel, well-laid plans dissolve, and placid lives are turned upside down by something unforeseen - be it as mundane as a chance conversation, as inevitable as death, as improbable as a murderous pig."--Jacket
Saratoga strongbox : a Charlie Bradshaw mystery by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic mystery featuring PI Charlie Bradshaw and his sidekick Vic Plotz, hired to collect a mystery box from Montreal. Sounds an easy way to earn two grand, in fact a Pandora's Box of troubles
Saratoga backtalk by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Saratoga Springs, PIs Charlie Bradshaw and Vic Plotz investigate the death of a racehorse owner killed by a horse. The intriguing thing is that a few days earlier the man asked Bradshaw to find out if his wife and her lover planned to kill him. By the author of The Wrestler's Cruel Study
Saratoga haunting by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Bradshaw's past on the police force comes back to haunt him as a paroled prisoner starts threatening him and a an old case is reopened when a body "comes to the surface."
The wrestler's cruel study : a novel by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's after midnight. Two gorillas are descending the side of a New York high-rise. Can that be? But this is only the beginning of Stephen Dobyns's dazzling new novel. Part quest (in pattern), part comic book (in tone), and chiefly an exploration of a young man's search for his missing fiancee, it deals with such matters as heroes, good and evil, wrestling, kidnapping, and subplots from the Brothers Grimm - all as regarded by an omniscient "camera eye". Come see Michael Marmaduke as he progresses from confused innocence to darker self-knowledge; meet Rose White and her sister Violet, along with Deep Rat, cops Brodsky and Gapski, and Primus Muldoon, manipulator of men, who calls on Nietzsche to draw aside the veil of illusion we hide behind. Stephen Dobyns has invented a compelling world where fun and puns mingle with daring make-believe, and larger-than-life characters play out the crucial human questions: How do we live? How do we handle our demons?
Saratoga headhunter by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boat off the coast by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tucker Morgan, a Vietnam veteran and a casualty of life, wants to take his two-year-old son and find a ghost town where he can make his own rules. But his scam to make some quick money and run, runs into some ruthless and violent men
Saratoga bestiary by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman om privatdetektiven Charlie Bradshaw
Saratoga Fleshpot by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A racing horse famous for biting people's backsides is bought for a million dollars. The new owner is overjoyed until PI Victor Plotz notices the horse has stopped biting. So what? So, maybe someone switched horses at the last moment, an observation that puts Plotz's life in danger
Velocities : new and selected poems, 1966-1992 by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house on Alexandrine by Stephen Dobyns( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The church of dead girls : a novel
Alternative Names
Stephen Dobyns Amerikaans romanschrijver

スティーヴン・ドビンズ

ドビンズ, スティーブン

Languages
English (214)

German (16)

French (13)

Dutch (9)

Spanish (6)

Japanese (5)

Italian (5)

Polish (4)

Croatian (2)

Czech (2)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Boy in the water : a novelNext word, better word : the craft of writing poetryBest words, best order : essays on poetryThe two deaths of Señora PucciniEating naked : storiesSaratoga strongbox : a Charlie Bradshaw mysterySaratoga backtalkSaratoga haunting