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Blake, James Carlos

Overview
Works: 31 works in 210 publications in 6 languages and 7,996 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biographical fiction  Western fiction  Boxing stories  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3552.L3483, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Carlos Blake
The pistoleer : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized biography of John Hardin, the most notorious of Texas gunmen, narrated by the people who knew him. Starting at 13, he killed more than 20 men, some merely for an insult. Imprisoned, pardoned, he became a respectable lawyer, until he turned to gambling and was shot in the back
The rules of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and French and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eddie Gato Wolfe is a young, impetuous member of the Wolfe family of Texas gun-runners that goes back generations. Increasingly unfulfilled by his minor role in family operations and eager to set out on his own, Eddie crosses the border to work security for a major Mexican drug cartel led by the ruthless La Navaja. Eddie falls for a mysterious woman named Miranda, whom he learns too late is the property of an intimate member of La Navaja's organization. When they're discovered, the violent upshot forces Eddie and Miranda to run for their lives, fleeing into the deadly Sonora Desert in hope of crossing the border to safety. But La Navaja's reach is far and his lust for revenge insatiable. He sends a horde of operatives and the notorious bounty hunter El Martillo after the pair. If La Navaja's men don't kill Eddie and Miranda, the brutal desert just may. Their only hope: help from the family that Eddie abandoned. [This novel is] at once a riveting thriller and an inside look at the blood-drenched Mexican drug trade ..."--
Country of the bad Wolfes : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two generations of Wolfe men--begat by an English pirate in New Hampshire in 1828--track their violent but manifest destiny through the Diaz Regime in Mexico in the early 1900s and back to Gulf Coast Texas. The novel centers on two sets of identical "hero twins," each with a violent history that mirror the author's belief on the primacy of violence in the evolution of civilization. Their lives are intertwined with important events through the history of the United States, beginning in the 1820s. Crucial are the histories of the infamous Saint Patrick's Battalion (revered in Mexico as "los San Patricios") who deserted the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the rise and fall of Porfirio Diaz regime (1876-1910), which marked the beginning of the Mexican Revolution"--
Red grass river : a legend by James Carlos Blake( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bank robber's life early this century. At 18, John Ashley, the son of a Florida bootlegger kills a man in self-defense and has to flee, beginning a life of robberies, jail, romance and more jail
The House of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and French and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a rainy winter night in Mexico City, a ten-member wedding party is kidnapped in front of the groom's family mansion. The perpetrator is a small-time gangster named El Galán, who wants nothing more than to make his crew part of a major cartel and hopes that this crime will be his big break. He sets the wedding party's ransom at five million US dollars, to be paid in cash within 24 hours
Under the skin : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illegitimate son of an infamous Mexican revolutionary serves as the bodyguard to a pair of gangsters who hold sway over depression-era Galveston, before he falls in love with the young wife of an aging but powerful Mexican warlord
In the rogue blood by James Carlos Blake( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The escapades of two American brothers in the 1840s Mexican War who have no trouble switching sides. At times they fight for the U.S., at times for Mexico, or even for bandits
Wildwood boys : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Anderson joins Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War in Missouri and becomes known as "Bloody Bill."
A world of thieves : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1928 New Orleans, this novel follows Sonny LaSalle as he joins his uncles Buck and Russell, a pair of twin armed robbers, on numerous heists, and finds out the hard way that the life of an outlaw is not all what he expected
Handsome Harry, or, The gangster's true confessions : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transfixing the nation with his penchant for crime, fast women, and sensational lifestyle, "Handsome Harry" Pierpont, destined for the electric chair, operates at the center of the Dillinger Gang
Borderlands : short fictions by James Carlos Blake( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on the Mexican border. The protagonists comprise illegal immigrants, policemen, exploited workers, men seeking revenge, bigots and abused women. With an introduction by the author
The ways of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four years ago, college student Axel Prince Wolfe joined his best friend, Billy, and a Mexican stranger in a high-end robbery that went wrong. Abandoned by his partners, he was captured and imprisoned, his family disgraced, his wife absconded, his infant daughter Jessie left an orphan. More than two decades later and with eleven years still to serve, Axel risks escape with Cacho, a young Mexican inmate with ties to a major cartel, for the chance to see his long-lost daughter again. A massive manhunt ensues, down the rapids of the Rio Grande and into a desert inferno. But with his chance to see Jessie now within reach, a startling discovery re-ignites an old passion and sends him headlong toward reckonings many years in the making
The killings of Stanley Ketchel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story chronicles the life of Stanley Ketchel, the ragtime era middleweight boxing champion and daring rake, whose brief and meteoric life burned with violence and tragedy in and out of the ring
The friends of Pancho Villa : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and French and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoir of a Mexican revolutionary. "The greatest tragedy that can befall a man is to never know who he really is. I suffered no such misfortune. I loved the Revolution. I loved its rolling thunder and the brute power, its exhilarating rage. It set free the man I truly am ... Pancho was lucky too. The Revolution made him a hero ... And he was the only friend I ever had."
The rules of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Gato Wolfe is a young, impetuous member of the Wolfe clan of Texas gun-runners and bootleggers that goes back generations. Increasingly unfulfilled by his minor role in family operations and eager to set out on his own, Eddie crosses the border to work security for a major Mexican drug cartel led by the ruthless La Navaja. At a party, Eddie falls for a beautiful woman named Miranda, whom he learns too late is the girlfriend of El Segundo, La Navaja's only living brother. When El Segundo finds Eddie and Miranda together, Eddie is given no choice but to kill him, forcing the two lovers to flee the cartel in hopes of crossing the border and reuniting with the Wolfe family. But La Navaja's reach is far and his lust for revenge insatiable. He sends a horde of operatives and the notorious bounty hunter El Martillo after the pair. If La Navaja's men don't kill Eddie and Miranda, the brutal Mexican desert just may. Their only hope: help from the family that Eddie abandoned
Handsome Harry : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They were die-hard and deadly partners who made national headlines with their daring bank holdups and gun battles - and they had a lot of laughs while they were at it. They were known as the Dillinger Gang, but at its heart was "Handsome Harry" Pierpont - tough, fearless, intelligent, and sworn to live by no law but his own." "Presented as his intimate "confessions," Harry's story takes us from his teenage days as a small-time crook to the pinnacle of his notoriety to his final hours in the penitentiary death house." "In prison, young Harry meets equally young John Dillinger, and they form an unassailable friendship. After John is paroled he helps Harry pull off one of the most infamous prison escapes in U.S. history. Then John is jailed and Harry must in turn liberate him; but the jailbreak comes at a tragic cost and ultimately seals Harry's fate."
The house of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a rainy winter night in Mexico City, a ten-member wedding party is kidnapped in front of the groom's family mansion. The perpetrator is a small-time gangster named El Galan, who wants nothing more than to make his crew part of a major cartel and hopes that this crime will be his big break. He sets the wedding party's ransom at five million US dollars, to be paid in cash within 24 hours. The only captive not related to either the bride or the groom is the young Jessica Juliet Wolfe, a bridesmaid and close friend of the bride. Jessie hails from a family of notorious outlaws that has branches on both sides of the border, and when the Wolfe's learn of Jessie's abduction, they fear that the kidnappers will kill the captives after receiving the ransom - unless they rescue Jessie first. Gritty and exhilarating, The House of Wolfe takes readers on a wild ride from Mexico City's opulent neighborhoods to its frenetic downtown streets and feral shantytowns, as El Galan proves how dangerous it is to underestimate an ambitious criminal, and Jessie's blood kin desperately try to find her before it's too late
The pistoleer by James Carlos Blake( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ways of wolfe by James Carlos Blake( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ways of Wolfe focuses on Axel Prince Wolfe, midway through serving a 23-year sentence for a jewel heist that went awry, as he breaks out of prison, tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter, and seeks revenge against the former partners who betrayed Axel during the robbery that put him behind bars
The House of Wolfe : the Sequel to the Rules of Wolfe by James Carlos Blake( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘Passionate, bloody and yet incredibly romantic, it is a tribute to the genius of its author' – Daily Mail On a rainy winter night in Mexico City, a ten-member wedding party is kidnapped in front of the groom's family mansion. The perpetrator is a small-time gangster named El Galán, who wants nothing more than to make his crew part of a major cartel and hopes that this crime will be his big break. The only captive not related to either the bride or the groom is the young Jessica Juliet Wolfe, a bridesmaid and close friend of the bride. Jessie hails from a family of notorious outlaws that ha
 
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Country of the bad Wolfes : a novel
Alternative Names
James Carlos Blake American writer

James Carlos Blake écrivain américain

James Carlos Blake schrijver van misdaadromans uit Mexico

ジェイムズ・カルロス・ブレイク

ブレイク, ジェイムズ・カルロス

Languages
English (145)

French (21)

German (7)

Spanish (7)

Japanese (4)

Dutch (1)

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Country of the bad Wolfes : a novelRed grass river : a legendUnder the skin : a novelIn the rogue bloodWildwood boys : a novelA world of thieves : a novelHandsome Harry, or, The gangster's true confessions : a novelBorderlands : short fictions