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Latimer, Jonathan 1906-1983

Overview
Works: 176 works in 458 publications in 3 languages and 3,400 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Television programs  Film adaptations  History  Motion picture plays 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Photographer, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3523.A773, 791.4372
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Topper Topper returns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Topper]: A sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker. [Topper returns]: Cosmo Topper helps a shapely ghost track down her killer
The big clock by John Farrow ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hotshot crime magazine editor George Stroud inadvertently becomes the subject of a murder investigation after spending an evening with his boss' mistress"--Container
The lady in the morgue by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
33 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vanished corpse leads a hard-drinking PI on a madcap chase More than forty corpses fill the cold Chicago basement, but no crime has been committed here. After all, there are supposed to be bodies in the city morgue. Tonight, one is attracting particular attention: a beautiful young woman whose apparent suicide captured the imagination of every newspaper editor in town. Learning how and why she died is too great a task for any cub reporter. Only Detective Bill Crane is up to the job. A few minutes after Crane wakes from a nap in the morgue, the mysterious woman’s body has disappeared. With the howls of the mental patients as a soundtrack, Crane leads the police on a wild search through the hospital and across Chicago, stopping for a nap or a cocktail whenever the situation demands. It may be a matter of life and death, but that is no reason to rush
Headed for a hearse by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
19 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just days from meeting the reaper, a convicted murderer hires Chicago’s most hard-boiled PI to save his neck—before the executioner can claim it Robert Westland’s death is just around the corner when he finally decides to fight the murder rap that’s sending him to the electric chair. Fingered for his wife’s grisly demise, Westland is in a bind, and his last hope is Bill Crane, a booze-soaked detective who’s as ruthless with a quip as he is when trawling the streets for Chicago’s most brutal criminal element. Crane’s got just a few days to suss out the real killer—someone clever enough to off Westland’s wife and lock her in a room whose only key belongs to Westland himself. Fueled by an abundance of liquor and a habit of bad manners, Crane sets his sights on a cast of oddball characters among whom hides a murderer. But in 1930s Chicago, everyone’s got a secret, and the pressure is on for Crane to separate the dangerous from the truly homicidal before it’s too late
Plunder of the sun ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American insurance investigator Al Colby is hired to smuggle a package out of Havana and into Oaxaca, Mexico. When the man who hired him is murdered aboard ship, Colby decides to find out what he is carrying and why it is worth killing for
Dashiell Hammett's the glass key by Stuart Heisler ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a politician is accused of murder, he solicits his right-hand man to hunt down the real killer
Sinners and shrouds by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
12 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reporter becomes his own story when he wakes up next to a corpse Sam Clay wakes with a dry mouth, a hammering headache, and only the faintest memory of what he did the night before. He remembers dancing, jazz, taxi rides, and a brandy-fueled ride on a roller coaster, but he has no idea how he got home, and he is lost as to the identity of the straw-haired beauty beside him. He is just about to introduce himself when he notices the blood on the sheets, the wounds on her chest, and the ice-cold pallor of her skin. His bedmate is dead. Clay is a newspaperman, and sharp enough to know that he is being framed. But by whom? Clay will have to stay two steps ahead of the cops to track down this story, which will lead him either to the scoop of a lifetime or to a long nap in a cold grave
Topper returns by Roy Del Ruth ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third in the Topper comedy-mystery series, Cosmo Topper is besieged by a wisecracking ghost who demands that he help her find her killer. She was murdered while vacationing at the home of her wealthy friend Ann Carrington, the intended victim. Despite protestations from his wife, Clara, Topper and Gail set out to find her killer and keep Ann from a similar fate. Carrington Hall is a magnificent old haunted house, complete with a cloaked villain who comes and goes through walls. Falling chandeliers, secret passages, and a trap door with a chute that leads to an underground tunnel add to the mystery. The cast of characters includes a malevolent butler, a straightlaced housekeeper, and a frightfully playful seal. Rochester, Topper's eternally frightened chauffeur, at one point threatens to quit and go back to Jack Benny! But will the murderer be revealed from among the house servants, guests, and family?
Copper Canyon by John Farrow ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early days after the Civil War, Johnny, a vaudeville sharpshooter, tries to outrun his past as a hero in the Confederate Army. But when some ex-Confederate miners need protection from Unionists and corrupt lawmen who run Copper Canyon, Johnny decides to fight for justice. Along the way he wins the heart of a local beauty
Black is the fashion for dying by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
5 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Hollywood, a screenwriter gets involved in an impossible murder In a steamy tropical jungle, a sinister American woman pushes the natives too far and gets exactly what she deserves: a rusty knife buried deep in her back. At least, that is the way the movie is supposed to end. But when the loathsome starlet Caresse Garnet learns her character is about to be killed off, she refuses to die, forcing the studio to rewrite the ending the night before the scenes are to be shot. While hammering out a happy ending for Hollywood’s most reviled actress, screenwriter Richard Blake discovers a naked blonde in his driveway, sitting in a parked car and sucking down exhaust. She is the first clue in an unfathomable Hollywood mystery that will teach Caresse Garnet that though she may get to dictate when her characters die, in real life, it is not up to her
The search for my great-uncle's head by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
4 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an eerie country house, a cruel old man is decapitated When Peter Coffin’s mysterious great-uncle Tobias summons the family to his manor in the wilds of Michigan, his aunt warns him to stay away. Peter goes anyway, arriving at the edge of the sprawling estate well after midnight. Wading through the muck in the darkness, he passes a fearsome figure on the road, and when he arrives at the front door, he is greeted by cousins bearing shotguns. An ax-murdering madman is on the loose, but just as dangerous are the creatures Peter will encounter inside the house: his family. When old Tobias is murdered, both his head and his will go missing. The police suspect the ax killer, but Peter knows better. After all, if there is one thing his aunt has taught him, it is that you should never trust a Coffin
The dead don't care by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
16 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In sun-soaked Florida, Crane pursues a kidnapper in between drinks It does not take much to lure Bill Crane to Florida in the wintertime. The weather would be temptation enough, but the fact that there is money to be made and gin to be drunk makes a trip to Key Largo irresistible. His ever-soused companion, Doc Williams, at his side, Crane sets out south to find out who has been threatening millionaire playboy Penn Essex with blackmail notes, first on his pillow, then in his wallet, demanding $50,000—“or else.” But as Crane soon learns, the threat is not to Penn, but to his sister. When beautiful young Camelia is kidnapped, Crane and Doc look for traitors inside the family circle. Lurching from cocktail hour to cocktail hour, they will do everything they can to find the missing girl, knowing that murderers—and hangovers—could strike at any moment
Murder in the madhouse by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To catch a thief, a detective has himself committed to a high-class asylum The orderlies do not need a straitjacket for Bill Crane. He is not violent, although he does have a bad habit of making embarrassing deductions about the doctors. This sarcastic, hard-drinking man has deluded himself into thinking he is Edgar Allan Poe’s great detective, C. Auguste Dupin. For this, he has been put away in a stately mental hospital on the Hudson. But Crane is not as delusional as he appears. Though he may not be Dupin, he certainly is a detective—one of the greatest, and occasionally drunkest, of them all. Sent undercover to investigate the theft of an inmate’s fortune, Crane finds the institution not as comfortable as he had hoped. When his fellow patients start dying, he must solve the murders, or risk losing his sanity after all
Red gardenias by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
10 editions published between 1939 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon's vinyard by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
12 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First written in 1941 but banned from publication in the U.S. until 1988, this hard-boiled mystery covers such unsavory but potent topics as grave-robbing, religious cults, kinky sex, and whorehouse violence. In this classic noir novel, a private eye from St. Louis arrives at the small town of Paulton to protect his wealthy client's daughter from a suspicious religious cult. Throughout the span of the case, he confronts Paulton's mob boss, avenges his partner's death, and falls for a classic femme fatale named Princess
The unchained goddess ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses live action, animation, and documentary film excerpts to tell the story of weather, explaining what it is, what causes it, and what scientists are doing to predict and control it. Includes scenes of hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning
The strange case of the cosmic rays ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses live action, animation, and documentary film excerpts to probe the mysteries of cosmic rays, their character, and behavior, pointing up the work of scientists in pure research in their constant search for more knowledge of matter and energy
Dark memory by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
9 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a mad mission in the African jungle, a photographer loses his way. Lew Cable is an impulsive man, lazy and violent, especially when he has been drinking. He is a rotten choice to lead a scientific expedition, but his wife's money convinces the exploration committee that he is the man for the job. Jay Nichols sees right through Cable's bravado, but for the chance to photograph African gorillas in their natural habitat, he is more than willing to sacrifice his pride. If he is not careful, he will give up much more than that. After accidentally killing a female gori
Si zhe wu dong yu zhong by Jonathan Latimer ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They won't believe me (1947) shooting script by Jonathan Latimer ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ラティマー
ラティマー, ジョナサン
Languages
English (186)
Chinese (5)
French (1)
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