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Blake, James Carlos

Overview
Works: 29 works in 150 publications in 6 languages and 7,673 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Boxing stories  Noir fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Western stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3552.L3483, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Carlos Blake
Red grass river : a legend by James Carlos Blake( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and French and held by 747 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 rules of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 740 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 ..."--
The pistoleer : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and French and held by 697 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 House of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 665 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
Country of the bad Wolfes : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 567 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"--
In the rogue blood by James Carlos Blake( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 566 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
Under the skin : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 566 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
Wildwood boys : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 489 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 )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 436 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 )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 424 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
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 )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in French and English and held by 209 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."
Borderlands : short fictions by James Carlos Blake( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 202 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 rules of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 93 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In four blazing months of freedom before he meets that fate, Harry and John and their three steadfast partners - Red, Russell, and Fat Charley - establish themselves as the most legendary outlaw gang of the twentieth century. They rob banks. Shoot it out with police and federal agents and rival gangs. Make harrowing getaways. And all the while - from the Midwest to Florida to Arizona, and in the company of their bold and memorable women - they have a grand time of it."--Jacket
The house of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 62 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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tierras fronterizas by James Carlos Blake( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on the Mexican border. The protagonists comprise illegal immigrants, policemen, exploited workers, men seeking revenge, bigots and abused women
A novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 0 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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Red grass river : a legend
Alternative Names
James Carlos Blake American writer

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 (99)

French (17)

Spanish (7)

German (6)

Japanese (4)

Dutch (1)

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The pistoleer : a novelCountry of the bad Wolfes : a novelIn the rogue bloodUnder the skin : a novelWildwood boys : a novelA world of thieves : a novelHandsome Harry, or, The gangster's true confessions : a novelThe killings of Stanley Ketchel