WorldCat Identities

Jeffries, Roderic 1926-

Overview
Works: 119 works in 473 publications in 2 languages and 20,991 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6060.E43, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roderic Jeffries
The ambiguity of murder by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Czech and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Inspector Alvarez "would rather be sipping a brandy in the shade," as he investigates the murder of retired Bolivian diplomat Guido Zavala, he receives a series of phone calls that indicate that he may be the next victim
Sun, sea and murder by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rich and arrogant, when Tylers love of good wine leads to the deaths of a young couple in a country lane in Kent, he drives his car to his extensive property in Mallorca so the English police can't examine it. When laid-back Mallorcan Inspector Alvarez is ordered to investigate whether Tyler is in the area, he's reluctant, to say the least. He soon discovers, however, that this routine inquiry has far-reaching consequences
An enigmatic disappearance by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspector Alvarez likes the quiet life, away from the disapproving gaze of his boss, Superior Chief Salas, and the antics of Mallorca's expatriate community. So he is not inclined to become too concerned when Bevis Ogden, a wealthy British man, reports the disappearance of his attractive young wife, Sabrina. No doubt she has found a younger, possibly wealthier, alternative and left for greener pastures. However, the discovery of a body at the bottom of a gorge changes his attitude dramatically."--Jacket
Murder needs imagination by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majorcan Inspector Enrique Alvarez is called out to investigate the seemingly routine accidental death of Englishman Jasper Vickers, but all is not as straightforward as it seems. Despite being made to hand the case over to the slick, suave Inspector Pocavi, Alvarez remains determined to solve the case in the hope that his imaginative approach might win the day
An Arcadian death : an Inspector Alvarez novel by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Spanish island of Mallorca, a lady landowner is killed in a room locked from the inside. At first, the murder is attributed to some sharecropper--they are still obliged to surrender half their earnings--but as Inspector Alvarez digs deeper he learns of the presence of two Englishmen on the island. One is the lady's nephew, the other a known con man
Relatively dangerous : an Inspector Alvarez novel by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder's long memory by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artful death : an Inspector Alvarez novel by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wealthy and rakish Keith Vickers has lived at Ca'an Mortice, a luxurious estate on the Spanish island of Mallorca, ever since he experienced a series of failed business attempts back in England. Living off his inheritance and the profits of his latest corrupt property venture, Keith has dated and abandoned woman after woman."--Jacket
An instinctive solution by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Majorcan Inspector Enrique Alvarez is called upon to investigate the death of a woman found shot dead in her own home, all the evidence seems to point to her husbands guilt. But Alvarez just doesnt believe Herod is guilty. His reason? Instinct. Which doesnt go down too well with his superiors, and Alvarez is forced to take a risk in the belief that justice should take precedence over the law
Death takes time by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Alvarez of Majorca hunts for the killer of three people. One victim fell off a balcony, another died from an overdose of heroin even though he was not an addict, and a third was shot. A tale of blackmail by the author of Murder Confounded
Murder, Majorcan style by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Alvarez is just considering whether he can leave early for the day without being detected when Tomeu, a policeman from Port Lluesco with who Alvarez has enjoyed many a night out, calls to tell him an Englishman has been found dead in his car garage, the engine switched and the tank empty.--From book jacket
Murder delayed by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It seems impossible: to find a man who stole half a million pounds from among thousands of tourists, with only a visual description. And not only does Alvarez have to do it, he also has a female dragon to contend with - Raquel Rexach, Dolores's old and much disliked schoolmate, whose jewellery has been reported stolen. Alvarez likes the quiet life, but even he cannot foresee where this investigation will lead."--The publisher
A maze of murders : an Inspector Alvarez novel by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Alvarez discovers that the British tourist missing from a pleasure boat off Mallorca was no ordinary tourist
An artistic way to go : an Inspector Alvarez novel by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Enrique Alvarez investigates the mysterious death of British art dealer Oliver Cooper on the Spanish island of Majorca
A question of motive by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mallorcan Inspector Alvarez believes the death of Englishman Robin Gill, whose body is found at the foot of a steep rock wall, isn't an accident and attempts to find a motive and a killer
Seeing is deceiving by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Alvarez is called in to help the investigation of a brutal murder in England
Murder confounded by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Inspector Enrique Alvarez mystery"
An intriguing murder by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott Muir, handsome, rich, a noted Lothario, was envied, but seldom liked; when, at his party, Laura and Keir Locke learned he might have been the man whose malign influence had led their daughter to commit suicide, their dislike turned to hatred
A sunny disappearance by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is hard, or so Alvarez judged before Maurice Rook set sail from Port Llueso in his luxury motor cruiser and disappeared then it becomes very much harder. Noyes, working for an English firm of investigators, arrives on Majorca suspecting Rook did not died from accidental drowning, but has attempted to perpetrate an insurance fraud intended to recoup the money he lost in a proposed development in the south of the Peninsula. The investigation requires considerable work on Alvarez's part, in the course of which he becomes friendly with Gail, Rook's niece, and he tries, against his conscience, to use this friendship to learn from her whether Rook is, indeed, alive and well. Inevitably, Dolores suspects that far from pursuing his work, his growing friendship with Gail evidences his susceptibility to the charm of young, foreign women. As Alvarez sadly accepts, where emotions are concerned, women weave fantasies out of moonbeams
In search of murder by Roderic Jeffries( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Alvarez is rudely awakened from his afternoon siesta by a phone call reporting the death of one Senor Picare. On arrival at the Picare villa, it seems his grieving widow is passed out in bed and the housekeeper, Rosalía, is the one dealing with the police and comforting the young maid, Marta, who is devastated by the death of her employer
 
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Murder, Majorcan style
Alternative Names

controlled identityAshford, Jeffrey, 1926-

Alding, Peter.

Ashford, Jeffrey.

Ashford, Jeffrey, 1926-

Draper Hastings

Draper, Hastings, 1926-

Graeme Roderic

Graeme, Roderic, 1926-

Hastings Graham

Hastings, Graham, 1926-

Jeffries, Roderic

Languages
English (150)

Czech (1)

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Sun, sea and murderAn enigmatic disappearanceMurder needs imaginationAn Arcadian death : an Inspector Alvarez novelAn artful death : an Inspector Alvarez novelAn instinctive solutionMurder, Majorcan styleMurder delayed