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Mewshaw, Michael 1943-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 173 publications in 7 languages and 6,807 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Action and adventure films  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.E87, 813.54
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True crime : a novel by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True-crime writer Tom Heller, who specializes in family murders, investigates his father's murder and the family murders of his college girlfriend
Life for death by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold and Shirley Dresbach seemed to be a perfect couple. They had two of everything--two boats, two Chryslers, two handsome teen-age boys. Wealthy and influential, they were active in politics and often entertained prominent visitors in their waterfront home on the Chesapeake Bay. So on a quiet January morning when their bodies, riddled with bullets, were found, people in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., were stunned. They were still more stunned and horrified when the Dresbach's fifteen-year-old son, Wayne, was charged with the killings. Michale Mewshaw, a childhood friend of Wayne's, was the first to learn of the tragic events that morning, and from the start he suspected some essential truth had been left hidden. Life for Death is the account of his frustration and sometimes frightening investigation into the crime and punishment of his friend. It is a harrowing tale of explosive family passions--and of coldly dispassionate criminal justice. Played out behind a façade of propriety, it is a drama composed entirely of unspeakable acts--black-market adoption, alcoholism, child and wife abuse, sexual experimentation, sadism, incest, and finally murder.--From jacket flap
Ladies of the court : grace and disgrace on the women's tennis tour by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stars of the women's tennis tour are the richest, most famous, and most conspicuous female athletes in the world, and yet the public's perception of them is often limited to the little that can be gleaned from press conferences and photo opportunities. Eager to get beyond the cosmetic image, Michael Mewshaw followed the circuit from Rome to Paris, London, New York and points in between. Along the way he met teenage millionaires such as Monica Seles, Jennifer
Short circuit by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in French and English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six months on the men's professional tennis tour"--Jacket subtitle
Money to burn : the true story of the Benson family murders by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of July 9, 1985, millionaire tobacco heiress Margaret Benson and her adopted son Scott were killed and daughter Carol Lynn Kendall severely injured when two pipe bombs planted in the family's Chevrolet exploded. A sole remaining son, Steven, escaped the inferno unscathed, leaving the scene just moments before the catastrophe occurred. One year later, Steven Benson was sentenced to life imprisonment for the heartless premeditated murders. Once again justice had triumphed ... or had it?
Year of the gun by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starring Andrew McCarthy, Valeria Golino and Sharon Stone
Shelter from the storm : a novel by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a group of Islamic fundamentalists kidnaps his son-in-law, demanding in exchange a feral local child, Zack McClintock journeys to central Asia, where he encounters tribal and sectarian violence, deceit, and betrayal
Lying with the dead : a novel by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... the family matriarch calls home her three children for a final, bedside reunion. Once the family is assembled in the childhood home, the pieces of a somber puzzle come together
The toll by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Island tempest by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Pitchard has recently been leading a quiet, rather depressed existence, even though he lives on Eden, an exclusive resort island community off the coast of Florida. Forced into retirement after his company was taken over and "reorganized," he spends his days sitting outside, reading, thinking about deceased wife, and dreaming up ways to get back at the corporate raiders. A bright spot is Randi, an Eden trophy wife currently between husbands. She gives Frank a set of binoculars and introduces him to bird-watching. However, Frank uses the binoculars to spy on Cal Barlow, his crippled next-door neighbor, and one day sees him sitting in his wheelchair, cradling a blue-steel pistol. The two men strike up a friendship soon afterward, when Cal happens upon Frank pushing a golf cart into the lake. An odd partnership develops. What Frank doesn't know is that Cal is an ex-mobster in witness protection-and that he's sleeping with Randi right under Frank's nose. And Cal doesn't seem to realize that there's an assassin on his tail and that the Feds aren't far behind
Land without shadow by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthly bread by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackballed by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking slow by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in motion by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wang qiu chang shang de bai wan nu hai by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Year of the gun by Michael Mewshaw( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primavera 1978. Un giornalista americano giunge a Roma. Qui si trova coinvolto in una vicenda amorosa che lo vede di conseguenza al centro di scontri politici che culminano con il sequestro di Moro. Il giornalista riesce a scrivere un libro sul terrorismo ma si vedrà tradire da chi credeva più vicino. (Mymovies)
Ladies of the court : grace and disgrace on the women's tennis tour by Michael Mewshaw( Recording )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromising look at the tough realities that lie behind the celebrity, power and money that comws with being on the women's professional tennis circuit
Close to home / Geoffrey Sharpless( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sympathy for the devil : four decades of friendship with Gore Vidal by Michael Mewshaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A generous, entertaining, intimate look at Gore Vidal, a man who prided himself on being difficult to know Detached and ironic; a master of the pointed put-down, of the cutting quip; enigmatic, impossible to truly know: This is the calcified, public image of Gore Vidal--one the man himself was fond of reinforcing. "I'm exactly as I appear," he once said of himself. "There is no warm, lovable person inside. Beneath my cold exterior, once you break the ice, you find cold water." Michael Mewshaw's Sympathy for the Devil, a memoir of his friendship with the stubbornly iconoclastic public intellectual, is a welcome corrective to this tired received wisdom. A complex, nuanced portrait emerges in these pages--and while "Gore" can indeed be brusque, standoffish, even cruel, Mewshaw also catches him in more vulnerable moments. The Gore Vidal the reader comes to know here is generous and supportive to younger, less successful writers; he is also, especially toward the end of his life, disappointed, even lonely. Sparkling, often hilarious, and filled with spicy anecdotes about expat life in Italy, Sympathy for the Devil is an irresistible inside account of a man who was himself--faults and all--impossible to resist. As enlightening as it is entertaining, it offers a unique look at a figure many only think they know"--
 
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Shelter from the storm : a novel
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Ladies of the court : grace and disgrace on the women's tennis tourMoney to burn : the true story of the Benson family murdersShelter from the storm : a novelLying with the dead : a novelIsland tempestDo I owe you something? : a memoir of the literary lifeIf you could see me now : a chronicle of identity and adoption
Alternative Names
Michael Mewshaw Amerikaans romanschrijver

Michael Mewshaw écrivain américain

Майкл Мьюшо

ミューショー, マイケル

ミュショウ, マイケル

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