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

Overview
Works: 119 works in 362 publications in 4 languages and 6,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Drama  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3515.U268, 813.52
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Erle Stanley Gardner : the case of the real Perry Mason by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a lonely place by Nicholas Ray ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 950 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?
In a lonely place by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
19 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic noir tale of American machismo gone mad
The blackbirder by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
25 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the "queen of noir," a gripping 1943 WWII espionage novel with a unique hardboiled heroine
The Davidian report, a novel of suspense by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
12 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 369 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
Ride the pink horse by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
19 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and held by 341 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’s 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 expendable man by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and held by 267 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 so blue marble by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
14 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 256 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—and won’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’s apartment. Though they leave without hurting her, Griselda knows that next time, they won’t be so amiable. To save herself, she must discover the secret of the marble—a secret with death at its core
Ride the pink horse and two other great mysteries by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark certainty by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1931 and 1998 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The expendable man by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hugh Densmore, a young intern, becomes obsessed with solving the murder of Iris, a young hitchhiker whom he turned away when she asked him for help
The candy kid by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In El Paso, a ranch hand falls for a dangerous gringa 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. Five minutes after he picks up Dulcinda’s package, it vanishes, and the border’s toughest thugs are hot on his trail. Jose is an expert when it comes to roping steer, but he will find that an upper class blonde is more dangerous than the wildest bull
The fallen sparrow by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
15 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An escapee from a Spanish prison hunts for his best friend’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 cafés and cocktail parties in New York. But Kit’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’s murderer should watch out for Kit: He wants vengeance, and he’s willing to kill for it
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 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The delicate ape by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
13 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To prevent another war, a diplomat hides from enemies of peace Twelve years after the Second World War ended, America’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—that is, until he’s murdered. His deputy, Piers Hunt, is the only man in the diplomatic corps who knows of his superior’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
Dread journey by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 129 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
Johnnie by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lost in New York, a GI stumbles upon a nest of peculiar Germans 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 big barbecue by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bamboo blonde by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On their second honeymoon, a woman’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—all of the things their first marriage wasn’t—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 by Dorothy B Hughes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 56 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
 
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Alternative Names
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 Flanagan
Hughes, Dorothy Belle Flanagan, 1904-
Hughes, Dorothy Belle Flanagan, 1904-1993
ヒューズ, ドロシイ・B
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English (214)
French (2)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
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