WorldCat Identities

Valin, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 43 works in 216 publications in 10 languages and 6,291 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3572.A4125, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Valin
 
Most widely held works by Jonathan Valin
Final notice by Jonathan Valin( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little old librarian, a liberated young woman, and a detective hunt down a psychopath
Life's work by Jonathan Valin( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Parks, all-pro nose guard for the Cougars, has disappeared four weeks before the season's opening. The league has already suspended three of its players for possession of cocaine, so management will do anything to get Parks back. They hire Harry Stoner to track him down
Extenuating circumstances by Jonathan Valin( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Stoner is asked to search for an upstanding citizen of Covington who has disappeared and discovers a dark secret that has an explosive effect on his client's family and friends
Dead Letter by Jonathan Valin( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professor hires a private investigator to reclaim some lost government documents that he thinks were taken by his daughter
Fire Lake by Jonathan Valin( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Stoner, private eye, is pitted against the Cincinnati underworld of drugs as he searches for his former college roommate
Second chance by Jonathan Valin( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talented, troubled young woman named Kirsten Pearson, daughter of a well-known Cincinnati psychiatrist, disappears, and Harry Stoner is hired to find her
Natural causes by Jonathan Valin( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Harry Stoner has seen too much of the seamy side of life not to notice the tarnish on Los Angeles's glitter or the gritty reality behind the never-never land of TV's biggest daytime soaps. A detergent manufacturer, already begrimed by scandal and rumor, doesn't want his image further muddied by the mysterious death of the head writer on the daytime series he sponsors. So it's up to Stoner to find out what really happened that sunny August weekend when Quentin Dover took his last shower. What Stoner uncovers is a slick world of high finance and low morals, all powered with cocaine, a sexy blond widow turned on by booze and boys, the broken lives of the men and women who create America's TV fantasies, and the perfect setting for greed, jealousy, and murder
The music lovers : a Harry Stoner mystery by Jonathan Valin( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Harry Stoner takes the case of vintage LP records disappearing, perhaps through the members of a music-listening group, or perhaps through the client's blond bombshell of a wife, Sheila
Missing : a Harry Stoner novel by Jonathan Valin( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cincinnati, PI Harry Stoner is hired by a woman to find her lover, but before he can get to him, the man is dead. Police write off the death as suicide, but the woman will not accept the verdict and Stoner continues his investigation, discovering a world of bisexuals and murder. By the author of Second Chance
The lime pit by Jonathan Valin( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een privé-detective gaat op zoek naar een verdwenen 16-jarig meisje
Day of wrath by Jonathan Valin( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lime pit : the first Harry Stoner mystery by Jonathan Valin( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First in the Harry Stoner series! Stoner is a private eye in the classic tradition: A loner with a history of failed relationships with women and all-too-successful relationships with bottles of scotch, he's unable to look away from the world's corruption, and unable to avoid trying futilely to do something about it. His latest hopeless cause is Cindy Ann, a teenage hooker. She's not very pretty or bright or engaging ... she doesn't have much to offer at all, in fact, and somehow that makes her disappearance all the more disturbing for Stoner who knows what can happen to girls that nobody wants. And he's got a sick hunch that it happened to Cindy Ann, right across the Cincinnati border. Stoner's hunches are almost always on the money, and they rarely feature happy endings. But while the story may be ugly, in Valin's hands it has the brutal grace of a world-class boxing match
Dead letter : a Harry Stoner mystery by Jonathan Valin( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professor hires a private investigator to reclaim some lost government documents that he thinks were taken by his daughter
Day of wrath : a Harry Stoner mystery by Jonathan Valin( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheltered but precocious Robbie Segal has run away from home, a small brick house on an unexceptional street. Her desperate mother has asked Harry Stoner to find her. What begins as an ordinary missing-persons case
Final notice : a Harry Stoner mystery by Jonathan Valin( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was perfect. She smelled of toothpaste, talc, and something sweeter than lilacs. And in that crazy season of autumn, when Cincinnati was ablaze in the blood-red color of fall, Kate Davis made Harry Stoner feel old, and a little in love too. But for Harry Stoner those were only two more reasons that Kate shouldn't have anything more to do with this case. Because what had started with a twisted act of vandalism in the local library had led Kate and Harry, paired together, on a twisting path to a brutal, unsolved murder and to a pumped-up, speeded-up psycho
Fire Lake by Jonathan Valin( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A phone ringing after midnight means trouble, especially in private eye Harry Stoner's business. This time the 1:30 call is trouble, all right. A motel clerk wants somebody to pick up the loser registered as Harry Stoner who just tried to kill himself. When the real Stoner gets to the Encantada Motel, he finds his old college roommate nearly dead and too many memories still alive
Extenuating circumstances : a Harry Stoner mystery by Jonathan Valin( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To P.I. Harry Stoner, Ira Lessing had everything to live for: money, a beautiful wife, good friends, and a reputation that would do credit to a saint. But Lessing disappeared one hot July night, and Stoner knew in his gut that the man was dead. Years on the street had taught Stoner that no man is what he seems
The music lovers : a Harry Stoner mystery by Jonathan Valin( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Harry Stoner has seen better days. It's the middle of January and business is slower than a crawl. Curled up in his office with a paperback mystery, a little classical music on the radio, and a bottle of Scotch, Harry's ready to cut his losses and hibernate until spring. The only problem is that Harry's been living off Visa credit and Christmas cash, and the money faucet is beginning to run dry. Enter Leon Tubin, an odd little man with worn trousers but a pocketful of cash. Leon's a collector of vintage LP recordings and he's sure another member of his music-listening group is ripping him off. They're all jealous of his record library, especially his Wagner-loving rival, Sherwood Loeffler. It seems to be nickel-and-dime stuff to Harry but Leon insists that the recordings in question are worth about ten thousand dollars. Convincing arguments are one thing, an advance of five crisp one-hundred-dollar bills is another. Harry takes the case. After interviews with Leon's music-loving cronies, Harry is struck by their obsessive audio compulsions but almost positive that when it comes to grand theft, they are all on the up-and-up. It's Leon's blond bombshell of a wife, Sheila, who has Harry doing a double take. What's a woman like her doing with a wimp like Leon? Sheila confides that Leon saved her years before from her days as a swizzle-stick lounge singer, and out of loyalty and true love she'd do anything to protect him. But what does Sheila's past have to do with a bunch of stolen records? A bizarre trail of clues emerges but, in the end, Harry finds his case won't be completely resolved even though he's heard the fat lady sing over and over again
Missing : a Harry Stoner mystery by Jonathan Valin( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mason Greenleaf--good teacher, good friend, fond lover--vanishes from his Mount Adams home one hot summer afternoon, leaving a haunting mystery behind him. For his fellow teachers, former students, and friends, his disappearance is inexplicable and tragic. For his lover, Cindy Dorn, it is a cruel blow that shakes the very foundations of her world. She calls Harry Stoner for help. Soon after, Greenleaf turns up dead in a sleazy hotel. The police call it a suicide--Stoner believes there's more to the story
Life's work by Jonathan Valin( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Parks, all-pro nose guard for the Cougars, has disappeared four weeks before the season's opening. The league has already suspended three of its players for possession of cocaine, so management will do anything to get Parks back. They hire Harry Stoner to track him down
 
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The music lovers : a Harry Stoner mystery
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