WorldCat Identities

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

Works: 84 works in 428 publications in 12 languages and 6,611 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film noir  Film adaptations  Crime films  Detective and mystery films  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Contributor, Other
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
Erle Stanley Gardner : the case of the real Perry Mason by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lonely place by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

36 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the "queen of noir," a gripping 1943 WWII espionage novel with a unique hardboiled heroine
The expendable man by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 390 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
Ride the pink horse by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

36 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 344 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
The Davidian report, a novel of suspense by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

13 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and held by 336 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
The so blue marble by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

31 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actress finds herself caught between her ex-husband and a pair of murderous twins At the age of twenty-four, Griselda Satterlee has already lived two lifetimes. A star of the silver screen, she gives up Hollywood after a year, and moves to New York to become a designer. While her ex-husband, Con, is out of town, she is staying in his apartment. Walking back one night, she meets two cheerful young men who want to go home with her & mdash;and won & rsquo;t take no for an answer. David and Danny are twins, and they are the most beautiful men Griselda has ever seen. They are also the most dangerous. They want something from her: a lustrous blue marble, which they insist is in Con & rsquo;s apartment. Though they leave without hurting her, Griselda knows that next time, they won & rsquo;t be so amiable. To save herself, she must discover the secret of the marble & mdash;a secret with death at its core
Dark certainty by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

19 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ride the pink horse and two other great mysteries by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fallen sparrow : a Peyton Cote novel by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

27 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 153 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 candy kid by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and held by 149 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
The delicate ape by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

20 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 137 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
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 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big barbecue by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

2 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnnie by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 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
The so blue marble by Dorothy B Hughes( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During Fiesta, three desperate men converge in a perilous New Mexico town. It takes four days for Sailor to travel to New Mexico by bus. He arrives broke, sweaty, and ready to get what's his. It's the annual Fiesta, and the locals burn an effigy of Zozobra so that their troubles follow the mythical character into the fire. But for former senator Willis Douglass, trouble is just beginning. Sailor was Willis' personal secretary when his wife died in an apparent robbery gone wrong. Only Sailor knows it was Willis who ordered her murder, and he's agreed to keep his mouth shut in exchange for a little bit of cash. On Sailor's tail is a cop who wants the senator for more than a payoff. As Fiesta rages on, these three men will circle one another in a dance of death, as they chase truth, money, and revenge
The bamboo blonde by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

20 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 47 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
The cross-eyed bear murders by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )

5 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alone in New York City, a young actress becomes entangled in an international caperLizanne Steffasson used to dream of life on the Broadway stage that is, until she came crashing down to Earth. Having decided to aim lower, she dreams simply of being able to pay her rent which is why she responds to a strange ad in the newspaper: Wanted: A beautiful girl. One not afraid to look on danger's bright face. Lizanne is neither beautiful nor fearless, and she's about to come face-to-face with a most fearful danger indeed. When the Swedish billionaire known as the Cross-Eyed Bear died, he left his three sons' inheritance in a trust, to be collected when the youngest turned twenty-one. But just before his birthday, the youngest son disappeared into the wilds of New York. Now, the estate lawyer wants Lizanne's help finding him. Lizanne knows more of the story than her new employer realizes and she cannot trust anyone if she is to come through the mission alive
Ride the pink horse( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough-talking former GI comes to a small New Mexico town to shake down a gangster who killed his best friend; events turn out neither as planned nor at all well
The scarlet imperial by Dorothy B Hughes( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman finds herself caught in a deadly game. Her name is not Eliza Williams. A fashionable young woman with a taste for adventurous men, she made the mistake of falling in love with Towner Clay, a New York City playboy whose international jet setting conceals dangerous secrets. On Towner's behalf, she has spent six months pretending to be Eliza Williams, a dowdy Midtown secretary. It's dull work until the day Gavin Keane, a blue-eyed associate of Towner's, leaves her with a mysterious package. Eliza understands that protecting it is a question of life and death. When he comes to pick up the package that night, Gavin is followed, and he shoots the man to protect the parcel's secret. With blood on her carpet and a mystery on her hands, the woman who is not Eliza will have to act quickly to survive
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In a lonely place
Alternative Names
Dorothy B. Hughes American writer

Dorothy B. Hughes Amerikaans journaliste (1904-1993)

Dorothy B. Hughes scrittrice e critica letteraria statunitense

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

Hughes, Dorothy Belle Flanagan 1904-

Hughes, Dorothy Belle Flanagan 1904-1993

Дороти Б. Хьюз

휴스, 도로시 B. 1904-1993

휴즈, 도로시 B. 1904-1993


ヒューズ, ドロシイ・B

The blackbirderThe expendable manRide the pink horse