WorldCat Identities

Kelly, Jim 1957-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 326 publications in 4 languages and 13,285 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6111.E5, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Kelly
Death wore white by Jim Kelly( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 5.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was trapped--stranded in a line of eight cars by a blizzard on a Norfolk coast road. At 8.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was dead; viciously stabbed at the wheel of his truck. His killer has achieved the impossible: striking without being seen, and without leaving a single footprint in the snow. For DI Peter Shaw and DS George Valentine it's only the start of an infuriating investigation. The crime scene is melting, the murderer has vanished, the witnesses are dropping like flies, and the body count is on the rise as suspects are targeted one by one
Death watch by Jim Kelly( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaming up with his father's tough ex-partner to investigate a gruesome series of murders, rookie detective Peter Shaw uncovers disturbing links between the case and unfinished business from the past
The skeleton man by Jim Kelly( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the Army on maneuvers to the isolated, millennium-old village of Jude's Ferry, journalist Philip Dryden launches a personal investigation when practice artillery shells reveal a hidden cellar beneath an old pub containing a skeleton with a noose around its neck
The coldest blood by Jim Kelly( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his wife slowly emerging from years in a coma, journalist Philip Dryden is confronted by a series of deaths among people who are freezing to death in the Arctic temperatures, deaths that may not be accidental
The fire baby by Jim Kelly( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura, who is slowly emerging from a coma, overhears a confession that could solve the murder case currently being investigated by her journalist husband, Philip, and struggles to tell him what she has learned in order to keep him out of danger
Nightrise by Jim Kelly( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Philip Dryden is informed that his father has been killed in an accident, Dryden must discover how this could be since he knew the man to have been killed in a flood years earlier, and how this might to relate to two new unexplained cases
The moon tunnel by Jim Kelly( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the scene of an archaeological dig searching for buried Anglo-Saxon treasure on the site of a former POW camp, journalist Philip Dryden is stunned when excavators uncover the skeletal remains of a much more recent corpse
The funeral owl by Jim Kelly( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a reader contacts local newspaper The Crow to report a rare sighting of the Boreal or so-called 'Funeral' owl, the paper's editor Philip Dryden has a sense of foreboding. For the Funeral Owl is said to be an omen of death. It's already proving to be one of the most eventful weeks in The Crow's history. The body of a Chinese man has been discovered hanging from a cross in a churchyard in Brimstone Hill in the West Fens. The inquest into the deaths of two tramps found in a flooded ditch has unearthed some shocking findings. A series of metal thefts is plaguing the area. And PC Stokely Powell has requested Dryden's help in solving a ten-year-old cold case: a series of violent art thefts culminating in a horrifying murder. As Dryden investigates, he uncovers some curious links between the seemingly unrelated cases: it would appear the sighting of the Funeral Owl is proving prophetic in more ways than one."--Provided by the publisher
Death toll : a mystery by Jim Kelly( Book )

19 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detectives Shaw and Valentine are on the case when the exhumed coffin of a murdered pub landlady is found to contain the body of a young man
The water clock by Jim Kelly( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two long-dead bodies are discovered near wintry Cambridgeshire Fens, news reporter Philip Dryden discovers that both victims are linked to an event from 1966 during which his own life was saved while his wife was left to die
Death's door by Jim Kelly( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Detective Inspector Peter Shaw and Detective Sergeant George Valentine reopen the 1994 stabbing of a young man on an island off the North Norfolk coast, they find one of the witnesses dead, possibly a suicide
Death on demand by Jim Kelly( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the newspapers turn up to cover Ruby Bright's 100th birthday, they find her seaside care home is a murder scene. Someone spirited Ruby away by wheelchair down to the water's edge on the idyllic north Norfolk coast, and strangled her. But why kill a harmless centurion? As Detective Inspector Shaw and Detective Sergeant Valentine investigate, it's clear Ruby wasn't the first victim, and nor is she the last. All trails seem to lead back to the old Parkwood Springs estate, close to the docklands. There's only one way in and one way out of the estate - through the derelict Lister Tunnel. But what is the secret within...?
At death's window by Jim Kelly( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a body is discovered beneath the waves off Scolt Head Island, the contents of the dead man's pockets lead Detective Inspector Peter Shaw to suspect an outbreak of 'samphire wars': a turf battle for control of the prized sea asparagus which sells for a small fortune along the affluent North Norfolk coast. Or does the killer merely want it to look that way? Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant George Valentine is investigating a series of break-ins targeted at wealthy second-home owners. And a lethal strain of adulterated cocaine is flooding the streets of nearby Lynn, leaving devastation in its wake. Then the second body is found - and the simmering tensions underpinning this remote coastal community come bursting into the open ... with devastating consequences
Death ship by Jim Kelly( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an explosion rips across Hunstanton Beach on the north Norfolk coast, an abandoned Second World War bomb is assumed to be the cause . . . but is it? Could there be a connection with the new pier being built - and the increasingly bitter campaign to halt its construction?At the same time, DI Shaw and DS Valentine are on the hunt for an elderly female killer with a uniquely macabre method of despatch. And a 63-year-old Dutch engineer is missing, presumed drowned . . . but where is the body?All seemingly unrelated investigations - but in each case nothing is as it seems. To find the answers, Shaw must delve into the past, and a mystery that has remained unsolved for more than sixty years
The Great Darkness by Jim Kelly( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout The Great Darkness covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool waters of the Cam. Daylight reveals a corpse on the riverside, the body torn apart by some unspeakable force. Brooke investigates, calling on the expertise and inspiration of a faithful group of fellow 'nighthawks' across the city, all condemned, like the detective, to a life lived away from the light. Within hours The Great Darkness has claimed a second victim. War, it seems, has many victims, but what links these crimes of the night?
At death's window by Jim Kelly( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a body is discovered beneath the waves off Scolt Head Island, the contents of the dead man's pockets lead Detective Inspector Peter Shaw to suspect an outbreak of 'samphire wars': a turf battle for control of the prized sea asparagus which sells for a small fortune along affluent North Norfolk coast. Or does the killer merely want it to look that way? Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant George Valentine is investigating a series of break-ins targeted at wealthy second-home owners. And a lethal strain of adulterated cocaine is flooding the streets of nearby Lynn, leaving devastation in its wake. Then the second body is found - and the simmering tensions underpinning this remote coastal community come bursting into the open ... with devastating consequences."--Publisher description
The water clock by Jim Kelly( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the bleak snowbound landscape of the Cambridgeshire Fens, a car is winched from a frozen river. Inside, locked in a block of ice, is a man's mutilated body. Later, high on Ely Cathedral, a second body is found, grotesquely riding a stone gargoyle. The dessicated remains have been there more than 30 years. Local reporter Philip Dryden knows he's on to a great story when forensic evidence links both victims to one terrifying event in 1966. But the investigation also offers the key to a very personal mystery
The coldest blood by Jim Kelly( Recording )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip must pick his way along a disturbing trail of cruelty and betrayal and a chilling, half-remembered mystery from his own childhood to solve the mystery of two men found frozen to death
The moon tunnel by Jim Kelly( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip is reporting on an archaeological dig at an old POW camp when a body turns up. When a second more recent body turns up Philip decides to investigate
The fire baby by Jim Kelly( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1976. A US plane crashes on the fens. Out of the flames walks a woman, Maggie Beck, carrying a baby. 2003. Maggie is dying and Laura Dryden hears her dying confession from her hospital bed, through a coma - a confession that will blow open a murder story
 
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Alternative Names
Jim Kelly britischer Krimiautor

Jim Kelly Brits journalist

Jim Kelly écrivain britannique

Kelly, James Gerald 1957-

Джим Келли

جيم كيلي

جیم کلی ژورنالیست و نویسنده بریتانیایی

ケリー, ジム

ジム・ケリー

Languages
English (251)

German (16)

Japanese (9)

Dutch (8)