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Vachss, Andrew H.

Works: 191 works in 1,098 publications in 15 languages and 39,215 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Political fiction  Manuscripts  Interviews 
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 )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,481 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
Another life : a Burke novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,455 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
Terminal : a Burke novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,448 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
Two trains running by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,375 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 the reader unexpectedly moving. A bit of a slow coach in the middle, but it recovers well
Aftershock by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,234 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 here by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years Burke has harbored an outlaw's hard love for Wolfe, the beautiful, driven former sex-crimes prosecutor who was fired for refusing to "go along to get along." So when Wolfe is arrested for the attempted murder of John Anson Wychek, a vicious rapist she once prosecuted, Burke deals himself in. That means putting together a distrustful alliance between his underground "family of choice," Wolfe's private network, and a rogue NYPD detective who has his own stake in the outcome. Burke knows that Wolfe's alleged "victim," although convicted only once, is actually a serial rapist. The deeper he presses, the more gaping holes he finds in the prosecution's case, but shadowy law enforcement agencies seem determined to protect Wychek at all costs, no matter who it sacrifices. Burke ups the ante by re-opening all the old "cold case" rape investigations, calls in a lot of markers from both sides of the law, and finally shows all the players why "down here" is no place for tourists. From the Trade Paperback edition
Flood by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

64 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 13 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner. She wants Burke to find a monster for her - so she can kill him with her bare hands. In this thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade private eye teams up with a lethally gifted avenger to follow a child's murderer through the catacombs of New York, where every alley is blind and the penthouses are as dangerous as the basements
Blossom : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,152 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
Haiku by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,149 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 )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,145 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
Pain management by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,109 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
Dead and gone by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 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
That's how I roll by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,082 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
Down in the zero by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,066 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 )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,060 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
Only child by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,053 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
Hard candy : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 1,030 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
Shockwave by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just before daybreak, a body washes up on a pristine beach. The dead man's skull has been bashed open, and his upper body is covered in neo-Nazi tattoos. An anonymous photographer e-mails an image of the scene to the local news, spurring the police to instantaneous response. Searching for suspects at one of the town's "homeless-by-choice" encampments, the cops pick up Homer, a "walking wounded" schizophrenic, who has been showing off a wristwatch he says God gave him. The watch is engraved with a symbol that exactly matches one of the dead man's tattoos. Even though Homer could never have inflicted such damage on a man twice his weight and half his age, he is immediately arrested--tourism could suffer if a killer was known to be at large. Dolly's friend Mack, the director and sole employee of the area's mental-health outreach program, is outraged but helpless. Dolly is outraged, too, but with connections like Dell, she is anything but helpless. As the search for the real killer pulls them deeper into the world of hate-groups, Dell must share some of his "Dark Arts" knowledge with Mack. Together they make a shocking discovery just beneath the surface of this seemingly sublime little town. The second installment in Andrew Vachss's riveting new series is sure to appeal to the fans who loved his Burke novels and to mystery/thriller readers who haven't yet discovered this established master"--
Strega : a novel by Andrew H Vachss( Book )

49 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 11 languages and held by 1,016 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 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired killer named Ghost goes in search of a woman he had known before serving time in prison
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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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Vachss, Andrew Henry.

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バックス, A.

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