WorldCat Identities

Melo, Patrícia 1962-

Works: 29 works in 255 publications in 13 languages and 2,145 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romantic comedy films  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Fiction)  Noir fiction  Action and adventure films  Humor  Comedy films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Designer, Bibliographic antecedent
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 384 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 368 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 )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 317 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 )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 294 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 )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 205 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 178 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in Portuguese and French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonas, o copromanta by Patrícia Melo( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Portuguese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fogo-fátuo by Patrícia Melo( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in Portuguese and French and held by 41 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
Escrevendo no escuro by Patrícia Melo( Book )

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

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."
Man of the year by Universal Pictures Company( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 14 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
Trügerisches Licht Kriminalroman by Patrícia Melo( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensationslust folgt überall den gleichen Regeln: Schön ist interessanter als hässlich, reich spannender als arm, und nichts geht über einen ermordeten Star. Ein abgründiger Krimi über den Kontrast zwischen glamouröser Fernsehwelt und einem Brasilien, das im Chaos versinkt. Tatort São Paulo: Bei einer Theatervorstellung erschiesst sich der Serienstar Fábbio Cássio auf der Bühne. Schnell ist der Kriminaltechnikerin Azucena klar, dass dieser Selbstmord in Wahrheit ein geschickt inszenierter Mord ist. Zunächst fällt ihr Verdacht auf die Ehefrau des Toten, die zur Tatzeit Kandidatin einer Reality-Show ist und deren Beliebtheitswerte beim Publikum nach Fábbios Tod in die Höhe schnellen. Und während Azucena noch um das Sorgerecht für ihre Töchter kämpft, wird sie mit einem skrupellosen Mörder konfrontiert, der es am Schluss auf die Ermittlerin selbst abgesehen hat
Schwarzer Walzer by Patrícia Melo( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jona, o copromanta by Patrícia Melo( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 7 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

Gog Magog by Patrícia Melo( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

İnferno : Rio cehennemi by Patrícia Melo( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liegen duurt het langst by Patrícia Melo( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een derderangs schrijver een vrouw ontmoet met een manie voor slangen verandert zijn leven drastisch
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Audience level: 0.70 (from 0.13 for Man of the ... to 0.95 for Schwarzer ...)

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