Search - List of Books by Carolyn Banks

Carolyn Banks (born February 9, 1941) is an American novelist, short-story writer, editor, and screen writer residing in Bastrop, Texas.

Her first national publication was her short story "Idyll," which appeared in Voyages [1], a literary magazine, in 1968, alongside the work of Anas Nin, Josephine Miles and Theodore Weiss. In 1972, the oft-reprinted "Growing Up Polish in Pittsburgh" appeared in American Mix (Lippincott). A version of this story appeared as "The Virgin of Polish Hill" in Plume's 1992 Catholic Girls. Her stories appeared in several issues of Yellow Silk.

Her first novel, the ground-breaking Mr. Right (Viking), appeared in 1979. Cosmopolitancalled the novel "...a triumph of erotic and witty narrative tension with an impact as startling as it is satisfying." The book was reprinted by SECOND CHANCE PRESS [2] in 1999.

Mr. Right was followed by The Darkroom (Viking, 1980), The Girls on the Row (Crown, 1983) and Patchwork (Crown, 1986).

Her short stories continued to appear in anthologies, notably Michele Slung's I Shudder at Your Touch (HarperCollins, 1992) and Slow Hand (HarperCollins).

In the 1990s Banks wrote a series of comic mysteries set in the equestrian world of dressage, a competitive sport that Banks herself practiced. These novels, originally published by Fawcett and reprinted by Amber Quill Press [3] include: Death by Dressage, Groomed for Death, Death on the Diagonal, Murder Well Bred and A Horse to Die For.

In 2007, Amber Quill also reprinted a 1995 literary novel Banks wrote entitled The Turtle's Voice. The novel was the winner of the 1995 Austin Book Award.

Banks is listed in Contemporary Authors [4], Vol. 105 and is a member of Author's Guild and the Texas Institute of Letters[5].

Involved in the local television access station in Bastrop, Texas, Banks has begun to write and produce short movies, including "Dead On" and "Bastrop: The First 175 Years," which won Best Documentary at a 2007 South Texas film festival. In 2000, Banks founded a nonprofit organization called Upstart, Inc.[6], a media arts organization that brings in experts to teach screenwriting, production and post-production.

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Total Books: 32
The Turtle's Voice
2007 - The Turtle's Voice (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781602729674
ISBN-10: 1602729670
Genre: Romance
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Death On The Diagonal
2007 - Death on the Diagonal (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781602729841
ISBN-10: 1602729840
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

A Horse To Die For
2006 - A Horse to Die For (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781592797196
ISBN-10: 1592797199
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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On Writing Volume 2
2005 - On Writing Volume 2 (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781880717547
ISBN-10: 1880717549
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Groomed for Death
2005 - Groomed for Death (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781592797943
ISBN-10: 1592797946
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Death by Dressage
2004 - Death By Dressage (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781592798315
ISBN-10: 1592798314
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Murder Well Bred
2004 - Murder Well Bred (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781592798636
ISBN-10: 1592798632
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Thickening the Plot
2003 - Thickening the Plot (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781880717035
ISBN-10: 1880717034
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction, General
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La Main lente
2000 - La Main Lente (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782226077226
ISBN-10: 2226077227
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Mr Right
1999 - Mr Right (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780933256910
ISBN-10: 0933256914
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

A Horse to Die For
1996 - A Horse to Die For [Robin Vaughan, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780449149690
ISBN-10: 0449149692
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 12

Tart Tales
1996 - Tart Tales (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785804666
ISBN-10: 0785804668
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 8

Death on the Diagonal
1996 - Death on the Diagonal [Robin Vaughan, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780449149683
ISBN-10: 0449149684
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 10

Murder Well-Bred
1995 - Murder Well-bred [Robin Vaughan, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780449149140
ISBN-10: 0449149145
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 13

Groomed for Death
1994 - Groomed for Death [Robin Vaughan, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780449149133
ISBN-10: 0449149137
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 19

Tart Tales Elegant Erotic Stories
1994 - Tart Tales Elegant Erotic Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786700790
ISBN-10: 0786700793
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 2

Death by Dressage
1993 - Death By Dressage [Robin Vaughan, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780449148433
ISBN-10: 0449148432
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 17

Loving Voice A Caregiver's Book of Read-Aloud Stories for the Elderly
Patchwork
1989 - Patchwork (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780586202876
ISBN-10: 0586202870
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Patchwork
1986 - Patchwork (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517559895
ISBN-10: 0517559897
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

THE GIRLS ON THE ROW
1984 - The Girls on the Row (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780449205587
ISBN-10: 0449205584
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Horse Lover's Guide to Texas [The Texas monthly guidebooks] (Paperback)