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Mantegna, Joe

Works: 612 works in 1,570 publications in 4 languages and 69,691 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  Case studies  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  Legal stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Host, Author, Interviewee, Director, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS3566.A686, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joe Mantegna
Most widely held works by Joe Mantegna
Judge & jury by James Patterson( Recording )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Nick Pellisante finally captures mob boss Dominic Cavello. Two of Cavello's former employees are ready to testify against him when he hires a killer to make sure the trial never concludes
Bad business a Spenser novel by Robert B Parker( Recording )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual depravity and corporate corruption. It seems the folks in the Cowleys' circle have become enamored of radio talk show host Darrin O'Mara, whose views on Courtly Love are clouding some already fuzzy minds with the notion of cross-connubial relationships. O'Mara's brand of sex therapy is unconventional at best, unlawful and deadly at worst. Then a murder at Kinergy, where Trent Cowley is CFO, sends Spenser in yet another direction. Apparently, the unfettered pursuit of profit has a price. With razor sharp characterizations and finely honed prose, this is Parker at the height of his powers
Cold service by Robert B Parker( Recording )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston P.I. Spenser and his redoubtable sidekick, Hawk, seek revenge on a cold-blooded killer
Back story by Robert B Parker( Recording )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a 1974 holdup in a Boston bank by a revolutionary group calling itself the Dread Scott Brigade, Emily Gordon is shot and killed. Nobody saw who shot her and the perpetrators have remained at large for three decades. Emily's daughter decides she needs closure regarding her mother's death so she turns to Spenser to find the answers
School days by Robert B Parker( Recording )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Ellsworth the grand dame of Dowling, Massachusetts hires Spenser to investigate her grandson Jared Clark's alleged involvement in a school shooting. Though seven people were killed in cold blood, and despite Jared's being named as a co-conspirator by the other shooter, Mrs. Ellsworth is convinced of her grandson's innocence
The Simpsons movie by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisa convinces the locals to clean up the polluted Lake Springfield after a crowd of fans sink the Green Day concert stage. Meanwhile, Homer saves a pig from being killed in Krusty Burger and adopts it, calling the animal Spider Pig. After two days, Spider Pig fills up a silo with its excrement and not knowing what else to do, Homer dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. The angry population forces the Simpsons to move to Alaska. Meanwhile, the president is induced by his adviser from the EPA to put a dome over Springfield to hold in the population and destroy the city. When Marge sees the news on television, she tells Homer that they must return to Springfield to save their town and friends, but Homer is not convinced that the people of Springfield deserve their support
Hundred-dollar baby by Robert B Parker( Recording )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spenser returns, along with a client from a decades-old case. Once upon a time, though not so long ago, April Kyle, a beautiful teenage runaway, escaped Boston's "Combat Zone"--With Spenser's help. Now, a mature and composed April strides into Spenser's office, in need, once again, of his assistance. April has become a well-established Matron of a successful call-girl operation in Boston's Back Bay, but some men are trying to take it away from her. She claims to be in the dark about who it is that's trying to shake her down, but Spenser and Hawk soon find ties to organized crime and two local kingpins
Painted ladies by Robert B Parker( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called upon by The Hammond Museum and renowned art scholar Dr. Ashton Prince, Boston PI Spenser accepts his latest case: to provide protection during a ransom exchange-money for a stolen painting. The case becomes personal when Spenser fails to protect his client and the valuable painting remains stolen
Sixkill a Spenser novel by Robert B Parker( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When infamous actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of rape in murder, the Boston PD calls on Spenser to make heads or tails of the case. Although the evidence is mounting against Jumbo, Spenser makes a break when he teams up with Jumbo's bodyguard, Zebulon Sixkill, and uncovers some secrets involving the murder victim
Widow's walk by Robert B Parker( Recording )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mary Smith's husband, 51 year old Nathan Smith is found dead, she becomes the main suspect. To help prove her innocence, she uses Nathan's millions to hire the best, Private Investigator Spenser. If she didn't kill him can Spenser find out who did?
The professional by Robert B Parker( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Shaw of the Boston law firm Shaw & Cartwright hires sleuthing extraordinaire Spenser to investigate Gary Eisenhower. Notorious for his affairs with wealthy married women, Gary is now being accused of blackmailing his former lovers. Spenser's investigation quickly shifts from blackmail to murder, though, when the blackmailed women turn up murdered one by one
Rough weather by Robert B Parker( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hurricane-level storm hinders a kidnapping, and Spenser goes on a search for the man responsible - the infamous Gray Man, who has both helped and hunted Spenser in the past
Now & then by Robert B Parker( Recording )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spenser, a P.I., is asked to keep tabs on Dennis Doherty's wife and catches her with another man. A couple of days later, three people are dead. The other man turns out to be Perry Alderson, the leader of a group that sponsors terrorists. Since Alderson doesn't want Spenser poking around in his business, he tries to get to Spenser through Spenser's girlfriend Susan
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This heart-warming film is based on the true story of a young boy who is a chess prodigy and his father, who attempts to walk the fine line between encouraging his son's talent, and preserving the love they have for each other
Robert B. Parker's lullaby [a Spenser novel] by Ace Atkins( Recording )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spenser takes up a seemingly open and closed cold case at the behest of a street-wise 16 year old girl, who believes her mother's murderers went free. As Spenser digs deeper into the mystery, he finds a much more dangerous and complex mystery than he bargained for
The Godfather DVD collection by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godfather part III: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing
Potshot by Robert B Parker( Recording )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.I. Spenser heads to the rich man's haven of Potshot, Arizona, a former mining town reborn as a paradise for Los Angeles millionaires. This western idyll is being threatened by a local gang of desert rats, misfits, drunks and scavengers the police seem powerless to corral. Led by a charismatic individual known as The Preacher, this motley band of thieves selectively exploits the town, nurturing it as a source of wealth while systematically robbing the residents blind. Enter Spenser, called in to put the group out of business and to establish a police force that can protect the town
Bugsy by Barry Levinson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was a ruthless mobster who had it all, and then met a woman who wanted more. Their love affair was passionate, tempestuous and ultimately tragic
The cold moon [a Lincoln Rhyme novel] by Jeffery Deaver( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are pitched against a Watchmaker, who plans his carnage with the precision of a timepiece
The trumpet of the swan by Richard Rich( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When triplets are born to proud trumpeter swan parents, everyone is bursting with joy. All seems perfect until they discover that their only son, Louie, can't speak. And without a voice, Louie can't compete against his loudmouth rival, Boyd, for the affections of his true love, Serena. But with help from a boy at camp and his teacher, and with dubious guidance from a big city agent, Louie discovers his own unique talents which help him find his place in the world"--Container
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Alternative Names
Mantegna, Joseph Anthony 1947-

Montegna, Joe

English (291)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

Bad business a Spenser novelCold serviceBack storySchool daysHundred-dollar babyPainted ladiesSixkill a Spenser novelWidow's walk