WorldCat Identities

Blake, Nicholas 1904-1972

Overview
Works: 111 works in 763 publications in 13 languages and 7,183 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Drama  Action and adventure fiction  Film adaptations  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6007.A95, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Nicholas Blake
 
Most widely held works by Nicholas Blake
The beast must die by Nicholas Blake( Book )

98 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respected crime writer Frank Cairns plots the perfect murder--a murder that he himself will commit. Cairns intends to murder George Rattery, the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son, but when his intended victim is found dead and Cairns becomes the prime suspect. The author insists that he has been framed. An old friend of Cairns calls in private detective Nigel Strangeways who must unravel a fiendishly plotted mystery if he is to discover what really happened to George Rattery
The private wound by Nicholas Blake( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of chapter by Nicholas Blake( Book )

20 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minute for murder by Nicholas Blake( Book )

21 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When wartime hero Charles Kennington returns from a secret mission, he visits his onetime colleagues, among them Nigel Strangeways, at the Ministry of Morale. He learns his former fiancee, the beautiful Nita, is now having an affair with the director, his brother-in-law. Strangeways is pulled into a murder investigation when Nita is suddenly poisoned. Was it suicide or premeditated?
The widow's cruise by Nicholas Blake( Book )

29 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nigel Strangeways and Clare Massinger go on a summer cruise in the grecian isles, where jealousy and hatred shimmer over the Greek columns, the sunny quiet waters, and the donkey rides. Two sisters--Miss Ambrose, a frumpy, old maid schoolteacher, and Melissa Blaydon, the merry widow incarnate--are the catalyst for one of the most puzzling murders Nigel Strangeways has ever had to solve."--Page [4] of cover
The worm of death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geheimzinnige verdwijning van een bekende arts is voor de familieleden aanleiding de hulp van een particulier detective in te roepen
A question of proof by Nicholas Blake( Book )

39 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annual Sports Day at respected public school, Sudeley Hall, ends in tragedy when the headmaster's obnoxious nephew is found strangled in a haystack. The boy was despised by staff and students alike but English master Michael Evans soon becomes a prime suspect for the murder
The sad variety by Nicholas Blake( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thou shell of death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

33 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fergus O'Brien, a legendary World War One flying ace with several skeletons hidden in his closet, receives a series of mocking letters predicting that he will be murdered on Boxing Day. Undaunted, O'Brien throws a Christmas party, inviting everyone who could be suspected of making the threats along with private detective Nigel Strangeways. But despite Nigel's presence, the former pilot is found dead
The smiler with the knife by Nicholas Blake( Book )

36 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tangled web by Nicholas Blake( Book )

35 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Chesterman has been sentenced to death for murdering a policeman. What is his story and will an appeal be successful?
The morning after death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penknife in my heart by Nicholas Blake( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men, total strangers, establish the perfect alibis by arranging to switch victims. Ned Stowe will kill Stuart Hammer's wealthy uncle for which service Hammer is to eliminate Stowe's neurotic wife, Helena
Head of a traveler by Nicholas Blake( Book )

25 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dreadful hollow by Nicholas Blake( Book )

17 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whisper in the gloom by Nicholas Blake( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of the abominable snowman by Nicholas Blake( Book )

32 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's trouble brewing by Nicholas Blake( Book )

20 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private detective and poet Nigel Strangeways is invited to address the Maiden Astbury literary society. The picturesque Dorset town is home to Bunnett's Brewery, run by the much disliked, and feared, Eustace Bunnett and shortly before Nigel's visit, Bunnett's dog Truffles, was found dead in one of the brewery's vats. The culprit was never caught - although there was no shortage of suspects - but when a body is then found in the same vat, boiled down to its bones, Nigel is called into action to help capture the killer
The corpse in the snowman by Nicholas Blake( Book )

18 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly joker by Nicholas Blake( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When John Waterson and his young wife chose Netherplash Cantorum, Dorset, for their retirement years, they could not have predicted that this idyllic spot had one severe but unforeseeable drawback: among its inhabitants was a practical joker whose fertile mind ran to the most bizarre and grotesque designs. The Village was no place for a quite retirement, or for a gentle recuperation from the nervous breakdown that had afflicted Waterson's wife. In Netherplash, the peace is continually disrupted with extraordinary events tripping over each other which, in the end, lead to a hideous and painful murder"--Publisher's web page
 
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A penknife in my heart
Alternative Names

controlled identityDay Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972

Blake, Nicholas

Blake Nicholas 1904-1972

Blejk, Nikolas 1904-1972

Lewis Cecil Day- 1904-1972

블레이크, 니콜라스 1904-1972

블레이크, 니콜러스 1904-1972

ブレイク, N

ブレイク, ニコラス

Languages
English (449)

Spanish (25)

French (18)

Italian (16)

Japanese (15)

Danish (12)

Dutch (11)

German (10)

Swedish (10)

Russian (4)

Polish (3)

Finnish (2)

Portuguese (1)

Covers
A question of proofThou shell of deathA tangled webA penknife in my heart