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Coburn, Andrew

Works: 24 works in 90 publications in 7 languages and 3,382 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3553.O23, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Andrew Coburn
Most widely held works by Andrew Coburn
Sweetheart : a novel of revenge by Andrew Coburn( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Coburn{u2019}s The Babysitter was a bestseller; his previous book, Off Duty, was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as?a flawlessly plotted, stylishly written account The rewards are many and exceptional.? Now, in Sweetheart, a novel about the Boston Mafia, Andrew Coburn has surpassed himself. Revenge, the defining motif of this suspenseful tale of crime, is a joyous emotion in the Mafia. It figures in their use of tire irons to dismember the killers of the innocent, honored parents of Anthony Gardella, the local capo. And, over cocktails, a more sophisticated vengeance can be sought#x97;by using a Beretta semi-automatic with silencer fired at point blank range. Police Lieutenant Wade, code name?Sweetheart?, has troubles of his own. Wade is recruited by Russell Thurston, and FBI agent of immaculate grooming and soaring ambition, to infiltrate the Gardella family. As shock follows surprise, Wade finds himself caught in a dilemma: The police lieutenant{u2019}s sympathies are subtly drawn toward the all-too-fascinating charm of the mobster chief, until Wade, the honest cop, must make an agonizing choice. The man who always did what was right has to decide whether to cross the slim line between justice and corruption. Andrew Coburn{u2019}s ear for dialogue and his eye for vivid characterization make Sweetheart superior and original entertainment as well as a grippingly authentic Mafia story
Voices in the dark by Andrew Coburn( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and French and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of sixteen-year-old Glen Bodine is found, the death seems a tragic accident - or else an all-too-possible suicide. Murder is out of the question, for this is a town of nice people, pretty manners, and piles of money. But when an eccentric drifter declares himself a child killer, not only Glen's death but another, even more mysterious one buried in the past must be put under searching scrutiny. The results expose a viper's nest of twisted hungers and terrifying secrets
No way home by Andrew Coburn( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief of Police James Morgan tries to solve a string of murders where the suspects include women he has had trysts with
Birthright : a novel by Andrew Coburn( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and French and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alternative novel on the 1932 Lindbergh kidnaping in which the baby is not killed but switched to replace a dead child. The kidnapers are the dead child's parents and the novel centers on their mounting guilt as they watch Lindbergh's son grow to become a famous politician
Love nest by Andrew Coburn( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times said of Andrew Coburn, "Natural storytellers are not too common, but Mr. Coburn is one." And Publishers Weekly praised his previous novel Sweetheart as "so good that it is almost criminal." Love Nest, Andrew Coburn's gripping new thriller, is certain to gain the same critical acclaim. The murder of a young and alluring prostitute is at the core of this compelling story of small-town crime, corruption, and desire. In her brief stay in Andover, Massachusetts, her charm and beauty had touched the lives of many of the town's leading cit
Off duty by Andrew Coburn( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widow's walk by Andrew Coburn( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in French and English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Paul Jenkins, the police chief of Boar's Bluff, New Hampshire, investigates the murders of three men, "he risks even more in a dangerous game of seduction as the killer tries to find out how much he really knows."--Cover
The trespassers by Andrew Coburn( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spouses & other crimes : short stories by Andrew Coburn( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rendered with Edgar-nominated author Andrew Coburn's signature style of chilly elegance, here are eleven stories that touch us with the headiness of an American saga. In the genre-defying territory of his bestselling novels these are the lyrical and beautiful struggles of small-town characters playing out the equations of their lives in this, Coburn's first ever collection of short fiction
On the loose by Andrew Coburn( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Company secrets by Andrew Coburn( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toutes peines confondues by Michel Deville( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un agent d'Interpol. Un homme d'affaires suisse. un jeune officier de police. Ils mènent le jeu tour à tour. Analyser les failles, les enjeux, les atouts : ce ne sont pas ce qu'ils semblent être. Les coupables, les victimes, les sincères et les menteurs non plus. Ou bien ils sont tout cela en même temps. Dans ce film noir, le pire danger, n'est-ce pas d'aimer?
De babysit by Andrew Coburn( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jong echtpaar vindt bij thuiskomst hun babysit vermoord en hun 16 maanden oude dochtertje verdwenen
Cœur tendre by Andrew Coburn( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un thriller efficace dans les coulisses de la mafia américaine
Bebīshittā( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vite criminali vol. 2 : racconti( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Krycie meno Miláčik by Andrew Coburn( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Slovak and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La Fille à personne by Andrew Coburn( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No Way Home by Andrew Coburn( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The first murder seemed senseless. The second death a tragic accident. And the killer...a total mystery to Chief of Police James Morgan. Chief Morgan{u2019}s job had been, up to now, a cinch#x97;his principal occupation being to sexually service the dissatisfied wives of the town{u2019}s wealthiest citizens. The troubled town is Bensington, a bedroom suburb of Boston, where respectable natives live in old Victorians, rich newcomers in mock mansions, and the poor in wood-heaped frame houses. Just beneath Bensington{u2019}s sedate surface are some very off-centered residents whose quirky cravings and guilts tend to be overlooked, or neatly concealed. Then a brutal double murder blows everyone{u2019}s deep, dark secrets into the open air, and for once rich and poor alike are caught up in the same net of passion and violence. James Morgan, Bensington born and bred, is a lean and handsome widower whose love for his dead wife spurs an unending series of sexual conquests, and whose warm compassion wars with the icy imperatives of his profession. Although he is expected to solve the mysterious murders and put the town back together, local coffee-shop critics question his competence, even as they relish the rumors of his trysts. The women who sleep with Morgan#x97;for reasons ranging from boredom to desperate loneliness#x97;are included in his investigation, as is a rich man on the brink of ruin, and a policeman nursing a hidden hate, and a degenerate family consisting of a brutal father and two very different sons#x97;one retarded, the other frighteningly gifted. And complicating it all is Morgan{u2019}s newest conquest, the daughter of the victims, who herself may be a target. Filled with insight and irony, this electrifying thriller blends roller-coaster action with the sensitive probing of men and women driven by private demons of love and hate, need and desire. Edgar nominee Andrew Coburn masterfully splices psychological suspense with police procedure as he turns his keen eye on small-town America and the secrets it keeps
Goldilocks by Andrew Coburn( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldilocks is vintage Coburn, the Coburn of Sweetheart, The Babysitter, and Love Nest. This is a story of a New England town where all the deals have been quietly cut, the cops have traded their souls to crime bosses, and the crime boss of crime bosses#x97;a beautiful woman from the wrong side of the tracks#x97;has married up, into the WASPs, and her name decorates ever corner and library in town. And into this quiet swamp with its smooth surface drops Goldilocks#x97;tall and blond, with exquisite blue eyes, the new boy in town, and so vicious he makes the rest of them know that life before Goldilocks was like a fairy tale. Small wonder The New York Times crime book critic Newgate Callendar writes,?Natural storytellers are not too common but Mr. Coburn is one.? An angry yet still sexy widow becomes the prey of Vietnam vet Goldilocks, but he, too, gets caught in the web of evildoing and gets his just deserts, though not till the town is turned end to end. No question#x97;Coburn can write up a storm
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Birthright : a novel
Alternative Names
Andrew Coburn American writer

Andrew Coburn Amerikaans romanschrijver

Эндрю Коберн


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