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Marvin H. Albert (1924–1996)

Autore di Scarlet Women

88+ opere 775 membri 24 recensioni 1 preferito

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Nota di disambiguazione:

(eng) Marvin Albert wrote books 1, 2, and 5 of the Soldato series using his "Al Conroy" pen name. Gil Brewer wrote books 3 and 4 of the series using the same pen name.  Because the pen name was used by different authors, it should not be combined with either Albert or Brewer's author page.

Fonte dell'immagine: Stars Color

Serie

Opere di Marvin H. Albert

Scarlet Women (1996) 92 copie
The Dark Goddess (1978) 39 copie
The Untouchables (1987) 33 copie
The Gargoyle Conspiracy (1975) 32 copie
Miami Mayhem (1988) 28 copie
The Medusa Complex (1982) 24 copie
The Pink Panther (1964) 19 copie
Strike Force 7 (1974) 19 copie
Stone Angel (1986) 19 copie
Apache Rising (1957) 18 copie
The Lady in Cement (1961) 17 copie
The Last Smile (1988) 17 copie
Back in the Real World (1986) 17 copie
Bimbo Heaven (1990) 17 copie
Valley of the Assassins (1975) 16 copie
Operation Lila (1983) 16 copie
Lady in Cement [1968 film] (1968) — Screenwriter — 15 copie
The Midnight Sister (1989) 15 copie
Long Teeth (1987) 15 copie
Zig Zag Man (1991) 14 copie
Get Off at Babylon (1987) 13 copie
Skylark Mission (1973) 12 copie
What's New Pussycat? (1965) 12 copie
Last Train to Bannock (1963) 11 copie
The Great Race (1965) 11 copie
Driscoll's Diamonds (1973) 11 copie
The Riviera Contract (1992) 11 copie
My Kind of Game (1962) 10 copie
The Don Is Dead (1972) 10 copie
Reformed Gun (1959) 9 copie
Lover Come Back (1962) 8 copie
Goodbye Charlie (1964) 8 copie
Three Rode North (1978) 7 copie
Till it Hurts (1960) 7 copie
The Divorce (1965) 7 copie
Trail of a Tramp (1958) 6 copie
The Long White Road (1957) 5 copie
The War-Makers (1986) 5 copie
Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) 5 copie
Move Over, Darling (1988) 5 copie
The Reformed Gun (1959) 5 copie
All the Young Men (1960) 5 copie
Broadsides & Boarders (1957) 5 copie
No Chance In Hell (1960) 4 copie
That Jane from Maine (1959) 4 copie
Un démon au paradis (2003) 3 copie
Come September (1964) 3 copie
Hidden Lives (1984) 3 copie
Renegade Posse (1958) 3 copie
LE TOTEM TUE (1961) 3 copie
The Outrage (1964) 3 copie
A Very Special Favor (1965) 3 copie
Lie Down with Lions (1987) 2 copie
The Vendetta (1988) 2 copie
Party Girl (1958) 2 copie
Honeymoon Hotel (1964) 2 copie
Descends à Babylone-- (1987) 2 copie
The Law and Jake Wade (1969) 1 copia
Fais des bulles] (1962) 1 copia
The Corsican (1986) 1 copia
Je reprends mes boules (1963) 1 copia
Suivez-moi jeune homme (1959) 1 copia
Don Ha Muerto El (1975) 1 copia
Rhapsodie en rouge (1958) 1 copia
Le Cri du sang (1975) 1 copia
Une couronne pour le don (1973) 1 copia
The V.I.P.s (1963) 1 copia
THE BOUNTY KILLER (1958) 1 copia
El Complejo de Medusa (1982) 1 copia
Whats New Pussycat? (1965) 1 copia
The Golden Circle (1987) 1 copia

Opere correlate

The Law and Jake Wade [1958 film] (1958) — Original book — 9 copie

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Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
1924-01-22
Data di morte
1996-03-24
Sesso
male
Luogo di nascita
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Luogo di morte
Menton, France
Nota di disambiguazione
Marvin Albert wrote books 1, 2, and 5 of the Soldato series using his "Al Conroy" pen name. Gil Brewer wrote books 3 and 4 of the series using the same pen name.  Because the pen name was used by different authors, it should not be combined with either Albert or Brewer's author page.

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Unexpectedly kind of brilliant
 
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whatmeworry | 1 altra recensione | Apr 9, 2022 |
As hurricane Irma approached Florida, even though I was a good distance inland, it was a bit unsettling.

Tony Rome with Frank Sinatra turned up on the broadcast TV channel Movies!, and I recorded it and watched it Saturday afternoon Sept. 10 as the storm neared Florida.

It had been a while since I'd seen it, having first learned of it in Jon Tuska's The Detective in Hollywood when I was a kid. It came in the wake of Paul Newman's Harper as part of a mini-detective cycle in the late '60s. I caught it finally on cable years after that.

I'd forgotten much of it as I re-watched the film, which was about all I could really focus on that pre-Irma afternoon with all the hurricane prep I could manage already accomplished.

Maybe the Miami setting played a small role. It was kind of relaxing watching Sinatra drive Jill St. John around in a convertible on happier and sunny Florida days.

The storm passed through in the wee hours of Sept. 11-12 , bringing us a lot of wind, but we survived and were lucky. We lost power 36 hours or so and had water and canned ravioli, so we fared OK.

I plucked the novel the movie was based on from my shelves. Somewhere along the way I picked up a tie-in edition of the 1960 book but had never read it.

I was pleasantly surprised. The novel's really deftly plotted and fairly character rich. I suspect Albert was a Raymond Chandler fan, but resemblances are really a tip of the fedora, I believe.

Anthony Rome, the hard-boiled narrator protagonist, is an ex-Miami cop with a gambling problem. He lives on a houseboat called the Straight Pass from the craps game that won it for him, and Travis McGee's Busted Flush is possibly a tip of the fedora to that even though McGee didn't wear one.

Anthony aka Tony's slightly less cool than Sinatra is in the movie. He gets rattled a little more, but the movie's fairly faithful to the novel's plot.

Rome is called on by an ex-partner to drive a missing heiress home from a seedy hotel where she's wound up at the end of a drinking binge. When he arrives at her dad's house, he's promptly hired by her businessman father, Rudy Kosterman, to find out what's troubling his daughter, his only heir from a first marriage.

By the time Tony makes it back to the Straight Pass, thugs are waiting, in search of a daisy-shaped diamond pin the daughter, Diana Pines, should have been wearing.

Tony's situation gets worse from there. That ex-partner's murdered soon after Tony asks about the missing pin, and he's off to figure out what's up as his efforts lead to word of a swindler named Nimmo and his henchman named Catleg.

From ruined-mansions to secret gambling dens and redneck shanty towns, Tony dodges bullets, outmaneuvers cops, including pal Lt. Santini, and encounters drug dealers. He finally figures out what's up with the pin and the Kosterman family as the tale winds down. It really all ties together in a tight package.

I need to look up the other Rome books including Lady in Cement, which was also adapted into a film about a year after Tony Rome. Albert moved on from Rome after three titles to craft a longer series about a hero named Pete Sawyer.
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SidWilliams | 1 altra recensione | May 10, 2018 |
Scarlet Women is set in New York City during the Grant administration just as Tammany Hall is beginning to crumble. Corruption is pervasive and our hero, Harp, an ex-street urchin, has been hired by a wealthy but unscrupulous law firm, to locate the wife of a prominent merchant. She has disappeared. Several of the missing woman’s clothes have been found on the body of a prostitute killed in a warehouse, ostensibly during the course of a robbery. His investigations soon begin to lead to other bodies and a confrontation with the local precinct captain, who has predictably brutal ways of interrogating suspects and who has his own motives for wanting the murder of the prostitute solved as quickly as possible.

It’s a good mystery that captures the gulf between rich and poor and what it must have been like to live in New York City after the Civil War. It has numerous little details such as little explanations about
the two kinds of horse-drawn trolleys, and about the laborious methods for clearing snow off the trolley tracks. Teams of ten horses pulled plows that pushed the snow off the tracks. The piles were then shoveled
by cheap immigrant labor into other wagons to be dumped into the river.
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ecw0647 | 2 altre recensioni | Sep 30, 2013 |
One of Albert's almost innumerable movie tie-ins. While I have never seen the movie, I do remember being very entertained by this book when I read it at a far too young age!
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datrappert | Apr 28, 2013 |

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