WorldCat Identities

Fish, Robert L. 1912-1981

Overview
Works: 171 works in 564 publications in 11 languages and 10,900 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Political fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Inscriber
Classifications: PS3556.I79, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert L Fish
 
Most widely held works by Robert L Fish
The Assassination Bureau, ltd by Jack London( Book )

69 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,165 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 )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 388 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 )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape justice, a Secret Service colonel masquerades as a Jewish refugeeThe Reich is crumbling, and the Red Army races toward Berlin. As the leaders of the Nazi party flee the country, Colonel Helmut von Schraeder takes a different approach. After years in charge of the concentration camp, he knows the Russians will not spare him. And so he asks a plastic surgeon to give him a disguise no one will question: that of a Jew. Schraeder disappears among the people he has spent the war torturing. In Palestine, he is swept up in the fight for Israeli independence, becoming a hero for a people whom
Rough diamond by Robert L Fish( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 298 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 )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 288 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 286 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 )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 244 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 ingenious criminals of the age--and never come close to catching them. These immaculate pastiches of the great detective's adventures are far more than mere parody. In Schlock Homes, Robert L. Fish has created a character for the ages: a detective who understands that brilliance means knowing you're right--even if the whole world disagrees
A handy death by Robert L Fish( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lawyer agrees to defend an ex-baseball prospect accused of murderIn 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. After eight summers in Attica, Billy is about to be tried for murder. The vice president of the Mets shows surprising interest in the case and hires Hank Ross, one
Every crime in the book : an anthology of mystery stories( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 237 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
The murder league by Robert L Fish( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 ex-mystery writers, perform 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’s until everything begins to go wrong. Join this lovable group of vigilantes as they spiral into a world where committing murder is never as easy as writing about it
Crimes and misfortunes : the Anthony Boucher memorial anthology of mysteries( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 233 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 tricks of the trade; a Kek Huuygens novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kek Huuygens is hired to smuggle a suitcase that could change the destiny of Buenos Aires André Martins remembers Kek Huuygens as he once was: wily, rugged, and desperate. But when he comes to pay his old friend a surprise visit, he finds Huuygens living in one of the most luxurious apartments in Paris. What's more, Huuygens has a bottle of wine open on the table, for he was expecting his visitor before Martins ever had the idea to come. Kek Huuygens is a smuggler--the best in the world--and smugglers cannot afford to be surprised. A mutual friend has made a most unusual score: stealing a suitcase full of the original Spanish deeds to Buenos Aires. In the right hands, they are worth a fortune, but first they must be returned to Spain--and only Huuygens can get them there. He will do it as he does everything: with wit, style, and a firm grip on the element of surprise."
Brazilian sleigh ride by Robert L Fish( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fraud case leads Da Silva on a wild search across Brazil It & rsquo;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 Jos & eacute; Da Silva has seen many schemers undone by Brazil. Jimmy Martin leaves the United States clutching a fistful of bearer bonds & mdash;some of which belong to the Brazilian government & mdash;and Da Silva is waiting with handcuffs when his plane arrives. But there & rsquo;s no sign of Martin. He slipped off in Recife, disappearing into the country & rsquo;s vast interior. If he is lucky, Da Silva will find him before the jungle takes its toll
The Xavier affair; a José da Silva novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quartet of kidnappers make the mistake of hiring Da Silva as their driver Chico Xavier needs cash. His father has cut off his allowance, and for a university student with expensive taste--and an even more expensive girlfriend--this is a death sentence. And so he and his friends arrange to kidnap one of their school chums: a fellow dilettante who lets himself be taken in exchange for a cut of the ransom. Two days of criminal behavior, Chico thinks, and they'll all live happily ever after--or die in the Rio sand. To store the victim of their faked kidnapping, Chico's girlfriend pays a taxi driver for the use of his house. But the driver is no ordinary cabbie--he is Captain José Da Silva of Interpol. He can't tell if Chico's scheme will turn out to be tragedy or farce, and so he plays along, hoping to save the kidnappers from themselves
The wager : a Kek Huuygens novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A reckless bet in a New York club draws Kek Huuygens into a deadly game As rain pummels Manhattan, two men play blackjack in one of New York's most exclusive clubs. After an evening of comfortable low-stakes play, Kek Huuygens makes an outlandish bet: $10,000 on the next hand. He can afford it. The most accomplished smuggler in Europe, Huuygens never makes a bet unless he is sure to win. He is a lucky man, but his luck is about to be tested. In the shadows, Victor Girard--a French gangster who gambles not just with money, but with people's lives as well--watches him place the bet. Like his opponent, Girard prefers sure things. He knows Huuygens' reputation, and offers him $50,000 to bring a certain priceless item through United States customs. Huuygens has made a career humiliating border agents, but he will find that Americans are not so easy to fleece--and that this is a wager that he cannot afford to lose."
Always kill a stranger; a Captain José da Silva novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At an international summit, Da Silva searches for an assassin 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 hes 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 bridge that went nowhere; a Captain José da Silva novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search for an American's missing brother draws Da Silva into the jungleIn 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 out
The fugitive by Robert L Fish( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and French and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Robert L. Fish's Edgar Award-winning novel, The Fugitive, the protagonist Ari Schoenberg doesn℗þt 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.

Robert L. Fish Amerikaans romanschrijver (1912-1981)

Robert L. Fish écrivain américain

Robert L. Fish US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Пайк, Роберт

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Languages
English (195)

French (20)

Spanish (14)

Italian (6)

Dutch (6)

Danish (4)

Finnish (3)

German (2)

Swedish (2)

Chinese (2)

Czech (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