Most widely held works by Mark Hammer
Last car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 libraries worldwide
Lonely and brooding, Dave has lost his moorings. His wife, Bootsy, is dead, and his daughter is away at college. When a parish priest asks him to help a family in need, Dave discovers that they hold the clues to a decades-old mystery: the disappearance of blues legend Junior Crudup while he was serving time in Angola prison. Soon, Dave's investigation leads him to confront New Iberia's movers and shakers--and a seductive woman who has been his nemesis for years.
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 917 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories of ghosts and strange things. In the first, during the United States Civil War, a condemned man has many thoughts as he stands on a bridge awaiting hanging.
Of mice and men by John Steinbeck ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
In depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.
Black cherry blues by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 840 libraries worldwide
Dave Robicheaux is still recovering from his wife's death when an old friend pulls him back into a world of professional killers.
Cadillac jukebox by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
A Louisiana farmer is jailed for the murder, 30 years earlier of a black civil rights leader. The farmer claims he is innocent and asks Dave Robicheaux, the sheriff's deputy, to help him prove it. Not easy, as it suits a lot of people to have the case closed.
Burning angel by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans detective, is puzzled when street hustler Sonny Boy Marsallus slips a Vietnam war diary into his hand. Soon old debts and ancient burial sites create a web of intrigue linking Iberia Parish to more dangerous territory than Dave can handle.
A morning for flamingos by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Cajun cop Dave Robicheaux from New Iberia infiltrates the mob in New Orleans, going undercover when he is wounded and his partner killed.
A death in the family by James Agee ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
A modern classic about the impact of tragedy on a close-knit family in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the early twentieth century. The story begins a few hours before the death of Jay Follet and ends on the day of his funeral.
Jolie Blon's bounce by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 702 libraries worldwide
When a beautiful teenage girl is killed, the victim of a particularly savage rape, New Iberia, Louisiana police detective Dave Robicheaux senses from the very start of the investigation that the most likely suspect -- Tee Bobby Hulin -- is not the actual killer. Though a drug addict and general ne'er-do-well, Hulin doesn't fit the profile for this brutal crime. But when another body turns up -- a drugged-out prostitute who is the daughter of a local mafia bigwig -- all clues point to Tee Bobby Hulin. The dead girl's father sets out to find -- and punish -- the killer.
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Dave helps a journalist investigate rumors of police brutality in the Iberia Parish jail. It becomes difficult to proceed when he learns that her father was also murdered in that jurisdiction.
Shiloh by Shelby Foote ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Re-creates the days and events from the perspective of five officers and men from a single squad at the battle of Shiloh, between Union forces under Grant and Buell and Confederate forces under A.S. Johnston and Beauregard.
Death of a dissident by Stuart M Kaminsky ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Aleksander Granovsky, enemy of the state, has been brutally murdered in his own home. Inspector Rostnikov is given three days to solve the case.
Death of a Russian priest by Stuart M Kaminsky ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Presents an Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov mystery.
Black knight in red square by Stuart M Kaminsky ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Presents a Porfiry Rostnikov mystery.
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 libraries worldwide
SUMMARY: Feigning insanity to get out of weeding peas on a penal farm, freewheeling Randall Patrick McMurphy enters a psychiatric hospital. But his little joke on the system lands him in the care of Nurse Ratched--a tyrannical head nurse who rules her patients with chilling authority. Appalled by her power, McMurphy begins a risky one-man campaing to wreak havoc in her well-run ward.
The crossing by Gary Paulsen ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Manny, a street kid fighting for survival in a Mexican border town, develops a strange friendship with an emotionally disturbed American soldier who decides to help him get across the border.
Dixie City jam by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Detective Dave Robicheaux finds himself stalked for his knowledge of a German submarine burial ground off the Louisiana coast.
Heaven's prisoners by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
The first of the Robicheaux series. In this story, Dave rescues a girl named Alafair from a plane crash and is dragged into a world of murder and deception.
Light in August by William Faulkner ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
In this dense novel, Joe Christmas, part white and part black, murders his white mistress and is pursued by a mob of townspeople.
Chiefs by Stuart Woods ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Beginning in 1920, Chiefs spans 40 years, chronicling the experiences of three Georgia police chiefs who watch the world, their town and their jobs, change. At the heart of this is a 40-year-old mystery each chief must try to crack.
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