WorldCat Identities

Powell, Richard 1908-1999

Works: 86 works in 388 publications in 12 languages and 5,123 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Pictorial works  Detective and mystery fiction  Satire  Comedy films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3531.O966, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Richard Powell
Most widely held works by Richard Powell
The Philadelphian by Richard Powell( Book )

44 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise of a family, in particular the career of a successful lawyer
Pioneer, go home! by Richard Powell( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic novel about an obstinate squatter family on Florida land
I take this land by Richard Powell( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Philadelphian's luck at poker leads to the building of a railroad and the development of the Florida backlands
Don Quixote, U.S.A by Richard Powell( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insignificant Peace Corps man, sent to promote banana culture on a Caribbean island, rises to great heights of public favor despite being trapped between two conflicting factions
Tickets to the devil by Richard Powell( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whom the Gods would destroy by Richard Powell( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldier by Richard Powell( Book )

39 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional army officer, unjustly accused of cowardice, tries to prove himself during the war in the Pacific - encouraged by an understanding WAC
Daily and Sunday by Richard Powell( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Italian and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of a large city newspaper's publisher poses a problem for the Chairman of the Board, who must select a new publisher from the available eight candidates
A shot in the dark by Richard Powell( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot in the Dark--Tony is in trouble and urgently needs Johnny down in Havanna. But Johnny stalls--ashamed to admit to his former war buddy that he has been living a life of indifferent ease and indulgence--and when he does arrive, he finds Tony has just been murdered. Shell Game--Bill Stuart is vacationing in Florida, collecting shells, when one evening he stumbles upon a beautiful young woman hiding under a fishing pier on a deserted beach
Say it with bullets by Richard Powell( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bullets fly when Bill Wayne sets off on a road trip to find out which of his former army buddies shot him in the back and left him for dead
Florida: a picture tour( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False colors by Richard Powell( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What you're starting to read now is called a jacket blurb. Its purpose is to tell you enough about the book to steam you up into reading it. Jacket blurbs are usually written by publishers, and sometimes they fib a little about how wonderful the book is. But this time the publisher asked me, the author, to write the blurb. I suppose that, after publishing nine other Powell novels, Simon and Schuster feel I ought to do my own exaggerating for a change. So let's get that over with: "This is a magnificent book and you'll love every word of it." Now we can relax. This is a mystery n
All over but the shooting by Richard Powell( Book )

8 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen minutes after Arab Blake joined her husband Andy in Washington, she managed to get him conked into insensibility. And the moment he rose from the sidewalk he found himself entangled in a spine-tingling spyhunt! The trail led to the strange house on Q Street from which War Department workers vanished into thin air. It took Andy to a barricaded cellar from which he escaped by pretending to be a corpse. And it brought him finally to a secret radio sending station on a deserted strip of New Jersey coast, where anything could happen--and plenty did! As usual, the lid is off whenever lovely Arab Blake is on the loose. And in All Over But the Shooting--a riotous mystery novel if ever there was one--Arab actually surpasses her past achievements!
Shell game by Richard Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Stuart is vacationing in Florida, collecting shells, when one evening he stumbles upon a beautiful young woman hiding under a fishing pier on a deserted beach. Undaunted by her cock-eyed story, he offers her a lift into town. Valerie agrees if she can drive. When she discovers they are being followed by a gray sedan, Valerie breaks every law to shake them; and just as mysteriously does a quick disappearing act when they arrive at the bus station. The local chief of police isn't interested in tracking his missing person, so Bill heads back to the beach to retrace Valerie's footsteps--which just happed to lead to a cabin that is occupied by the body of a very recently murdered man!
Lay that pistol down by Richard Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Blake is no sooner married to Arab that he realizes his home is not a love nest but an arsenal. True, the fragile, blonde Arabella had won prizes only in shotgun contests, but she didn't discriminate against rifles and pistols. As Andy wistfully says, ''The worst thing about Arab's guns is that they come in handy. She can track down trouble the way a detector spots land mines.'' Andy and Arab are plunged into this bang-up mystery when they attend an auction sale where a pistol starts a bidding contest between two oddly assorted customers. Andy, who also knows his guns, is sure that the pistol isn't worth more than thirty bucks. He is therefore both flabbergasted and interested to hear the bidding skyrocket to two hundred dollars, especially since one of the bidders is a red-head whose legs he finds the most interesting exhibit at the auction. As Andy and Arab leave the auction he idly says to her, ''The person who bought that rod make a down payment on a time bomb. That red-head wasn't bidding in the hundreds just to stimulate interest in the auction in general. I got a hunch the new owner will meet a lot of unpleasant people. Who bought the thing?'' Taking his arm, Arab answered happily, ''I did.''
Shoot if you must by Richard Powell( Book )

3 editions published between 1946 and 1973 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Blake's idea of a pleasant evening was to stretch out in a deck chair, wriggle his feet into a pair of old slippers, and sip an old-fashioned. For this recipe he had, unfortunately, one too many ingredients: his wife, Arab. Arab's idea of fun and games was to be shot out of cannons, to participate in mob massacres, or to explore haunted houses. Any menace lurking within ten miles of Arab didn't stand a chance of getting along without her. It was therefore inevitable that the Blakes should go out for an evening stroll in their quiet Washington suburb, and wind up a couple da
Shark River by Richard Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps only a temporary separation from Arab and Andy? For this, along the Kelland peace-at-any-price-hero formula tells of Pete Cameron's attempts to learn the truth about the loss of his father's resort at Redfish Bay. But supersmart, impetuous Joan leads him into unwanted, active trouble, immediate danger and the solution of a killing. High spirited, high jinks in Florida
Don't catch me by Richard Powell( Book )

6 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antique dealer Andy Blake and his sharpshooting wife Arab stumble across a faux antique chair--and end up tangling with Nazi-obsessed millionaire, a gregarious gunman, a rival antique dealer, and bombshell blonde
And hope to die by Richard Powell( Book )

6 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Andy and his wife Arabella decided to take their summer vacation in Florida, he dreamed of lying under a coconut palm sipping a cool drink while Arab lovingly fanned a breeze his way. Whenever Arab decides to stir up a breeze, though, it's time for the Coast Guard to run up the hurricane flags, and this was no exception
Death talks out of turn by Richard Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityKirk, Jeremy, 1908-1999

Kirk, Jeremy.

Powell, Richard, 1908-

Powell, Richard P.

Powell, Richard Pitts.

Powell, Richard Pitts 1908-

Powell, Richard Pitts 1908-1999

Richard P. Powell Amerikaans schrijver (1908-1999)

Richard P. Powell amerikansk författare

Richard P. Powell amerikansk skribent

Richard P. Powell écrivain américain

Richard P. Powell US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Richard Powell scrittore statunitense

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English (175)

German (37)

Italian (24)

Spanish (16)

French (6)

Swedish (6)

Thai (4)

Danish (3)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (2)

Portuguese (1)

Hebrew (1)

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