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Paul, Barbara 1931-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 209 publications in 3 languages and 10,698 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 )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and French and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To find a blackmailer{u2019}s killer, Marian Larch investigates the extortionist{u2019}s victims A. J. Strode would kill for command of House of Glass, the corporation that controls everything from plate-glass windows to fiberglass insulation, and he nearly has it within his grasp. Only three stockholders{u2014}a violinist, a helicopter pilot, and a mercenary{u2014}stand between the businessman and his goal. But no matter how much Strode offers, they refuse to sell. And when money doesn{u2019}t talk, he turns to blackmail. Strode invites his three targets to his townhouse, intending to close the deal once and for all, but his plan backfires. When Strode is found in his library with three knives buried in his chest, the case falls to Marian Larch, a no-nonsense NYPD detective who{u2019}s hardly prepared for the brutality she{u2019}ll find inside House of Glass. He Huffed and He Puffed is the 2nd book in the Marian Larch Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
In-laws and outlaws by Barbara Paul( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and German and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston's powerful Decker family had always attracted fame and money. Now it is attracting death. In recent years four children have been killed in bizarre "accidents."
Fare play : a mystery with Marian Larch by Barbara Paul( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 715 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 688 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 620 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 616 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 598 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 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A playwright searches the theater for a crazed saboteur
A cadenza for Caruso by Barbara Paul( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and French and held by 534 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 )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 485 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
Kill fee by Barbara Paul( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 484 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"--
A chorus of detectives by Barbara Paul( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 440 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 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A headstrong young soprano must solve a murder to save her friend
Liars and tyrants and people who turn blue by Barbara Paul( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 396 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 )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their unforgiving lender is murdered, a group of young jewelry associates jumps to a variety of deadly conclusions. When the partners of Ellandy Jewels accepted a loan to keep their store afloat, they had no idea that Vincent Farwell would make their lives a living hell. The rich old miser is as unforgiving as a loan shark, and he never misses a chance to remind them that they’re in his debt. Finally, Vincent demands full repayment of the loan—$1.5 million—in two weeks. He’ll get his money in blood. When Vincent is found dead in his study, everyone with interest in Ellandy is a suspect. To find the real killer, the six associates will have to figure out just who can be trusted
Good King Sauerkraut by Barbara Paul( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clumsy robotics researcher scrambles to cover up a double homicide
The three-minute universe by Barbara Paul( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 202 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 89 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 57 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

Paul, Barbara Jeanne, 1931-

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Languages
English (150)

French (3)

German (2)

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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