WorldCat Identities

Nicholson-Smith, Donald

Works: 6 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 1,283 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PQ2673.A452, 843.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Three to kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942-1995) rescued the French crime novel from the grip of stodgy police procedurals-restoring the noir edge by virtue of his post-1968 leftism. Today, Manchette is a totem to the generation of French mystery writers who came in his wake. Jazz saxophonist, political activist, and screen writer, Manchette was influenced as much by Guy Debord as by Gustave Flaubert
Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimee rolls into town seeking opportunity but unexpectedly falls prey to local machinations
The mad and the bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew--a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with an ulcerated gut. Michel, known for his kindly interest in the disadvantaged, hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson, gut groaning, pursues. Hunter and hunted make their way across France to the remote mountain estate to which Michel has retreated. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate. The craziness is just getting started. Like Jean-Patrick Manchette's celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction"--
Cousin K by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Such was the battle that raged between Cousin K and me: good done badly; evil done well." So relates the unnamed narrator of Cousin K as he launches into the sad tale of his childhood. With his father brutally killed as a traitor during Algeria's war of independence and his older brother an army officer far away, the young boy lives reclusively with his mother, an unfeeling woman who ignores him entirely. At fourteen he directs his thirst for affection toward his nine-year-old cousin, K, who has come to stay with his family for the summer. But so far from reciprocating his passionate regard for her, the little girl steals the affections of his mother and mocks and humiliates him resulting in his love becoming hopelessly entangled with hatred. Now, fate places a young woman in the narrator's path when he rescues her after a violent attack. From her he once more begs for the love that his mother and K always refused him, and her rejection revives the same hatred and illuminates the permanent emotional scars left on him from a lifetime of emotional neglect and derision, resulting in dire consequences."--
Mygale by Thierry Jonquet( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Lafargue, a well-known plastic surgeon, pursues and captures Vincent Moreau, who raped Lafargue's daughter and left her hopelessly mad in an asylum. Lafargue is determined to exact an atrocious vengeance, and an ambiguous, even sadomasochistic relationship develops between self-appointed executioner and victim."--BOOK JACKET
Cruel tales from the thirteenth floor by Luc Lang( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In sixteen ferocious short stories, French author Luc Lang encapsulates the brutality of everyday life. Each tale is an admixture of tragedy, comedy, ridicule, and pain. Compassion lurks somewhere, perhaps, but pity is conspicuous by its absence. Lang's curt, agitated prose disassembles daily life with a swift, unflinching hand and examines it with a sharp, analytic eye. Skinning quotidian moments to bare, raw impulses, confusions, and the agonies underneath, the stories in Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor, show the mundane grind of the everyday forces that are fueled by cruel calculation and amoral happenstance and shot through with bizarre surprise. The results are at once coldly comic and powerfully tragic. Interpreting human interactions as a series of precise jabs and desperate flailings, Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor tells truths about the darker sides of our potential and our well-meaning urges dimmed by chance. "--
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.38 for Fatale / ... to 0.76 for Cruel tale ...)

Three to kill
Alternative Names
Smith, Donald Nicholson-

English (12)