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Campbell, R. Wright

Overview
Works: 98 works in 301 publications in 6 languages and 13,328 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biographical films  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PS3553.A4867, 813.54
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Most widely held works about R. Wright Campbell
 
Most widely held works by R. Wright Campbell
Boneyards by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargeant Ray Sharkey is a Chicago policeman whose own ruthless code may bring him down as he fights city hall and investigates a murder
Thinning the turkey herd : a Jimmy Flannery mystery by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Flannery, a Chicago precinct captain and sewer inspector, tries to find who has been stalking the "turkey herd", the beautiful girls who come to Chicago to be "discovered" by modeling agencies
The gift horse's mouth : a Jimmy Flannery mystery by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago sewer inspector Jimmy Flannery is moved by incipient parenthood to reach at last for the committeeman's job in the 27th ward. As an established cog in the city's dying Democratic machine, he is obliged to respond when party head Ray Carrigan asks him to look into the strange death of his retired secretary. Goldie Hanrahan was not only a power broker within the party, she was also something of a hot number, whose entanglements included a whole list of old-time pols, not the least of whom was Flannery's father. The death is somehow tied to the birth of Goldie's illegitimate son some 40 years earlier, and Flannery soon begins uncovering secrets a lot of people would rather leave buried
Sauce for the goose by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Flannery, a Chicago sewer inspector signs up for night school, only to learn his political science teacher is a mobster. The man is one of a crowd bidding for the city's parking meters contract, up for privatization. A tale of corruption and murder
The cat's meow : a Jimmy Flannery mystery by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Flannery lands in a neighborhood dilemma when Father Mulrooney is found dead in a Catholic church in south Chicago
Nibbled to death by ducks by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living according to the Chicago Democratic principle, ``a favor for a favor, '' involves Jim in occasional charitable illegalities. After his political mentor, Chips Delvin, is committed to Larkspur Rest Home by a distant cousin, Jim is refused admittance and must sneak in. Finding Chips hallucinating and neglected, Jim asks another patient to report anything that could empower authorities to close down the "rest" home. But the patient is later found drowned in Larkspur's duck pond, a prelude to fearsome, as well as vastly amusing, events. In the end, having relied on another hallowed local custom, the "get-back," Jim is satisfied that he has outwitted nasty conspirators
Pigeon pie by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chicago sewer inspector, Jimmy Flannery, hunts for the killer of a campaign aide who took a bullet meant for Flannery. Flannery is contesting a municipal election, but he is also having an affair with the wife of a congressman he sent to jail. By the author of The Junkyard Dog
Alice in La-la Land by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down-on-his-luck private eye Whistler becomes enmeshed in the corruption, depravity, lust, and violence that lurks behind the facades of the rich and beautiful when he takes the job of protecting Nell Twelvetrees from her sadistic, estranged husband
In a pig's eye : a Jimmy Flannery mystery by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even after his promotion to Committeeman for the twenty-seventh ward, Chicago's favorite investigator, Jimmy Flannery, returns to the street to solve the suspicious death of his friend from aerobics class, Mr. P. Pig
Juice by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a glamour-boy politician puts together a task force to put himself in public office, the cops and the juicemen (loan sharks) start getting in each other's way
In la-la land we trust by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whistler, a down-on-his luck private eye in Los Angeles, gets involved when the police seem to be covering up a case involving a headless corpse
Sweet La-La Land by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Whistler, seeking an ex-flame's son, becomes involved with homeless kids, a murderous ex-con, Satanism, and the lurid violence of L.A.'s mean streets
Where pigeons go to die by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and German and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Badoum visits his grandfather's old house and remembers a day when he was ten years old, when he and his grandfather entered their pigeon in a race and his grandfather had a stroke
Hip-deep in alligators : a Jimmy Flannery mystery by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Japanese and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wizard of la-la land by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Whistler, the cynical LA cop, investigates the death of a young, male prostitute who left behind rhinestone shoes, satanic books and a mummified finger. They turn out to be clues to the murder of a policeman's niece. By the author of Alice in La-La Land
The lion's share by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chicago, a former congressman decides to run as alderman and invites sleuth and sewer inspector Jimmy Flannery to be his running mate. Which puts Jimmy in a quandary because while he could use the money, he suspects the congressman of involvement in the murder of a call girl
Circus Couronne by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Swedish and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spy who sat and waited : a novel by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelm Oerter, a middling trading company clerk, becomes "a spy by default" for the Nazis thanks to his "incredible talent for mediocrity and anonymity." The unassuming, insular Bavarian - a man with neither ambition nor convictions - maintains his cover after the Armistice of 1918. When directed to penetrate the Orkney Islands, Wilhelm becomes Will Hartz, a listening post of an innkeeper stationed just right to pick up information about the British Home Fleet harbored at Scapa Flow. A stoic, he still has to combat "isolation that. . .threatened to suffocate and engulf him." He eventually marries a reformed prostitute and becomes both a good father and contented citizen in 1934. With a wireless - and mixed emotions - he begins to transmit tidbits culled from his drunkard father-in-law. The late-blooming deep plant is taken out of cold storage when he assists in the kidnapping of an anti-Nazi journalist. However, the moment of truth comes after the outbreak of war when 'Willum' sends a message to have the unguarded fleet torpedoed. . .and then frantically rescues many of the injured men. Although he's personally decorated by Hitler, he becomes wistful and resigned until he's reinducted and subsequently killed. This is a slow-gripping, ably-constructed tale about that most tragic of human conditions: irresolution. --Kirkus Reviews
Honor by R. Wright Campbell( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of a thousand faces( Visual )

5 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of the silent film star Lon Chaney, recreating many of his famous roles, including Quasimodo of Notre Dame and the phantom from the original Phantom of the Opera
 
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Sauce for the goose
Alternative Names
Campbell, Bob 1927-2000

Campbell R. Wright 1927-....

Campbell, Robert

Campbell Robert 1927-....

Campbell, Robert 1927-2000

Campbell, Robert (Robert Wright)

Campbell, Robert Wright

Campbell, Robert Wright 1927-2000

R・ライト・キャンベル

Robert Wright Campbell Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1927-2000)

Robert Wright Campbell US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Schriftsteller und Schauspieler

Wright Campbell, R.

Wright Campbell, Robert 1927-2000

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Pigeon pieAlice in La-la LandSweet La-La LandWhere pigeons go to dieThe lion's shareMan of a thousand faces