WorldCat Identities

Butler, Gwendoline

Overview
Works: 99 works in 542 publications in 2 languages and 17,871 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.U813, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gwendoline Butler
Death lives next door by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trail of a missing person in Oxford, finds that Marion Manning's problem is somehow involved with his quarry - and in a horrifying and unexpected manner, with murder
Coffin's ghost by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Coffin, Commander of the Second City of London's Police, is personally involved when a gruesome parcel containing dimembered body parts is discovered outside a women's shelter
Coffin's game : a John Coffin mystery by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorists attempt to blackmail the wife of Scotland Yard's John Coffin, threatening to reveal her past unless she agrees to spy on the police. When she refuses, they frame her for murder and Coffin must clear her name
A double Coffin by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While assisting a scholar in research on a long retired PM, John hears the PM's deathbed confession of helping his serial murderer father to bury one of the victims. The murder of a journalist also researching the former PM's history ties past and present together and gives John two investigations
The Coffin tree by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, police form a special unit to investigate fiscal crime, but it is not having much success. Two of its members have died of apparent suicides and a woman officer investigating their deaths has disappeared. Chief Commander John Coffin, who founded the unit, investigates. By the author of A Coffin for Charley
Coffin knows the answer by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his wife receives an anonymous cache of disturbing photographs, chief commander John Coffin enlists the help of a colleague to track down a stalker and wonders if the case if linked to a string of London murders
Coffin and the Paper Man by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sixteen-year-old girl's body, beaten, raped, and stabbed to death, is found in an alleyway, and the police begin to get messages from an anonymous letter-writer who goes by the name "the Paper Man."
Coffin underground by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintendent John Coffin of Scotland Yard copes with several other concerns while he investigates a number of violent deaths connected to the house at 22, Church Row
Cracking open a coffin by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Coffin begins an investigation in the present and is soon probing deep in the past, laying bare a series of deaths in settings that range from the university to a refuge for battered women to St. Luke's Theatre where excerpts from The Ring are being performed
Dread murder by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Major Mearns, a guard at Windsor Castle, receives a package containing a pair of human legs, he and his friend Seargeant Denny are determined to solve the crime, while Mearns also vies for the affections of a maid
Coffin on Murder street by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and German and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Street, in London, was nicknamed Murder Street, for it's violent deaths, and worse was to come - a circle of pederasts move into John Coffin's territory
A grave Coffin : a Commander John Coffin mystery by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grim note from a former colleague burdens Commander John Coffin with a difficult task that further complicates his investigation into a series of deaths of young children
Coffin in fashion by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Coffin, now a sergeant, discovers a body in the new house he's bought, but when he decides to investigate the case himself it unexpectedly leads to the clothing industry. Police procedural
Coffin in the Museum of Crime by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Thomas Dunne book." Murder and a mysterious infection lead Detective John Coffin of Scotland Yard to the "Black Museum, " a gallery of infamous crimes and criminals
A coffin for Charley by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and German and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, three women are killed and the available evidence is most puzzling. They all died without a struggle and all three have bitten nails. Commander John Coffin must make the connection. By the author of Cracking Open a Coffin
Coffin on the water by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of bodies are dropped on the rising tide of the River Thames. John Coffin, a detective doing his probation in the bleak Docklands of the Post-War era, discovers that these bodies have made this journey for one very odd purpose. Police procedural
The red staircase by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invited by her cousins to St. Petersburg on the brink of revolution, a young Scottish woman with the power to heal the sick later discovers that she has been chosen as an angel of death for the hated tsar and his family
Sarsen Place by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nameless coffin by Gwendoline Butler( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Coffin had a feeling that the cases of handbag slashing were going to lead him to something far worse, and when a similar case came to court in Murreinhead in Scotland, a court officer was viciously attacked
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityMelville, Jennie

Butler, Gwendoline.

Butler, Gwendoline, 1922-2013

Butler, Gwendoline Williams.

Butler, Gwendoline Williams 1922-2013

Gwendoline Butler britische Schriftstellerin

Gwendoline Butler Brits romanschrijfster (1922-2013)

Gwendoline Butler écrivaine britannique

Melville, Jennie 1922-2013

Williams, Gwendoline 1922-2013

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Languages
English (244)

German (18)

Covers
Coffin's game : a John Coffin mysteryA double CoffinThe Coffin treeCoffin knows the answerCoffin and the Paper ManCoffin undergroundDread murderA grave Coffin : a Commander John Coffin mystery