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Ellin, Stanley

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Very old money by Stanley Ellin( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two servants discover family skeletons behind the closed doors of a forbidding Manhattan mansion in this mystery by a three-time Edgar Award-winning author. In dire financial straits, young couple Mike and Amy Lloyd-a former cab driver and a New York prep-school teacher, respectively-have signed away their independence to become live-in servants for one of the city's wealthiest and most private families. At first, the Durie home, a cavernous Gilded Age palazzo off Fifth Avenue, is a maze of intimidation: sixteen other employees, eight Duries in residence, forbidden rooms, and an exact and unbreakable set of rules. For Amy, personal secretary to the aged and blind Miss Margaret, that includes never broaching the subject of her employer's "condition" or the tragic accident that caused it. On the other hand, Mike, an aspiring writer, is already taking notes for a Durie-inspired novel. A modern gothic, he's guessing-part Rebecca, part Psycho. Most of the plot, he'll soon discover, won't require much imagining. But Amy, bound to the servitude of the matriarch-a woman cut off from the world for fifty years-is growing more curious and unnerved by Miss Margaret's demands: the sudden trips to the Plaza hotel, the mysterious bank transactions, and an extended invitation to a stranger for a private dinner. By the time Amy realizes the truth-that she and her husband have been enlisted as unwitting accomplices in a subtly played series of moves that could lead to something rather unspeakable-it could be too late
Full measure : modern short stories on aging( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star light, star bright by Stanley Ellin( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master: A Manhattan PI heads to Florida to deal with movie stars, a mysterious guru, and murder. New York City private eye John Milano's new client is an old flame-and the fire is still burning in Miami Beach. It wasn't too many years ago that superstar Sharon Bauer dumped John for an aged and infirm billionaire at the instruction of her very persuasive yogi, Kalos, renowned master of "The Path." Following Kalos's advice was practically a guarantee of enlightenment for his receptive disciple. But now, the only thing Sharon is feeling is terror. It's not until John arrives at Sharon's lavish Florida compound that he realizes her fears aren't just another performance. A fun weekend house party with Hollywood friends has turned into an intimate mystery: Kalos has received a series of unnerving and anonymous notes threatening his life. Though John can't bear the sight of the influential mystic, he's agreed to protect him, for Sharon's sake. But he soon learns that Kalos isn't the only target. Nor is he the only guest to harbor buried secrets and mortal enemies. In fact, Sharon's past is littered with them. And when a sudden death shakes the well-guarded estate, John and Sharon know they're about to follow a path that's a lot more permanent than spiritual nirvana. Star Light, Star Bright is a "richly entertaining" crime novel from an Edgar Award-winning master of suspense (Miami Herald)
The Luxembourg run by Stanley Ellin( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Finnish and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young drug runner gets revenge on a crime syndicate in this novel of deception and international double crosses from an Edgar Award-winning author. By the time David Hanna Shaw is shuttled off to an Ivy League school by his preoccupied mother, the brilliant young linguist is already fluent in a half dozen languages. He's also a quick study in international swindling, deceit, drug smuggling, and currency profiteering. That's what comes from having been dragged across every European capital by a mendacious diplomat father. Then, one day, innately unsettled and anxious, David suddenly disappears from campus. Finally on his own and living only for himself, David heads back to Europe, where he becomes a professional drifter, taking on odd jobs as everything from a brothel handyman in Paris to an occasional courier for a cadre of smugglers in Amsterdam. Swayed by the cash, and a beautiful new lover, David has found his niche-only to be betrayed by his syndicate bosses and left for dead. Now, David's only thoughts are of revenge. But for a smart man like David, murder is too common. The payback he has planned is an intricate game of deception, multiple identities, and psychological torture as ingenious as it is devious. And it should be. After all, David has been taught by a master
House of cards by Stanley Ellin( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired as a tutor for a madwoman's son, an American expatriate scraps to stay alive
The eighth circle by Stanley Ellin( Book )

44 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The investigators of the Conmy-Kirk detective agency don't work in trench coats, drink on the job, or carry pistols. They are researchers who comb newspapers and government records in search of the tiny details that could make or break their clients' fortunes. It is painstaking and unromantic, but as co-owner Murray Kirk is about to learn, those details can mean the difference between life and death. The district attorney is cracking down on corruption in the NYPD, and the search is spreading like wildfire, forcing hundreds of policemen to resign in disgrace. When Conmy-Kirk is hired to clear the name of one of the accused, Kirk finds himself falling for his client's daughter, a moral infraction that draws him deeper into the city's underworld than he ever wanted to slip. This work isn't like it is in the movies-if Murray Kirk catches a bullet, he'll stay dead
Mirror, mirror on the wall by Stanley Ellin( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een succesvol literair agent vindt in zijn badkamer het lijk van een hem totaal onbekende vrouw. In zijn verbeelding ziet hij zich voor de rechtbank verschijnen waardoor langzaam maar zeker duidelijk wordt wie hij is
The dark fantastic by Stanley Ellin( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a desolate part of Brooklyn, a retired history professor plots mass murder
The Valentine estate by Stanley Ellin( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Award Finalist: A former Miami Beach tennis pro discovers the dangerous price of marrying for money in "one of the year's best chillers" (The New York Times Book Review). There was a time when Davis Cup winner Chris Monte had it all. Now, down and out in Dade County, restringing racquets at a South Beach tennis shop and hiring himself out for an occasional lesson, he's dead broke. Then, along comes Elizabeth Jones, a mousy student with an irresistible proposition: fifty thousand dollars in exchange for marrying her. As sole beneficiary of the Valentine estate, Elizabeth is set to inherit a fortune. There's only one stipulation: She must be married. She'll collect, they'll divorce, and Chris will get paid off. Simple. But there are a few details Elizabeth left out, including the other claimants who are ruthlessly scheming to get their shares; her former boss, a goon with shady connections; her institutionalized mother, the target of whispers and gossip; the syndicate representative behind the execution of the will; and the pressing question of the actual identity of the deceased. Before long, Chris is in over his head. And wondering what his real part is in this twisted game of family secrets, Chris has good reason to fear that in agreeing to marry Elizabeth, he's set in motion the carefully drawn plans for his own murder. From a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, The Valentine Estate is a gripping thriller and was named an Edgar Award finalist for Best Novel
Stronghold by Stanley Ellin( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminals occupy a house and take its occupants captive. The gang is thwarted in its attempts to communicate its demands by the town's small Quaker community
The specialty of the house and other stories : the complete mystery tales, 1948-1978 by Stanley Ellin( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bind by Stanley Ellin( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a three-time Edgar Award-winning author: A private eye trails a blackmailer, a missing Florida widow, and a double-indemnity swindler. Freelance private investigator Jake Dekker and his lovely assistant, Elinor, are kicking back in Biscayne Bay as they plan their next move on a new case: masquerading as newlyweds and insinuating themselves into the confidence of South Miami Beach's highly respected Thoren family. Only weeks before, patriarch Walter Thoren died in a car accident after taking out a double-indemnity policy for a cool six figures, and the insurance company suspects fraud. They won't have to pay if Jake can prove it was suicide. Unfortunately for Jake, things don't add up: Walter was healthy, sane, and prosperous. And given the particulars of the crash, it couldn't have been murder. So what exactly are the Thorens concealing' To find out, Jake and Elinor will head down a twisting trail of blackmail, mob connections, kidnapping, family secrets, and sordid sexual indiscretions. But they, too, are being inveigled by a masquerade-and it's hiding the most shocking scandal under the sun. A dark masterpiece of crime fiction, The Bind was adapted for the 1979 film Sunburn, starring Farrah Fawcett, Charles Grodin, and Art Carney
Crimes and misfortunes : the Anthony Boucher memorial anthology of mysteries( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each writer has contributed not only what he thought was Anthony Boucher's favorite of his own stories, but has provided an introduction in which this particular story or his career is related to the famous critic
The Blessington method, and other strange tales by Stanley Ellin( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Panama portrait by Stanley Ellin( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York business man is caught in intrigue on a South American island, including the search for a lost Gauguin painting
The key to Nicholas Street by Stanley Ellin( Book )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grisly murder reveals the hateful secrets that lie beneath a small town's surfaceThe locals call her the Ballou. An illustrator for a high-fashion magazine, she has been the talk of the upstate town of Sutton ever since she first appeared, paying cash for one of the finest houses on Nicholas Street. Daring, gaudy, and grand, she inspires envy in the women and lust in the men. And in one member of this quiet town, she is about to inspire murder. The trouble starts when her rakish New York lover moves in full time, scandalizing the prudish Ayers family next door. When the Ayers' maid pays a so
Conversations with writers II( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery stories by Stanley Ellin( Book )

46 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreadful summit, a novel of suspense by Stanley Ellin( Book )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His father humiliated, a teenage boy vows bloody revengeEvery sports fan in New York knows Al Judge, the hard-bitten reporter whose column is the scourge of gamblers, gangsters, and corrupt players across the city. Sixteen-year-old George LaMain is Judge{u2019}s biggest fan{u2014}right up until the night he decides the writer has to die. George is in his father{u2019}s saloon, waiting for his dad to give him his birthday present: a trip to the fights at Madison Square Garden. They are about to leave when Judge demands George{u2019}s father strip and lie down on the barroom floor. George doesn{u2019}t know why, but his old man does it{u2014}and Judge beats him senseless in front of the whole bar. When he{u2019}s finished crying, George takes his father{u2019}s gun and sets out into the night. To avenge his disgraced father, he plans to gun Al Judge down. But before he can become a killer, this birthday boy will have to grow into a man
The speciality of the house : the complete mystery tales, 1948-1978 by Stanley Ellin( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Ellin's first short story, 'The Specialty of the House', about a New York restaurant with a special gourmet menu, was published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1948 and caused an immediate sensation, winning him a special Ellery Queen Award. 'The House Party' and 'The Blessington Method' subsequently both won Edgar Awards. Stanley Ellin, who was made a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America in 1980, is acknowledged as one of the great masters of the 20th-century short story, and this volume brings together the best of his work in the genre
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Full measure : modern short stories on aging
Alternative Names
Ailin, Shitanli

Ellin, Stanley Bernard.

Ellin, Stanley Bernard‏ 1916-1986

Ėllin, Stenli

Ellin, Sŭt'aenri

Erin, Sutanri

Stanley Ellin Amerikaans schrijver (1916-1986)

Stanley Ellin amerikanischer Krimiautor

Stanley Ellin amerikansk författare

Stanley Ellin amerikansk skribent

Stanley Ellin scrittore statunitense

Стенли Эллин

엘린, 스탠리 1916-1986

엘린, 스탠리 버나드 1916-1986

エリン, スタンリー

エリン, スタンリイ



House of cardsThe eighth circleStrongholdThe speciality of the house : the complete mystery tales, 1948-1978