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Melo, Patrícia 1962-

Works: 24 works in 241 publications in 13 languages and 2,104 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Suspense fiction  Noir fiction  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Black humor  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ9698.23.E4625, 869.342
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Patrícia Melo
Most widely held works by Patrícia Melo
The killer by Patrícia Melo( Book )

51 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melo's prize-winning novel (Matador) is a thriller about a man who accidentally becomes a hired killer and a local hero. Once again Landers achieves an excellent result: colloquial, entirely readable, and authentic, with just the right tone for its narrator whose language one reviewer has called 'racy hoodlum-speak.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
In praise of lies by Patrícia Melo( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jose Guber is in love with a deadly woman. While writing his next crime novel, he is in search of a unique murder weapon, which is how he meets Melissa, a serologist who specializes in venomous snakes. Melissa becomes rather too interested in Jose's dastardly plots -- unashamedly plagiarized from the classics: Chesterton, Poe, Dostoevsky, his editor none the wiser -- and she especially likes the ones where diabolical women seduce and corrupt weak men. Melissa makes it clear that she would like to adapt one of the plots to dispose of her present husband, enabling Jose and Melissa to be together. -- Description from (Oct. 11, 2011)
Inferno by Patrícia Melo( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For eleven-year-old Kingie, there are lessons to be learned from drug trafficking. His first job is as a lookout, working on the hillside slums of Rio de Janerio. But as he grows older he realises that in order to survive you must also keep a close watch on yourself as well."-- Publisher description
The body snatcher by Patrícia Melo( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One bright Sunday, alone on the banks of the Paraguay River, the narrator witnesses the fatal crash of a small plane. He finds a kilo of cocaine in the dead pilot's backpack and pockets it along with the pilot's expensive watch. Thus begins the protagonist's long slide into corruption. When police locate the crash site, the pilot's body is missing and a large-scale search ensues. Our hero, now involved in a busted cocaine deal, ends up owing a Bolivian drug gang so
Black waltz by Patrícia Melo( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful and renowned conductor of a major symphony orchestra in Sao Paulo is married to a beautiful and talented violinist, close to thirty years his junior. But his happiness is undermined by two fears: that he will never wholly share her life because, unlike her, he is not Jewish; and that she will be unfaithful to him. Jealousy -- beyond the reach of reason -- haunts his every moment, gnawing at his trust, his love, and ultimately his sanity. Black Waltz opens a fascinating and harrowing window into a mind bordering on paranoia and psychosis. -- Back cover
Lost world by Patrícia Melo( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maiquel is an ex-contract killer whoʹs been a fugitive for ten years -- ever since his girlfriend Erica ran off with his daughter, took up with an evangelical pastor and disappeared from his life. When his aunt dies, leaving him a house and a savings account, Maiquel has a fresh chance to find the lost world of his onetime family. Breaking all the rules in the book, including his own, he sets out on a relentless journey to seek revenge. -- Back cover
Acqua toffana by Patrícia Melo( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in Portuguese and French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonas, o copromanta by Patrícia Melo( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escrevendo no escuro by Patrícia Melo( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in Portuguese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fogo-fátuo by Patrícia Melo( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Portuguese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of an actor on the stage. An expert who talks to the dead. A metropolis made by the crime in which victims and perpetrators alternate in their roles. Suspense of high caliber, Patricia Melo as the grande dame of Brazilian police literature
O Xangô de Baker Street( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Portuguese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rio de Janeiro, 1886. Actress Sarah Bernhardt performs at the city's Municipal Theater, captivating the local audience enthralled by French culture. The city is at her feet, and even the Emperor Dom Pedro II comes to pay his respects. He confides a secret to her: the disappearance of a precious Stradivarius violin presented by him to the charming widow Baroness Maria Luiza. The actress suggests he hire her friend, the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes, to solve the case. Under the heat of the tropical sun, the lives of Holmes and Watson are changed forever, as they find themselves knee-deep in a cultural hodgepodge that includes all the standard Brazilian tourist fare."
O homem do ano = Man of the year by José Henrique Fonseca( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Portuguese and No Linguistic content and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Maiquel in Rio de Janeiro bij een vechtpartij in de kroeg de vechtersbaas van de buurt neerschiet wordt hij al snel uitverkozen om de buurt van ander gespuis te zuiveren
Le voleur de cadavres : roman by Patrícia Melo( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ich töte, du stirbst Roman by Patrícia Melo( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liegen duurt het langst by Patrícia Melo( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een derderangs schrijver een vrouw ontmoet met een manie voor slangen verandert zijn leven drastisch
İnferno : Rio cehennemi by Patrícia Melo( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A viagem de Filomena by Vera Granado( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acqua tofana : [romanzo] by Patrícia Melo( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lögnens lov by Patrícia Melo( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.70 (from 0.26 for O homem do ... to 0.99 for Acqua tofa ...)

The killer
Alternative Names
Patrícia Melo brasilianische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Patrícia Melo brasiliansk manusforfattar

Patrícia Melo brasiliansk manusförfattare

Patrícia Melo brasiliansk manusforfatter

Patrícia Melo brasiliansk manuskriptforfatter

Patrícia Melo Brazilian writer

Patrícia Melo écrivaine brésilienne

Patrícia Melo escritora brasileña

Patrícia Melo scenarioschrijfster uit Brazilië

Мело, Патрисия

メロ, パトリーシア

In praise of liesInfernoBlack waltzLost world