WorldCat Identities

Block, Barbara

Overview
Works: 13 works in 72 publications in 1 language and 5,047 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.L614, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Block
Blowing smoke by Barbara Block( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Light goes into action when "Rose Taylor's children--Hillary, Louis, and Amy--are convinced their inheritance is being squandered by their mother, whom they believe is the unwitting victim of a scam" involving a pet psychic named Pat Humphrey.--Jacket
The scent of murder by Barbara Block( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pet store owner Robin Light pursues a vanished teenager through the underworld of Syracuse, New York, and discovers violence and murder. A look at unloved youth who turn to the drug culture for company
Chutes and adders by Barbara Block( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Syracuse, New York, pet store owner Robin Light has to turn sleuth to clear her name after an employee dies of a snake bite. Police have found a large sum of money on the premises and assume she is dealing in protected animals. A fiction debut
Rubbed out by Barbara Block( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Light takes on a seemingly simple case of tracking down the runaway wife of Walter Wilcox, a wealthy lawyer with ties to the Russian mob, but things aren't what they seem when Walter is murdered and the Russian mob comes after her
Vanishing act by Barbara Block( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl student vanishes from her college in Syracuse, New York, and sleuth and pet shop owner Robin Light is hired to find her. The trail leads to a millionaire, but he obtains a restraining order against Robin. By the author of The Scent of Murder
Twister by Barbara Block( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Syracuse pet store owner, Robin Light, gets a surprise when she comes across a dead weight lifter with her business card in his pocket. Rather than wait for more surprises, such as the police, Robin probes on her own and discovers a murder
In plain sight by Barbara Block( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syracuse pet store owner Robin Light is visited by a woman whose husband is suing for divorce and seeks custody of her two shi tzu dogs--which he despises. Before Robin can help, the woman is killed and Robin has another mystery on her hands
Salt city blues by Barbara Block( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three weeks before Christmas, times are even harder than usual in Syracuse, New York. The sensible thing would be to declare bankruptcy and close down her exotic-pet store. Instead, Robin is working in a bar two nights a week, which is where she meets Freddy Sanchez."--Jacket
No good deed by Barbara Block( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When PI Robin Lights partner, John, asks her to drive to the home of a certain Benny Gibson, she is confronted by police cars and a body, and soon realizes shes been set up. When John then commits suicide, Robin is determined to clear her name and find out why she was betrayed
Endangered species by Barbara Block( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Light, savvy pet store owner and amateur crime solver, is lured into a case that's trouble from the very start in the latest book in an off-beat mystery series
In plain sight by Barbara Block( Recording )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pet store owner and amateur sleuth Robin Light is asked by her former neighbor Marsha Pennington to dig up dirt on Marsha's soon-to-be ex-husband so he won't win custody of their two dogs. Robin is reluctant to take the case, but when Marsha turns up missing and then dead, Robin begins to investigate
The scent of murder by Barbara Block( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Light, at her pet store, is surprised when a blue-haired teenager asks her for help. Suspected of killing her stepfather, Amy Richmond turns out to be Robin's deceased husband's daughter. While investigating the murder, Robin encounters the world of teenage runaways and drugs
Murder most merry by Garrison Allen( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Blowing smoke
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The scent of murderChutes and addersRubbed outVanishing actTwisterIn plain sightSalt city bluesNo good deedEndangered species
Alternative Names
Bloka, Barbara

Vinitsky, Barbara Bloch

Блок, Барбара

Languages
English (71)