WorldCat Identities

Boatman, Michael 1964-

Works: 215 works in 702 publications in 2 languages and 28,165 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  History  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  War films  Biography 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PS3566.A822, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Boatman
Alex Cross, run by James Patterson( Recording )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he's called to investigate a second crime
Cross my heart by James Patterson( Recording )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart. Nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him
Bungalow 2 by Danielle Steel( Recording )

21 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Marin County mom and freelance writer is offered the chance to write a major Hollywood screenplay. She is torn between her new life in Hollywood and her family back home
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson( Recording )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again, a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything, and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days. Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices
Hamburger Hill by John Irvin( Visual )

49 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For ten days, the American soldiers of Bravo Company fight in Vietnam to take over Hill 937, also known as Hamburger Hill
The given day by Dennis Lehane( Recording )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boston beat cop Danny Coughlin longs to step out of the shadow of his father, a legendary police captain. But his resolve is put to the test when he attempts to infiltrate the bands of anarchists and radicals threatening the city. Caught up in a vortex of change, Danny becomes entangles with an Irish immigrant maid and makes the acquaintance of Luther Laurence, a black man on the lam after a murder in Tulsa. Touching on such historic events as the Spanish Influenza pandemic and the Boston Police Strike of 1919, the Given Day is Lehane at his finest"--Container
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
Hope to die by James Patterson( Recording )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. His loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children, have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?
The cay by Theodore Taylor( Recording )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion
The race by Richard North Patterson( Recording )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corey Grace, a Republican senator from Ohio noted for voting his own conscience rather than the party line, becomes locked in a no-holds-barred presidential primary campaign with his rival, a member of the party establishment and leader of the Christian right
Cinnamon kiss : a novel by Walter Mosley( Recording )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy Rawlins is in need of money for his daughter Feather's expensive medical treatment, so he agrees to find a missing attorney who seems to be more trouble than he's worth
Once upon a mattress by Mary Rodgers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Queen Aggravian sabotages the efforts of every young princess who hopes to marry her son, Prince Dauntless--and no one else can settle down until he does. Honorable Sir Harry is determined to marry the lovely Lady Larken, so he sets off for faraway lands and returns with an unlikely candidate: Princess Winnifred from the swamps. It's love at first sight for the Prince, so the Queen sets about planning her most difficult challenge yet. The palace is filled with merriment and mischief while everyone wonders, will Princess "Fred" pass the Queen's test?"--The container
The good lord bird by James McBride( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive
Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher
Fear of the dark by Walter Mosley( Recording )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fearless and Paris search for Paris's con artist cousin Ulysses S. Grant in Los Angeles during the 1950's
Little green by Walter Mosley( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy Rawlins is back (almost literally from the dead after the car wreck that ended Blonde Faith, his last outing) and cruising the hippified streets of the Sunset Strip circa 1967, in search of a young black man who has gone missing and maybe of his own rebirth
Who asked you? by Terry McMillan( Recording )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships--Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them--Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now--at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams--all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises"--
Blonde faith by Walter Mosley( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fearing his friend, Christmas Black, has met his demise when the ex-Marine's daughter is left on his doorstep, reluctant L.A. detective Easy Rawlins finds the challenges of caring for a child further complicated by another friend's murder accusation
Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Mosley's indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve. Picking up where Rose Gold left off in LA in the late 1960s, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins finds his life in transition. He's ready to--finally--propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he's taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and has, together with two partners, started a new detective agency. But, inevitably, a case gets in the way: Easy's friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe's friend's son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Rufus tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see his nephew exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour was literally found standing over the man's dead body at his cabin home and the racially charged motives behind it, that might prove to be a tall order. Between his new company, a heart that should be broken but is not, a whole raft of new bad guys on his tail, and a bad odor that surrounds Charcoal Joe, Easy has his hands full, his horizons askew, and a life in shambles on the ground around his feet
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1965, and the devastating Watts riots are ravaging Los Angeles. A white man attempts to escape from a mob by running into a nearby apartment building. A few days later he is accused of killing a woman known as Little Scarlet who is found dead in the building. But when Easy Rawlins starts to investigate, he suspects the killer to be someone else--someone whose rage is racially motivated and as deep as his passion. For those who always wanted to read Walter Mosley, here is a novel they've been waiting for: an unstoppably dramatic mystery
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Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives
Hamburger HillThe given dayUnchained memories : readings from the slave narrativesThe cayThe raceCinnamon kiss : a novelBucking the SargeFear of the dark
Alternative Names
Boatman, Michael Patrick 1964-

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Michael Boatman US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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