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Heffernan, William 1940-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 217 publications in 13 languages and 10,608 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: PS3558.E4143, 813.54
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Most widely held works by William Heffernan
The Corsican : a novel by William Heffernan( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling saga of crime and international intrigue that lifted the gangster novel to astonishing new heights Dragged from the dank, rat-infested prison cell where he has spent the past few months, Buonaparte Sartene is given a choice: Join the French Resistance or rot in jail for the next seven years. The adopted son of a Corsican Mafia family, Sartene is a thief with a capacity for violence and a knack for subterfuge & mdash;valuable tools in the fight against the Nazis. But it is his other great gift & mdash;the ability to strike a deal & mdash;that changes Sartene & rsquo;s fortunes for good and propels this blistering, expansive thriller from the frozen forests of occupied France to the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia. In exchange for risking his life against the Germans, Sartene demands not just a pardon, but also the right to settle his family in the French colony of his choice when the war is over. Laos in the late 1940s is a land of delirious opportunity, offering a clean slate even to a man with a past as shadowy as the Corsican & rsquo;s. It is not long, however, before another government requires his special skills. In league with the OSS, Sartene and his son, Jean, and lieutenants, Auguste and Benito, take control of the Laotian opium trade and force the Communists out. But the price of power is dear, and when a betrayal from within his own organization threatens the one thing that Sartene values more than money and power & mdash;his family & mdash;he retreats from the drug business. A decade later, it is up to his grandson Pierre, a US intelligence agent stationed in Saigon in the early days of the Vietnam War, to track down the man who murdered his father and double crossed his grandfather & mdash;and to enact a terrible and righteous revenge. With its sweeping scope and nonstop action, The Corsican is a thriller as global as crime and as relentless as a vendetta
A time gone by : a novel by William Heffernan( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to forget the murder of a 1940s gubernatorial candidate thirty years earlier, a crime for which an innocent man was put to death, detective chief Jake Downing, on the brink of retirement, sets out to find the true killer
The dinosaur club : a novel by William Heffernan( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Threatened with downsizing, senior executives of a corporation form a club to fight an axe-wielding CEO. Vice-president Jack Fallone, a Vietnam War vet who is their leader, scores something of a victory when he gets lawyer Samantha Moore to fall in love with him. She was hired by the CEO to organize the downsizing
Ritual by William Heffernan( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vlak voor de opening van een Zuidamerikaanse antropologische tentoonstelling in New York wordt een jonge vrouw op schijnbaar rituele wijze vermoord
Unholy order : a Paul Devlin mystery by William Heffernan( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a city as huge and unpredictably dangerous as New York, murder is sadly unremarkable. A new slaying, however, has tossed the red ball squarely in Detective Paul Devlin's lap. This victim is a woman, her throat and midsection viciously slashed open, a lethal dose of heroin found in her system. But this outrage is different. This corpse was that of a nun."--Jacket
Corsican honor by William Heffernan( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to rescue his wife from the international terrorist who has kidnapped her, American agent Alex Moran must first unravel the secrets of his father, who was also a spy
The dead detective by William Heffernan( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer een Amerikaanse detective de moord op een vrouw met een twijfelachtige reputatie moet onderzoeken, komt zijn moeder, die hem in zijn jeugd bijna vermoordde, mogelijk vervroegd vrij
Red angel : a novel by William Heffernan( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and French and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tough New York detective Paul Devlin returns in Heffernan's Edgar Award-winning mystery series, this time set in the secret voodoo culture that permeates Castro's Cuba. In this latest adventure, Devlin must travel to Cuba in search of his lover's missing aunt, a doctor known as Cuba's "Red Angel" for her work with the poor. But the truth leads him on a complicated path, one that threatens to stir up ghosts better left alone
Beulah Hill by William Heffernan( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1930s, the story follows the investigation of a racially motivated murder in a rural Vermont town and the shocking ramifications it has on that backwoods community, which had once served as a stopping place for runaway slaves. Having made new lives for themselves there, many of these former slaves had married interracially. As a result, over several generations, the progeny of what were originally black families became what was known as "bleached" and were absorbed by the white community. Still, they were not accepted by all, and not all the blacks joined in interracial unions
Blood rose by William Heffernan( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this suspense novel a maniac is stalking the quiet countryside. A withered rose is exchanged for a missing heart. Detective Paul Devlin must find the killer before he strikes again. The next victim will be the woman Paul loves
Cityside : a novel by William Heffernan( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York reporter Billy Burke masquerades as a doctor for an expose of fraudulent billing by a hospital. A behind-the-scenes look at the work of tabloid journalism by the author of The Dinosaur Club
Acts of contrition by William Heffernan( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een journaliste die een artikel over een jonge Newyorkse vakbondsleider wil schrijven, stuit bij haar onderzoek op een groot complot, dat de ondergang van de vakbondsman wil bewerkstelligen
When Johnny came marching home : a novel by William Heffernan( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three boys gradually begin to change until their close-knit childhood ties are little more than a fractured memory. By war's end, one boy is dead, one returns a physically crippled and emotionally compromised man, and the third comes home as an unfeeling psychopath
Caging the raven : a novel by William Heffernan( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broderick : a novel by William Heffernan( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarnished blue : a novel by William Heffernan( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarred by William Heffernan( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter's gold by William Heffernan( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy socialite is dead. Suicide or murder? The investigation spans the glittery world of the New York elite to the shadows of the mob underworld
Corsican honor by William Heffernan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Johnny came marching home : a novel by William Heffernan( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three boys gradually begin to change until their close-knit childhood ties are little more than a fractured memory. By war's end, one boy is dead, one returns a physically crippled and emotionally compromised man, and the third comes home as an unfeeling psychopath
 
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The dinosaur club : a novel
Alternative Names
William Heffernan American journalist

William Heffernan Amerikaans journalist

הפרנן, וילים

ウィリマウ・ヘファーナン

ヘファーナン, ウィリアム

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The dinosaur club : a novelRitualUnholy order : a Paul Devlin mysteryThe dead detectiveRed angel : a novelBeulah HillBlood roseCityside : a novel