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Vachss, Andrew H.

Works: 173 works in 947 publications in 16 languages and 41,075 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Noir fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Interviews  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS3572.A33, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew H Vachss
Mask market : a Burke novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a client who had hired him to find a missing woman is gunned down just minutes after their meeting, Burke launches an investigation to find Beryl Preston, a girl he had rescued from a brutal pimp and returned to her father some twenty years earlier
Terminal : a Burke novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Dremdell, a white supremacist whose sole hope against his terminal illness is a pricy experimental Swiss treatment, ropes Burke into a plot to extort money from three wealthy men who years earlier committed a brutal murder (loosely based on the real-life Martha Moxley case), but were never suspected. Armed with only fragmentary evidence in the form of two checks, Burke turns for help to an Israeli intelligence operation working covertly in the U.S. with superhuman powers of information gathering. Lengthy tirades about the failures of the criminal justice system under the current Bush administration will distract even those who agree with them
Another life : a Burke novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the two-year-old son of a Saudi prince is kidnapped, Burke, the ultimate man-for-hire, is forced into a journey that will change the lives of the urban survivalist and his outlaw family forever
Two trains running by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time, 1959-and America. The place-a small, entirely corrupt Midwestern burg named Locke City, currently owned top to bottom by homegrown Royal Beaumont. Crippled by a childhood disease, Royal rules from a wheelchair-throne; few, though, have ever doubted that his power is absolute. Or not until now, when rival mobs-one Irish, one Italian-suddenly sense windows of opportunity. They lurk at Locke City's perimeter and sniff around Royal's honey-pots-prostitution, gambling, protection-in a way calculated to cause maximum anxiety. In response, Royal sends for outside help in the form of Walker Dett, a man with the sort of "stillness" to him. Dett is a killer, a hired gun with the war smarts of a Clausewitz. There's plot and counterplot as hard guys maneuver for position and form unlikely alliances. Dett, however, is always in charge, a dodge ahead of his enemies. He schemes, lures and, when at last he pounces, few are left standing. But Dett has a softer side and it catches him unaware. One night, the Angel of Death meets an Earth Angel and, to his astonishment, he falls in love. Life altering for Dett; for thereader unexpectedly moving. A bit of a slow coach in the middle, but it recovers well
Haiku by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late one night, Michael--an addicted gambler who has lost everything, including himself--spots a woman in a white Rolls-Royce throwing something into the river. Convinced that the woman is a perfect blackmail target, he attempts to recruit a band of homeless outcasts to search for her. But news that a building is slated for demolition turns this halfhearted effort into a serious mission to find the ultimate problem-solver: money, and with it a new home for a precious collection of hardboiled paperbacks
Safe house by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Burke of New York busts a plot by white supremacists to dynamite federal buildings. Burke, an ex-convict who now combats family abuse, stumbles on the plot while investigating the stalking of a woman by her estranged husband
Down here by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a colleague is charged with the murder of a serial rapist, Burke uncovers numerous questionable dealings at the district attorney's office and elects to reopen the original investigation into the rapist's case
Blossom : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 8 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old cellmate has summoned Burke to a fading Indiana mill town, where a young boy is charged with a crime he didn't commit and a twisted serial sniper has turned a local lover's lane into a killing field. It's here that Burke meets Blossom, the brilliant, beautiful young woman who has he own reasons for finding the murderer--and her own idea of vengeance
Pain management by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Finnish and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a failed assassination attempt, "career criminal and ultimate urban survivalist" Burke moves to the Pacific Northwest and takes on the task of tracking down a runaway teenager "in a long, dark tunnel of lies--lined with more games than players."--Jacket
Blue Belle by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 15 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burke is hired by a group of pimps to stop the "Ghost Van" from killing prostitutes
Dead and gone by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burke is left for dead after a ransom drop goes bad. His quest for revenge leads him to Chicago, the Pacific Northwest, and a Russian-speaking Cambodian woman named Gem
Aftershock by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the shining star of the girls' softball team shoots and kills the most popular boy in school, Dolly, friend to the local teenage girls, asks her husband Dell to uncover the true motive behind the inexplicable crime
Down in the zero by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rash of suicides among wealthy teenagers in a Connecticut town is the subject of an investigation by PI Burke. To solve the case he is forced to play the stud, endearing himself to a housewife who runs a secret porn ring. By the author of Shella
Sacrifice : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burke, an urban mercenary with a passion for protecting children, goes in search of the people who turned a boy into a killer
Hard candy : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 10 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.I. Burke gets unwillingly advertised as a gun-for-hire and pressure from the police and the Mafia, but decides to rescue a young girl from the dangers of a "safe house" for teenagers
That's how I roll by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting on death row after confessing to several homicides, a master assassin writes his life story to protect his younger brother, a process during which he remembers their murderously violent father. After pleading guilty to a series of homicides, Esau Till sits on death row, writing his life story. But his memoir is his one last chance to protect his brother. When the genetic cards were dealt, Esau drew a genius IQ, and a crippled body. His brother Tory drew a slow mind, and almost superhuman strength. Very early on, Esau learned that the only way to guarantee his brother's safety was to make himself indispensable, so he became the top hired killer for both rival local mobs. As the state gets ready to take his life, Esau plots going all-in on the last hand he will ever play
Strega : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

45 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 11 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burke is hired by a Mafia don's niece to find a child pornography ring
Shella : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired killer named Ghost goes in search of a woman he had known before serving time in prison
Only child by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to New York after years on the run, Burke is forced to step out of the shadows to investigate the murder of his own teenage daughter, and heads for Long Island, where he comes face to face with a depraved killer
The weight by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped between his integrity and selling out, Sugar does the only thing he knows: He takes the weight for a crime he didn't commit--while protecting those who worked with him on a successful jewelry heist. But when he gets out, the mastermind behind the robbery, Sully, leans on him for a favor. Sully asks Sugar to go to Florida on a job. He suspects that there's more to this job than what Sully is telling him. But nothing he suspects or imagines can prepare him for what he finds
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Alternative Names
Andrew Vachss Amerikaans schrijver

Andrew Vachss amerikansk advokat och författare

Andrew Vachss amerikansk advokat og skribent

Andrew Vachss écrivain américain

Andrew Vachss scrittore statunitense

Andrew Vachss US-amerikanischer Rechtsanwalt und Schriftsteller

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Terminal : a Burke novelAnother life : a Burke novelTwo trains runningHaikuSafe houseDown hereBlossom : a novelPain management