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Melo, Patrícia 1962-

Works: 24 works in 214 publications in 12 languages and 2,025 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
In praise of lies by Patrícia Melo( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black comedy on a writer of crime novels and a lady zoologist, specializing in snakes, who combine their respective expertise to murder her husband. By a Brazilian writer, author of The Killer
Inferno by Patrícia Melo( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petit roi, un enfant de onze ans jeté dans le chaos du monde, gravit les échelons du pouvoir pour atteindre le haut commandement du gang de trafiquants de drogue qui fait régner la loi dans les favelas de la banlieue de Rio. Il s'agit d'abord d'un enfant qui vole le crucifix en argent de la grand-mère pour acheter du crack. Il devient, pour finir, le caïd qui traite avec les cartels colombiens
The killer by Patrícia Melo( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 321 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
The body snatcher by Patrícia Melo( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 262 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 230 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 188 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fogo-fátuo by Patrícia Melo( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Portuguese and held by 28 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Portuguese and No Linguistic content and held by 11 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
A viagem de Filomena by Vera Granado( Book )

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

İnferno : Rio cehennemi by Patrícia Melo( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Turkish 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: 0.71 (from 0.25 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

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