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Skinner, Robert E. 1948-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 99 publications in 3 languages and 3,744 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Interviews  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PS3515.I713, 813.54
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Publications about Robert E Skinner
Publications by Robert E Skinner
Most widely held works about Robert E Skinner
 
Most widely held works by Robert E Skinner
Plan B : a novel by Chester B Himes( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Tomsson Black, political visionary, business genius, and underground revolutionary, plots to avenge injustice by instigating racial turmoil. The roots of racism extend far back into his ancestry, and persecution and suffering have affected many generations of his family. Tomsson's own misfortunes are the impetus for him to found a criminal underworld whose ultimate purpose is the overflow of white society. This novel, the history of Tomsson Black and an indictment of racism in America, ends in apocalypse. It is Chester Himes's ultimate statement about the destructive power of racism and his own personal fantasy of how the American Negro, through calculated acts of violence and martyrdom, could destroy the unequal system pervading American life. However, after reaching an ideological impasse, Himes, one of the angriest writers in the black protest movement, left this novel unfinished. After his death in Spain in 1984, a rumor persisted that he had left a final, unfinished Harlem story, in which he literally destroys both his Harlem backdrop and his heroes in a violent racial cataclysm. The manuscript, entitled Plan B, is that novel. It was edited and published in France, where it was widely hailed as an unfinished masterpiece by readers and critics alike. This new edition, appearing for the first time in the United States, includes an introduction by Michel Fabre (The Sorbonne) and Robert E. Skinner (Xavier University), who have prepared Plan B for publication
Cat-eyed trouble by Robert E Skinner( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and French and held by 415 libraries worldwide
In 1930s New Orleans, a white policeman joins forces with his colored son to solve the murder of a social worker. They are Captain Frank Casey and his son, Wesley Farrell, a nightclub owner and the sleuth of this series. By the author of Skin Deep, Blood Red
The hard-boiled explicator : a guide to the study of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald by Robert E Skinner( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Chester Himes by Chester B Himes( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Two guns from Harlem : the detective fiction of Chester Himes by Robert E Skinner( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Two Guns from Harlem probes Himes's early life and career for the roots of this series and for its heroes, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. Skinner discusses how Himes's experience as a black man, combined with his unique outlook on sociology, politics, violence, sex, and race relations, resulted not only in an unusual portrait of black America but also opened the way for the creation of the ethnic and female hard-boiled detectives who followed
Skin deep, blood red by Robert E Skinner( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in French and English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
In 1936 New Orleans, nightclub owner Wesley Farrell is blackmailed by a gangster into investigating the murder of a crooked policeman. If he refuses, the gangster will tell people the truth about Farrell, a black man pretending to be white
The righteous cut : a Wesley Farrell novel by Robert E Skinner( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
In 1941, someone has kidnapped the daughter of corrupt New Orleans councilman Whitman Richards. Creole club owner Wesley Farrell is called in to go through the long list of Richards' enemies to find the one with the guts to try such a coup
Chester Himes : an annotated primary and secondary bibliography by Michel Fabre( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Pale shadow : a Wesley Farrell novel by Robert E Skinner( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
In 1940 New Orleans, a doublecrossing counterfeitter named Luis Martinez is being hunted by Wesley Farrell, the cops, and his own gang
Daddy's gone a-hunting : a Wesley Farrell novel by Robert E Skinner( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Night-club owner and occasional sleuth Wesley Farell--a man of mixed heritage--is hurled into a world of intrigue and murder, forcing him to confront the past when he agrees to help Carol Donovan escape the control of feared syndicate boss Archie Badeaux
Blood to drink : a Wesley Farrell novel by Robert E Skinner( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Bootlegger-turned-nightclub owner Wesley Farrell is back for a fourth round (after Daddy's Gone A-Hunting) in this hard-boiled tale full of 1930s New Orleans period flavor. During Prohibition, Farrell was riding in a car with George Schofield, a Treasury agent investigating local bootlegging scams, when the fed was shot to death. Five years later, Schofield's little brother, James, comes looking to avenge the slaying. James's number-one suspect is Farrell, who doesn't like being in the hot seat--besides, he wants to find the killer himself. The recent shooting of a black cop kicks off a parallel police investigation, and these two trails wind closer and closer as myriad gangsters and lawmen pass in and out of focus
Above ground : stories about life and death by new Southern writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
The new hard-boiled dicks : a personal checklist by Robert E Skinner( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Immortelles : poems of life and death by new Southern writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The new hard-boiled dicks : heroes for a new urban mythology by Robert E Skinner( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Transit project planning guidance : estimation of transit supply parameters by Michael Jacobs( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Irrigation pumping plants and energy use by Robert E Skinner( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Why use chemigation? by Kerry A Harrison( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Save energy with low-pressure center pivot systems by Robert E Skinner( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Silver threads : 25 years of fiction from Xavier Review ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Skinner Robert
Skinner, Robert 1948-
Languages
English (73)
French (4)
Spanish (1)
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