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Shannon, John 1943-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 95 publications in 3 languages and 6,102 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Action and adventure television programs  Spy television programs  Television programs  Television comedies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.H3358, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Shannon
The orange curtain : a Jack Liffey mystery by John Shannon( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and French and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jack Liffey agrees to help solve the disappearance of the beautiful young Minh Phuong, he finds himself deep in the middle of Little Saigon and "the corporate fraud and feuds surrounding plans to develop a new airport at El Toro Marine Base."--Jacket
City of strangers : a Jack Liffey mystery by John Shannon( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Jack Liffey is hired by his old college classmate to find his missing daughter, who has disappeared from a private school along with four Iranian boys
Streets on fire : a Jack Liffey mystery by John Shannon( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liffey is looking for Amilcar Davis, the adopted son of a prominent black 1960s civil rights campaigner. Both Amilcar and his white girlfriend from Simi Valley have gone suspiciously missing from their small suburban college in the wake of an unsettling run-in with a motorcycle gang at a local jazz club."--Jacket
On the nickel : a Jack Liffey mystery by John Shannon( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Investigator Jack Liffey has been confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk or speak, for more than a month, due to a freak accident that may have damaged his spine. So when an old friend calls asking for help in finding his missing sixteen-year-old son, Jack's teenage daughter, Maeve, intercepts the call and decides to take on the case. But it's not long before she finds herself in deep trouble, and soon many lives are hanging in the balance
Palos Verdes Blue by John Shannon( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack is hired to find Blue, the missing teen-aged daughter of his ex-wife's best friend. As he investigates, Jack discovers that there is a low-intensity war going on in the L.A's posh Palos Verdes peninsula. When one stubborn Mexican boy decides that he wants to learn to surf in Lunada Bay, the feud turns violent, drawing in arsonists, angry bikers, racist border vigilantes, and Jack's daughter Maeve, who once again puts herself at risk to help her dad
Terminal Island : a Jack Liffey mystery by John Shannon( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Jack Liffey returns to investigate a series of unrelated accidents in his hometown of San Pedro, only to realize that the events are deliberate attempts of a Japanese American veteran to gain his attention
A little too much : a Jack Liffey mystery by John Shannon( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Jack Liffey is hired to find Ty Bird, a popular African-American actor. Bird is a schizophrenic and disappears from the set. He is off pursuing one of his hallucinations, looking for the father he never met. Jack's home life is falling apart. His daughter is at college and his partner, Gloria, is spending less time at home. Jack is feeling lonely. As Jack is searching for Bird, he discovers someone is coming to seek revenge
The devils of Bakersfield by John Shannon( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a group of rebellious teen girls in Bakersfield is alleged to be Satanists, hysteria reigns and the town mounts a mammoth book burning
The dark streets by John Shannon( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latest mystery in the critically acclaimed Los Angeles Times best-selling series takes private investigator Jack Liffey to Los Angeles' exotic Koreatown, where a young film student, Soon-Lin Kim, has apparently gone missing. But Jack is not the only one looking for Soon-Lin. Her association with a sinister militant group of radical Asians has also set Homeland Security in her pursuit"--Publisher website (June 2007)
Dangerous games : a Jack Liffey mystery by John Shannon( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Liffey investigates a drive-by shooting that was intended for him but wounded his daughter and the disappearance of his girlfriend's niece who is thought to be involved in Los Angeles' pornography industry
The concrete river by John Shannon( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and French and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Liffey lost his aerospace job, and then his wife and daughter. All he had left was an ability to track down missing children, so he set himself up as a child-finder. Then a woman from Mexico shows up with only a few words of English, and when he sets off to find her daughter in the frightening urban nightmare of L.A., he is sucked into a violent world of developers and local politicos where nothing is quite what it seems. Before long his search becomes a fight for redemption and for life itself in a world gone mad around him
Chinese Beverly Hills by John Shannon( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Liffey's former mistress reappears to plead for the P.I.'s help finding her missing niece. The hunt leads Liffey to Monterey Park, where he dives into an undercurrent of racial tension that puts the peace of the small suburb in jeopardy. Meanwhile, a fire burns in the hills above Los Angeles, offering a sinister reminder that few events in life are coincidental. But Liffey's sudden troubles with racist gangs, teenage revolutionaries, and South African nutjobs are dwarfed by the threat his old mistress poses to his relationships with his new girlfriend and his recently reconciled lesbian daughter. What's a hard-boiled dick to do?
The cracked earth by John Shannon( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When gorgeous former screen legend Lori Bright hires him to find her missing daughter, Jack Liffey follows a perilous trail that takes him deep into the dark and violent underbelly of California's glittering City of Angels
The poison sky by John Shannon( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to track down a runaway teenager, private investigator Jack Liffey must penetrate a secretive cult to bring the boy back, but his efforts uncover a deadly plot that could destroy most of Los Angeles
Each soul is where it wishes to be by John Shannon( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The taking of the waters by John Shannon( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in French and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the ups and downs of socialism in America through the eyes of Clay Trumbull, a third-generation socialist. Son of a labor organizer, grandson of a muckraking journalist, Trumbull was educated at socialist rallies, rather than in the classroom. He follows in his family's footsteps by becoming a crusading journalist
Hyde Park by John Shannon( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streets of fire by John Shannon( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken codes by John Shannon( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I spy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robinson rejects treason allegations against an agent, until Scott uncovers ironclad evidence
 
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Alternative Names
John Shannon American writer

John Shannon écrivain américain

John Shannon (novelist) Amerikaans romanschrijver

Джон Шэннон

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City of strangers : a Jack Liffey mysteryStreets on fire : a Jack Liffey mysteryOn the nickel : a Jack Liffey mysteryPalos Verdes BlueTerminal Island : a Jack Liffey mysteryA little too much : a Jack Liffey mysteryThe devils of BakersfieldThe dark streets