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Smith, April 1949-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 230 publications in 13 languages and 12,449 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Adapter
Classifications: PS3569.M467, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by April Smith
A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An emotionally-charged, brilliantly realized novel set in the l930's about five American women--Gold Star Mothers--who travel to France to visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways. The women meet for the first time just before their journey begins: Katie, an Irish maid from Dorchester, Massachusetts; Minnie, wife of an immigrant Russian Jewish chicken farmer; Bobbie, a wealthy Boston socialite ; Wilhelmina, a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and Cora Blake, a single mother and librarian from coastal Maine. In Paris, Cora meets a journalist whose drug habit helps him hide from his own war-time fate--facial wounds so grievous he's forced to wear a metal mask. This man will change Cora's life in wholly unexpected ways. And when the women finally travel to Verdun to visit the battlegrounds where their sons fought as well as the cemeteries where they are buried, shocking events -a death, a scandal, a secret revealed--will guarantee that Cora's life and those of her traveling companions will become inextricably intertwined, and only now will they be able to emerge from their grief and return home to their loved ones. This is a timeless story set against a footnote of history: little known but unforgettable."--
Good morning, killer by April Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maverick FBI Special Agent Ana Grey takes on the dual roles of detective and criminal as she obsessively searches for the abductor responsible for the disappearance of a teenage girl
Judas horse : an FBI special agent Ana Grey mystery by April Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently returned to the job after a traumatic shooting incident, FBI agent Ana Gray is tapped for an undercover operation in which she is assigned to infiltrate a "family" of domestic terrorists led by the unstable and charismatic Julius Emerson Phelps
Be the one by April Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Smith follows her celebrated debut, North of Montana (1994), with an intriguing baseball thriller about the major leagues' only female scout."--Booklist
Home sweet home by April Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against the backdrop of America's heartland, this stunning epic drama follows the Kusek family over fifty years, through relocation from metropolis to prairie, the panic of Communism and McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a dramatic trial, and, ultimately, murder. On Christmas Eve, 1985, Jo Kusek discovers her brother and his family have been savagely attacked. The wife has been killed, father and son barely alive. How did this happen? Cal, Jo's father, was a World War II pilot and an attorney. Betsy, Jo's mother, was a worker's advocate. In 1950, they escaped the political hysteria of New York City, and relocated to a close-knit town in South Dakota. Cal became a cattleman, Betsy a nurse. Jo and her younger brother, Lance, were inseparable. A seat in the State Assembly became available and Cal jumped at the chance to serve the community that had taken them in. Life was full and rewarding. Things change when Cal runs for US Senate. His campaign threatens the local triumvirate of power that will do anything to stop him. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks and divide the town. Driven by fear and hate, the Kuseks' neighbors condemn them as enemies and spies. Their American Dream falls apart overnight and becomes an agonizing nightmare. And although they are vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek, his wife and son, are violently assaulted, and the mystery then unfolds as to who could have committed this coldblooded act. Is it the result of the events decades earlier? As her loved ones hover between life and death, Jo Kusek becomes our witness to one of the most brutal periods in American history"--
White shotgun : an FBI special agent Ana Grey novel by April Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even on leave from the FBI, Special Agent Ana Grey can't kick old habits: when she witnesses a drive-by shooting at an Italian restaurant in London, she helps the injured and gives testimony to the police. Still, it comes as a shock when, soon after, the Bureau contacts her--not to investigate the shooting, but to investigate the half sister she never knew she had, Cecilia, who lives in Siena and is married to Nicosa, a coffee mogul with some suspicious connections. Settling into their home under false pretenses is the least of the complications Ana encounters. The entire city of Siena is gearing up for its legendary horse race, the Palio. But when her nephew is stabbed and her sister goes missing, Ana understands with painful clarity that there's more than a horse race at stake here.--From publisher description
Nora Roberts' Montana sky by Mike Robe( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When multimillionaire cattleman Jack Mercy dies, he leaves his Montana ranch to his three daughters. The women are half-sisters and complete strangers to one another. But according to his will, the three women will only receive their inheritance under one condition: they must live together at the ranch for a full year. The sisters are challenged by a mysterious saboteur who is determined to see them fail and must solve some mysteries their father left behind in order to receive their inheritance
A star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting for the first time for a shared pilgrimage to France to visit the graves of their World War I soldier sons, an Irish maid, a chicken farmer's wife, a Boston socialite, a former tennis star, and a librarian meet a brutally scarred journalist before confronting a shocking secret
Good morning, killer by April Smith( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Ana Grey, who is supposed "to know the victim as if she were [her] own flesh and blood," goes too far by viewing her own world in the eyes of the traumatized child who was abducted. In a moment of passion and panic, she points a gun at a fellow law enforcement officer and shoots. Now she must deal with her actions as well as chase the abductor
Judas horse : [an FBI special agent Ana Grey mystery] by April Smith( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Ana Grey goes under cover as an animal lover determined to save the wild Mustangs when one of her fellow agents is murdered by FAN (Free Animals Now)
White shotgun : [an FBI special agent Ana Grey mystery] by April Smith( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even on leave from the FBI, Ana can't kick old habits: when she witnesses a drive-by shooting at an Italian restaurant in London, she helps the injured and gives testimony to the police. Still, it comes as a shock when, soon after, the Bureau contacts her-- not because they want her to investigate the shooting, but because they want her to investigate the half-sister she never knew she had, Cecilia, who lives in Siena and is married to Nicosa, a coffee mogul with suspicious connections
Home sweet home : a novel by April Smith( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against the backdrop of America's heartland, this stunning epic drama follows the Kusek family over fifty years, through relocation from metropolis to prairie, the panic of Communism and McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a dramatic trial, and, ultimately, murder. On Christmas Eve, 1985, Jo Kusek discovers her brother and his family have been savagely attacked. The wife has been killed, father and son barely alive. How did this happen? Cal, Jo's father, was a World War II pilot and an attorney. Betsy, Jo's mother, was a worker's advocate. In 1950, they escaped the political hysteria of New York City, and relocated to a close-knit town in South Dakota. Cal became a cattleman, Betsy a nurse. Jo and her younger brother, Lance, were inseparable. A seat in the State Assembly became available and Cal jumped at the chance to serve the community that had taken them in. Life was full and rewarding. Things change when Cal runs for US Senate. His campaign threatens the local triumvirate of power that will do anything to stop him. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks and divide the town. Driven by fear and hate, the Kuseks' neighbors condemn them as enemies and spies. Their American Dream falls apart overnight and becomes an agonizing nightmare. And although they are vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek, his wife and son, are violently assaulted, and the mystery then unfolds as to who could have committed this coldblooded act. Is it the result of the events decades earlier? As her loved ones hover between life and death, Jo Kusek becomes our witness to one of the most brutal periods in American history"--
James at 15 by April Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James is achieving some success in high school when his parents announce they're going to move
North of Montana by April Smith( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irreverent, ambitious, FBI Agent Ana Grey is locked out of the promotion she deserves in a male stronghold, but gets the chance to prove her worth when she takes on a high-profile case
Be the one by April Smith( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassidy, a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, is hard-living, hard-drinking and a gifted athlete but recently she has been losing propects on the sign. She risks it all on a tip about a young phenom in the Dominican Republic
Queenie( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on fictionalized events that mirrored the life of the late actress Merle Oberon, the story deals with an exotic young girl from Calcutta, India who rises up the ranks to international stardom but is held back by her haunted past. Set in the 1930s
Nell'interesse della legge by April Smith( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 9 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une agente du F.B.I. agace tellement son sexiste de patron que celui-ci, pour s'en débarrasser, lui confie une affaire juteuse où est mêlée une ex-star d'Hollywood. Rythmé et sans temps morts
Friends by April Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolescence
Nora Roberts' Montana sky : Carolina moon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montana sky: When multimillionaire cattleman Jack Mercy dies, he leaves his Montana ranch to his three daughters. The women are half-sisters and complete strangers to one another. But according to his will, the three women will only receive their inheritance under one condition: they must live together at the ranch for a full year. The sisters are challenged by a mysterious saboteur who is determined to see them fail and must solve some mysteries their father left behind in order to receive their inheritance
The taking of Pelham one two three ; Runaway train( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The taking of Pelham one two three: Remake of the 1974 thriller about two New York City cops who try to negotiate with hijackers who have seized control of a subway train and are holding 14 people hostage
 
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