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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara D'Amato  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1938 in Grand Rapids, Michigan


-- Website -- http://www.barbaradamato.com
-- Barbara D`Amato on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=barbara+d%60amato

E-Mail: -- barbara@barbaradamato.com


Illinois Connection

D'Amato lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara D'Amato is a playwright, novelist, and crime researcher.


Awards

Carl Sandburg Award for ''Good Cop Bad Cop'' Anthony Awards for ''The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery'' and ''Of Course you Know that Chocolate is a Vegetable'' Mary Higgins Clark Award for ''Authorized Personnel Only'' Agatha Award for ''The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery'' Nero Wolfe Award for ''Hard Women'' in 1993

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Authorized personnel only.
ISBN: 9781466822511. OCLC Number: 862147112

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For Chicago cop Suze Figueroa, home is a sanctuary, a quiet refuge from the crime, corruption, and tragedy she encounters everyday on the job. The creaky old Victorian house she shares with her little boy, her invalid sister, and her sister's family seems far removed from the threats and dangers of the mean city streets. . . or so she believes. The truth is far more terrifying, for, unknown to Suze, a stranger has moved into the house: an intruder who waits in the attic by day and prowls her home at night, spying on both the unsuspecting adults and the defenseless children. While Suze spends her work day tracking down an elusive serial killer, she has no idea that a much more personal danger lives under her own roof, eating her food, handling her gun, and watching her loved ones.

Death of a thousand cuts /
ISBN: 076534257X. OCLC Number: 68670101

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Foolproof
ISBN: 9780765364425. OCLC Number: 841910242

Forge,. .

September 11 survivors Brenda and Daniel establish a secret anti-terrorist division within their new software security firm and expose a terrorist plot to rig a presidential election.

Foolproof /
ISBN: 0765322668. OCLC Number: 317928768

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September 11 survivors Brenda and Daniel establish a secret anti-terrorist division within their new software security firm and expose a terrorist plot to rig a presidential election.

Good cop, bad cop
ISBN: 9781466820548. OCLC Number: 885339369

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Out of jealousy a policeman attempts to ruin the career of his brother, a more successful policeman. Officer Aldo Bertolucci hopes to sink Superintendent Nick Bertolucci by bringing to light his involvement in a police massacre of black nationalists. The novel is based on a police raid against the Black Panthers in 1969 Chicago.

Good cop, bad cop /
ISBN: 0812590147. OCLC Number: 41882351

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Hard case :
ISBN: 0425150097. OCLC Number: 33233266

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Hard Christmas
ISBN: 9780616583555. OCLC Number: 770612195

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Researching a feature story on the Christmas-tree industry, Cat spends Thanksgiving with the DeGraaf family near Holland, Michigan. The beauty of the rural landscape and the clan's warm welcome mask growing tensions until someone puts a young farm worker through the tree baler.

Hard Christmas :
ISBN: 0425154653. OCLC Number: 36137169

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Hard evidence :
ISBN: 1568958617. OCLC Number: 43474776

Wheeler Pub.,. .

Freelance Chicago journalist Cat Marsala's plans to relax at home with her significant other, Dr. Sam Davidian, and a temporary canine house guest, Dapper, is interrupted when Sam realizes that the bone Cat had purchased for the dog at the local food emporium is really a human leg bone.

Hard luck
ISBN: 0373261241. OCLC Number: 28402019

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Hard luck :
ISBN: 0684194082. OCLC Number: 24668134

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Chicago-based journalist Cat Marsala investigates the mysterious suicide of a state lottery official and becomes a target of an odds-obsessed killer.

Hard road :
ISBN: 9781416575122. OCLC Number: 461419178

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Hard tack
ISBN: 0373260970. OCLC Number: 26060429

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Hard women
ISBN: 0373261500. OCLC Number: 30925813

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Hardball :
ISBN: 9781628152135. OCLC Number: 949906602

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Cat Marsala, a freelance writer, accompanies her uncle to a symposium debating the decriminalization of drugs in Illinois. She hopes to interview the leader of the pro-legalization movement, Louise Sugarman. A bomb explodes during the meeting, killing Sugarman and wounding Cat. Sensing a great story, Cat pursues the killer.

Help me please
ISBN: 0812590155. OCLC Number: 45763307

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A child of a senator is kidnaped in Chicago and appears live on the World Wide Web, locked in a room, clock ticking, facing starvation unless a man is released from prison. Detective Polly Kelly goes after the kidnapers.

Killer.app /
ISBN: 0812553918. OCLC Number: 36499139

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A Chicago policeman must stop a greedy computer mogul's plan to assassinate the president and to commandeer the world's power centers.

Of course you know that chocolate is a vegetable, and other stories
ISBN: 0786225394. OCLC Number: 43481813

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On my honor /
ISBN: 1594141835. OCLC Number: 54024182

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Other eyes
ISBN: 9781429991551. OCLC Number: 865173732

Tor,. .

Blue Eriksen is a famous forensic archaeologist based at Northwestern University. She and her team are traveling the globe, testing mummies to research the use of hallucinogens in the development of ancient religions. Armed with evidence from ancient peoples, Blue has become convinced that psilocybin--a hallucinogen derived from mushrooms--can prevent or cure drug addiction. She hopes to develop testing and treatment centers. Leeuwarden Associates is the cover name for a deeply secret international organization that facilitates the production, delivery, and sale of illegal drugs worldwide, much as OPEC facilitates the sale of oil. Leeuwarden considers Blue a long-term threat and sends Felix Hacker--one of their enforcers--to kill her. Blue has no idea she's being stalked and prepares for a dig high in the Peruvian mountains ... At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Other eyes /
ISBN: 076532606X. OCLC Number: 648922953

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Blue Eriksen is a famous forensic archaeologist based at Northwestern University. She and her team are traveling the globe, testing mummies to research the use of hallucinogens in the development of ancient religions. Armed with evidence from ancient peoples, Blue has become convinced that psilocybin--a hallucinogen derived from mushrooms--can prevent or cure drug addiction. Leeuwarden Ltd. is the cover name for a deeply secret international organization that facilitates the production, delivery, and sale of illegal drugs worldwide. Leeuwarden considers Blue a long-term threat and sends Felix Hacker--one of their enforcers--to kill her. Blue has no idea she's being stalked and prepares for a dig high in the Peruvian mountains.

The doctor, the murder, the mystery :
ISBN: 0425156249. OCLC Number: 36248984

Berkley Prime Crime,. .

White male infant
ISBN: 9781628152432. OCLC Number: 1035390444

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Dr. Dooley McSweeny and his wife, Claudia, dearly love the son they adopted from Russia four years ago. But when medical tests indicate that their little boy could not possibly have come from Russia, the couple is plunged into the dark, complex, and emotionally fraught world of international adoption. Who is their son? Where did he come from? How did he come to them? The answers to these questions threaten to destroy their marriage, their happiness, and their lives, as they explode a powder keg of betrayal and deceit.

White male infant /
ISBN: 0765342561. OCLC Number: 49584175

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Dooley McSweeny and his wife discover their beloved little boy, adopted from Russia six years earlier, did not come from Russia, and they embark on a dangerous, politically sensitive search for their child's true identity.