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Karp, Larry

Overview
Works: 21 works in 142 publications in 1 language and 4,712 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Musical fiction  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Novels 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PS3561.A683, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Larry Karp
 
Most widely held works by Larry Karp
Estimating market power and strategies by Jeffrey M Perloff( )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the town of Comfort in the Central Hill Country of Texas to the Gulf Coast of Texas, in 1971, four boys, ages 17 and 15, set out in two canoes to travel via the Guadalupe River 500 miles to the Gulf. Parents had given their consent and met them every Sunday. Two boys, kept daily jounals and one took 80 pictures. Their adventure took them over a huge Canyon Lake -- showing whitecaps -- an encounter with an attacking granddaddy cottonmouth moccasin -- a six inch rainfall -- and logjams. The book concludes with brief biographies of the three remaining adventurers, (now successful buisnessmen) and one is a scientist at Texas A & M and also includes perspectives of how they view their daring odessey from today's vantage point. It is dedicated to all teenage boys who not only dream dreams of adventure, but are lucky enough to follow them and live to tell the story
First, do no harm by Larry Karp( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Firestone's acceptance to medical school triggers dark memories for his father, eccentric painter Leo Firestone, about the past and his own father, a gifted but ruthless doctor involved in such questionable activities as drug dealing, illegal abortions, black market babies, and murder, activities that could have profound reprecussions for the present
A perilous conception by Larry Karp( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1976 and Dr. Colin Sanford, an obstetrician practicing in the Pacific Northwest and Dr. Giselle Hearn are working to be the first to produce a baby by in vitro fertilization. In due course, patient Joyce Kennett gives birth to a healthy boy. But why does her husband shoot both Hearn and himself? Can Emerald Police Detective Bernie Baumgartner find the answer?
The king of ragtime by Larry Karp( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1916, and time's running out for Scott Joplin. Before he dies, he wants to secure his place in history by writing a musical drama. When Irving Berlin flatly denies receiving the manuscript, Joplin's young piano student, Martin Niederhoffer, resorts to hiring a hit man
The ragtime kid by Larry Karp( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running away from home to persuade legendary ragtime musician Scott Joplin to take him on as a pupil, teenager Brun Campbell stumbles upon the body of a murdered young woman, near which he discovers items belonging to Joplin
The ragtime fool : [a mystery] by Larry Karp( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karp wraps up his ragtime mystery trilogy (following The King of Ragtime, 2008) by returning to the life of Brun Campbell, hero of the series opener, The Ragtime Kid (2006). The story picks up in 1951 with aging Brun finding a new friend in 17-year-old ragtime fan Alan Chandler. The two, who live on opposite coasts, meet in Sedalia Missouri, at a 1951 Scott Joplin festival and are brought together by their interest in Joplin's recently discovered journal, which is being held by his increasingly ill and senile widow
The music box murders : a mystery by Larry Karp( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The music box murders is more than a finely tuned dip into the New York antiques scene. It's an ode to the complex forces that drive a collector. It's an exploration of how honor and the love of beauty transcend class. It's a study of the mixture of fondness and irritation that dance around a couple as they listen to the swan song of their marriage. Larry Karp's first novel is all of these things, and still manages to tip its humorous hat to the quippy, clever P.I. novels of days gone by ... This book's tight, quick plot turns elegantly around small objects. The whole novel hangs plausibly around the travels of the rigid notation box ... This pace is maintained because Larry Karp manages to slip in his special knowledge of music boxes in a way that supports, rather than stalls the action. After devouring this novel, the reader suddenly knows more about music boxes, but doesn't remember having learned." (Sandy Faust, The mystery review, Vol. 7, #3)
The midnight special : a Thomas Purdue mystery by Larry Karp( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Purdue finds himself in deeper and deeper trouble as he searches for a music box that seems to be always just out of reach
The ragtime traveler by Larry Karp( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Chandler, a top ragtime performer and national expert on Scott Joplin, receives a phone call about the extraordinary discovery of a duffel filled with Joplin's handwritten music. Chandler and his grandson, Tom, race to Sedalia, Missouri to authenticate the find, but a murder and the disappearance of the duffel put an end to their efforts. But as Chandler's cancer resurges, he is even more determined to find and validate the music before time runs out
The ragtime fool : a mystery by Larry Karp( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's 1951. Brun Campbell, the old Ragtime Kid, wants to get his hands on a journal written by Scott Joplin, then use it to persuade the citizens of Sedalia to construct a ragtime museum in Joplin's honor. But two die-hard Klansmen who are planning to blow up a local Black high school also want the valuable book. It falls to 17-year-old ragtime pianist Alan Chandler to frustrate the Klan plot, and get the journal to Brun"--Http://www.larrykarp.com/books/fool.html
Scamming the Birdman : a Thomas Purdue mystery by Larry Karp( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king of ragtime by Larry Karp( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1916, and before Scott Joplin dies, he wants to provide for his wife and secure his place in musical history. He's written a musical drama, and his young piano student, Martin Niederhoffer, convinces him to try to get Irving Berlin to publish and produce the work. The next day, Niederhoffer walks into his office and finds Joplin crouched over the blood-soaked body of a young man. He hustles his teacher away, but the two are seen leaving the building
A perilous conception by Larry Karp( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1976. Despite fierce international controversy over whether in vitro fertilization (IVF) should ever be performed in humans, doctors around the world race to be first to produce a baby through this procedure. Dr. Colin Sanford, a brilliant, ambitious obstetrician in the Pacific Northwest city of Emerald, has a plan. He recruits Dr. Giselle Hearn, an experienced laboratory geneticist-embryologist at the university who's frustrated by the ultraconservative policies of her department chairman. Drs. Sanford and Hearn, working secretly, set out to put their names in history books. Unfortunately, a secret that big is hard to keep, and Alma Wanego, Dr. Hearn's lab supervisor, catches on and demands a blackmail payment. Several months later, Dr. Sanford's patient, Joyce Kennett, gives birth to a healthy boy, and Sanford prepares to make an announcement at a press conference. But before that happens, Joyce Kennett's marginally-schizophrenic husband kills Dr. Hearn and then himself. Police Detective Bernie Baumgartner's investigation is hampered by pressure from influential people at the university who want to control sensationalism that might harm the institution. The chief of police chalks it up to the work of a mentally unstable man who may have forgotten to take his medication and considers the case closed. But dogged, tenacious Baumgartner suspects that Sanford and Hearn were in fact doing IVF, that they succeeded with the Kennetts, and that murder, suicide, and other crimes were the fallout. A double cat-and-mouse game develops between doctor and detective, and as stakes escalate, truth becomes an increasingly evasive commodity
Brun Campbell : the original ragtime kid by Larry Karp( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music box murders by Larry Karp( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Thomas Purdue, a music box collector, discovers out that a rare box he purchased had been stolen from a murdered friend, he tries to solve the mystery himself and encounters more murders in the process
Common ground between free-traders and environmentalists by Larry Karp( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king of ragtime : a ragtime mystery #2 by Larry Karp( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1916, and time's running out for Scott Joplin. Before he dies, he wants to provide for his wife and to secure his place in musical history. He's written a musical drama. His young piano student, Martin Niederhoffer, who works as a book-keeper at Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Music Publishers, convinces him to try to get Irving Berlin to publish and produce the work. The next day, Niederhoffer walks into his office and finds Joplin crouched over the blood-soaked body of a young man. He hustles his teacher away; unfortunately, the two are seen leaving the building. Nell Stark, daughter of Joplin's first publisher, John Stark, hides Joplin and Niederhoffer from the police and calls her father in from St. Louis to help sort out the mess. After Berlin flatly denies ever having received Joplin's play, young Niederhoffer breaks cover and engages the services of hit man Footsie Vinny, who gives Berlin a five-day deadline to come up with the manuscript. And just when things couldn't get worse, Niederhoffer's girlfriend, Birdie, is kidnapped. Nell and John Stark must get around Joplin's fragile mental and emotional state, Berlin's dogged resistance, Niederhoffer's impulsiveness, the police, and their own loving but edgy relationship in order to locate Joplin's work, find Birdie, and exonerate the composer and the bookkeeper
First, do no harm by Larry Karp( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Martin Firestone decides to change his life by attending medical school, he is shocked by his father Leo's angry reaction. Leo then proceeds to tell him about his paternal grandfather, Dr. Samuel Firestone, a doctor whom everyone could count on, but one who also knew the darkest secrets of everyone in his community. When he took his young son (Leo) on as an assistant, Dr. Firestone inadvertently set in motion a tragic series of events
The ragtime kid : a ragtime mystery #1 by Larry Karp( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Brun Campbell, a 15-year-old piano-playing fool, hears Scott Joplin's 'Maple Leaf Rag' played one 1898 afternoon in Oklahoma City. It's destiny calling. Asking for ragtime lessons, he's told, 'No, Ragtime is colored music.' So Brun runs away from the family farm to Sedalia, Missouri, to persuade Joplin to take him on as a pupil. What Brun doesn't expect is to trip over the body of a young woman. He thoughtlessly picks up a couple of items before he rushes away from the murder scene. When Edward Fitzgerald, a man who befriended Brun his first night in town, is arrested for the woman's murder, Brun is certain he's innocent. But if the boy shows anyone the things he pocketed at the scene'things he now knows belonged to Scott Joplin'he'll point the finger at the composer ... and himself. Brun decides to get Fitzgerald, Joplin, and himself off the hook by finding the real killer, but for that he eventually needs some help from Dr. Overstreet, the alcoholic town mayor; and John Stark, a man pushing sixty, who's been employing Brun at his music store. Sedalia is rife with suspects, some of them opportunists bent on stealing Joplin's music. And then there are the girls and women'mysteries to Brun'like a teenager seized with religious fever, a couple of mischievous prostitutes, and an attractive, ambitious young woman with a hint of scarlet in her past, who further complicate his pursuit of the killer
First, do no harm by Larry Karp( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Martin FIrestone decides to change his life by attending medical school, he is shocked by his father Leo's angry reaction. Leo then proceeds to tell him about his paternal grandfather, Dr. Samuel Firestone, a doctor whom everyone could count on, but one who also knew the darkest secrets of everyone in his community. When he took his young son (Leo) on as an assistant, Dr. Firestone inadvertently set in motion a tragic series of events
 
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