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Hansen, Joseph 1923-2004

Overview
Works: 99 works in 456 publications in 7 languages and 12,235 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Novels  History  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.A513, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Joseph Hansen
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Hansen
A country of old men : the last Dave Brandstetter mystery by Joseph Hansen( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the sake of a frightened child, Dave Brandstetter takes on his very last case. In his decades as an insurance investigator, Dave Brandstetter has never shied away from violence, and he's had more than his share of close calls. Time is catching up with him, his body is slowing down, and his wit is not as sharp as it used to be. But he will forego retirement once more for the sake of a puzzle no detective could resist. Walking on the beach, a friend finds a bedraggled child who claims he has witnessed a murder. The victim is a drug-addicted pop star, and the obvious suspect is the dead man's ex-girlfriend -- a junkie whom the child saw standing over the body, gun in hand. In the final installment of Joseph Hansen's groundbreaking series, Dave looks for justice once more, hoping that he will also find a lasting measure of peace. A Country of Old Men is book twelve in the Dave Brandstetter Mystery series, which also includes Troublemaker and The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of
Nightwork : a Dave Brandstetter mystery by Joseph Hansen( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and French and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote spot outside L.A., a giant truck suddenly plunges in flames off a mountain road at midnight. It looks like an accident, but it isn't. Someone had fastened a bomb under the truck, killing owner-driver, Paul Myers, who was insured for $100,000. Crack insurance investigator, Dave Brandstetter is called in to find out what happened and why
Fadeout by Joseph Hansen( Book )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of Joseph Hansen's classic mysteries featuring rugged gay sleuth Dave Brandstetter. The "thinking man's tough guy" and a gay insurance claims investigator, Brandstetter investigates the death of a pop star, Fox Olson
Death claims by Joseph Hansen( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second of Joseph Hansen's mysteries featuring Dave Brandstetter, Brandstetter finds himself sifting through the elaborate lies surrounding the murder of John Oats, whose drugged body was found washed up on the beach. Left behind are April Stannard, John's lover, and his son, Peter, who was the beneficiary of his life insurance policy. The trouble is, Peter is missing
Gravedigger : a Dave Brandstetter mystery by Joseph Hansen( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Westover, a disbarred lawyer, alleges that his runaway teenage daughter has been murdered and he files an insurance claim. And then he disappears, leaving claims investigator, Dave Brandstetter to sort through the pieces of the puzzle. Young women have been murdered by the crazed guru of a bizarre sex cult-- is this what happened to Serenity Westover?
Obedience : a Dave Brandstetter mystery by Joseph Hansen( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although on the verge of retirement, Dave Brandstetter takes a final case as a favor to a friend. Vietnamese investor Le Van Minh, owner of the Old Fleet Marina in Los Angeles, has just sold it, which means the boat people living there must leave. Dave, who rejects this as motivation for Le's subsequent murder, quickly uncovers evidence of drug smuggling
The little dog laughed : a Dave Brandstetter mystery by Joseph Hansen( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Adam Streeter's blind, teenage daughter stumbles over his dead body in his expensive marina condominium, she's sure he shot himself. So are the police. But the company that insured his life thinks otherwise, and it sends in crack death-claims investigator Dave Brandstetter to check out the case
Early graves : a Dave Brandstetter mystery by Joseph Hansen( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer operating in and around Los Angeles has been killing gay men who have AIDS. P.I. Dave Brandstetter investigates
The boy who was buried this morning by Joseph Hansen( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insurance investigator Dave Brandstetter adds yet another adventure to his list when he attempts to find out who shot an arrogant young man at an outdoor war games center near Los Angeles. Newscaster/lover Cecil remains in the background as Dave questions the dead man's wealthy parents, follows the man's jumpy girlfriend to Winter Creek, runs afoul of a dangerous, neofascist military group in the area, and outwits the not-so-clever-after-all culprit.--
The man everybody was afraid of by Joseph Hansen( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and French and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police Chief Ben Orton had a gift for making enemies. He was proud to count among them hippies, homosexuals, and subversives of every race and religion. When his body was found, head smashed in, the people of his California seaside domain were shocked -- less because of the gruesome murder than because someone had finally dared to cross Ben Orton. That someone, the cops immediately claimed, as gay activist Cliff Kerlee. But insurance investigator Dave Brandstetter doesn't buy that easy answer
Troublemaker by Joseph Hansen( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De eigenaar van een homobar wordt vermoord. Hoofdverdachte is een van de jonge jongens waar hij zich graag mee omringde. Er lijkt echter iets niet te kloppen
Skinflick : a Dave Brandstetter mystery by Joseph Hansen( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and French and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now working freelance, Dave Brandstetter digs into an evangelist & rsquo;s secret life His father & rsquo;s death left Dave Brandstetter with a hole in his heart and an inheritance in his bank account. The money allowed him to venture out on his own, launching a freelance insurance investigation agency that specializes in suspicious deaths. His first case is potentially explosive, and if he isn & rsquo;t careful, it could be his last. Crusading evangelist Gerald Dawson believes that piety and violence go hand-in-hand. To clean up his local skid row, he has taken to vigilante justice, ransacking pornography shops and intimidating their owners. When Gerald is found with his neck snapped, the police finger smut peddler Lon Tooker for the crime, but Dave disagrees. As he digs into the holy man & rsquo;s nighttime activities, he finds a collection of sins that would make even the devil blush. Skinflick is book five in the Dave Brandstetter Mystery series, which also includes Troublemaker and The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of
Job's year by Joseph Hansen( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

58-jarige man kijkt terug op zijn leven en ziet zijn huidige relaties onder ogen
Steps going down by Joseph Hansen( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and French and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Dave Brandstetter story involving a male prostitute who entices his young lover to commit a series of crimes leading up to a murder"--Best Books for Public Libraries, c1992, p. 389
A smile in his lifetime by Joseph Hansen( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na een opgebroken huwelijk heeft de hoofdpersoon een aantal homoseksuele relaties
Living upstairs by Joseph Hansen( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a deeper level, this is a love story about lies, dangerous acquaintances, and the betrayal of innocence. Its often sunny hours are shadowed by masks, mirror images, and merged identities, by murky politics and paintings so dark their naked sexuality is almost hidden. Last, and first, it is haunted by an unsolved murder
Jack of hearts by Joseph Hansen( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941 in California, the coming of age of Nathan Reed, 17, as he struggles with a problem and an ambition. The problem is that he is a homosexual, the ambition that he wants to be a writer. By the author of Living Upstairs, to which this is a prequel
Bohannon's country : mystery stories by Joseph Hansen( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retired sheriff Hack Bohannon roams along the central California coast in five contemporary mystery stories
Backtrack by Joseph Hansen( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did handsome, charming Eric Tarr, small-time actor, really kill himself? He left behind a lot of wreckage -- broken promises, broken hearts, broken lives. Backtracking through his father's past, young Alan, another of the betrayed, begins to see how many men and women might have been bitter enough to murder Eric Tarr ... By the time Alan learns the truth, it becomes his own personal tragedy and, both legs in casts, he waits helpless in a storm-shaken deserted house on the beach for his father's killer to find and kill him too."--Jacket
Brandstetter & others : five fictions by Joseph Hansen( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vijf verhalen met homodetective Dave Brandstetter
 
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Brock Rose 1923-2004

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Colton James 1923-2004

Coulton, James

Coulton James 1923-2004

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FadeoutDeath claimsGravedigger : a Dave Brandstetter mysteryThe little dog laughed : a Dave Brandstetter mysteryEarly graves : a Dave Brandstetter mysteryThe man everybody was afraid ofTroublemakerSkinflick : a Dave Brandstetter mystery