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Haywood, Gar Anthony

Overview
Works: 27 works in 179 publications in 3 languages and 7,218 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Disaster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3558.A885, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gar Anthony Haywood
 
Most widely held works by Gar Anthony Haywood
Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When his old friend R.J. Burrow is brutally murdered in Los Angeles, Errol "Handy" White must return from exile to attend the funeral, certain that a terrible secret is about to reveal itself. Twenty-six years earlier, Hand, R.J. and O'Neal Holden were three young thieves who pulled a heist that went horribly awry, and Handy's been waiting to pay for it with his life ever since. Both the police and Holden, now a slick politician, are convinced R.J.'s death was the result of a bungled drug deal, but Handy, like R.J.'s widow, just can't buy it. Was R.J.'s killing related to the tragedy lurking in the trio's past? Or is something even more sinister afoot? Handy won't go back home until he knows the answer - even if it means putting himself next in line for a bullet"--
All the lucky ones are dead : an Aaron Gunner mystery by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black PI Aaron Gunner of Los Angeles investigates the death of a rapper. The probe leads him into the dangerous world of gangsta rap
Assume nothing by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Andy Baumhower plows his van into ex-cop Joe Reddick's car late one night after dumping a body in the LA River, one of his three accomplices to murder thinks the best way to ensure Reddick's silence regarding the accident is to threaten his estranged wife and young son with a K-bar knife. Bad mistake. Because Joe Reddick's lived the nightmare of losing a family to a crazed killer once, and he's not going to let it happen again."--
It's not a pretty sight : an Aaron Gunner mystery by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sticking his nose into other people's business is what Los Angeles private investigator Aaron Gunner does best, but one of the few times he refused to do so a pretty lady ended up dead. Gunner turned Grace Mokes away because he didn't feel comfortable saving her from the one-sided boxing match that was her marriage to his old friend Jolly, and when Jolly killed her less than a week later, Gunner knew he had made a mistake. A mistake he was determined never to make again. Naturally then, when Gunner's old love Nina Pearson is found dead in the kitchen of her South-Central L.A. home, allegedly murdered by an abusive husband of her own, Gunner can't help making it his business to track her killer down. No one really wants his help--not the police, not Nina's friends, not even Nina's grieving mother, Mimi--but Gunner finds the dead woman's husband anyway, only to be convinced he's found, and seriously wounded, an innocent man. Nina Pearson's real murderer is still at large and Gunner alone can prove it
Fear of the dark by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 1988 Best First P.I. Novel Contest, this promising debut introduces black private investigator Aaron Gunner, hired to find the white man who walked into the Acey Deuce bar in South Central Los Angeles to blow away the owner, J.T. Tennell and Buddy Dorris of the Brothers of Volition, a black activist group. Buddy's sister, Verna Gail, feels the murder isn't getting enough police attention and hires Gunner, a P.I. who's trying to quit the business. He discovers that the killer is Denny Townsend, a white supremacist working on the fringes of a campaign to elect Lew Henshaw, a politician running on a law-and-order platform. Before Gunner can talk to Townsend, he finds him shot to death in Gunner's car. The cops are suspicious of Gunner, who soon is framed for the killing of Townsend's friend and possible accomplice, Stanley Ferris. To save his own neck, and to keep L.A. from erupting into racial violence, Gunner must find the connection between the politician, a local drug dealer and the Brothers' charismatic leader, Roland Mayes
Going nowhere fast by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After raising five children, Joe Loudermilk, a retired police officer, and his wife, Dottie, decide to have some adventure, so they buy a trailer and hit the road. They get their wish near the Grand Canyon when a dead man turns up in their toilet. While Joe and Dottie are in the clear, they find themselves crisscrossing the Arizona desert in search of the killer, with the FBI, the National Park Service, the L.A. Raiders, and the mob on their heels. By the author of Fear of the Dark
You can die trying : an Aaron Gunner novel by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and German and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight months after racist cop Jack McGovern guns down 12-year-old liquor-store thief Lendell Washington and insists--despite the evidence--that the kid fired on him first, McGovern's remorseful suicide flushes out Mitchell Flowers, a cowed, guilty witness who corroborates McGovern's unlikely story and hires L.A. shamus Aaron Gunner to prove it. McGovern's LAPD colleagues weren't crazy about McGovern, and don't welcome Gunner's attempts to exonerate him; and the Washington family-- including Lendell's cousin Noah Ford, now doing time for the robbery--are convinced he's a cop trying to torpedo their pending lawsuit. Only Deanna Lugo, the partner McGovern was breaking in when he responded to the scene, helps Gunner untangle a nifty web of treachery and cover-ups to lay the case to rest for good
When last seen alive : an Aaron Gunner mystery by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black private eye, Aaron Gunner of Los Angeles, is hired by a woman to find her brother, missing during the Million Man March to Washington. The probe leads Gunner to a black nationalist group combatting black traitors
Bad news travels fast by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuths Joe and Dottie Loudermilk--he a retired policeman, she a retired schoolteacher--have to take their beloved Airstream trailer to Washington, D.C. to clear their son's name in this amusing mystery. The son's roommate has been killed and police say he did it. A probe enlivened by mutual incomprehension between a leftist son and rightist parents
Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his old friend R.J. Burrow is brutally murdered in Los Angeles, Errol "Handy" White must return from exile to attend the funeral, certain that a terrible secret is about to reveal itself. Twenty-six years earlier, Hand, R.J. and O'Neal Holden were three young thieves who pulled a heist that went horrible awry, and Handy's been waiting to pay for it with his life ever since. Both the police and Holden, now a slick politician, are convinced R.J.'s death was the result of a bungled drug deal, but Handy, like R.J.'s widow, just can't buy it. Was R.J.'s killing related to the tragedy lurking in the trio's past? Or is something even more sinister afoot? Handy won't go back home until he knows the answer - even if it means putting himself next in line for a bullet--Publisher's description
Not long for this world : an Aaron Gunner mystery by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and German and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Darrel Lovejoy, head of a church-related Peace Patrol helping young gang members, is killed in a "drive-by," a witness names two "gang-bangers." The public defender of a jailed suspect asks L.A. private eye Aaron Gunner to find the missing driver. Gunner is soon immersed in the squalid world of violence, drugs, readily available automatic weapons, and the bone-deep despair of L.A. adolescent gangs. The eyewitness is a crackhead fed by a nasty drug dealer; the fugitive's older brother is not the upright citizen everyone thinks; a high-profile minister has his own secret; and some of the teenagers are frightening creatures
Good man gone bad : an Aaron Gunner mystery by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hard times are nothing new for private investigator Aaron Gunner. Working on the mean streets of South Central Los Angeles, he's seen more than his fair share of trouble. But when his cousin and confidante Del Curry commits suicide after allegedly killing his wife and critically injuring their daughter Zina, Gunner knows he's about to face the hardest times of all. He doesn't buy the LAPD's version of the shooting and isn't going to wait for Zina to regain consciousness to disprove it. Whatever drove Del to take his own life---and possibly assault his wife and daughter---Gunner's going to find it, even if it means learning things about his late cousin he'll wish he never knew. But first, he has a paying case to work, proving the innocence of an Afghan War veteran accused of murder. Plagued by searing migraines and occasional fits of rage, Harper Stowe III is counting on Gunner to fill the holes in his ruined memory that make him the perfect suspect in the killing of his former employer. With a new era of American racism and divided politics on the rise all around him, Gunner must seek the truth behind two fatal shootings now, and grieve for his beloved cousin later."--Provided by publisher
Countdown : the sky's on fire( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist tries to warn everybody about the immediate threat of ozone depletion, but no one wants to believe him. When his predictions come true they turn to him to save the world
Going nowhere fast by Gar Anthony Haywood( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe and Dottie Loudermilk, a recently retired cop and his wife, set out in their Airstream to travel the US when they get involved a murder investigation: their youngest son is the prime suspect
Bad news travels fast by Gar Anthony Haywood( Recording )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe and Dottie Loudermilk's trip to Washington, D.C. gets a little complicated when their political extremist son Eddie is charged with murder
The darkling halls of ivy( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, colleges and universities have become known for their "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces"--but as the 18 authors who penned stories for this powerful new anthology can tell you, there's plenty of danger still lurking behind the stolid stonework, leather-bound volumes, and thickets of ivy. Award-winning editor Lawrence Block has assembled a Who's Who of literary luminaries and turned them loose on the world of academia, where petty rivalries and grand betrayals inflame relations between professors and students, deans and donors. From Ian Rankin to Joe Lansdale, Seanan McGuire to David Morrell, each author reveals the dark truths and buried secrets that make institutions of higher learning such a hotbed of controversy. You'll encounter plagiarism, sexual misconduct, and brutal competition--not to mention secret societies, cover-ups of murder, and one near-future course of study that makes The Handmaid's Tale look like Mother Goose. So: collect your supplies, plan your schedule, and prepare to pull an all-nighter, because The Darkling Halls of Ivy is required reading
Assume nothing by Gar Anthony Haywood( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Andy Baumhower plows his van into ex-cop Joe Reddick's car late one night after dumping a body in the LA River, one of his three accomplices to murder thinks the best way to ensure Reddick's silence regarding the accident is to threaten his estranged wife and young son with a K-bar knife. Bad mistake. Because Joe Reddick's lived the nightmare of losing a family to a crazed killer once, and he's not going to let it happen again
In things unseen: a novel / Gar Anthony Haywood by Gar Anthony Haywood( )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed crime novelist Gar Anthony Haywood comes a riveting tale unlike any he's told before ... Diane Edwards has spent the last eight months praying for a miracle after losing her son Adrian in a freak car accident at Seattle's Lakeridge Park. When she finds Adrian back in his bed one night--alive and well and oblivious to his death--it appears her prayers have been answered. But this isn't the kind of miracle Diane was expecting, because she soon learns Adrian is not the only one who's forgotten that fateful day in Lakeridge Park. The entire world has no memory of it, with the exception of Diane and three other people: Michael Edwards--Diane's estranged husband and Adrian's father. Laura Carrillo--Adrian's teacher, who loved him almost as much as his parents did. Milton Weisman--The agnostic, sixty-eight-year-old widower and alcoholic who lost control of the car that killed Adrian in Lakeridge Park. Over the next six days, these four people must struggle to understand what Adrian's return to the living means, and why God Himself would choose them, and them alone, to play witness to it. In the end, all will learn that God's mercy knows no limits--but its permanence comes at a price
Shades of Noir( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opens with three short film noirs as examples of the genre (33 min.) "Elliot Ness: an untouchable life" follows a detective in 1920s Chicago making his first move against Al Capone. In "A matter of principal" a retired hitman fights insomnia by interceding in a kidnapping. In "Three women, " three women confess to the murder of the same abusive boyfriend. Films are followed by a full-length bio-documentary (87 min.) about the legendary mystery writer Mickey Spillane. Includes interviews with mystery writers, film and TV directors, cartoonists, actors and actresses commenting on the development and influence of mystery writers on the film noir genre
Lyrics for the blues by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cemetery Road
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All the lucky ones are dead : an Aaron Gunner mysteryAssume nothingIt's not a pretty sight : an Aaron Gunner mysteryGoing nowhere fastYou can die trying : an Aaron Gunner novelWhen last seen alive : an Aaron Gunner mysteryBad news travels fastGoing nowhere fastBad news travels fast
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Languages
English (162)

German (6)

Japanese (2)