WorldCat Identities

Hall, James W. (James Wilson) 1947-

Works: 108 works in 684 publications in 9 languages and 30,738 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Political fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3558.A369, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James W Hall
Blackwater sound : a novel by James W Hall( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plane crash off the coast of Florida leads Thorn into a bizzare plot involving the rich, dysfunctional Braswells, high-tech weaponry, and an obsessive hunt for a giant marlin
Body language by James W Hall( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florida police photographer Alexandra Rafferty is told by her husband that if she reveals his million-dollar robbery, he will reveal that as a girl she killed her rapist. At that Alexandra's father, a former policeman steals the loot and father and daughter flee. An offbeat thriller by the author of Red Sky at Night
Rough draft : a novel by James W Hall( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist Hannah Keller searches for the man who hold the key to solving her parents' murder. FBI agent Frank Sheffield wants him to help find the hitman who murdered a senator's daughter
Under cover of daylight by James W Hall( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after Thorn's real parents are killed by a drunk driver and he executes his own justice in the form of murder, his foster mother is found brutally murdered, and Thorn edges in among the suspects
Magic city by James W Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a black-and-white photograph taken during the 1964 Clay-Liston fight in Miami Beach unleashes a modern-day murder spree that forces Thorn into an alliance with a dangerous enemy to seek retribution for the death of a loved one
Forests of the night by James W Hall( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possessing an intuition that borders on psychic abilities, patrol woman Charlotte Monroe intercepts a threat by one of the FBI's most wanted men, intended for her husband, a situation that turns more deadly when her deeply troubled teenage daughter runs away with the outlaw to the Great Smoky Mountains
Off the chart by James W Hall( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorn and Alexandra Rafferty team up in a desperate struggle for survival when a sadistic modern-day pirate, Vic, tries to kill Thorn for having once had a relationship with Anne Joy, the pirate's sister
Red sky at night by James W Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fisherman Thorn of Key Largo investigates the beheading of a dozen dolphins. He discovers it was the work of a professor who needed the heads for experiments, using veterans as guinea pigs. All highly illegal, but the prof is not about to surrender
The big finish by James W Hall( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A year ago Thorn's son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But a postcard arrives unlike the others, a call for help, Thorn jumps into action, setting off for North Carolina. But before Thorn arrives, he's intercepted by a federal agent who informs him he's too late--Flynn had been acting as an informant for the FBI, and when his traitorous acts were discovered, he was summarily executed. The agent proposes a scheme to catch Flynn's killer using Thorn as bait. Thorn, full of rage, accepts the job if only to get his hands on his son's killer. The mission takes him to a small town where the gang is holed up, planning an attack on a hog farming operation that has been polluting local rivers and spreading illness through the area. Little by little Thorn discovers that nothing he's been told is true, and the trap they're setting isn't for Flynn's killer, but for his partner, a woman who proves more daring and dangerous than any Thorn's ever met. She's on her own crusade of vengeance, and she and Thorn make an uneasy alliance. With her help Thorn uncovers a conspiracy that stretches far beyond this small Carolina town"--
Mean high tide by James W Hall( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the process of investigating the death of his girlfriend, Dick Thorn stumbles on a plot which threatens environmental disaster. A demented fish farmer in Florida is breeding killer fish to wipe out marine life
Tropical freeze by James W Hall( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his boyhood friend, now an FBI agent, disappears, Thorn, a fisherman in Key Largo, becomes entangled in a web of violence and intrigue that takes him from seamy local bars to fancy ocean villas, and almost costs him his life
Buzz cut by James W Hall( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Miami, a plot to hijack a gambling cruise ship for ransom sends security men Thorn and Sugarman into action. The villain is a murderer who has a grudge against the ship's owners. By the author of Mean High Tide
Gone wild by James W Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-adventure story in Malaysia, starring Florida's Dick Thorn. He goes to the aid of Allison Farleigh, president of the Wildlife Protection League, whose daughter is killed while accompanying her on a census of orangutans in Borneo. The killers turn out to be an international ring engaged in illegal trade of rare animals
Silencer by James W Hall( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silencer" pits brother against brother against wife against husband in a thriller that proves once again that Hall is a master of suspense ("Publishers Weekly")
Hell's Bay by James W Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the matriarch of a powerful and wealthy Florida family is found drowned and her son and granddaughter show up, claiming Thorn as a long-lost relative, Thorn becomes embroiled with a family he never knew he had as he attempts to solve the murder
Dead last by James W Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorn must confront an assassin whose victims and methods are taken directly from the script of a popular TV show and pits Thorn against a killer--or killers--whose motives are as elusive as their identities. The killings take place in Miami, where Thorn joins forces with a young policewoman from Oklahoma who is investigating the murders
Hard aground by James W Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of self-discovery and long-buried secrets - and poised in poetic counterpoint - is a wild and raucous search for sunken treasure. Here, a host of colorful characters scramble to score off a deepsea fortune buried beneath the Miami surf. The novel packs a mean, stinging wallop when these two plot lines converge and collide in a stunning, unforgettable climax. Hard Aground is a fiendishly clever invention of mythic - and murderous - proportions, as Hall ruthlessly
Bones of coral by James W Hall( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to Key West to investigate the death of his estranged father, Shaw Chandler uncovers evidence linking a twenty-year-old double murder with a father-son team of experts in the art of illegal disposal of biochemical weapons
Going Dark by James W Hall( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Earth Liberation Front, known as ELF, is a loosely knit organization comprised of environmental activists scattered around the country. These extremists take a "by any means necessary" approach to defending the planet. In the last decade ELF has been responsible for close to a hundred million dollars in damage mainly through arson. The FBI ranks them, along with other eco-radicals, as the number one homegrown terrorist threat. Flynn Moss, Thorn's newly discovered son, has naively fallen in with an ELF cell in Miami which has its sights on Turkey Point, the largest nuclear power plant in the state. This ELF group has concocted a non-violent plan to shut the nuke plant down--nothing more than a huge publicity stunt to call attention to the dangers of nuclear power. But unbeknownst to some in the group, there are other members with a far more violent scheme in mind--to cause a radioactive catastrophe rivaling Chernobyl or Fukushima. With a growing sense of dread about the group's true intentions, Flynn summons Thorn to help him escape from Prince Key, the remote island off the shores of Miami where the ELF group is camped. Unable to refuse this son he barely knows, Thorn heads off to Prince Key and quickly reaches a frightening realization. There is only one way to save his son's life. He must join with the eco-terrorists and help them complete their deadly mission"--
Bones of coral by James W Hall( )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trula Montoya, a TV soap opera star and Shaw Chandler, an EMS worker team up to solve a murder
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Alternative Names
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