WorldCat Identities

Kisor, Henry

Works: 13 works in 49 publications in 3 languages and 6,319 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3611.I87, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Henry Kisor
Most widely held works by Henry Kisor
Zephyr : tracking a dream across America by Henry Kisor( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether dashing through the Plains, creeping over the Rockies, hurtling across the Great Basin, or threading the Sierra Nevada, the California Zephyr is an earthbound cruise ship bearing five hundred souls, each with a story to tell. Within its eighteen cars one hears tales of trysts in showers and sleepers, of charming serendipities in dining cars, of smuggling drugs and pets (including an elusive boa constrictor), and of a small child's tragic death on the tracks. The California Zephyr remains America's most exhilarating transcontinental train, traversing breath-taking mountain scenery and retracing the route of countless westering pioneers. Veteran journalist Henry Kisor climbs aboard this train and introduces us to the men and women who ride the rails - some out of restlessness, some as a hobby, some seeking love or friendship as they open new frontiers in their deeper selves. And of course there are the resourceful train crews, who tell tales of "dog-robbing" supplies in the yards, of coping with medical emergencies en route, and of keeping their good humor over the train's 51-hour run. The Zephyr's route is a passage of surprising connections, as the grand history of railroads, terminals, luxury limiteds, and western bandits exists side by side with contemporary concerns. Through Kisor's eyes, we participate in all the events that make a train trip magical"--Dust jacket flap
Cache of corpses by Henry Kisor( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peace and quiet of Porcupine City, a tiny town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is destroyed by the discovery of a headless corpse, wrapped in plastic and accompanied by clues to another headless corpse
A venture into murder by Henry Kisor( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deputy Steve Martinez undertakes an unusual case involving a murdered mob hit man, an investigation with bizarre ties to a missing-persons case from one hundred years earlier
Season's revenge : a Christmas mystery by Henry Kisor( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When one of his small town's leading citizens, Paul Passoja, is killed in an apparent bear attack, Lakota Deputy Sheriff Steve Martinez becomes suspicious and launches an unoffical investigation
Tracking the beast by Henry Kisor( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the remains of three little girls turn up inside railroad hopper cars, Sheriff Steve Martinez faces a troublesome case, for the cars had sat for years on a siding deep inside his beloved Porcupine County. After Steve and his comrades do the spadework, the FBI moves in, thinking their Unsub is both rapist and murderer. But Steve believes the killer--or killers--instead hired someone to dispose of the bodies. With the help of lawmen of all kinds, including the Ontario Provincial Police, and even Detroit mobsters, Steve doggedly tracks "the Beast." This intricate police procedural, set in the wilds of Upper Michigan, features not only an exciting high-tech chase around Lake Superior but also the revival of a clever World War II deception
Hang fire : a A Steve Martinez mystery by Henry Kisor( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why kill a human being with an antique muzzle-loader? Each year in the entire country, only a handful of people die that way, and half the deaths are self-inflicted. In either case, loading and firing a flintlock or cap-and-ball weapon takes way too much time, fuss, and expertise. A pretty young teacher is killed by a ball from a Revolutionary War-era musket during an encampment of historical reenactors on a river in Porcupine County. Sheriff Steve Martinez-- Lakota by birth, white by upbringing-- is troubled by the victim's role-playing 'persona' as a camp-following frontier prostitute. Several other reenactors had been her customers, and sex often is a motive for murder. All the same, there is no evidence of foul play, forensic or otherwise, and the death is ruled an accident. The next few months, however, bring a surprising number of seemingly unrelated muzzle-loading deaths in the Upper Midwest. A statistical anomaly-- or something worse? Steve is suspicious. To find the answer and to keep the peace in Porcupine County, the sheriff must battle skeptics, a lack of forensic evidence, an ever-shrinking departmental budget, and a suddenly rocky romance with his longtime love, a beautiful redhead named Ginny Fitzgerald. Hot on the trail in the deep woods, Steve suddenly discovers that he is his quarry's newest target"--Author's web page
One TV blasting and a pig outdoors by Deborah Abbott( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conan describes life with his father who lost his hearing at the age of three. A book that describes what it's like to live in a household where the father is deaf
What's that pig outdoors? : a memoir of deafness by Henry Kisor( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kisor recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing culture
Tracks ahead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's billed as the largest model railroad in the world. Tracks ahead takes a look at the gigantic layout called Northlandz. Ride with author and Chicago Sun Times literary critic Henry Kisor as he travels to the Rocky Mountains, check out an HO layout with a European flair, and drop down to the piney woods of east Texas where steam is still king. This magazine-style series has a unique appeal for train lovers of all ages, for railroading novices as well as experts
Porcupine County by Henry Kisor( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.07 for What's tha ... to 0.84 for Critic unl ...)

Cache of corpses
English (44)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

Cache of corpsesA venture into murderSeason's revenge : a Christmas mysteryOne TV blasting and a pig outdoorsFlight of the Gin Fizz : midlife at 4,500 feet