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Robert W Walker

Born: 1948 in Corinth, Mississippi
Connection to Illinois: Walker grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Chicago's Wells High School, Northwestern University, and the NU's Graduate Masters in English Education program.

Biography: Walker currently resides in Charleston, West Virginia where he teaches and writes.


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Selected Titles

Absolute instinct
ISBN: 0425207153 OCLC: 62592550

Berkley Books, New York : 2005.

Forensic pathologist Jessica Coran discovers that her latest homicide victim has had her spine removed from her body, and her subsequent investigation reveals that a man has already been convicted of a similar crime years earlier.

  Aftershock /
ISBN: 0312909063 OCLC: 17007359

St. Martin's Press, New York : 1987.

Bitter instinct
ISBN: 0515135690 OCLC: 51996270

Jove Books, New York : 2003.

FBI Medical Examiner Dr. Jessica Coran has an international reputation for her brilliant work in forensic medicine. It's matched only by her cunning in tracking down the world's most ingenious serial killers. Her talents have been requested in Philadelphia by Detective Eriq Santiva, director of the behavioral science unit. A series of bizarre deaths, attributed to a killer known only as the Poet, has rocked the City of Brotherly Love. His calling card is a scroll of human parchment engraved with toxic, blood-chilling pieces of verse. But for Jessica the most baffling aspect of the crimes is that no victim shows signs of submission, or resistance, or even fear.

Bitter instinct
ISBN: 042517963X OCLC: 45460891

Berkley Books, New York : 2001.

A series of bizarre deaths, attributed to a killer known only as the Poet, has rocked the City of Brotherly Love. His calling card is a scroll of human parchment engraved with toxic, blood-chilling pieces of verse. ... Only Jessica [FBI Medical Examiner] has the insight to read between the Poet's lines, to decipher his unfathomable goal--and to discover why his young victims offered, so willingly, their dying flesh to a madman.--Jacket.

Blind instinct /
ISBN: 0515131504 OCLC: 47854622

Jove Books, New York, N.Y. : 2001.

FBI Medical Examiner Dr. Jessica Coran and Scotland Yard Inspector Richard Sharpe have been enlisted to spearhead the investigation of a series of crucifixion murders--a bizarre rash of ritual killings in London's underground. The madman has left a trail of carnage unequalled in the history of serial crime. But he has also left no clues to his identity, or to his unfathomable motive.

  Brain watch
ISBN: 0843921951 OCLC: 12068241

Dorchester Pub. Co., New York : ©1985.

Burning obsession
ISBN: 1558172149 OCLC: 19782081

Windsor Pub., New York, NY : ©1989.

City for ransom
ISBN: 9780061979361 OCLC: 877891907

HarperCollins e-Books, [Place of publication not identified] : 2014.

Welcome to Chicago, 1893 -- where new wonders are being unveiled ... and a monster feeds on the unsuspecting. Tens of thousands are flocking to a bustling, wind-swept metropolis in the middle of America for the great Exposition of 1893 -- to seethe future and to ride Mr. Ferris's remarkable wheel. A city of hope and hardship has caught the attention of the world -- and a maniacal killer has made it his hunting ground. Inspector Alastair Ransom carries the burden of the dead on his shoulders. But a demon far worse than Ransom's own is loose -- a bloodthirsty killer who preys on Chicago's most vulnerable citizens, his grisly handiwork masked by the glitter and frenzy of the World's Fair. But a haunted detective doesn't realize how desperate his search has become -- for each passing hour brings the slayer closer to his next intended victim: Alastair Ransom.

City for ransom /
ISBN: 0060739959 OCLC: 62758295

Avon, New York : ©2006.

With thousands flocking to Chicago for the Great Exposition of 1893, the city is confronting an onslaught of visitors, just when a maniacal killer sets out to turn the streets into his own personal hunting ground, and it is up to Inspector Alastair Ransom to find the bloodthirsty murderer amid the glitter and turmoil of the World's Fair, before he becomes the next victim.

City of the absent
ISBN: 9780061979378 OCLC: 877891874

HarperCollins e-Books, [Place of publication not identified] : 2014.

Chicago's magnificent White City will soon be fading into memory. As the grand Exposition of 1893 reaches its final day, the metropolis is rocked by the public assassination of its popular mayor. In the chaos that ensues, another murder'the savage slaughter of a Pinkerton agent posing as a prostitute in a seedy slum alleyway'goes virtually unnoticed ... except by police inspector Alastair Ransom.

  City of the absent /
ISBN: 0060740124 OCLC: 760034063

Avon ; New York : ©2007.

As the grand Exposiition of 1893 reaches its final day, the metropolis is rocked by the public assassination of its popular mayor. In the chaos that ensues, another murder goes virtually unnoticed ... except by police inspector Alastair Ransom.

Cold edge
ISBN: 0515129704 OCLC: 46321400

Jove Books, New York : ©2001.

Houston police detective Lucas Stonecoat and psychiatrist Dr. Meredyth Sanger track a savage killer known as the Scalper, who is responsible for the brutal murders and mutilations of a number of the city's prostitutes.

Daniel Webster Jackson & the wrongway railway
ISBN: 088092554X OCLC: 48453735

Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, N.Y. : ©2000.

A teenage boy decides to leave his foster home in Missouri rather then become involved in Judge Hatcher's scheme to break up the Underground Railroad that is operating in his territory.

Darkest instinct
ISBN: 0515118567 OCLC: 34529739

Jove Books, New York : ©1996.

  Dead man's float
ISBN: 1558170979 OCLC: 18820485

Pinnacle Books, New York : ©1988.

Dead on :
ISBN: 9781594147814 OCLC: 316513999

Gale/Cengage Learning, Detroit : 2009.

Marcus Rydell, a disgraced Atlanta police officer turned private investigator, is preparing to eat his gun when he hears screams from a downstairs apartment. He rushes to the rescue and meets Kat Holley, a resident at the local hospital. She pulls him out of his depression and gets him to help her seek revenge on the psychopath who ruined both of their lives. Along with a black dog named Paco, they search for a cave-dwelling former marine, Iden Cantu, who uses his training to elude both the Atlanta police and the feds. Kat and Marcus hunt him deep in the forests along the Georgia-Tennessee border. The country may be beautiful, but Cantu turns it into a death trap with his night-vision equipment and high-powered rifle.

  Disembodied /
ISBN: 0312911106 OCLC: 18076189

St. Martin's Press, New York : ©1988.

Double edge /
ISBN: 0515123846 OCLC: 40129807

Jove Books, New York : 1998.

Robert W. Walker has probed the deepest recesses of the criminal mind, bringing us face-to-face with killers as brilliant as they are vicious. Now Walker returns to the gritty streets of Houston he first explored in Cutting Edge, where Detective Lucas Stonecoat and police ssychiatrist Meredyth Sanger face a new predator: the Snatch. He preys on young teens - outcasts of society like himself. Outcats whose sole reason for existence is satisfying a psychopaths' horrifying needs.

Dr. O
ISBN: 0821734741 OCLC: 24267792

Kensington Pub. Corp., New York, NY : 1991.

Dr. Maurice Ovierto was proud of his handiwork. He removed his little trophies with great care from his victims, wrapped them in surgical gauze and sent them by Express Mail only. Human flesh was much too delicate for regular mail. He wanted them to arrive in good condition for FBI Inspector Donna Thorpe. She alone understood his special talents, despite the pigs she worked with. He'd killed her partner to make her notice his genius. Now, it was time for her family. Soon Dr. O would have his greatest triumph. Her Pain. (Taken from back of the book.).

  Dying breath /
ISBN: 1558172610 OCLC: 20310035

Windsor Pub. Corp., New York : 1989.

Extreme instinct
ISBN: 0515121959 OCLC: 38123447

Jove Books, New York : ©1998.

FBI pathologist Jessica Coran has probed the deepest recesses of the criminal mind. Coming face-to-face with killers as brilliant as they are vicious. Now Jessica must face a deadly new foe. A murderer terrorizing the American West from Arizona to Montana who ties his victims down, drowns their sins in gasoline, and cleanses them with flame. He is on a Satanic mission-and only by stepping into the fire can Jessica stop him.

Final edge
ISBN: 0515136956 OCLC: 54525213

Jove Books, New York, N.Y. : 2004.

Gideon Tell and the siege of Vicksburg
ISBN: 0880925558 OCLC: 48018743

Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, N.Y. : ©2000.

Fourteen-year-old Gideon Tell, a photography spy for the Union Army, infiltrates Confederate-held Vicksburg to gather intelligence for General Grant while trying to evade suspicious Confederates, civilian refugees, war profiteers, and other shady characters and learns, in the process, about the complexity of human nature.

Handbook of moiré measurement
ISBN: 0750305223 OCLC: 81882283

Institute of Physics, Bristol ; ©2004.

ISBN: 0545791421 OCLC: 1083224392

ARTHUR A LEVINE, [S.l.] : 2019.

Inquiry :
ISBN: 013182371X OCLC: 51848634

Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ : ©2004.

  Instinto depredador
ISBN: 8401468914 OCLC: 34206022

Plaza & Janés, [Barcelona] : 1995.

Killer instinct
ISBN: 9781493539970 OCLC: 946735049

Dr. Jessica Coran is a brilliant and determined FBI medical examiner, an expert student of the criminal mind who thought she could face anything. That was before Wisconsin. Before she saw one of his victims ... the Vampire-Killer.

Perspectives on the world Christian movement :
ISBN: 0878082891 OCLC: 40354833

William Carey Library, Pasadena, Calif. : 1999.

  Poniżej zera
ISBN: 8390019167 OCLC: 749820875

Kazimierz Uchmański i S-ka, Warszawa : 1992.

Primal instinct
ISBN: 0515119490 OCLC: 35190196

Jove Books, New York : ©1996.

PSI psychic sensory investigation blue /
ISBN: 1590805089 OCLC: 81155285

Echelon Press, Laurel, MD : ©2006.

An FBI psychic detective is brought into Phoenix, AZ to investigate the disappearance of young boys.

Pure instinct
ISBN: 0515117552 OCLC: 33124717

Jove Books, New York : ©1995.

A new horror is stalking New Orleans. He is the Queen of Hearts killer, removing the hearts of his young male victims. He is savage. He is unstoppable. And the New Orleans Police Commissioner has requested-by name-the aid of Dr. Jessica Coran. But another horror is stalking Jessica. The man known as The Vampire Killer has escaped from prison, leaving a trail of blood-drained bodies in his wake. No one knows where he is-but they do know he's coming for Jessica, the woman who put him behind bars. Now Jessica faces double jeopardy.

  Pure instinct
ISBN: 0747247536 OCLC: 60262912

Headline Feature, London : 1995

  Razor's edge
ISBN: 1558171673 OCLC: 19411092

Windsor Pub. Corp., New York, NY : ©1989.

Rhetoric, religion and the civil rights movement, 1954-1965
ISBN: 9781932792546 OCLC: 77524331

Baylor University Press, Waco, Tex. : ©2006.

The Civil Rights Movement succeeded in large measure because of rhetorical appeals grounded in the Judeo-Christian religion. While movement leaders often used America's founding documents and ideals to depict Jim Crow's contradictory ways, the language and lessons of both the Old and New Testaments were often brought to bear on many civil rights events and issues-from local desegregation to national policy matters. This volume chronicles how national movement leaders and local activists moved a nation to live up to the Biblical ideals it often professed but infrequently practiced.

  Salem's child
ISBN: 0843924454 OCLC: 15261714

Dorchester Pub. Co., New York : 1987.

Shadows in the white city
ISBN: 9780061979507 OCLC: 877986191

HarperCollins e-Books, [Place of publication not identified] : 2014.

The nation and the world gaze in awe at Chicago's magnificent White City in this summer of 1893. But Inspector Alastair Ransom sees the rot beneath the splendor of the great Exposition'and he is consumed with an over-powering need for vengeance. The Phantom of the Fair, a blood-thirsty fiend who nearly added Ransom to his ever-growing list of slaughtered victims, is still lurking somewhere in the shadows of Ferris's gargantuan Wheel. And to end the maniac's reign, Ransom refuses to play by the rules established by the police brass and the corrupt politicians'appointing himself judge, jury ... and executioner. But white-hot hatred and zealous fury can blind a determined manhunter to a more terrible truth. And dangerous missteps may lead to even greater bloodshed ...

Shadows in the white city /
ISBN: 0060739967 OCLC: 92975522

Harper, New York, New York : ©2007.

During the glitter of Chicago's 1893 Exposition, a bloodthirsty monster known as the Leather Apron Killer stalks the streets of the city, preying on Chicago's most innocent inhabitants, and a vengeful Inspector Alastair Ransom risks everything, including conflict with his superiors and the corrupt politicians, to bring his own justice to the murderer.

Unnatural instinct
ISBN: 0515135291 OCLC: 53121608

Jove Books, New York : 2003, ©2002.