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Hammer, Mark

Overview
Works: 45 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 9,778 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Western stories  Drama  History  Romantic comedy films  Novels  Operas 
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 )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 897 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( )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 812 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( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member 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( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 668 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 619 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 )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 588 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 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalist asks Dave Robicheaux to help her investigate charges of police brutality in the Iberia Parish jail
Cadillac jukebox by James Lee Burke( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 459 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
Shiloh by Shelby Foote( Recording )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 440 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
Two night stand by Billy Connolly( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An online hook-up turns into a morning after disaster when a paralyzing blizzard hits the city forcing two strangers 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 318 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somewhere off the coast of New Iberia, an old Nazi submarine, sunk in 1942, lies buried in the sands, hidden by thick seaweed and salty waters. Dave Robicheaux is the only person who has ever discovered it. When Batist, who helps Dave run his bait shop, is arrested for the latest in a series of murders of New Orleans drug dealers, Dave must raise money for his bail. For a $10,000 finder's fee, Dave agrees to search for the sub, but the search suddenly attracts the attention of a neo-Nazi sadist who threatens Dave's wife, Bootsie. Dave is also distracted by the antics of his former partner, Clete Purcel, who has decided to take on mob interests and, in one instance, destroys a crime boss's mansion with an earth mover. Dave confronts Mafia capos teetering on the brink of war and a ritualistic vigilante preying on the city's black youth, which draws Dave into the lives of a feisty black woman cop and her teenage son
A walk among the tombstones by Lawrence Block( Recording )

11 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 289 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member 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.--
The switch by Elmore Leonard( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 262 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 249 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 245 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 220 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 210 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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Jolie Blon's bounceOne flew over the cuckoo's nestDixie City jamChiefsThe switchThe huntedLight in AugustThe moonshine warEven the wicked