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Hughes, Dorothy B. (Dorothy Belle) 1904-1993

Works: 133 works in 606 publications in 12 languages and 8,635 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Film noir  Film adaptations  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3515.U268, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Dorothy B Hughes
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Most widely held works by Dorothy B Hughes
In a lonely place by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dixon Steele is an alcoholic screenwriter who has some success but is now in the midst of a long dry spell. One of his neighbors is Laurel Gray, a would-be actress and a smart cookie. Steele is a bitter, angry man who succeeds in insulting everyone he sees while drinking at noon in his usual hangout. Dix has taken a job adapting a trashy novel for the screen--but he doesn't want to read the book. The celebrity-obsessed coat check girl at his hangout has, however, and is happy to come home with him and give him a synopsis. Abruptly woken at 5:00 AM by a police detective, Dix learns that the girl was found murdered, and he was the last person to see her alive. Laurel gives him an alibi, and they begin seeing each other. Is Dix a lovable rebel, a disillusioned, cynical know-it-all, or a cold-blooded killer? How much danger will Laurel be in if she attempts to find out?
Erle Stanley Gardner : the case of the real Perry Mason by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Japanese and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lonely place by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

40 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic noir tale of American machismo gone mad
The so blue marble by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

31 editions published between 1940 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The society pages announce it before she even arrives: Griselda Satterlee, daughter of the princess of Rome, has left her career as an actress behind and is traveling to Manhattan to reinvent herself as a fashion designer. They also announce the return of the dashing Montefierrow twins to New York after a twelve-year sojourn in Europe. But there is more to this story than what's reported, which becomes clear when the three meet one evening during a walk, and their polite conversation quickly takes a menacing turn. The twins are seeking a rare and powerful gem and they believe it's stashed in the unused apartment where Griselda is staying. Baffled by the request, she pushes them away, but they won't take no for an answer. When they return, accompanied by Griselda's long-estranged younger sister, the murders begin ... Drenched in the glamour and luxury of the New York elite, The So Blue Marble is a perfectly Art Deco suspense novel in which nothing is quite as it seems. While different in style from her later books, Dorothy B. Hughes's debut highlights her greatest strengths as an author, rendered with both the poetic language and the psychology of fear for which she is known today." --
The expendable man by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intern, driving to a wedding in Phoenix, picks up a young female hitch-hiker who is later found murdered, drawing him into a race to find the killer, before the police can suspect him
The blackbirder by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

39 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the "queen of noir," a gripping 1943 WWII espionage novel with a unique hardboiled heroine. From Occupied France to the New Mexican desert - via Cuba and New York - the heroine of this WWII thriller traverses a world of sinister character and double identities. Escaping persecution for her allegiance to the French Resistance, and unwittingly drawn into a web of espionage, this American expat soon has not only the Gestapo but also the FBI and the New York cops on her trail. But her surprising smarts and nerve bring her ever closer to the one man - the Blackbirder - who can get her to her destination. Freedom
The Davidian report, a novel of suspense by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To stop a Communist plot, a secretive man searches Los Angeles for a confidential report. When bad weather forces his flight to Los Angeles to land outside of town, Steve Wintress agrees to share a car with three of his fellow travelers: a timid young soldier, a powerful Justice Department official, and a taciturn Hollywood beauty. They don't know it yet, but all four strangers have something in common and one of them might kill to get it. A Communist defector has smuggled the priceless Davidian report out of East Berlin, and every secret agency in the world wants to get its hands on it. The report is somewhere in Los Angeles, and Steve will have to battle the CIA, FBI, and the Communist Party to secure it for himself. As he knows all too well, in a game like this, the last thing you should trust is a friendly face
Illustrations of Chaucer's England by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

22 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and French and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark certainty by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

20 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The candy kid by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

11 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jose Aragon looks like a cowboy and, to his disgust, smells like one too. In El Paso between jobs, he's standing outside the Chenoweth Hotel, praying for a room, a shower, and a couple of ice cold beers. Instead, he finds a woman: a sandy-haired, wealthy beauty named Dulcinda Farrar. Mistaking him for ordinary border-town trash, she offers him a few bucks to pick up a package for her. Jose plays along, thinking it will be a lark to pull one over on the beautiful Yankee. But his sense of humor is about to get him into trouble
Dread journey by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

16 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in English and French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a transcontinental train, a starlet fears her director may be trying to kill her. Four years after she arrived in Los Angeles, Kitten Agnew has become a star. Though beautiful and talented, she'd be nowhere without Vivien Spender: Hollywood's most acclaimed director and its most dangerous. But Kitten knew what she was getting into when she got involved with him; she had heard the stories of Viv's past discoveries: Once he discarded them, they ended up in a chorus line, a sanatorium, or worse. She knows enough of his secrets that he wouldn't dare destroy her career. But he may be willing to kill her. On a train from Los Angeles to Chicago, Kitten learns that Viv is planning to offer her roommate a part that was meant for her. If she lets him betray her, her career will be over. But fight for the part, and she will be fighting for her life as well
The delicate ape by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

17 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To prevent another war, a diplomat hides from enemies of peace Twelve years after the Second World War ended, America & rsquo;s war efforts have been replaced by those of the Peace Department, whose chief responsibility is to oversee the police force that governs Germany. On the eve of the biennial Peace Conclave in New York, rumors are swirling that the force may be withdrawn, and the Germans allowed free reign once again. Only the secretary of peace stands in the way of this controversial plan & mdash;that is, until he & rsquo;s murdered. His deputy, Piers Hunt, is the only man in the diplomatic corps who knows of his superior & rsquo;s death. Fearing a similar fate, he arrives in New York incognito, racing against those who would once again plunge the world into global conflict. Piers is a man of peace, but for the sake of his beliefs, he may be forced to get blood on his hands
Ride the pink horse by Dorothy B Hughes( )

14 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During its Fiesta, a small desert town in New Mexico welcomes three strangers. Sailor, a hood from Chicago, is here to confront his boss, Sen (a crooked "weasel-faced" senator), in order to extort money. He is the only one who can finger Sen for setting up the murder of his wealthy wife, made to look like a robbery gone wrong. On the trail of both is Mac. Though from the same slums as Sailor, Mac decided on a different route and joined the police. He knows that Sailor can put Sen behind bars and wants him to testify in order to get him there. Though Sailor is aware that this is the right thing to do, he needs the money from Sen more. Over the space of a few days, the three characters collide with one another at regular intervals in a clumsy dance, one advancing as the other retreats, continually surrounded by the swirling colors, sounds, and smells of the festival
Ride the pink horse by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

23 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailor, a tough guy from Chicago, finds himself in Santa Fe during Fiesta week, a stranger in a strange land
The bamboo blonde by Dorothy B Hughes( )

24 editions published between 1941 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On their second honeymoon, a woman & rsquo;s husband is arrested for murder Griselda Satterlee is beginning to regret her second marriage to Con. Their honeymoon was supposed to be joyous, romantic, and full of glamor & mdash;all of the things their first marriage wasn & rsquo;t & mdash;but instead they are spending it on Long Beach, a Navy town whose fleets have all shipped out to sea. The tedium of Long Beach cannot compare to the insult Con gives Griselda one night, when he picks up a stunning blonde at a bar, leaving his wife in the dust. When he returns to their hotel, Con explains to Griselda that the woman was planning to shoot herself, so he took her out of the bar to confiscate her gun. Griselda is just beginning to believe him when the blonde turns up dead, and Con is arrested for her murder. Griselda will have to work quickly to salvage their honeymoon, or Con will be forced to trade their bridal suite for death row
Ride the pink horse and two other great mysteries by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

6 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnnie by Dorothy B Hughes( )

12 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private First Class Johnnie Brown has only two days to spend in New York before he ships out to fight the Nazis. While his fellow soldiers amuse themselves at the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the night clubs of Times Square, Johnnie has a humbler wish: to ride the subway. But no sooner has he paid his nickel than he detects something peculiar: a stout, mysterious man speaking German. Sensing espionage, Johnnie follows the German to a posh townhouse, where he finds more excitement than any cabaret can offer. Within minutes, he has lost his clothes, his dignity, and his sense of direction. But Johnnie is a devoted servant of Uncle Sam, and will not rest until every one of the townhouse's secrets have been stripped as naked as he is
Pueblo on the mesa, the first fifty years at the University of New Mexico by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

3 editions published between 1939 and 1989 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fallen sparrow by Dorothy B Hughes( )

11 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An escapee from a Spanish prison hunts for his best friend & rsquo;s killer in New York For more than a year, Kit McKittrick languishes in a Fascist prison, his days spent in darkness and his nights tortured by fear of his limping jailer, whose name he never learns. He escapes Spain with the help of Louie Lepetino, a childhood friend who came with him to fight on behalf of the Republican cause. Back in the United States, Kit heads out West to recover from his ordeal, while Louie returns to a life of caf & eacute;s and cocktail parties in New York. But Kit & rsquo;s convalescence is cut short when he learns Louie has taken a fatal tumble out of a window, and he journeys to New York to discover who gave his savior the final push. Only a woman could have led Louie to his death, Kit thinks, and New York is full of femmes fatales. But man or woman, Louie & rsquo;s murderer should watch out for Kit: He wants vengeance, and he & rsquo;s willing to kill for it
The fallen sparrow by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

17 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.23 for Erle Stanl ... to 1.00 for Modern fic ...)

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Alternative Names
Dorothy B. Hughes Amerikaans journaliste (1904-1993)

Dorothy B. Hughes écrivaine américaine

Dorothy B. Hughes escriptora estatunidenca

Dorothy B. Hughes escritora estadounidense

Dorothy B. Hughes scrittrice e critica letteraria statunitense

Dorothy B. Hughes yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Flanagan, Dorothy Belle

Flanagan, Dorothy Belle 1904-

Flanagan, Dorothy Belle 1904-1993

Hughes, Dorothy 1904-1993

Hughes Dorothy B.

Hughes, Dorothy B. 1904-

Hughes, Dorothy B. (Dorothy Belle)

Hughes, Dorothy Bell.

Hughes, Dorothy Bell Flanagan.

Hughes, Dorothy Belle

Hughes, Dorothy Belle 1904-1993

Hughes Dorothy Belle Flanagan

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Hughes, Dorothy Belle Flanagan 1904-1993

Дороти Б. Хьюз

دوروثي بي. هيوز كاتبة أمريكية

휴스, 도로시 B. 1904-1993

휴즈, 도로시 B. 1904-1993


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