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Hammer, Mark

Overview
Works: 38 works in 217 publications in 2 languages and 9,965 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Romantic comedy films  Novels  Satire  Stream of consciousness fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3552.U723, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Hammer
Of mice and men by John Steinbeck( Recording )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member 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( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member 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
Burning angel by James Lee Burke( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the world of Dave Robicheaux. On his beat in Iberia Parrish, ancient burial sites, a Vietnam war diary, an old affair, and a street hustler are stirring up trouble
A morning for flamingos by James Lee Burke( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member 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( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member 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 just doesn't fit the profile for this kind of brutal crime. But when another murder occurs -- this victim a drugged-out prostitute who happens to be the daughter of one of the local mafia bigwigs -- all clues once again point to Tee Bobby Hulin, and the cries for arrest become too loud to ignore. The dead girl's father, however, prefers to take matters in his own hands and sets out to find -- and punish -- the killer himself. But before Robicheaux can solve these crimes and bring the killer or killers to justice, he is forced to battle his own inner demons, including a painkiller addiction, a habit that begins as the result of a brutal and humiliating beating he suffers at the hands of the mysterious and diabolical character known as Legion. A fixture in the area for years, Legion was once the overseer on a local sugarcane plantation and now gets by doing odd jobs. In temperament, however, he's still the malicious and malevolent bully he always was, a man defined by evil and seemingly possessed with supernatural skills of survival. Added to the mix, and on the good guy side of the balance sheet, is Clete Purcel, a longtime buddy of Robicheaux's and a confirmed boozer and womanizer. Clete comes to New Iberia for a visit and is quickly drawn into the struggle between the various forces of evil in the town, including Jimmy Dean Styles, a black man intent on maintaining his empire of corruption; Joe Zeroski, a trailer park mafioso with palatial aspirations -- and of course, Legion Guidry, the devil incarnate, in whom Robicheaux finds himself facing a challenge and an enemy unlike any he has ever known. And soon, what began as a duel of wits has turned into a dance of death. Gothic, dense, brutal, touching, and always compelling, Jolie Blon's Bounce is classic storytelling from a writer who has been dubbed "the Faulkner of crime fiction."
Sunset limited by James Lee Burke( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalist asks Dave Robicheaux to help her investigate charges of police brutality in the Iberia Parish jail
Shiloh by Shelby Foote( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member 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
Cadillac jukebox by James Lee Burke( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member 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
Two night stand by Billy Connolly( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A no-strings-attached, online hook-up turns into a morning after disaster for twenty-something New Yorkers Alec and Megan. When a paralyzing blizzard hits the city, trapping them in Alec's cramped Brooklyn apartment, they are forced to get to know each other far beyond the confines of a typical one-night stand
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 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Dixie City jam by James Lee Burke( Recording )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Dave Robicheaux finds himself stalked for his knowledge of a German submarine burial ground off the Louisiana coast
A walk among the tombstones by Lawrence Block( Recording )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-volume dope dealers make an easy mark for kidnappers. After all, what are they going to do, call the cops? But Kenan Khoury, heroin wholesaler to the five boroughs, haggled over the price, and his wife came back in pieces. The only person he can trust to avenge her is Matt Scudder, ex-cop, sober alcoholic, who wields his own brand of guerrilla justice
A stained white radiance by James Lee Burke( Recording )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bullet through a windowpane brings Robicheaux back in contact with the Sonnier family, childhood friends whose morality is scarred by a history of abuse. Welton, once a pilot for the CIA-backed Air America; Lyle, a television evangelist; and Drew, a girl-woman with a bitter past, form an extraordinarily close-knit family whose guarded secrets make it impossible for Robicheaux to protect them
Chiefs by Stuart Woods( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 40 years ago, Stuart Woods found a battered chief-of-police badge in his grandmother's house. It had belonged to his grandfather, who had been shot in the line of duty. The story of the lawman's death inspired Woods to write Chiefs. This novel won an Edgar Award and was made into a popular TV miniseries. In 1919, Delano, Georgia appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files. As Stuart Woods' riveting tale spans three generations, Chiefs also probes deep into southern small town attitudes and behavior. The residents of Delano, and their reluctance to disturb a familiar social order, provide the perfect environment for this tale of dark secrets and murder
The switch by Elmore Leonard( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two ex-cons kidnap the wife of a wealthy developer for ransom, they soon discover they have a new partner with more lucrative ideas
The hunted by Elmore Leonard( Recording )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Rosen is hiding out in Israel when the hitmen start showing up. Only two things keep him from fleeing: he does not have his passport and it's time to pick up his $100,000 payment from his American associates. The raunchy settings, sleazy characters, and unexpected plot twists that have become Elmore's trademarks abound
Light in August by William Faulkner( Recording )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the lives of a dozen people who are affected by the corrosive power of racism, religious fanaticism, and the relation between the two in a brilliantly written narrative that slowly discloses layer upon layer of depravity and desperation but with a spirit of hope--a light in August--shining through.--
The moonshine war by Elmore Leonard( Recording )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a resourceful bootlegger in Kentucky tries to outwit a determined federal marshal during Prohibition, the result is a potent, 100-proof adventure, guaranteed to make your head spin.--
Even the wicked by Lawrence Block( Recording )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays recovering alcoholic, P.I. Matt Scudder, hot on the trail of a theatrical and twisted criminal
 
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Of mice and men
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Jolie Blon's bounceOne flew over the cuckoo's nestDixie City jamChiefsThe switchThe huntedLight in AugustThe moonshine warEven the wicked