1970s > 1974

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    52 Pickup by Elmore Leonard

Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell has had only one affair in his twenty-two years of happy matrimony. Unfortunately, someone caught his indiscretion on film and now wants Harry to fork over one hundred grand to keep his infidelity a secret. And if Harry doesn't pay up, the blackmailer plans to press a lot harder--up to and including homicide, if necessary.

Year: 1974
Genre: Crime FictionExtortion

    A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II, is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-day.

Year: 1974
Genre: WWII: Europe

    Carrie by Stephen King

Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates, but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem.

Year: 1974
Genre: Horror

    Centennial by James A. Michener

Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener's magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America's past, the story of Colorado--the Centennial State. Trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West--and the entire country.

Year: 1974
Genre: Gold RushHistoricalWesterns

    Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth

In a remote corner of the impoverished African republic of Zangaro lies Crystal Mountain. At certain times of the day, the mountain itself seems to glow with a strange light. Only the ruthless and untouchable tycoon Sir James Manson knows why: the mountain contains billions of dollars worth of the world's most valuable mineral--platinum. And he wants it all.

Year: 1974
Genre: Action

    Far Below and Other Horrors from the Pulps by Robert Weinberg

Editor Robert Weinberg has assembled a stellar collection of rare horror stories from the weird fiction pulps, including contributions from Robert Barbour Johnson, Julius Long, G.G. Pendarves, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, Mearle Prout, Mindret Lord, Robert E. Howard, Earl Pierte, Jr., Seabury Quinn, J. Wesley Rosenquest, and Robert Nelson.

Year: 1974
Genre: Pulp Fiction

    Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch, investigative reporter extraordinaire, can't be bothered with deadlines or expense-account budgets when it comes to getting his story. Working undercover at the beach to dig up a drug-trafficking scheme for his next blockbuster piece, Fletch is invited into a much deeper narrative.

Year: 1974
Genre: Comic MysteryDrug DealingInvestigative Reporter

    Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick

Jason Taverner--world-famous talk show host and man-about-town--wakes up one day to find that no one knows who he is--including the vast databases of the totalitarian government. And in a society where lack of identification is a crime, Taverner has no choice but to go on the run with a host of shady characters, including crooked cops and dealers of alien drugs. But do they know more than they are letting on? And just how can a person's identity be erased overnight?

Year: 1974
Genre: Chase StoryNear FutureScience Fiction

    God Save the Child by Robert B. Parker

Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives.

Year: 1974
Genre: Kidnapping

    Hadon of Ancient Opar by Philip Jose Farmer

Twelve thousand years ago the great lost city of Opar was in its prime, with its Atlantean tradition, its fabled jewels, its living goddess and Hadon, son of ancient Opar, whose claim to a throne launches him upon an enthralling and dangerous venture.

Year: 1974
Genre: Epic Fantasy

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

197452 Pickup by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Extortion, Detroit
1974A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
1974Carrie by Stephen King Horror
1974Centennial by James A. Michener Historical, Westerns, Gold Rush, Colorado, USA
1974Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth Action
1974Far Below and Other Horrors from the Pulps by Robert Weinberg Pulp Fiction
1974Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Drug Dealing, Investigative Reporter, Fletch
1974Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick Near Future, Science Fiction, Chase Story
1974God Save the Child by Robert B. Parker Kidnapping, Spenser, Boston
1974Hadon of Ancient Opar by Philip Jose Farmer Epic Fantasy
1974Help I Am Being Held Prisoner by Donald E. Westlake Crime Fiction
1974Jaws by Peter Benchley Sea Stories
1974Marathon Man by William Goldman Thriller
1974Mr. Majestyk by Elmore Leonard Revenge, Arizona
1974Six Days of the Condor by James Grady CIA, Conspiracy
1974Something Happened by Joseph Heller Satire
1974The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving Literature
1974The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett Hardboiled Detective, Continental Op, Short Stories
1974The Cry of the Halidon by Robert Ludlum Action
1974The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin Utopian
1974The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven Alien Contact
1974The Patton Papers: 1940-1945 by Martin Blumenson WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
1974The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum WWII: Espionage
1974The Shadow #1: Pyramid PB by Maxwell Grant
The Living Shadow
1974The Shadow #2: Pyramid PB by Maxwell Grant
The Black Master
1974Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré Cold War Espionage, Karla Trilogy, George Smiley
1974The Shadow #3: Pyramid PB by Maxwell Grant
The Mobsmen on the Spot
1974The Avenger #20: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
The Green Killer
1974The Avenger #21: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
The Happy Killers
1974The Avenger #22: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
The Black Death
1974The Avenger #23: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
The Wilder Curse
1974The Avenger #24: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
Midnight Murder
1974The Avenger #25: The Man From Atlantis by Ron Goulart
1974The Avenger #26: Red Moon by Ron Goulart
1974The Avenger #27: The Purple Zombie by Ron Goulart
1974The Avenger #28: Dr. Time by Ron Goulart
1974The Avenger #29: The Nightwitch Devil by Ron Goulart
1974The Avenger #30: Black Chariots by Ron Goulart
1974The Avenger #31: The Cartoon Crimes by Ron Goulart

 

 

 


 

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