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Curtis, Howard 1949-

Works: 112 works in 350 publications in 2 languages and 17,006 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Legal stories  Legal fiction (Literature)  Novels  Noir fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ4867.I7998, 853.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Howard Curtis
Mary of Nazareth : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, captures the turbulent world of an idealistic young woman who risks everything to bring a much-needed miracle to her people
The lost girls of Rome by Donato Carrisi( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forensic analyst in Rome investigates the supposedly accidental death of her own husband and uncovers a series of disappearances that may have connections to an ancient, secret society
A walk in the dark by Gianrico Carofiglio( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend, the son of a powerful local judge, of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf and one lawyer after another refuses to represent her
The dark heart of Florence by Michele Giuttari( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After enduring years at the mercy of an infamous serial killer, the people of Florence are relieved at the news of his death. When a senator and his butler are found brutally murdered, Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara suspects that the case isn't closed. He becomes trapped in a spiral of vendettas and corruption, a powerful adversary conspiring against him from the shadows
Total chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Claude Izzo's ... growing literary renown and huge sales are leading to a recognizable new trend in continental fiction: the rise of the sophisticated Mediterranean thriller. ... Caught between pride and crime, racism and fraternity, tragedy and light, messy urbanization and generous beauty, the city for detective Fabio Montale is a Utopia, an ultimate port of call for exiles. There, he is torn between fatalism and revolt, despair and sensualism. - The Economist This first installment in the legendary "Marseilles Trilogy" sees Fabio Montale turning his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and taking the fight against the mafia into his own hands. Jean-Claude Izzo achieved astoundingly rapid success with his "Marseilles Trilogy". He died in Marseilles in 2000 at the age of 55
The African equation by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kurt Krausmann's settled existence as a Frankfurt doctor is torn apart when his wife commits suicide. Unable to make sense of what happened, he agrees to join his friend Hans on a humanitarian mission to the Comoros. But as they sail through the Gulf of Aden their boat is boarded by pirates. The two men are taken hostage and imprisoned in a cave on the East African coast. Their ordeal is just beginning: the hostile kidnappers and environment will test their endurance to the limit. Through all of this, even as he focuses on survival and escape, what can Kurt learn about his captors, the land he's been brought to and, more importantly, himself?"--Front book flap
A death in Tuscany by Michele Giuttari( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the picturesque Tuscan hill town of Scandicci, the body of a girl is discovered. Scantily dressed, she is lying by the edge of the woods. Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara, head of Florence's elite Squadra Mobile, takes the case. Because toxins were discovered in the girl's body, many assume that she died of a drug overdose. But Ferrara quickly realizes that the truth is darker than that: he believes the girl was murdered.--From back cover
Uncle Charles has locked himself in by Georges Simenon( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dupeux, a humble book-keeper, comes home from work as usual but instead of sitting down to dinner, he locks himself in the attic. Precise details are given of the seedy, prosaic, unsentimental world of the French suburbs in this tale of "human suffering and depravity."
The officers' ward by Marc Dugain( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first days of shooting in 1914, Officer Adrien F., a lieutenant in the French army, is hit by mortar fire and part of his face is blasted away. Never to know the terrible hardships his comrades will suffer in the trenches, he is sent to a hospital on the outskirts of Paris to a closed ward without mirrors, specifically reserved for those who have been disfigured. Adrien's world becomes this one room, and his war the endless round of pain and reconstructive surgery. But among these men a special bond of friendship is created, and when their select group is joined by a beautiful woman, Adrien discovers that hope and humanity and humor can endure even in there, in the officer's ward. "The Officer's Ward won the Prix des Libraires, the Prix Deux Magots, the Prix Notre tremps, the Prix Litterarire du Rotary Club International and the Prix du Rotary Premier Roman. It was also shortlisted for the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise
A death in Calabria by Michele Giuttari( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the wildest and most beautiful regions in Italy, known for its rugged coastline and mountains, Calabria is also home to the deadly 'Ndrangheta. An organized Mafia crime operation more feared in Italy than the Cosa Nostra or the Camorra, it is shrouded in mystery. Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara of Italy's elite Anti-Mafia Investigation Department is tasked with investigating the deaths of several Calabria citizens--some in New York, some in the small, isolated villages that dot the Calabrian countryside. To get to the bottom of the case, Ferrara has to infiltrate the village of San Piero d'Aspromonte, deep in the Calabrian mountains. And there, he must put his life on the line to learn more about a family at the center of an ancient, bloody feud
The black rose of Florence by Michele Giuttari( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful young woman, a member of the Florentine jet set, is found dead - choked to death - in her apartment. She has been left naked on her bed, a black rose on her body. Chief Superindendent Michele Ferrara, just back from Rome, is all too familiar with the dark side of Florence. But he is up against a mysterious, powerful enemy who would do anything to hide his identity, and manages to controls events at every turn. As more violent deaths occur, Ferrara has to face the most insidious investigation in all his career and must confront deadly secrets from his own past
The past is a foreign country by Gianrico Carofiglio( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As world-weary Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless nights hunting for the serial rapist terrorizing his city, trainee lawyer Giorgio is befriended by dangerously charismatic Francesco. Slowly the innocent Giorgio is lured into a corrupt world of beautiful women and casual violence. Then one terrifying night Giorgio is forced to realize just how far he has left his past behind
Solea by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-cop, loner, and would-be bon vivant, Fabio Montale is back. His heartfelt cry against the criminal forces devastating his beloved Marseilles provides the touching conclusion to a trilogy that epitomizes the aspirations and ideals of the Mediterranean noir movement
Zulu by Caryl Férey( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ali Neuman, the chief of the Cape Town police crime unit, investigates the murder of Nicole Wiese, found in the city's botanical gardens, and the trail soon leads him to a brutal narcotics gang with links to a former official
A sun for the dying by Jean-Claude Izzo( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeless Rico travels from Paris to Marseilles, seeking warmth both of the climate and of the soul
The brotherhood of book hunters by Raphaël Jérusalmy( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"François Villon, wayward poet and notorious outlaw, disappeared from view in 1436, aged 32. Nothing is known of what happened to him after he was banished from France. Jerusalmy's novel starts where the history books cut out, finding Villon as he languishes in jail. To escape execution, he enters into a questionable relationship with a bishop in the pay of Louis XI. All Villon has to do to earn his freedom is to convince a printer and bookseller to move from Mayence to Paris, telling him that by doing so he'll be better able to circulate progressive ideas that aren't approved of in Rome. But, not surprisingly, Villon's task is not as simple as it sounds. Part spy novel, part bibliographic treaty, with a good measure of subversion and poetry thrown in, and the odd hoax, The Brotherhood of Book Hunters blends history and legend in a rich, complex tale of plots and counterplots."--
Beneath the mountain : a novel by Luca D'Andrea( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York documentary filmmaker, visiting his wife's small mountain community in the majestic Italian Dolomites, is challenged to unravel the truth about a decades-old triple murder in the wake of a devastating accident
Traitors to all by Giorgio Scerbanenco( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lawyer who has spent time in prison with Duca is found drowned in one of the Milanese canals. Duca is contacted by a friend of the dead lawyer to perform surgery on a woman who after the operation confesses that although she is due to marry a wealthy butcher, is really in love with another man, the friend of the lawyer. Shortly afterwards, she is killed together with her lover. Duca discovers that the two events are linked and starts to unravel an arms and drugs trafficking business, centered in an understated trattoria, of which the two were part
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Mary of Nazareth : a novel
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Howard Curtis Translator

Ховард Кертис

A walk in the darkTotal chaosA death in TuscanyUncle Charles has locked himself inThe officers' wardA death in CalabriaThe past is a foreign countrySolea