WorldCat Identities

McGivern, William P.

Overview
Works: 186 works in 687 publications in 10 languages and 8,222 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film noir  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery films  Crime films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3525.A236, 813.54
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Most widely held works about William P McGivern
 
Most widely held works by William P McGivern
The big heat by Fritz Lang( Visual )

21 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former policeman sacrifices everything to take down a mobster and his henchman after his wife is killed
Soldiers of '44 by William P McGivern( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belevenissen van een vijftien man sterk Amerikaans artillerieonderdeel in de besneeuwde Belgische Ardennen tijdens het offensief aan het eind van 1944
Caprifoil by William P McGivern( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summitt : a novel by William P McGivern( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of the juggler : a novel by William P McGivern( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lunatic kidnaps a cop's daughter from Central Park and holds her for ransom. The cop has to do what he has to do to get her back
The big heat by William P McGivern( Book )

49 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1952, this legendary crime story was the basis for the film noir classic starring Glenn Ford and Lee Marvin. Homicide sergeant Dave Bannion investigates the death of a police clerk who has shot himself for no obvious reason
A matter of honor by William P McGivern( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Dutch and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een rechercheur van politie -zoon van een beroemd generaal- en een journaliste raken betrokken bij de moord op drie jonge zwarte soldaten
Odds against tomorrow by William P McGivern( Book )

31 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The situation is a nightmare waiting to happen, a racist ex-con gets drawn into the planning of a heist by a crooked ex-cop, and they are forced to include a young black man who is in debt to a mobster. What can go wrong does go wrong in Odds against tomorrow, a bleak, mesmerizing thriller by William P. McGivern, published in 1957 and reminiscent of the novels of W.R. Burnett
Reprisal by William P McGivern( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and French and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three men who had never killed before: Locke Cadman, tough, brilliant Hollywood studio executive; Jules Levy, intellectual widowed owner of one of the town's most successful porno book shops; Robbie Newhall, Yale '51, erratic, unemployed, a drunk. What could bring these men together in a violent mission of vengeance and death? Three teen-age bodies lying lifeless in the surf off Malibu. Their children. Blown out of their minds and this world by an overdose of drugs. Drugs bought as easily as chocolate candy in one of the wealthiest, most privileged, sun-bright areas in all of California."--Jacket
The big heat by William P McGivern( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philadelphia cop kills himself for no apparent reason. His wife claims it was because of poor health. Police Lieutenant Wilks wants the case closed and speculation ended, as do two of the city's mob bosses. Detective Dave Bannion asks himself, why do so many fear a dead man?
The seven file by William P McGivern( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspense story of the kidnapping of a Manhattan child from its wealthy parents, and the F. B. I.'s efforts to recover it
Night extra by William P McGivern( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogue cop by William P McGivern( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lie down, I want to talk to you by William P McGivern( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and Catalan and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of the juggler : a novel by William P McGivern( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murderer with the strength of a giant and the mind of a child perpetrates a series of attacks on young women
The caper of the golden bulls by William P McGivern( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogue cop by William P McGivern( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the station-houses to the joy-houses, they knew about Mike Carmody. He was the best cop money could buy. And when the Syndicate boys said jump, Carmody knew just how high. But they couldn't buy Carmody's kid brother Eddie. And when Eddie turned against them, the Mob snuffed him out like a nickel cigar. Now Carmody's coming after them. Savage. Bloodthirsty. He's stalking them down the city's darkened back alleys ... and straight into hell
Mention my name in Mombasa; the unscheduled adventures of an American family abroad by William P McGivern( )

5 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police special; including Rogue cop, The seven file [and] The darkest hour by William P McGivern( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odds against tomorrow by William P McGivern( )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The situation is a nightmare waiting to happen, a racist ex-con gets drawn into the planning of a heist by a crooked ex-cop, and they are forced to include a young black man who is in debt to a mobster. What can go wrong does go wrong in Odds against tomorrow, a bleak, mesmerizing thriller by William P. McGivern, published in 1957 and reminiscent of the novels of W.R. Burnett
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Givern, William Peter.

Mac Givern William Peter 1919-1982

MacGivern, William P.

MacGivern, William P., 1918-1982

MacGivern, William P. 1922-1982

MacGivern, William Peter.

MacGivern William Peter 1919-1982

MacGivern, William Peter 1922-1982

Mc Givern, William Peter.

Mc Givern William Peter 1919-1982

McGivern, W.P.

McGivern, William.

McGivern William 1919-1982

McGivern, William 1922-1982

McGivern, William P.

McGivern William P. 1919-1982

McGivern, William Peter

McGivern, William Peter 1922-1982

Peters, Bill, 1919-1982

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William P. McGivern Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1922-1982)

William P. McGivern écrivain américain

William P. McGivern escritor estadounidense

Уильям П. МакГайверн

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