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Kaye, Marvin

Works: 103 works in 294 publications in 3 languages and 14,834 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Drama  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Detective and mystery stories  Young adult works 
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 )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 1,008 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 )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 688 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
Ghosts : a treasury of chilling tales old and new by Marvin Kaye( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected by Marvin Kaye and Saralee Kaye
The masters of solitude by Marvin Kaye( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The soap opera slaughters by Marvin Kaye( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 574 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
Masterpieces of terror and the unknown ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 553 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
Devils & demons : a treasury of fiendish tales old & new ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 521 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 )
4 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Grand Ole Opry murders by Marvin Kaye( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 494 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
The incredible umbrella by Marvin Kaye( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 478 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 467 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'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's biggest concern is surviving Thanksgiving dinner. He has no idea he's about to be accused of murder. Of all the elderly women who frequent the pharmacy, Bernice Fenimore is
Bullets for Macbeth by Marvin Kaye( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hilary takes on a pair of mysteries -- one fictional, and one all too real. In college, Hilary Quayle dreamed of the stage, and playing all the great leading ladies that Shakespeare had to offer. But her interest was due less to the Bard than to another man: director, actor, and theatrical personality Michael Godwin. And though she got her wish, she found that acting onstage and romancing backstage did not add up to happiness. A decade past college, she's now a publicity wizard and occasional sleuth, but still nursing enough of a schoolgirl crush to help Michael Godwin wh
The Game is afoot : Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 457 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
The Laurel and Hardy murders : a Hilary Quayle mystery novel by Marvin Kaye( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 447 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’s known for stealing jokes and getting nasty when they bomb—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’s looking to get the last laugh
Haunted America : star-spangled supernatural stories by Marvin Kaye( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic and contemporary ghost tales from five regions of the United States are presented
The confidential casebook of Sherlock Holmes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 367 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
My brother, the druggist by Marvin Kaye( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New York pharmacist finds himself in dangerous situations when he decides to track down a kidnapper
Wintermind by Marvin Kaye( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 plays of ghosts and the supernatural ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 344 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
The resurrected Holmes : new cases from the notes of John H. Watson, M.D. ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After discovering a box of notes belonging to Dr. John H. Watson dealing with Sherlock Holmes cases, a collector commissions famous writers to turn them into stories in their particular style. Among the authors are Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kerouac. Part mystery, part literary spoof
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Alternative Names
Kaye, Marvin 1938-
English (136)
Polish (2)
Dutch (1)