WorldCat Identities

Shaffer, Anthony 1926-2001

Works: 111 works in 472 publications in 8 languages and 9,708 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Horror films  Film and video adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography  Horror tales  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Other, Conceptor, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Anthony Shaffer
Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
51 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy satirizing detective fiction. Detective story-writer husband confronts his wife's lover and they plot lethal games to insult each other. 2 acts, 5 men, 1 setting
The wicker man by Robin Hardy ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Malus is a California police officer who takes a leave of absence after witnessing a tragedy on the job. Taking pills to soothe the effects of his post-traumatic stress disorder, Edward receives a letter from his ex-fiancee, Willow, requesting his assistance in finding her missing child. She asks him come to Summerisle, a small island off the coast of Puget Sound, and help her find her daughter, Rowan. When Edward starts investigating Rowan's disappearance, he hears different stories depending on who he speaks to. He hears that Rowan is either not Willow's daughter, she may be nonexistent, dead, or soon to die. Refusing to give up, Edward delves deeper into this strange community shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and deception
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
63 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Necktie Murderer has the London police on red alert and an innocent man is on a desperate quest to find the real sex criminal and clear his name. Alternating heart-pounding tension with distinctive Hitchcock humor, Frenzy marked the Master of Suspense's return to his native England after almost 20 years
Sleuth by Joseph L Mankiewicz ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locked in a high-tech English manor and bound in a deadly duel of wits, Andrew Wyke and Milo Tindle have come together as English gentlemen to discuss the matter of Wyke's wife. She is the woman both men are sleeping with. But as wit becomes wicked and clever becomes cutthroat, Wyke and Tindle's game of one-upmanship spirals out of control, escalating in a chess match that can have only one outcome. Someone will be murdered
Murderer : a play in two acts by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opening with one of the most truly horrifying scenes ever devised for the stage, Shaffer's play unfolds upon an incredulous and mesmerized audience. This tale of murder, revenge and sexual claustrophobia from the author of Sleuth is constantly shifting and twisting around the obsessions of a man fascinated by the crimes of some of our most famous murderers. But where does such a fascination end and the compulsion to kill begin?
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the luxury steamer Karnak sails down the Nile past Egypt's famous monuments, Hercule Poirot must unravel the web of treachery and guilt woven by the murderer of a beautiful young heiress
Evil under the sun by Guy Hamilton ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An opulent beach resort is the setting as Hercules Poirot attempts to unravel the murder of an actress everyone has reason to hate
The wicker man : a novel by Robin Hardy ( Book )
19 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inhabitants of Summerisle strike at the heart of civilized society by engaging in erotic rites, blood sacrifice, and orgiastic dance
Anthony Schaffer's The wicker man ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not what it seems as the devout Christian detective soon uncovers a secret society of wanton lust and pagan blasphemy. Can Howie now stop the cult's ultimate sacrifice before he himself comes face-to-face with the horror of the Wicker Man?
Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set amidst the Egyptian landscape, Hercule Poirot must unravel the web of treachery and guilt woven by the murderer of a beautiful young heiress
Whodunnit : a comedy thriller by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in Undetermined and English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Absolution ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story about an uncompromising priest who becomes the victim of his own tyrannical behavior
This savage parade by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sommersby by Jon Amiel ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Civil War veteran returns to his hometown a changed man-- leading his wife and others who knew him to doubt his identity
Absolution : a mystery by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How doth the little crocodile? by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widow's weeds, or, For years I couldn't wear my black : a play in three acts by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Withered murder by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
4 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murderer : a play by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le limier by Anthony Shaffer ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Théâtre avec trois personnages: trois hommes
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Anthony, Peter, 1926-

Schaffer, A.
Shaffer, A.
Shaffer, A. 1926-2001
Shaffer, A. (Anthony), 1926-2001
Shaffer, Anthony, 1926-
Shaffer, Anthony Joshua.
Shēfā, Ansonī.
Shēfā, Ansonī, 1926-2001
English (274)
French (25)
Spanish (13)
German (11)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Portuguese (1)
Dutch (1)