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    Arthur Rex by Thomas Berger

The myth of King Arthur has been told countless ways since the sixth century, always combining action, adventure, romance, and tragedy. In Arthur Rex, Thomas Berger updates the legend in irreverent fashion, forever changing King Arthur and his Round Table.

Year: 1978
Genre: Arthurian FantasyHumor

    Company Commander by Charles B. MacDonald

As a newly commisioned Captain of a veteran Army regiment, MacDonald's first combat was war at its most hellish--the Battle of the Bulge. In this plain-spoken but eloquent narrative, we live each minute at MacDonald's side, sharing in all of combat's misery, terror, and drama. How this green commander gains his men's loyalty in the snows of war-torn Europe is one of the great, true, unforgettable war stories of all time.

Year: 1978
Genre: Battle of the Bulge

    Dai-San by Eric Van Lustbader

In was Kai-feng, the end of days, the time of chaos. One by one, the four grisly abominations called the Makkon had come together, marshaling their inhuman armies to reap a bitter harvest of death. Mankind's struggle to turn back the tide of blood was doomed, for soon the hideous Makkon would summon their master, The Dolman. Truly, then, would all hope be lost.

Year: 1978
Genre: Sword and Sorcery

    Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

His code name was "The Needle." He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence--a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . .But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom--and win the war for the Nazis. . . .

Year: 1978
Genre: Secret HistoryWWII: Espionage

    Fletch's Fortune by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch, as unbridled as ever and still living the good life in Italy on his ill-gotten fortune, gets a surprising visit from two surly FBI agents. The pair offers him a deal: either he attend the American Journalism Alliance convention and work as an undercover spy for them, or be shipped back to headquarters and face jail time for tax evasion.

Year: 1978
Genre: CIAComic MysteryExtortionFBIInvestigative ReporterMurder Mystery

    Fools Die by Mario Puzo

Played out in the underground worlds of high-stakes gambling, publishing, and the film industry, this epic thriller follows two brothers, Merlyn and Arite, as they delve into the dangerous underbelly of American life. From Las Vegas to New York to Hollywood, there is one thing that remains constant: organized crime and the law are simply two sides of the same coin...

Year: 1978
Genre: Organized Crime

    Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman

The blind shaman called Listening Woman speaks of witches and restless spirits, of supernatural evil unleashed. But Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police is sure the monster who savagely slaughtered an old man and a teenage girl was human.

Year: 1978
Genre: Police Procedural

    Night Shift by Stephen King

Stephen King's first collection of stories--is an early showcase of the depths that King's wicked imagination could plumb. In these 20 tales, we see mutated rats gone bad ("Graveyard Shift"); a cataclysmic virus that threatens humanity ("Night Surf," the basis for The Stand); a smoker who will try anything to stop ("Quitters, Inc."); a reclusive alcoholic who begins a gruesome transformation ("Gray Matter"); and many more.

Year: 1978
Genre: Horror

    Ninth Configuration by William Peter Blatty

Desperate for answers, the Pentagon has placed a brilliant Marine psychiatrist in charge of the base and its deranged occupants. A man of deep faith and compassion, Colonel Kane hopes to uncover the root of the men's bizarre obsessions. But as Center Eighteen descends into chaos, Kane finds the greatest challenge may be his own buried demons. . . .

Year: 1978
Genre: HorrorMadness

    Running Dog by Don DeLillo

Moll Robbins, a New York city journalist is trailing the activities of an influential senator. In the process she is dragged into the black market world of erotica and shady, infatuated men, where a cat-and-mouse chase for an erotic film rumored to "star" Adolph Hitler leads to trickery, maneuvering, and bloodshed.

Year: 1978
Genre: Political ThrillerSatire




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1978Arthur Rex by Thomas Berger Arthurian Fantasy, Humor
1978Company Commander by Charles B. MacDonald Non-Fiction
The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II
1978Dai-San by Eric Van Lustbader Sword and Sorcery, Sunset Warrior Cycle
1978Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett Secret History, WWII: Espionage
1978Fletch's Fortune by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Extortion, Murder Mystery, CIA, FBI, Investigative Reporter, Fletch
1978Fools Die by Mario Puzo Organized Crime, Hollywood, Las Vegas, New York City
1978Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1978Night Shift by Stephen King Horror, Short Stories
1978Ninth Configuration by William Peter Blatty Horror, Madness
1978Running Dog by Don DeLillo Political Thriller, Satire
1978Shallows of Night by Eric Van Lustbader Sword and Planet, Sword and Sorcery, Sunset Warrior Cycle
1978Short Stories: Five Decades by Irwin Shaw Short Stories
1978The Best of L. Sprague de Camp by L. Sprague de Camp Action & Adventure SF, Short Stories
1978The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh Police Procedural
1978The Burglar in the Closet by Lawrence Block Crime Fiction, Bernie Rhodenbarr
1978The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1978The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum Conspiracy
1978The Judas Goat by Robert B. Parker Thriller, Spenser
1978The Stand by Stephen King Post Apocalypse
1978The Switch by Elmore Leonard Kidnapping, Revenge, Detroit
1978The World According to Garp by John Irving Literature
1978Vixen 03 by Clive Cussler Action, Terrorist, Dirk Pitt
1978War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk Family Drama, WWII: Homefront
1978What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson Supernatural, After Life
1978Whistle by James Jones WWII: Post-War
1978The Shadow #21: Jove PB by Maxwell Grant
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