WorldCat Identities

Emerson, Earl W.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 161 publications in 3 languages and 15,145 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3555.M39, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Earl W Emerson
 
Most widely held works by Earl W Emerson
Into the inferno by Earl W Emerson( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When fire chief Jim Swopes traces the unknown disease that's wiped out half his department in less than a week to a truck crash on a western Washington highway, he knows his days are numbered--like the other victims, all of whom died, he has just seven days to live unless he can find an antidote to a chemical poison no one else believes exists. Helped by a beautiful doctor whose comatose sister drove one of the trucks in the crash, he traces the poison to a biotech firm with nothing to lose and everything to gain by letting the clock run out
Pyro by Earl W Emerson( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his Seattle fire department begins fighting a series of arson fires, lieutenant Paul Wolf, haunted by the fire that devastated his family, investigates a pattern in the fire locations that leads him to discover that he himself is being targeted
Vertical burn by Earl W Emerson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seattle firefighter John Finney investigates the warehouse fire that killed his friend and ruined his reputation
Cape Disappointment : a novel by Earl W Emerson( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering from near-fatal injuries from a bomb blast and grief over the loss of his wife, Kathy, Seattle PI Thomas Black tries to piece together memories, hallucinations, and the ravings of an alcoholic ex-CIA hit man
The smoke room : a novel of suspense by Earl W Emerson( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rookie firefighter Jason Gun finds himself walking a moral tightrope when he allows himself to be seduced in the back room of the firehouse while his crew goes out on a call, and must "buy" the silence of two fellow firefighters by not reporting their wrongdoings--which including theft and murder
Firetrap : a novel of suspense by Earl W Emerson( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Trey Brown is a black man in a Seattle fire department where the color of his skin keeps him largely on the outside looking in. As a child, Trey was adopted by a white family whose children were bred for wealth and power - but now Trey simply does his job, rides his Harley, and lives in bitter solitude. Then the Z-Club goes up in flames, killing more than a dozen people, all of them black, and the city's African American community demands to know: Did these people die because of their skin color? Jamie Estevez, the beautiful, ambitious reporter who becomes Trey's partner in the investigation, is everything Trey is not. Outgoing and gregarious, she tries to bring the lone-wolf fireman back into the world. But as their relationship heats up, Trey is forced to relive a painful episode from his past, when he was accused of a horrible crime and shunned by his adoptive parents. Suddenly, two mysteries - one of passion and family, the other of fire and murder - are unraveling around Trey.--from Publisher's description
Primal threat : a novel by Earl W Emerson( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heading for the mountains for a cycling trip, Zak Polanski and his friends are terrorized by a jealous former boyfriend, but when one of the stalker's friends falls to his death, Zak and his companions struggle to get off the mountain alive
Deception pass by Earl W Emerson( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Seattle, PI Thomas Black is hired by a rich woman to find her blackmailer. She is paying $2,000 a week, but she won't say why. A tale of murder by the author of The Million Dollar Tattoo
Catfish Café by Earl W Emerson( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Thomas Black of Seattle searches for a missing woman whose car was riddled with bullets. The car also contained the body of a man and an array of birth certificates
Black hearts and slow dancing by Earl W Emerson( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maureen ``Mo'' Costigan, feminist mayor of Staircase, Washington, tries to persuade Mac Fontana, an emotionally wounded import from back East, to take on temporary sheriff's duties. The job means checking out a sultry woman's story about a missing boyfriend. The tortured, spread-eagled corpse Mac subsequently discovers plunges him into a case involving corruption in the nearby Seattle fire department.--from Library Journal review
The million-dollar tattoo by Earl W Emerson( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in Italian and English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the dead of night, and P.I. Thomas Black is dead asleep. What better time for a panicked phone call from a friend? The friend is Elmer Slezak, better known as Snake, a fellow gumshoe whose life has long since slipped into a dark mire of wine, women, and weirdness. Now, he's begging Black to take on a case that's one for The X-Files. There's a beautiful, exotic-looking woman dead in Snake's bed. He's not sure how she died, but he's certain about where she came from - outer space
The dead horse paint company : a Mac Fontana mystery by Earl W Emerson( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fireman Mac Fontana of Washington State goes after the killer of his former chief who died in a car doused with gasoline. Revenge? The chief was blamed for the death of nine firemen, deaths attributed to his incompetence. By the author of Going Crazy in Public
The Portland laugher by Earl W Emerson( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Seattle, Thomas Black, a PI who received a beating, lies in a hospital trying to remember how he got there. It all started innocently enough, getting hired to tail a man, who was tailing another man. By the author of Yellow Dog Party
Help wanted : orphans preferred by Earl W Emerson( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vanishing smile by Earl W Emerson( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Washington State, a woman infected with the aids virus sets out to trace the "tree of death" to its original source. When the woman is killed, Seattle PI Thomas Black has work on his hands. By the author of The Portland Laugher
Yellow dog party by Earl W Emerson( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four businessmen hire Thomas Black to track down the women they had loved from a distance and lost, but Black uncovers a murder and a deadly plot that ensnares them all
Fat Tuesday by Earl W Emerson( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the excitement of Fat Tuesday, Seattle's carnival celebration, Thomas Black investigates the brutal murder of an computer software company executive, an investigation that culminates in a breathtaking chase up the famous Space Needle
Going crazy in public : a Mac Fontana mystery by Earl W Emerson( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire chief Mac Fontana of Staircase, Washington, hunts a serial arsonist, one of whose fires nearly killed his own son. Suspects range from a man refused a job by the fire department to the son of an actress with whom Fontana is having a romance
Deviant behavior by Earl W Emerson( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Thomas Black searches for a teenage boy who is both a genius and a star athlete and who, it is feared, has disappeared into the tawdry section of Seattle's Chinatown
Morons and madmen : a Mac Fontana mystery by Earl W Emerson( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a suspicious fire leaves three Seattle fire fighters dead, Chief Mac is called in to investigate the nasty rumors surrounding the sole survivor, Diane Cooper
 
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Alternative Names
Earl Emerson Amerikaans romanschrijver

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Emerson, Earl 1948-

Emerson, Earl W.

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PyroVertical burnCape Disappointment : a novelThe smoke room : a novel of suspenseFiretrap : a novel of suspensePrimal threat : a novelDeception passCatfish Café