WorldCat Identities

Fish, Robert L. 1912-1981

Works: 81 works in 396 publications in 13 languages and 9,001 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PS3556.I79, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert L Fish
The Assassination Bureau, ltd by Jack London( Book )

72 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posthumously completed by another writer, this novel tells the story of a murder syndicate whose victim turns out to be the boss himself
My life and the beautiful game : the autobiography of Pelé by Pelé( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Pele, the great international soccer star
A gross carriage of justice by Robert L Fish( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three disreputable ex-detective writers--Carruthers, Simpson, and Briggs--fall prey to two totally unsuspecting kidnappers
Pursuit : a novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape justice, a Secret Service colonel masquerades as a Jewish refugee The thousand-year Reich is crumbling, and the Red Army races toward Berlin. As the senior leadership of the Nazi party burns its files and flees the country, Colonel Helmut von Schraeder takes a different approach. After years in charge of the concentration camp at Lublin, he knows the Russians will not spare him. And so he throws away his uniform and asks a plastic surgeon to give him a disguise no one will question: that of a Jew. Schraeder disappears among the men and women he has spent the war torturing. When they
Rough diamond by Robert L Fish( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Barney Barnato had nothing to lose when he abandoned his squalid existence in London's East End and set out for South Africa's Kimberley diamond fields to join his brother. As they began to build an empire, the likeable, quick-witted Barney made some influential friends ... and some dangerous enemies, including Cecil Rhodes, who scorned the pauper turned tycoon and tried at every turn to destroy him. The tale of Barney's struggle from unbearable poverty to unimagined riches, makes a riveting novel that blends history with fiction in the halcyon days of nineteenth-century empire building
Trouble in paradise; a Captain José da Silva novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It seemed logical that Captain Jose Da Silva of the Brazilian Federal Police Force, a man with a maverick reputation for problem solving, be the one assigned to solve Brazil's growing scourge of death squads. They were unpredictable and ran on their own agenda. So did Da Silva. His superiors knew he worked on the fringes of authority and would send him to the edge, to the remote border town of Paraiso. There had been five new underworld slayings and the signs pointed to a new kind of death squad. These killers were different. Their victims were different. The Captain's plan would have to be different as well. Planting a story in a Rio newspaper, Da Silva makes himself the brave bait to trap these perpetrators. But would he end up mincemeat for these murderers? Would the right killers bite? Or will there be too many takers to sort out? Would his own tight-knit plan become a noose around his own neck? Only a stunning young beauty with the smell of danger drifting in her wake can show the good captain the proper path to take. It's trouble in paradise
The gold of Troy by Robert L Fish( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To recover a lost treasure, an American and a Russian face off against a killer Berlin is lost, but the Nazis have not given up hope. As their soldiers battle the Red Army for every inch of the capital, a detachment of Russians search the bunker underneath the Berlin Zoo, where Hitler’s army stored the finest art treasures of the Reich. The bunker is empty by the time Sergeant Kolenko enters it—save for a rusted old trunk that holds nothing but gold knickknacks. Kolenko’s men don’t know it yet, but they have unearthed the treasures of the lost city of Troy. Decades later, the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art receives a letter saying that the treasure will be auctioned off. To get her hands on it, she will have to face off against the CIA, the KGB, and a killer who will do anything for gold
With malice toward all; an anthology of mystery stories by Mystery Writers of America( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoirs of Schlock Homes : (a Bagel Street dozen) by Robert L Fish( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back from the brink of death, Homes tackles eleven baffling mysteries in his own peculiar style When Dr. Watney last saw Schlock Homes, the great detective was flinging himself over a waterfall. Since then, Watney has lived quietly at 221B Bagel Street, mourning the death of the most unique detective the world had ever known. That all changes on the day Homes comes back from the dead. His fall was just a ruse, he announces, and it is time to get back to work. In such classic tales as "The Adventure of the Hansom Ransom" and "The Adventure of the Big Plunger," Homes and Watney chase the most in
Every crime in the book : an anthology of mystery stories( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originality and unexpected twists keynote a choice selection of 25 diverse mystery short stories with appeal for readers who enjoy the unusual
A handy death by Robert L Fish( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and French and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lawyer agrees to defend an ex-baseball prospect accused of murder In 1964, nineteen-year-old Billy Dupaul was on his way to stardom. A modest farm boy with a lightning fastball, he had just signed a record contract with the New York Mets when a single gunshot changed his life forever. Dupaul went down on an attempted murder rap, and the Mets washed their hands of him. Eight years later, the man he was said to have shot drops dead when a shard of bullet works its way into his brain. After eight summers in Attica, Billy is about to be tried for murder. After throwing him to the wolves in 1964, the vice president of the Mets shows surprising interest in the case and hires Hank Ross, one of the toughest defense attorneys in Manhattan, to save the boy from the chair. It’s an impossible assignment, and Ross will find the case has more bite than any big-league curve
Crimes and misfortunes : the Anthony Boucher memorial anthology of mysteries by J. Francis McComas( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 241 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 murder league by Robert L Fish( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three writers turn vigilante and take life and death into their own hands.They were the murder league, a group dedicated to committing any murder for anyone. For the small sum of one thousand pounds, the group would perform the killing for whatever the reason – love, hate, money, fun. All the client had to do was drop a line in their post box and the deal was done. The murder league, three former mystery writers, performs their dispatches with a cool demeanor and the utmost dignity, with only their goal of ten heads on their minds. Soon the spice has returned to their lives, but that is unti
Always kill a stranger; a Captain José da Silva novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, a freighter battles the waves. The steward has been stricken with appendicitis, but the sea is too rough for the ship to dock. A coast guard helicopter brings him to shore, where he is put in an ambulance and rushed the hospital. But when the ambulance arrives, the patient has disappeared. He was never sick, and he is not a sailor. He is an assassin, and he's vanished into thin air. The Organization of American States is holding a summit in Rio, and Argentinian representative Juan Dorcas is planning an incendiary speech. When Interpol liaison Jose Da Silva hears whispers that Dorcas will be assassinated before he has a chance to speak, his thoughts turn to the sailor who jumped ship, to commit a murder that will rock a hemisphere
The tricks of the trade; a Kek Huuygens novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brazilian sleigh ride by Robert L Fish( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fraud case leads Da Silva on a wild search across Brazil It's snowing in New York, and Jimmy Martin is pleading for his life. He owes a loan shark 100,000, but he knows he will make his fortune if he can just hop a plane to Brazil. The lender gives him a thirty-day extension, and Jimmy is on his way. But he will find Brazil a better place in which to end a life than to save one. Interpol detective José Da Silva has seen many schemers undone by Brazil. Jimmy Martin leaves the United States clutching a fistful of bearer bonds-some of which belong to the Brazilian government-and Da Silva is wai
The wager : a Kek Huuygens novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and French and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green hell treasure by Robert L Fish( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of a missing treasure, Da Silva returns to an old case Off the island of Barbados, the crew of a Brazilian ocean liner strains to hear the sounds of Carnival coming from shore. A small boat pulls alongside, and a band of steel drummers offer to play for them. As they make their rounds on the ship, the bandleader slips away. He pistol whips one of the crew, forcing him to open the ship’s safe, and escapes before the song has ended, taking half a million dollars in gems with him. The Brazilian police send young detective José Da Silva to investigate the robbery. He captures the thieves but never recovers the jewels. Fifteen years later, three of the gang’s members have died in prison, and the fourth is due for release. Da Silva follows him back to Barbados, hoping the thief will lead him to the long-forgotten treasure—and a final solution to the case that started his career
The bridge that went nowhere; a Captain José da Silva novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search for an American's missing brother draws Da Silva into the jungle In a blighted stretch of the Amazon, three men have come to blow up a bridge. Just before they complete their mission, one of them turns on the others, gunning one down and burying the other with the force of the explosion. He is stepping into his getaway plane when he notices that the first man's body is gone. It doesn't matter, he thinks. An injured man could not last a day in the jungle. When a daffy young American comes to Rio de Janeiro in search of her missing brother, Captain José Da Silva does his best to stay ou
The fugitive by Robert L Fish( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Robert L. Fish's Edgar Award-winning novel, The Fugitive, the protagonist Ari Schoenberg doesn℗t seem like much of a hero. Paunchy and short with a heart condition and a bad case of nerves, he doesn't seem all that well suited for a high-stakes cloak-and-dagger mission in South America. Ari, however, is a Holocaust survivor and a man with a sense of deep, abiding purpose, and, as such, he rises to the occasion. The Nazi party seems to be rising again in Brazil, led by a ruthless man named Erich von Roesler. Von Roesler fled Germany and then Europe after the Allies routed the Nazis; in hidi
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The Assassination Bureau, ltd
Alternative Names

controlled identityPike, Robert L., 1912-1981

Fish, Robert L.

Fish, Robert L. 1912-1981

Fish, Robert Lloyd.

Fish Robert Lloyd 1912-1981

Lawrence, Roberts

Pike, Robert L.

Pike, Robert L. 1912-1981

Robert L. Fish crivain amricain

Robert L. Fish US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Пайк, Роберт

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English (192)

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Spanish (13)

German (11)

Italian (6)

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Japanese (2)

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My life and the beautiful game : the autobiography of PeléA gross carriage of justiceTrouble in paradise; a Captain José da Silva novelThe murder leagueThe fugitive