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Hardboiled writer Andrew Henry Vachss was born on October 19, 1942 in New York City. He attended Case Western Reserve University and the New England School of Law. Vachss has worked in many government and law enforcement organizations, ranging from the U. S. Public Health Service to the New York City Juvenile Justice Planning Project. Vachss' work as a writer includes a series of books featuring an unlicensed private detective named Burke. Burke's appearances include Flood, Strega, Blue Belle, Hard Candy, Blossom and Sacrifice. Vachss has also written comic books and graphic novels. (Bowker Author Biography) Andrew Vachss was born on October 19, 1942 in New York, New York. He graduated magna cum laude from the New England School of Law in 1975 and received a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 1965. Some of Vachss' extensive experience include positions as an Attorney and Consultant, Adjunct Professor at the College of New Resources, New York, NY, Director of the Juvenile Justice Planning Project, New York, NY, Project Director of the Dept. of Youth Services, Boston, MA, and Unit Supervisor for the Dept. of Social Services, New York, NY. He is a member of the American Society of Criminology, National Association of Counsel for Children, American Professional Society of the Abuse of Children, and PEN American Center. Vachss' first novel, "Flood" (1985), began his series of detective stories that feature the unlicensed private detective known as Burke. Burke narrates the novels "Flood," "Strega," "Blue Belle," "Hard Candy," "Blossom," and "Sacrifice." His subject matter uses child-related sex crimes, which is something Vachss spent his entire career observing. His literary awards include the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for "Strega" in 1988, The Falcon Award for "Strega" in 1988, and Deutschen Krimi Preis, Die Jury des Bochumer Krimi Archivs for "Flood" in 1989. Vachss has also written collected short stories: "Born Bad" (1994), and "Everybody Pays" (1999). He is also a contributing editor for Parade Magazine. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Flood (Author) 740 copies, 15 reviews
Strega (Author) 572 copies, 8 reviews
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Hard Candy (Author) 453 copies, 6 reviews
Blossom (Author) 433 copies, 5 reviews
Sacrifice (Author) 427 copies, 3 reviews
Down in the Zero (Author) 383 copies, 6 reviews
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False Allegations (Author) 326 copies, 3 reviews
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Choice of Evil (Author) 300 copies, 5 reviews
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Batman: The Ultimate Evil (Author) 297 copies, 3 reviews
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Pain Management (Author) 283 copies, 4 reviews
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Born Bad (Author) 222 copies, 3 reviews
Terminal (Author) 205 copies, 2 reviews
Another Life (Author) 197 copies, 6 reviews
Everybody Pays: Stories (Author) 176 copies, 1 review
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Hard Looks: Adapted Stories (Author) 73 copies
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Heart Transplant (Author) 53 copies, 5 reviews
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Carbon 8 copies
Hard Looks: Volume One (Author) 7 copies
Blood Line 5 copies
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Pummi 3 copies
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Cross # 1 2 copies
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Cross # 3 1 copy
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Candy 1 copy
Hard Looks: Number Two (Author) 1 copy
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Word Play 1 copy
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Detective Stories (Contributor) 254 copies, 1 review
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (Contributor) 174 copies, 6 reviews
Borderlands 3 (Contributor) 144 copies, 2 reviews
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories (Contributor) 106 copies, 9 reviews
Dark at Heart (Contributor) 30 copies
Gauntlet, Issue 2, 1991 [Stephen King Special] (Contributor) 29 copies, 1 review
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Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre (Contributor) 23 copies, 2 reviews
New Crimes 1 (Contributor) 20 copies
The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers (Contributor) 17 copies
Batman: The Ultimate Evil (Graphic Novel, Part 2) (Original Story) 9 copies, 1 review
Ten Tales (Contributor) 1 copy, 1 review
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