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Haywood, Gar Anthony

Overview
Works: 28 works in 129 publications in 3 languages and 7,445 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Disaster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 844 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"--
Going nowhere fast by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 592 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
All the lucky ones are dead : an Aaron Gunner mystery by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 582 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
Bad news travels fast by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 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
Assume nothing by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 535 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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 534 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
Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 462 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
Fear of the dark by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 430 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
You can die trying : an Aaron Gunner novel by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and German and held by 398 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 )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 360 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. By the author of It Is Not a Pretty Sight
Not long for this world : an Aaron Gunner mystery by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 264 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
Countdown : the sky's on fire( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist tries to warn everybody about the threat of ozone depletion but no one seems 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 112 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 80 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
Assume nothing by Gar Anthony Haywood( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 57 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
Shades of Noir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sie sterben jung by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firecracker by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eight months ago, knockout PR exec Reece "Firecracker" Germaine spent a wild weekend in Las Vegas with Arizona Cardinals football superstar Raygene Price. It was fun, but now Reece is pregnant with Raygene's baby and he's refusing to support her. Fortunately, Reece has a Plan B: the $25,000 Raygene gave her in Vegas to bet on the 50-1 underdog Arizona Cardinals to win the upcoming Super Bowl. So she heads to Vegas with a betting slip worth a potential $1.25 million, unaware that hot on her tail is one of Raygene's psychotic homeboys and a cool troubleshooter that Raygene's agent has hired to keep his star client out of trouble. Now Sin City is about to find out what the word "action" really means"--Publisher's description
Man eater by Gar Anthony Haywood( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ronnie Deal's no hero. She's just a drop-dead gorgeous Hollywood movie executive having a really bad day who's in no mood to watch when homicidal thug Neon Polk puts a beat down on poor little Antsy Carruth at the Tiki Shack bar. Ronnie puts Polk's lights out with a beer bottle, Antsy takes a powder, and Ronnie tries to forget the whole thing. But not Neon. Antsy stole twenty-five grand from Neon's drug-dealing boss and Ronnie's just cost him a big recovery fee, not to mention cut his pride to the quick. Neon not only gets revenge in spades, he wants Ronnie to pay him fifty grand as icing on the cake. What Neon doesn't know is that people in The Business don't call Ronnie "Raw Deal" for nothing. Ronnie's got a completely different kind of payoff in mind for Neon now, and with the help of ex-con and aspiring screenwriter Ellis Langford--who's got big troubles of his own in the form of two psychos named Jorge and Jaime Ayala--she's about to learn how to make a real killing in Tinseltown."--Publisher's description
 
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Cemetery Road
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controlled identityShannon, Ray

ヘイウッド, ガー・アンソニー

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English (111)

German (5)

Japanese (2)

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Going nowhere fastAll the lucky ones are dead : an Aaron Gunner mysteryBad news travels fastAssume nothingIt's not a pretty sight : an Aaron Gunner mysteryYou can die trying : an Aaron Gunner novelWhen last seen alive : an Aaron Gunner mysteryGoing nowhere fastBad news travels fast