WorldCat Identities

Solomita, Stephen

Works: 42 works in 185 publications in 9 languages and 7,383 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.O587, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Solomita
A twist of the knife by Stephen Solomita( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Stanley Moodrow hunts for the man who brings terror to the streets of New York
A good day to die by Stephen Solomita( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanessa Bouton, a black captain determined to be the city's first female police commissioner, offers him a ticket out. But liberation has a price: he must work for the ambitious, by-the-book Bouton. The case Bouton has her eye on has set the city aflame. A series of male prostitute murders has baffled the department and sex-crime experts alike, and the high-profile news coverage is turning into a public humiliation for the force. Bouton makes no bones about her interest
Force of nature by Stephen Solomita( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychopath is loose in Brooklyn, and it will take a half-mad cop to catch him A gang of small-time dealers camps out underneath the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge, slipping hits to passing addicts in exchange for ten bucks a pop. It & rsquo;s blistering hot, and they drink beer to stay cool, sharing a six-pack with a couple of local girls. As the night winds down, a massive black man appears in a coat that & rsquo;s too heavy for the weather, produces a shotgun, and starts to fire. Among the dead are two supposed customers & mdash;an undercover cop and a reporter whom the city will avenge by opening a new front in the war on drugs. The gunman, a full-time crack addict with a boxer & rsquo;s build and a bulldog & rsquo;s temper, disappears into the wilds of Brooklyn. To roust him, Stanley Moodrow will rain hell on the borough, breaking in a new partner as he attempts to smoke out the wild man with a shotgun
Last chance for glory by Stephen Solomita( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an appeal case, PI Marty Blake reopens a probe into the murder of a woman for which a retarded black man went to jail. The novel centers on Blake's relationship with a retired NYPD officer who handled the original investigation and is now trying to make up for a botched job. Their joint effort lead to the uncovering of a police conspiracy. By the author of A Good Day to Die
Damaged goods by Stephen Solomita( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crazy killer is released from jail by the New York parole board without anyone telling his ex-wife, the person who turned him in. The killer finds himself a partner, a convicted rapist, and together they visit the killer's ex-wife to pay her back by kidnaping her daughter. PI Stanley Moodrow is hired to find the girl, assisted by Guinevere Gadd, a computer specialist whose talents come in very handy
Forced entry by Stephen Solomita( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now a PI, Moodrow takes on a pair of crooked real estate developers in Queens
Mercy killing by Stephen Solomita( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NYPD Det. Lenny Shaw investigates what he believes may be a case of euthanasia after wealthy New Yorker Joyce Hauptman, who had been in a vegetative state for years, dies suddenly
Bad to the bone by Stephen Solomita( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for his anti-drug crusades and his founding of Hanover House, a haven for the human refuse of the city, Davis Craddock leads a double life, enslaving his followers through fear, sexual perversion, murder, and drugs. P.I. Stanley Moodrow is drawn into the fetid heart of Craddock's evil empire when he is hired to track down a missing person
A piece of the action by Stephen Solomita( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, a young cop boxes his way to a gold shield, and finds corruption everywhere he turns Before he became one of the most feared detectives in the New York Police Department, Stanley Moodrow was a boxer. A big kid with sledgehammer fists and a body that didn & rsquo;t know when to quit, he won his first twenty bouts handily, and might have gone pro if he saw a future in it. But the men in Moodrow & rsquo;s family have always been cops, and he wanted to join their ranks. As a young recruit, Moodrow knows that the pain he has suffered in the ring puts him a step ahead of the fresh-faced youngsters around him. Using his boxing talent as a way to get the attention of the brass, he wins his detective & rsquo;s badge in record time. But when he starts life among the elite, he learns that there is nothing in the department that can & rsquo;t be bought. Even the blood of the innocents has a price tag
Angel face by Stephen Solomita( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young prostitute Angle Tamanaka's life becomes intertwined with hit man Leonard Carter after Angel witnesses Leonard killing one of her clients, a high-profile member of organized crime who told Angel about a hidden cache of money before he died
Cracker Bling by Stephen Solomita( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being released from jail, nineteen-year-old Hootie tries to stay out of trouble, but when he is befriended by Bubba Yablonsky that plan immediately evaporates as Hootie becomes the target of NYPD Det. Peter Chigorin who is investigating whether Bubba is responsible for the murder of a drug dealer
Monkey in the middle by Stephen Solomita( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just days before Christmas, a known mobster is gunned down while shopping at Macey's. Lieutenant Solly Epstein of New York's Organized Crime Control Bureau wants the case cleared up before his wife has their baby, already two weeks late, and before the press spooks the public with tales of gang warfare
Dancer in the flames by Stephen Solomita( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Boots Littlewood's assigned to a task force charged with investigating the murder of police captain Christopher Palmer
The striver by Stephen Solomita( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teddy Winuk has it all going on. He's young, ambitious, dedicated, ruthless, and blessed with enough energy to fuel a crew twice the size of the one he's assembled. Teddy has a game plan, too, a marketing strategy worthy of the financier he once aspired to be. New York City is home to more than three million immigrants from all over the world. Naturally, a small percentage is in need of the drugs and the loans he's prepared to supply. All he needs to do is reach out to them through a network of junior partners drawn from those very communities"--Dust jacket flap
Keeplock by Stephen Solomita( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A repeat offender freshly sprung from prison tries to do the impossible: Stay out trouble Peter Frangello hasn't spent three straight years out of jail since he was sixteen. Now past thirty, he's nearing parole when his prison block neighbor is burned alive in his cell, a vicious attack that was intended for Frangello himself. He spends his last week in protective custody, and when he is released back into the world he makes a resolution to stay clean--not for morality's sake, but because if he goes back inside, the next hit won't miss. But for a man whose only skills are stealing and doing time, staying out of trouble is not easy. As old associates and an army of crooked cops put pressure on him, Frangello will find that, inside or out, he's doomed to remain a prisoner for life
Trick me twice by Stephen Solomita( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poster boy by Stephen Solomita( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damaged goods by Stephen Solomita( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No control by Stephen Solomita( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabaki o matsu onna by Stephen Solomita( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To keep his practice alive, a desperate lawyer takes a case defending a battered wife
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.16 for Damaged go ... to 0.67 for Sabaki o m ...)

Damaged goods
Mercy killingAngel faceCracker BlingMonkey in the middleTrick me twiceThe poster boyNo control
Alternative Names

controlled identityCray, David

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