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Ellin, Stanley

Works: 183 works in 605 publications in 11 languages and 7,565 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film noir  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery stories, American  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Honoree
Classifications: PS3555.L56, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Stanley Ellin
Most widely held works by Stanley Ellin
Very old money by Stanley Ellin( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star light, star bright by Stanley Ellin( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Luxembourg run by Stanley Ellin( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and Finnish and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of cards by Stanley Ellin( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired as a tutor for a madwoman's son, an American expatriate scraps to stay alive. A washed-up heavyweight with dreams of becoming a writer, Reno Davis is down to his last franc when he lands a job as a bouncer at a sprawling Paris discotheque. His first night, he saves a slumming beauty from a pair of cafe toughs, and she rewards him with a well-paid job tutoring her darling son. But what she really wants is a bodyguard to keep her precious baby safe from terrors real and imagined. Reno's new boss is a mental case, paranoid and delusional, whose lovers have a bad habit of dying violent deaths. But in this case, her paranoia may be justified. Protecting the boy draws Reno into an international conspiracy that stretches from Paris to Rome to the killing fields of northern Algeria. When the bullets start to fly, this ex-fighter begins to fear that he may be punching above his weight
Mirror, mirror on the wall by Stanley Ellin( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 411 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 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a desolate part of Brooklyn, a retired history professor plots mass murder. The withered old man speaks into a tape recorder. This is not a confession, he explains, but a presentation. He is Charles Witter Kirwan, a former academic who has lived his whole life in the same house and watched his childhood neighborhood turn from white to black. Now, stricken with terminal cancer, Kirwan has decided to fight back against his neighbors. His may be the ravings of a lunatic racist, but the dynamite in his basement is real. He is going to blow up the apartment building next door - and take some sixty African Americans with it. Private investigator John Milano is on the trail of a stolen painting when he catches wind of Kirwan's mad plan. He has forty-eight hours to stop the bombing, and to keep those innocents from following this twisted, hateful man into death
The Valentine estate by Stanley Ellin( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The specialty of the house and other stories : the complete mystery tales, 1948-1978 by Stanley Ellin( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a quaint old restaurant, a chef relies on a devilish secret ingredient In Sbirro's restaurant, there is no electric lighting, no music, and no menu. The only sound is the contented sighs of the regulars, who come every night in hopes that Sbirro will treat them to his signature dish, the famed lamb Amirstan, which comes from a beast so rare, only Sbirro knows how to obtain it. Tonight, two diners at this spectacular relic of a forgotten age will find that lamb Amirstan costs more than they are willing to pay. "The Specialty of the House" was the first story published by Stanley Ellin, who would go on to become one of the great short fiction authors of the twentieth century. From crime to horror to grim tragedy, every story in this collection is as delectable as a cut of meat prepared by Sbirro himself
Stronghold by Stanley Ellin( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 274 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 bind by Stanley Ellin( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blessington method, and other strange tales by Stanley Ellin( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Panama portrait by Stanley Ellin( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 199 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
Conversations with writers II( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery stories by Gianni Biondillo( Book )

45 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nineteen mysterious stories involving surprising circumstances, unexpected crimes, and eerie events, by such authors as Vivien Alcock, Ray Bradbury, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Diana Wynne Jones
The winter after this summer by Stanley Ellin( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1960 : and the Yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anagram detectives by Norma Schier( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen stories or pastiches, ten of which first appeared in Ellery Queen's mystery magazine
Dreadful summit, a novel of suspense by Stanley Ellin( Book )

25 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 110 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's biggest fan-right up until the night he decides the writer has to die. George is in his father'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's father strip and lie down on the barroom floor. George doesn't know why, but his old
The eighth circle by Stanley Ellin( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 66 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
A double life by George Cukor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Chabrol directs this murder mystery based on a novel by Stanley Ellin. Henri Marcoux (Jacques Dacqmine) is a wealthy middle-aged vineyard owner in Provence who is having an affair with a much a younger woman, Leda (Antonella Lualdi). His wife, Therese (Madeleine Robinson), reluctantly agrees to turn a blind eye in order to avoid a scandal, but then a murder brings all the family's dirty little secrets scurrying into the light
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Alternative Names
Ellin, Stanley Bernard.

Ellin, Stanley Bernard‏ 1916-1986

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, スタンリイ



English (172)

German (54)

French (40)

Japanese (16)

Spanish (11)

Italian (8)

Danish (6)

Dutch (6)

Korean (2)

Finnish (2)

Catalan (1)

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