WorldCat Identities

Fish, Robert L. 1912-1981

Overview
Works: 189 works in 618 publications in 9 languages and 10,899 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History  Political fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Novels  Thrillers (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 )

61 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,140 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 )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 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 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape justice, a Secret Service colonel masquerades as a Jewish refugee
Rough diamond by Robert L Fish( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 416 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 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the formation and growth of espionage activities in modern government, legendary spies, and their contributions to history
The gold of Troy by Robert L Fish( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To recover a lost treasure, an American and a Russian face off against a killerBerlin is lost, but the Nazis have not given up hope. As their soldiers battle the Red Army, a detachment of Russians search the bunker where Hitler's army stored the Reich's finest art treasures. The bunker is empty by the time they enter 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
The murder league by Robert L Fish( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 364 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 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 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
A handy death by Robert L Fish( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and French and held by 358 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
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 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At an international summit, Da Silva searches for an assassinOff the coast of Rio de Janeiro, a freighter battles the waves. The steward has been stricken with appendicitis and a coast guard helicopter brings him to shore, where he is put in an ambulance and rushed to 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 a speech. When Interpol liaison José Da Silva
The fugitive by Robert L Fish( )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and French and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Holocaust survivor fights a Nazi conspiracy in the jungles of BrazilIn 1939 Erick Von Roesler was spreading Hitler's gospel in Brazil when duty to the Reich called him home. After distinguishing himself during the war, in 1945 he felt it necessary to return to South America to remake the continent in the image of the fallen Reich. For help, he calls on Hans Busch, a master propagandist who comes from New York with 2 million earmarked for the Nazi revival. But this squat, unkempt little man is not the Nazi he claims to be. Hans Busch is merely a nom de guerre for Holocaust survivor Ari Schoen
Brazilian sleigh ride by Robert L Fish( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 329 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 memoirs of Schlock Homes : (a Bagel Street dozen) by Robert L Fish( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back from the brink of death, Homes tackles eleven baffling mysteries in his own peculiar style
The green hell treasure by Robert L Fish( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and French and held by 291 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 )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 287 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 out of it. But when her search draws her into the mystery of the bridge that went nowhere, Da Silva will have to risk a jungle expedition of his own to save her life
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 243 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."
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 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wager : a Kek Huuygens novel by Robert L Fish( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 235 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."
Every crime in the book : an anthology of mystery stories( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 230 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
Pŭrit'ŭ by Robert L Fish( )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When famed gangster kingpin Johnny Rossi comes to New York to testify against his crime syndicate associates, it falls to Lieutenant Clancy to keep the government's star witness safe. Why Rossi has come to New York from California, and what is so crucial about his testimony are questions District Attorney Chalmers seems content to keep outside the Lieutenant's purview. However, when guarding Rossi turns out to be a more difficult and perplexing task than Clancy had anticipated, he begins to uncover something much more sinister. This is the premise of Mute Witness, a novel by Edgar Award-winni
 
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The Assassination Bureau, ltd
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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 fugitivePŭrit'ŭ
Alternative Names

controlled identityPike, Robert L., 1912-1981

Fish, R. L.

Fish, Robert L. 1912-1981

Fish, Robert Lloyd.

Fish Robert Lloyd 1912-1981

Fish, Robert Loyd

Lamprey, A.C.

Lamprey, A. C., 1912-1981

Lawrence, Roberts

Pike, Robert L.

Robert L. Fish Amerikaans romanschrijver (1912-1981)

Robert L. Fish écrivain américain

Robert L. Fish escritor estadounidense

Robert L. Fish US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Roberts, Lawrence, 1912-1981

Ρομπέρ Λ. Φις

Пайк, Роберт

رابرت ال. فیش نویسنده آمریکایی

റോബർട്ട് എൽ. ഫിഷ്

フィッシュ, ロバート・L.

ロバート・L・フィッシュ

Languages
English (221)

German (18)

French (18)

Spanish (14)

Dutch (4)

Danish (3)

Finnish (2)

Japanese (2)

Korean (1)