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

Works: 95 works in 408 publications in 11 languages and 7,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Drama  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, 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 )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a lonely place by Nicholas Ray( Visual )
17 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 947 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 )
29 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic noir tale of American machismo gone mad
The blackbirder by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
28 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the "queen of noir," a gripping 1943 WWII espionage novel with a unique hardboiled heroine
Ride the pink horse by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
32 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During Fiesta, three desperate men converge in a perilous New Mexico townIt 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 litt
The Davidian report, a novel of suspense by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
13 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 446 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 expendable man by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
14 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 440 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 )
20 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An actress finds herself caught between her ex-husband and a pair of murderous twinsAt 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 s
The candy kid by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
6 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 250 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
Fallen sparrow by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
24 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An escapee from a Spanish prison hunts for his best friend's killer in New YorkFor 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 ta
Delicate ape by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
16 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To prevent another war, a diplomat hides from enemies of peaceTwelve 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 h
Dread journey by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
12 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a transcontinental train, a starlet fears her director may be trying to kill herFour 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 ki
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 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark certainty by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
10 editions published between 1931 and 1998 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johnnie by Dorothy B Hughes( )
9 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lost in New York, a GI stumbles upon a nest of peculiar GermansPrivate 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. Wit
The bamboo blonde by Dorothy B Hughes( )
15 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and French and held by 151 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
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 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cross-eyed bear murders by Dorothy B Hughes( )
5 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 104 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 th
The scarlet imperial by Dorothy B Hughes( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 103 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
The big barbecue by Dorothy B Hughes( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.00 for Modern fic ... to 1.00 for It's a man ...)
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
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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