WorldCat Identities

Paul, Barbara 1931-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 203 publications in 3 languages and 10,568 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Musical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PR6065.E9, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Paul
He huffed and he puffed by Barbara Paul( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and French and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To find a blackmailer's killer, Marian Larch investigates the extortionist's victims
In-laws and outlaws by Barbara Paul( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and German and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All three siblings of the Decker family were killed as teenagers in bizarre accidents, and when their father dies too, his widow suspects that murder has become a family affair
Fare play : a mystery with Marian Larch by Barbara Paul( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City, an old man is shot dead on a crowded bus and a student is killed in a subway train, two apparently unrelated murders. But Marian Larch of the NYPD smells a connection and her investigation uncovers a murder-for-hire ring
Full frontal murder : a mystery with Marian Larch by Barbara Paul( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Marian Larch of the New York police probes an attempted kidnaping during a child custody fight. The work of a parent, or outsiders? The mystery deepens when Marian's boyfriend is abducted and she is warned to drop the case
The renewable virgin by Barbara Paul( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a television writer is murdered, three women join forces to find his killer After years churning out schlock for television, Rudy Benedict is afraid his job will kill him if he doesn{u2019}t leave Hollywood soon. He{u2019}s wrong. He{u2019}ll make it all the way to New York before he dies. After a few weeks of fruitless work on his new play{u2014}an exposé of Hollywood{u2019}s seamy underbelly{u2014}Rudy is found dead on the floor of his apartment, poisoned. The cops are baffled. Who would bother killing someone with so little talent? At first, it looks like the real target was Kelly Ingram, a gorgeous actress on the verge of her big break, but NYPD detective Marian Larch isn{u2019}t convinced. Looking for answers, the two women reach out to Rudy{u2019}s mother for help unraveling the mystery{u2014}but Mrs. Benedict may have an appetite for murder. The Renewable Virgin is the 1st book in the Marian Larch Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
You have the right to remain silent : a mystery with Marian Larch by Barbara Paul( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergeant Marian Larch has two high-profile murders to solve: the stabbing of a Hispanic woman by The Downtown Queens, a girl gang, and the execution-style murders of four well-dressed male professionals
The apostrophe thief : a mystery with Marian Larch by Barbara Paul( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police Sergeant Marian Larch has hit a bad patch. Her personal life is heading towards a crisis, and her professional life is a disaster. Leaving the force is an appealing option, but she decides a new precinct may be the answer and she becomes involved in a murder in a theatre
The fourth wall by Barbara Paul( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A playwright searches the theater for a crazed saboteur Sylvia Markey sits in her dressing room, holding her cat's head in her hands. Just the head--the body is nowhere to be found. This gruesome act of violence was committed just a few minutes before curtain, and Sylvia has no time to grieve. She collects herself, and gets ready to perform. She makes it halfway through the second act before her nerves get the best of her, and she vomits onstage. As the run continues, so does the sabotage, and the unknown troublemaker attacks actors, vandalizes the set, and hurls acid at one of the designers. To playwright Abigail James, the meaning is clear: Someone is trying to murder her play. The police do all they can, but it will take someone who understands theater to unravel the mystery. This is a matter of revenge--and Abigail will settle it backstage
A cadenza for Caruso by Barbara Paul( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and French and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder stalks the Met. Puccini has been black-mailed and Toscanini is acting strangely. Can Enrico Caruso solve the mystery?
Your eyelids are growing heavy by Barbara Paul( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffering from amnesia, a young pharmaceutical executive discovers she's the victim of a hypnotist
Kill fee by Barbara Paul( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A sophisticated psychological thriller."--Booklist. "Taut, well-paced, full of surprises and sparky New York dialogue." -- The (London) Times. "Perfect for a jaded mystery buff." -- Chicago Sun-Times. The freelance hit man known as Pluto takes a unique approach to his profession: clients don't know they've hired the assassin until after the murder. Pluto looks for a conflict between two people, kills one of them, and invoices the other. No one is ever foolish enough to deny payment -- Pluto always collects his fee. When Lt. James Murtaugh of the New York Police Department takes on the case, Pluto begins stalking the investigating officer, leading to a suspenseful battle of wits between the detective and the relentless killer. Loaded with intriguing characters and ingenious twists, this action-packed mystery promises compulsive page-turning and an electrifying ending"--
First gravedigger by Barbara Paul( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earl Sommers has a propensity for illicit activities. When his old friend Charlie Bates turns up in a suicidal mood, Earl agrees to find him a gun - in return for one last favor. Strong language
A chorus of detectives by Barbara Paul( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stars of the Metropolitan Opera search for a crazed killer who plans to bring the company down. They find the tenor dangling from a water pipe, hanging by his own suspenders. His corpse is still warm. Naturally, the opera’s manager doesn’t stop the production. A dead chorus tenor isn’t enough to close them down, and the show must go on. But there are 139 singers left in the chorus—and someone intends to kill them all. Poisoning, strangling, and rigged trapdoors are just a few of the methods at the killer’s disposal. The opera posts guards backstage, but the slayings continue, forcing the Met’s two fading stars, Enrico Caruso and Geraldine Farrar, to band together and save the opera they love so much
Prima donna at large by Barbara Paul( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A headstrong young soprano must solve a murder to save her friend The Metropolitan Opera has no time for illness. So when its principal baritone succumbs to a head cold on the eve of Carmen, house diva Geraldine Farrar doesn't hesitate to recommend a replacement: the hungry young American Jimmy Freeman. He's raw, talented, and desperately in love with her--something she doesn't mind at all. But when Freeman is passed over in favor of Philippe Duchon, a legendary baritone fleeing World War I, the young man is shattered, and the stage is set for tragedy. A throat spray laced with ammonia destroys Duchon's vocal chords, finishing his career once and for all. But who poisoned his spray? While everyone in the company loathed Duchon, Freeman and Farrar are the obvious suspects. To clear their names, the thoroughly modern prima donna who brought flapper-style to the Metropolitan stage will kick up her heels and get to work. Prima Donna at Large is the 2nd book in the Opera Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Liars and tyrants and people who turn blue by Barbara Paul( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A human lie detector sets off in search of a revolution
But he was already dead when I got there by Barbara Paul( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their unforgiving lender is murdered, a group of young jewelry associates jumps to a variety of deadly conclusions
Good King Sauerkraut by Barbara Paul( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and German and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his name, King Sarcowicz is hardly regal. A rumpled scientist, he spends every waking minute in his lab, tinkering with the robots he thinks will make human soldiers obsolete. It seems impossible that this gentle soul could create a killing machine, and in fact, he never will. Long before his robot is operational, King himself will become a killer. Working late in his lab, King commits a pair of clumsy blunders that lead to the deaths of two of his fellow scientists. In shock, he disappears into the streets of New York. When he’s finally confronted by NYPD detective Marian Larch, he lies to save his own skin. To discover what caused the tragedy in King’s lab, Larch will have to do more than outsmart this brilliant scientist—she’ll have to think like him too
The three-minute universe by Barbara Paul( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enterprise faces a deadly challenge from the Sackers, an alien race that has created a rip in the fabric of space, allowing another universe to expand into this one
Jack be quick and other crime stories by Barbara Paul( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Paul has selected a diverse selection of stories for this crime anthology. "French Asparagus" explores a dysfunctional family's reaction when one of their own is in danger. "Scat" features a neurotic, half-starved cat who has trouble trusting humans. The title story, "Jack Be Quick, " gives the reader a new look at Jack the Ripper and his victims - all respectable women forced into prostitution by related circumstances
Under the canopy by Barbara Paul( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primitive jungle planet known as Gaea was one of the most distant outposts of the Interplanetary Union. But as far as both the natives and Margo Kemperer, the I.U.'s colonial administrator, were concerned, life on Gaea was just about perfect. At least until Margo's new assistant, Stephanie Leeds, arrived. Stephanie, a crusader from another colonial planet, seemed determined to turn the whole structure of Gaea society upside down. But what Stephanie didn't seem to realize was that she was about to tackle three very powerful opponents: Margo, who wouldn't let anyone upset the delicate balance of her world; the proud and intensely loyal Gaeans; and the jungle itself -- the dark brooding, deadly jungle, where the first mistake she made might very well be her last. .
 
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The apostrophe thief : a mystery with Marian Larch
Alternative Names
Barbara Paul Amerikaans schrijfster

Barbara Paul auteur de romans policiers

Barbara Paul escritora estadounidense

Paul, Barbara Jeanne, 1931-

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Languages
English (144)

German (5)

French (3)

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Full frontal murder : a mystery with Marian LarchThe apostrophe thief : a mystery with Marian LarchThe fourth wallGood King SauerkrautJack be quick and other crime stories