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Shankman, Sarah

Works: 26 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 6,283 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Musical fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.H3327, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sarah Shankman
Most widely held works by Sarah Shankman
She walks in beauty by Sarah Shankman( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samantha Adams, Atlanta ace crime reporter is on assignement to cover the Mis America Pageant ... how boring, until a judge nearly drowns then mysteriously disappears. Then she hears a boozy judge saying a certain contestant has to win or else
Digging up momma : a Samantha Adams mystery by Sarah Shankman( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Samantha Adams receives a letter from her mother, thought to have been killed in a plane crash when Samantha was a child. The two meet in Santa Fe, but before the mother can explain her disappearance she is killed. Samantha investigates
He was her man by Sarah Shankman( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distraught over her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, Samantha Adams is eager to forget her troubles at a friend's blowout engagement party but finds them multiplying when the prospective groom is kidnapped and held for ransom
Now let's talk of graves by Sarah Shankman( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Atlanta journalist/detective Samantha Adams travels to New Orleans at the Mardi Gras invitation of a college friend, there are good times rolling but murder as well
I still miss my man but my aim is getting better by Sarah Shankman( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials of Samantha Adams, a songwriter-singer from Mississippi who moves to Nashville. The work, including waiting at tables, is difficult enough without having to deal with jealous wives, an ex-husband who wants her back, and an over-protective policeman
The king is dead by Sarah Shankman( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in Tupelo, Mississippi--home town of Elvis Presley--researching a book, Samantha Adams becomes involved in a murder investigation
A confederacy of crime by Sarah Shankman( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve never-before-published mysteries that expose the shrewdest characters and cleverest crimes in the South
Keeping secrets by Sarah Shankman( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's a nice Southern Jewish girl like Emma Fine doing married to an angry but beautiful and incredibly sexy black artist like Jesse Tree?Emma Tree's marriage is falling apart. Jesse's obsession with Skytop, the old inn he's renovating, pulls him further away from her, and the distance forces Emma into some uneasy questions about their relationship and about herself. She packs her bags and travels home to Louisiana, to a family she loves but barely knows. And the answers she finds along the way help solve the puzzles that have haunted her all her life. Before Emma's mother Helen died, she made her husband Jake Fine promise to look after the baby should anything happen to Helen. After her death, Jake left his Baltimore home to travel to West Cypress, Louisiana, where a new wife was waiting. For Rosalie Norris, Emma was a dream come true. Emma is a right and precocious child, but by the time she's a teenager, she has outgrown the old-fashioned provincialism of West Cypress and Rosalie's stiflingly overprotective and obsessive love. While teaching in California, Emma meets and eventually marries Jesse Tree. Theirs is a passionate and loving relationship despite the vast differences between them. It's a secret Emma must keep from her family, but it's nothing compared to the secrets they've kept hidden from Emma all these years. Sarah Shankman has written a hauntingly touching and darkly funny novel about the long-time coming of age of a 30-year-old woman in search of the truth about who she is, where she comes from, and where she's going. It's a story about the secrets of the past and how they determine the future, and a love story about two people from completely different worlds who meet, fall in love, collide, and crash sending off sparks that neither of them, nor the readers who come to love them, will ever forget. QUOTESIn Keeping Secrets Sarah Shankman has created a character as wise and wonderfully funny as Fear of Flying's Isadora Wing. This is a brilliant book, beautifully written, which reinforces with a spellbinding story what I've always known about Southern women: Keep your eye on them. They'll blindside you with their bravery and slamdunk your heart. Pat ConroyThe Prince of TidesHolly Golightly, turn in your jersey. Here comes Emma Tree. Keeping Secrets is a wonderment, a subtle earthy, joyous, darkling journey through a bright country, in which a fragmented and most appealing Southern girl sets out to discover herself and finds a woman of enormous richness, complexity, and wholeness. In Impersonal Attractions, Sarah Shankman showed us she has a near-perfect ear and eye for the contemporary dilemma. In Keeping Secrets, she proves magnificently that she also has the heart for it. Anne Rivers SiddonsHeartbreak Hotel
Impersonal attractions by Sarah Shankman( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunshine, the brilliant blue Pacific, and the Golden Gate Bridge overhung with fog. The perfect backdrop for romance? Well ... in San Francisco, good weather is easy to find; straight men are not. A San Francisco woman needs stamina, patience, cunning, and a plentiful supply of humor. Annie Tannenbaum--beautiful, blonde, divorced but hardly defeated--turns the relentless pursuit of Mr. Right to profit. She's already gotten an advance on Meeting Cute, her book describing how perfect couples get together, for which she's busy collecting data from the personals column, not to mention looking for responses to the personal ad she's placed for herself. Annie and her best friend Samantha--who looks as if she belongs on the cover of Vogue--love to commiserate over lunch, over dinner, over a forbidden dessert in the city's trendy watering holes. But Samantha is hot on the trail of a very different kind of man as well. As the leading crime reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, she is following the gruesome path of the sadistic rapist and murderer who is terrorizing women in San Francisco. The pursuit of love and the hunt for a killer become strangely intertwined as Samantha and Annie work together to trap the most frightening sex murderer since Thomas Harris' The Red Dragon. They get close--perhaps too close--to finding him. Impersonal Attractions is slick, smart-mouthed, totally contemporary, and utterly beguiling. Sarah Shankman has a magic eye and ear for the urban idiom, a devilish sense of suspense, and a welcome gift for the absurd. Anne Rivers Siddons, author of Fox's Earth and The House Next Door Dynamite! A whirlwind thriller--more than just a page-turner. The pages turn themselves! [Impersonal Attractions] reads like the Grand Prix. Way to go, Sarah Shankman!William Diehl, author of Chameleon and Sharky's Machine
First kill all the lawyers by Alice Storey( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samantha Adams leaves the West Coast to return home to Atlanta and a cushy job as a reporter for the Journal Constitution. She didn't think Atlanta had changed that much, but maybe it had if they thought she was stupid enough to think the corruption of rural sheriffs wasn't worth investigating. When a distinguished attorney is found dead in a backwoods ravine, the sheriff rules it as an accident. Samantha doesn't buy that explanation and delves into a scandal of dirty money and adultery that stretches from Atlanta's society salons to the saloons of the good old boys. It was a treacherous setup that killed an honest attorney and it might just do the same to a stubborn lady reporter
Then hang all the liars by Alice Storey( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Randolph Percy, a silver-tongued charmer with manners to burn, comes sniffing around Felicity Morris, a wealthy fading flower of Atlanta's elite, Samantha Adams, reporter for the Journal-Constitution, rides to the rescue of her old family friend. On the other side of town, young debs are playing a dangerous game stripping, and more, for thrills and pocket change. There's dirt here aplenty for Sam to unearth, including a 50-year-old scandal & and murder
Dirk the Daring saves Princess Daphne by Sarah Shankman( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirk the Daring faces incredible dangers as he attempts to rescue the beautiful Princess Daphne from the grim castle where she is held captive
Dragon's lair : Dirk the Daring saves Princess Daphne by Sarah Shankman( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery for short : four cassette mystery collection( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Still Miss My Man by Sarah Shankman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The king is dead by Sarah Shankman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Say you're sorry : 12 stories of bad manners and criminal consequences by Sarah Shankman( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yes, ma'am," "No, ma'am," elbows off the table, and thank you notes, all examples of the good manners that Southern mothers drill into their young. But the characters in these mostly Southern stories by Sarah Shankman know the deeper meaning of the term. Good manners are words and actions that put others at ease; bad manners don't. And bad manners, like bad children, must be punished. A bride left at the altar, as in "All You Need Is Love," is entitled to be in a killer mood for years. And the wife in "Wish You Were Here," both two-timed and targeted for murder by her fat doctor hubbie, can't be blamed for taking matters into her own hands on a steamy July day. Two women, friends since childhood who could fault the one for harboring a long-festering hate for the other's damning betrayal in the collection's title story? And three deadly tales set in New Orleans, where the silver is always kept both polished and sharpened, are perfect examples of novelist Rita Mae Brown's quip: You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners. These dozen stories, collected here for the first time, will delight the legions of fans of Shankman's Samantha Adams series who've long admired her wit, her colorful characters, her finely honed relish for revenge, and her winning ways with words. This daring daughter of the South reimagines Watergate's Deep Throat, writes a recipe for poisoning a journalist who went one step too far, and devastatingly describes the misery of living beneath a noisy neighbor and the deadly consequences that that ever-so-rude clomp, clomp, clomping so richly deserves
He Was Her Man (A Samantha Adams Mystery #6) by Sarah Shankman( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amateur sleuth Samantha Adams journeys to the unlikely place of Hot Springs, Arkansas, partly to celebrate with an old friend who just won the lottery, and partly to recover from being jilted by her boyfriend. But a kidnapping with a million-dollar ransom demand diverts Sam's attentions straight into the arms of a killer
First kill all the lawyers by Sarah Shankman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home again in Atlanta after years on the Left Coast, crime reporter Samantha Adams finds that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Beau, the boy who broke her heart eons earlier, is more handsome than ever and is now the Medical Examiner. In the South, good manners (and keen protective instincts) prevent folks from saying what they mean, particularly about extramarital slippin' and slidin'. And backwoods sheriffs still rule their fiefdoms with a strong hand and steady aim. Sam finds herself deep in the kudzu once more when a lawyer, a family acquaintance, goes missing, then turns up dead. When the sheriff rules it an accident, Sam and Beau team up to deliver their own unique brand of justice
Digging Up Momma : Samantha Adams Mystery Series, Book 7 by Sarah Shankman( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letter that arrived from Sam's mother was postmarked Santa Fe, penned in her mother's handwriting, and disclosed details only Johanna Adams could know. There was just one catch: Johanna Adams had been dead for thirty-four years. The mind-blowing missive could have been an entry from Sam's latest book of bizarre anecdotes, American Weird--or an elaborate hoax. Either way, it instantly rekindled Sam's impossible wish that her mother hadn't really died in a plane crash when Sam was a child. Fueled by her journalistic instincts--and a daughter's need for closure--Sam touches down among Santa Fe's tourists and crystal gazers, jewelry shops and fast-food stands. But only when she summons the courage to knock on the door of Room 409 at the La Fonda Hotel does her surreal, mother-seeking adventure take off with no turning back
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Digging up momma : a Samantha Adams mystery
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Digging up momma : a Samantha Adams mysteryNow let's talk of gravesI still miss my man but my aim is getting betterThe king is deadA confederacy of crimeFirst kill all the lawyersThen hang all the liars