WorldCat Identities

Shaffer, Anthony 1926-2001

Overview
Works: 146 works in 702 publications in 11 languages and 10,491 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Actor, Contributor, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Anthony Shaffer
Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

103 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke's love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit."--Publisher's description
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

91 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert; and in typical Hitchcock fashion, their trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer
Murderer : a play in two acts by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 864 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?
The wicker man by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 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-fiance, 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
Sleuth by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 710 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
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie( Visual )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 628 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
The wicker man by Robin Hardy( Visual )

50 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 523 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 sacrificebefore he himself comes face-to-face with the horror of the Wicker Man?
Anthony Shaffer's The wicker man( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 478 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
The wicker man : a novel by Robin Hardy( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 478 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
Sleuth by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lighthearted mystery ... about games-playing mystery writer ... leading his wife's lover ... into diabolical trap"--Leaf Maltin
Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 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
Agatha Christie's Evil under the sun( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a shrewish stage star is found strangled at a posh island resort, detective Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate
Evil under the sun by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a shrewish stage star is found strangled at a posh island resort, detective Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate
Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy( Visual )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 241 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
Whodunnit : a comedy thriller by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absolution( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story about an uncompromising priest who becomes the victim of his own tyrannical behavior when a student plays a practical joke that costs him his sanity
This savage parade by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommersby by Jon Amiel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jack Sommersby returns home to the South after the Civil War, he is not the man anyone remembers, including his wife. The real test of their newfound love and his identity comes when he stands trial for his life
Absolution : a mystery by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit criminel situé dans un collège de Jésuites anglais. Description peu nuancée de rapports maître-élève et finale mélodramatique
Widow's weeds, or, For years I couldn't wear my black : a play in three acts by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Anthony Shaffer auteur dramatique, romancier, scénariste

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Shaffer, A. (Anthony), 1926-2001

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Shaffer Anthony Joshua

Shēfā, Ansonī.

Shēfā, Ansonī 1926-2001

Энтони Шаффер

אנתוני שאפר סופר בריטי

آنتونی شیفر فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

أنطوني شافير

ენტონი შაფერი

アンソニー・シェーファー

安東尼・沙弗爾

安东尼·沙弗尼

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