WorldCat Identities

Kaye, Marvin

Works: 127 works in 358 publications in 2 languages and 13,981 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Horror fiction  Paranormal fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novellas  Gothic fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Ghost stories  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3561.A886, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marvin Kaye
Masterpieces of terror and the supernatural : a treasury of spellbinding tales old & new( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sit back and prepare to be transfixed by tales of murder and madness, strange rituals, creatures from beyond the grave, and all manner of weird apparitions. They're sure to provide hours of irresistible, spell-binding reading
The dragon quintet( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abiding presence in myth and literature from around the world, the dragon has been reborn in modern fantasy fiction. The classic winged fire-breathing reptiles often associated with evil (they do despoil villages and demand virgin sacrifices, after all) tend nowadays to be more kindly disposed to humanity, sometimes aloofly offering magical wisdom, sometimes actively involving themselves in human lives, whether as a servant or friend. In this volume, originally compiled exclusively for the members of the Science Fiction Book Club and not available in stores, editor Marvin Kaye has skillfully gathered brand-new contributions to the hoard of dragon lore by five top fantasy authors. Orson Scott Card -- an expert at writing from a child's point of view, as evidenced in his bestselling Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow -- offers a gothic yarn set in contemporary suburbia. "In the Dragon's House" tells about the mysterious dragon that lives in the wiring of an old house, palpable only to a young boy who in dreams shares its body and feels its true size and power. But what does it really want? Mercedes Lackey, prolific author of the Valdemar saga, writes of a slave boy who is chosen to care for a warrior's dragon. Vetch (and the reader) will learn much about dragon behavior ... and this special dragon's secrets may be the key to his freedom. (Lackey was so taken by young Vetch that she expanded his adventures into a full-length novel with the same name as this novella -- "Joust.") Tanith Lee is no stranger to dragons, which appear quite often in her award-winning fantasies. The fable "Love in a Time of Dragons" is imbued with her signature atmosphere -- Old World, moody, erotic -- as a kitchen maid goes a-questing with a handsome champion to slay the local drakkor. But the tale takes a surprising twist ... Elizabeth Moon, author of the popular Esmay Suiza and Heris Serrano series, takes a break from military science fiction to give us the tale of a young man forced by lies to flee his village ... into an adventure of dwarfs and dragon-spawn, of trust and wisdom, and, ultimately, "Judgment." Rounding off the collection is Michael Swanwick's "King Dragon," a strange amalgam of twentieth-century technology and faery magic, in which the award-winning author invokes a truly sinister and repellent creature -- a being with the soul of a beast and the body of a machine -- part metal, part devil ... all merciless
The masters of solitude by Marvin Kaye( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soap opera slaughters by Marvin Kaye( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a cool time between him and his lover, would-be detective Hillary Quayle, Gene becomes involved with Hillary's look-alike cousin, Lainie, the star of a soap opera, and with some deadly goings-on involving the show's cast
Ghosts : a treasury of chilling tales old and new by Marvin Kaye( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected by Marvin Kaye and Saralee Kaye
Masterpieces of terror and the unknown( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty tales of terror and horror by masters of the genre. They range from Bianca's Hands, by Theodore Sturgeon, in which a man becomes obsessed with a girl's hands, to Jack Snow's Midnight, the story of an occultist who is attacked by demons
The Grand Ole Opry murders by Marvin Kaye( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a famous Nashville family, a deadly feud is as much a tradition as country music . Hilary Quayle has never done public relations for a country-western client, but Amanda Boulder's songwriting is beautiful, her voice is pure, and her career is in bad need of a good publicist. But there's one thing standing in the way of a great solo career: the rest of the Boulder family. The Boulders have been touring for eight decades, ever since old Pappy Boulder first picked up a fiddle. Hilary sends her assistant, Gene, to join up with the traveling Boulder Clan bluegrass musicians as they make their way to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry. But before Amanda's budding solo career can put an end to the family business, someone decides to put an end to her. She's onstage at the Opry when the poison hits. And when Hilary Quayle gets to Nashville, she'll learn that Southern hospitality and murder can go hand-in-hand
Devils & demons : a treasury of fiendish tales old & new( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over fifty tales dealing with various demons, devils and uncanny things, by authors such as Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells, Tanith Lee, Poul Anderson, Arthur Machen and John Kendrick Bangs
The Stein and Day handbook of magic by Marvin Kaye( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bullets for Macbeth by Marvin Kaye( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilary takes on a pair of mysteries -- one fictional, and one all too real
The incredible umbrella by Marvin Kaye( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and German and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When J. Adrian Fillmore bought the odd-looking bumbershoot, he had no idea it would soon whisk him away from his prosaic life as an English literature professor and plant him smack in the middle of a Gilbert and Sullivan cosmos. Before long he lands in jail, saves Sherlock Holmes from death, battles Count Dracula, befriends the Frankenstein monster, and fights, of all things, an army of isosceles triangles!
My son, the druggist by Marvin Kaye( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an allergic reaction results in death, a pharmacist takes the heat Marty Gold has enough problems. Cockroaches, for one thing, and two parents who give him endless grief for moving away from home, for another. But at Spector & rsquo;s Drugs in Manhattan, he is a king. The prescriptions he fills save lives, and the milkshakes he prepares make those lives worth living. So as December approaches, Marty & rsquo;s biggest concern is surviving Thanksgiving dinner. He has no idea he & rsquo;s about to be accused of murder. Of all the elderly women who frequent the pharmacy, Bernice Fenimore is the kindest. Marty has been refilling her Darvon prescription for so long that it & rsquo;s almost automatic. So when she drops dead of an allergic reaction, and the wrong pills turn up in the prescription bottle, the druggist is the chief suspect. To clear his name, Marty will have to scour the West Side in search of the real killer, and he & rsquo;ll find that investigating a murder is even trickier than making the perfect milkshake
The Laurel and Hardy murders : a Hilary Quayle mystery novel by Marvin Kaye( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worst comic in New York is dead, and Hilary wants to know who gave him the hook The Sons of the Desert are serious about comedy, fond of cocktails, and utterly devoted to the films of Laurel and Hardy. Their meetings are always merry, boozy romps, but the laughter dies whenever Wayne Poe takes the stage. A comic with bad timing, bad material, and a mean streak, he{u2019}s known for stealing jokes and getting nasty when they bomb{u2014}which is just about every time he steps into the spotlight. Wayne has been murdering comedy for years, and now someone has decided to return the favor. Press agent and occasional sleuth Hilary Quayle is at her first meeting of the Sons of the Desert, accompanied by her assistant, Gene, when Wayne unexpectedly takes his final bow. And while Hilary may not know much about Laurel and Hardy, only she has the wit to unmask the club member who{u2019}s looking to get the last laugh
The Game is afoot : Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of parodies on the subject of Sherlock Holmes by a variety of writers: Holmes fighting the Nazis, solving the mystery of Little Red Riding Hood, Holmes in Tibet, in Oz, one story even discusses his parentage
My brother, the druggist by Marvin Kaye( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York pharmacist finds himself in dangerous situations when he decides to track down a kidnapper
Haunted America : star-spangled supernatural stories by Marvin Kaye( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic and contemporary ghost tales from five regions of the United States are presented
13 plays of ghosts and the supernatural by Marvin Kaye( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uninvited / Tim Kelly -- Mozart and the gray steward / Thornton Wilder -- Macbett / Eugene Ionesco -- The passion of Dracula / Bob Hall and David Richmond -- Purgatory / William Butler Yeats -- The haunting of the hill house / F. Andrew Leslie -- Madam, will you walk? / Sidney Howard -- Teibele and her demon / Isaac Basbevis Singer and Eve Friedman -- When Wendy grew up / James M. Barrie -- Cold journey in the dark / Park Godwin -- Dinney and the witches / William Gibson -- A cold blue light / Marvin Kaye -- Pen don / Emlyn Williams
Wintermind by Marvin Kaye( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confidential casebook of Sherlock Holmes( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen stories featuring Sherlock Holmes's deductive powers, penned by known and unknown writers. The two dozen cases range from an incident involving the Titanic to anarchist bombings in Paris
A lively game of death by Marvin Kaye( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and German and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York's toughest PR woman takes on the city's deadliest business: toys. Hilary Quayle will do anything to get a client a bit of good press ⁰́₄ no matter how late she has to stay out or how many martinis she has to knock back. But even though she is the best PR woman in Manhattan, she has a weakness: She has always wanted to be a detective. So when Trim-Tram Toys' hot new product is stolen and sold to a knock-off huckster named Sid Goetz, Hilary can't resist the case. And it only gets more interesting when the theft leads to murder. Hilary and her assistant, Gene, push their way through the crowd at the bustling Toy Fair, but when they reach Goetz's showroom they find it strangely subdued. Sid lies dead, shot in his sizeable stomach, three Scrabble tiles clutched in his fist. Chasing killers may not be a game, but that doesn't mean that Hilary won't have a good time playing
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The dragon quintet
The dragon quintetThe soap opera slaughtersThe Stein and Day handbook of magicBullets for MacbethMy son, the druggistThe Game is afoot : Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock HolmesMy brother, the druggistThe confidential casebook of Sherlock HolmesA lively game of death
Alternative Names
Kaye, Marvin 1938-

Marvin Kaye Amerikaans romanschrijver

Marvin Kaye écrivain américain

Марвин Кэй

English (156)

German (2)