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Barclay, Linwood

Overview
Works: 200 works in 1,443 publications in 22 languages and 43,089 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories, American  Novels  Biography  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS8553.A7518, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Linwood Barclay
 
Most widely held works by Linwood Barclay
No time for goodbye by Linwood Barclay( Book )

139 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 3,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge wakes up one morning to find her entire family gone. Twenty-five years later, their unexplained disappearance still haunts her. She agrees to appear on the reenactment show Deadline, hoping the TV exposure might provide her with some answers, although her husband, English teacher Terry Archer, is considerably more skeptical. Indeed, not long after the show airs, the two are shaken down by a psychic, receive a series of bizarre phone calls, and become the victims of a break-in, although nothing is taken; instead, something is left--a hat that Cynthia is convinced belonged to her father
The accident : a novel by Linwood Barclay( Book )

76 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the new normal at the Garber household in Connecticut. Glen, a contractor, has seen his business shaken by the housing crisis, and now his wife, Sheila, is taking a business course at night to increase her chances of landing a good-paying job. But she should have been home by now. Waiting for Sheila's return, with their eight-year-old daughter sleeping soundly, Glen soon finds his worst fears confirmed: Sheila and two others have been killed in a car accident. Adding to the tragedy, the police claim Sheila was responsible. Glen knows it is impossible. When he investigates, Glen begins to uncover layers of lawlessness beneath the placid surface of their suburb, secret after dangerous secret behind the closed doors. Propelled into a vortex of corruption and illegal activity, pursued by mysterious killers, and confronted by threats from neighbors he thought he knew, Glen must take his own desperate measures and go to terrifying new places in himself to avenge his wife and protect his child. -- From publisher's web site
Never look away : a thriller by Linwood Barclay( Book )

67 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife, Jan, and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. A frantic search only leads to an even more shocking and harrowing turn of events."--Page 2 of cover
Trust your eyes : a thriller by Linwood Barclay( Book )

59 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A schizophrenic, map-obsessed, shut-in who tours the world using a computer program witnesses what he believes to be a murder in downtown New York City and enlists his caretaker brother in an effort to investigate
Fear the worst by Linwood Barclay( Book )

84 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim is an average guy. He sells cars. He has and ex-wife who's moved in with a man whose moody son spends more time online than he should. Tim's girlfriend is turning out to be a bit of a flake. It's not a life without hassles, but nothing will prepare him for the nightmare that's about the begin
Too close to home by Linwood Barclay( Book )

82 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using his neighbor's house to spend some private time with his girlfriend while the Barclays are on vacation, Derek Cutter suddenly becomes the prime suspect in a small-town murder case when the Barclays return home early and are unexpectedly killed--with Derek still hiding in their basement
A tap on the window by Linwood Barclay( Book )

59 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver's teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once-normal life. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can't move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Because driving home one night, he makes his first big mistake. A girl drenched in rain taps on his car window and asks for a ride as he sits at a stoplight. Even though he knows a fortysomething man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. She's the same age as Scott, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved. Now Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has decided to expose those secrets, one by one. That's his second big mistake"--
No safe house by Linwood Barclay( Book )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened to ruin her relationship with them permanently. Their daughter, Grace, is rebelling against her parents' seemingly needless overprotection. Terry is just trying to keep his family together. And the entire town is reeling from the senseless murder of two elderly locals. But when Grace foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must stay alive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown. For there, they will be reconnected with the man who saved their lives seven years ago, but who still remains a ruthless, unrepentant criminal. They will encounter killers for hire working all sides. And they will learn that there are some things people value much more than money, and will do anything to get it. Caught in a labyrinth between family loyalty and ultimate betrayal, Terry must find a way to extricate his family from a lethal situation he still doesn't fully comprehend. All he knows is that to live, he may have to do the unthinkable ..."--
Broken promise by Linwood Barclay( Book )

53 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times bestselling author of No Safe House comes an explosive novel about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town ... After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own-a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened-even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past ... in blood"--
Far from true : a Promise Falls novel by Linwood Barclay( Book )

38 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When private investigator Cal Weaver looks into a break-in at the home of a recently deceased man, he uncovers far more than he is prepared for after he finds a hidden room in the basement. All evidence points to the room being used for salacious activity. Perhaps something illegal. He also finds that a cache of DVDs has been stolen from the room and soon realizes it may not be discs the thief was actually interested in. But there is something even darker than thievery in town. Detective Barry Duckworth is doggedly trying to solve two murders, one of which is three years old. He believes the killings are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound. And the key to his mystery may lie with Cal Weaver's own labyrinthine case. As the lies begin to unravel, and another murder happens, Cal and Barry find themselves headed straight into the heart of a dark secret as they uncover more startling truths about Promise Falls. Evil deeds long thought buried are about to haunt the residents of this town as the sins of the past and present collide with terrifying results"--
The Twenty-three : a Promise Falls novel by Linwood Barclay( Book )

24 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms--and dozens have died. Investigators quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from a mass poisoning of this town? Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is faced with another problem. A college student has been murdered, and he's seen the killer's handiwork before--in the unsolved homicides of two other women in town. Suddenly, all the strange things that have happened in the last month start to add up ... Bloody mannequins found in car "23" of an abandoned Ferris wheel ... a fiery, out-of-control bus with "23" on the back, that same number on the hoodie of a man accused of assault ... The motive for harming the people of Promise Falls points to the number 23--and working out why will bring Duckworth closer to death than he's ever been before ..."--Provided by publisher
Bad move by Linwood Barclay( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staging a demonstration of his latest worst-case scenario phobia for his family, paranoid writer Zack Walker inadvertently finds himself in possession of a stolen purse and must find a connection between its contents, a dead environmentalist, and real estate thugs--before his wife gets home from work
Parting shot by Linwood Barclay( Book )

19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If you made a mistake that took someone's life, you'd remember it...wouldn't you? After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action.... A gripping thriller packed with scandal, from the master of the twist you never saw coming."--
A noise downstairs : a novel by Linwood Barclay( Book )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the driving suspense of Harlan Coben, in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there is no rational explanation. College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. Until, driving along a deserted road late one night, he surprises a murderer disposing of a couple of bodies. That's when Paul's "normal" existence is turned upside down. After nearly losing his own life in that encounter, he finds himself battling PTSD, depression, and severe problems at work. His wife, Charlotte, desperate to cheer him up, brings home a vintage typewriter--complete with ink ribbons and heavy round keys--to encourage him to get started on that novel he's always intended to write. However, the typewriter itself is a problem. Paul swears it's possessed and types by itself at night. But only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn't hear a thing. And she worries he's going off the rails. Paul believes the typewriter is somehow connected to the murderer he discovered nearly a year ago. The killer had made his victims type apologies to him before ending their lives. Has another sick twist of fate entwined his life with the killer--could this be the same machine? Increasingly tormented but determined to discover the truth and confront his nightmare, Paul begins investigating the deaths himself. But that may not be the best thing to do. Maybe Paul should just take the typewriter back to where his wife found it. Maybe he should stop asking questions and simply walk away while he can. . . ."--
Bad guys by Linwood Barclay( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back on the job as a features writer for the city paper, Zack Walker stumbles into a murder that may be linked to a gang that has been terrorizing the city's high-end shopping district
Never saw it coming by Linwood Barclay( Book )

41 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. At least, that's what she tells people. She watches the news for stories of missing people, then waits a few days and goes to see the family. She tells them she's had a vision and that she may know where their missing loved one is, for a price, of course. Keisha's latest mark is Wendell Garfield, whose wife disappeared a week ago. Unluckily for Keisha, her vision turns out to be alarmingly close to the truth. As she wades deeper into the mystery, Keisha inadvertently finds herself caught in a web of suspicion and violence
Trust your eyes by Linwood Barclay( Recording )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A schizophrenic, map-obsessed, shut-in who tours the world using a computer program witnesses what he believes to be a murder in downtown New York City and enlists his caretaker brother in an effort to investigate
A tap on the window by Linwood Barclay( Recording )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver's teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once-normal life. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can't move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Because driving home one night, he makes his first big mistake. A girl drenched in rain taps on his car window and asks for a ride as he sits at a stoplight. Even though he knows a fortysomething man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. She's the same age as Scott, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved. Now Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has decided to expose those secrets, one by one. That's his second big mistake."--Container
FaceOff by David Baldacci( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-of-a-kind anthology that pulls together the most beloved characters from the best and most popular thriller series today. Worlds collide! In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members
Stone rain by Linwood Barclay( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and French and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his friend Trixie Snelling becomes the prime suspect in a bizarre murder and implicates him in the discovery of a corpse strapped to her basement bondage cross, Zack Walker races to uncover the truth
 
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Alternative Names
Barclay, Linwood

Barḳli, Linṿud 1955-

Linwood Barclay Amerikaans journalist

Linwood Barclay kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Autor und Journalist

Линуд Баркли

ברקלי, לינווד 1955-

לינווד ברקלי

바클레이, 린우드

バークレイ, リンウッド

リンウッド・バークレイ

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