WorldCat Identities

Russell, Craig 1956-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 485 publications in 15 languages and 4,742 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Noir fiction  Science fiction  History  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6118.U85, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Craig Russell
Brother Grimm by Craig Russell( Book )

66 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl's body lies posed on the pale sand of a Hamburg beach, a message concealed in her hand. The hunt is on for a serial killer who is exploring the darkest, most fundamental fears hidden in ancient fairy tales
Eternal by Craig Russell( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two high profile victims, a former left-wing radical turned environmental campaigner and a geneticist researching the possibility of inherited memory, are found murdered within 24 hours of each other. Both men have been scalped
A fear of dark water : a Jan Fabel novel by Craig Russell( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as a major environmental summit is about to start in Hamburg, a massive storm hits the city. When the flood waters recede, a headless torso is found washed up. Initially, Jan Fabel of the Murder Commission fears it may be another victim of a serial rapist and murderer who stalks his victims through internet social network sites, then dumps their bodies in waterways around the city. But the truth of the situation is far more complex and even more sinister. Fabel's investigations lead him to a secretive environmental Doomsday cult called 'Pharos', the brainchild of a reclusive, crippled billionaire, Dominik Korn. Fabel's skills as a policeman are tested to their utmost as he finds himself drawn into an unfamiliar, high tech world of cyberspace, where anyone can be anybody or anything they want. And he quickly realises that he is no longer the hunter, but the hunted
Blood eagle by Craig Russell( Book )

66 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The message was sent to Kriminalhauptkommissar Fabel by email." "'Time is strange is it not? I write and you read and we share the same moment. Yet, as I write this, Herr Hauptkommissar, you sleep and my next victim still lives. As you read it, she is already dead. Our dance continues ... '" "The same gruesome ritualistic method of killing. The same mocking tone in the emails. It all points to the same killer. But there is no precise evidence to link the two cases, except for the tantalising email." "In his first crime novel, Craig Russell introduces us to a new detective hero, Jan Fabel - half-Scottish, half-German, a man of conscience and imagination." "Russell has also created a richly textured scenario where the City of Hamburg plays a central role - a city of contrasts and shadows. A city where the old Germany combines increasingly with the new, where gangs from Turkey and the Ukraine battle for supremacy." "Fabel's desperate attempt to solve the case before more victims are discovered, gradually uncovers layer upon layer of intrigue. How can he track a murderer who leaves no trail, whose victims seem purposefully random and whose motive reaches far beyond greed and lust, into the darkest recesses of the human soul?"--Jacket
The carnival master by Craig Russell( Book )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Fabel thought he was finished with death. Instead, while he is preparing for a new career outside the police, a Cologne murder detective asks for his help in tracking down the Carnival Cannibal, a terrifying serial killer who has killed each year for three years at the start of Cologne's world-famous annual Carnival. Maria Klee, Fabel's deputy, is close to mental breakdown and on extended sick leave. Unknown to anyone, Maria also heads for Cologne to hunt down a different, even more dangerous killer. One with whom she has a score to settle. Taras Buslenko, a Ukrainian special-forces commander prepares his hand-picked undercover spetznaz unit for a '?black' operation into Cologne. Their aim: to end, with extreme prejudice, the rule of an ex-pat Ukrainian crime-boss of legendary cruelty. Their orders: to let nothing or nobody get in their way. Three paths converging on Cologne at Carnival at a time when the world is traditionally turned on its head and Chaos rules. And everybody hides behind a mask. Fabel finds himself on a trail of betrayal and vengeance, violence and death. And once more faces his greatest enemy: the true Master of the Carnival. -- Publisher details
The Valkyrie song by Craig Russell( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Fabel is a troubled man. His relationships with the women in his life are becoming increasingly complicated. If that weren't enough, after a gap of ten years, a female serial killer again makes the headlines. Fabel's hunt for the truth will bring him up against the most terrifyingly efficient professional killer. The ultimate avenging angel
Lennox by Craig Russell( Book )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shady investigator Lennox stands somewhere between legal and illegal, honour and greed, crims and cops. The one clear thing about Lennox is his certainty that only the toughest and most ruthless survive in his home town of Glasgow. The McGahern twins are on the way up in Glasgow's grimy underworld. Then Tam, the brains of the two, is killed in a vicious contract killing. Frankie, Tam's identical twin, wants Lennox to find out who killed Tam. Lennox refuses. Later that night, Frankie turns up dead, and Lennox finds himself in the frame for the murder. The only way for him to prove his innocence is to solve the crime - but he'll have to evade dodgy cops and men more deadly than Glasgow's notorious crime bosses before he gets any answers. Sensational writing, deft use of humour and page-turning action combine to make this a must-read novel
The long Glasgow kiss by Craig Russell( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasgow in the 1950s - not somewhere you'd choose to be unless you were born to it. Yet Lennox, a private investigator, finds it oddly congenial. Lennox is a man balanced between the law and those who break it - a dangerous place where only the toughest and most ruthless survive. Glasgow bookie and greyhound breeder, Jimmy 'Small Change' MacFarlane, runs one of the biggest operations at Glasgow's dog-racing track. When MacFarlane is bludgeoned to death with a bronze statue of Danny Boy, his best racer, Lennox has a solid gold alibi - he had spent the night with MacFarlane's daughter. Lennox is quickly drawn into hunting MacFarlane's killer, where he soon discovers that 'Small Change' was into a lot more than dog racing. Worse, crime boss Willie Sneddon, one of Glasgow's notorious Three Kings, is clearly involved and he's not a man Lennox wants to cross. But somewhere out there in the shadows lurks a really big player, an elusive villain who makes the Three Kings look like minnows. Lennox is the only man who can track him down
The deep dark sleep by Craig Russell( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human remains are recovered from the bottom of the River Clyde. Tests reveal they've been there for eighteen years. Glasgow's underworld is buzzing with the news that the dredged up bones belong to Gentleman Joe Strachan, the city's most successful and ruthless armed robber. Strachan's daughters, Isa and Violet, want to hire Lennox to find out who has been sending them large sums of cash each year on the anniversary of Strachan's most successful robbery. Despite his reservations, Lennox needs the money and takes the job. But his investigations lead him back into the dark world of the Three Kings - the crime bosses who run the city. He should never have got involved
Dead men and broken hearts by Craig Russell( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November 1956. The world is in turmoil. While the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Uprising boil away in the background, Lennox has more immediate concerns, like getting his personal life, and his business, back on track. So, when a woman comes into Lennox's office and hires him to follow her husband, whom she suspects of leading a double life, it seems the perfect case. Straightforward, typical - if a little sordid - and most of all, legal. But as he begins to dig deeper, Lennox realizes that this is no ordinary case of marital infidelity. He finds himself caught by the police in a room with a dead body; pursued by shadowy members of the intelligence community; and once more a target of the Three Kings, the crime bosses who between them run Glasgow's underworld. Lennox must again draw on the violent, war-damaged part of his personality that he has tried to keep buried, in order to survive
Ghosts of altona by Craig Russell( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Fabel is a changed man. Head of the Polizei Hamburg's Murder Commission, Fabel has dealt with the dead for nearly two decades, but when a routine enquiry becomes a life-threatening - and life-altering - experience, he finds himself on much closer terms with death than ever before. Fabel's first case at the Murder Commission comes back to haunt him: Monika Krone's body is found at last, fifteen years after she went missing. Monika - ethereally beautiful, intelligent, cruel - was the centre of a group of students obsessed with the gothic. Fabel re-opens the case. What happened that night, when Monika left a party and disappeared into thin air? Meanwhile, Hamburg's most dangerous serial rapist has escaped from high-security prison. Fabel is convinced he had outside help, but from whom? His suspicions that the escape is connected to the discovery of Monika's body seem to lead to nothing when there are no sightings of the fugitive, but little can he imagine the real purpose for which this monster has been unleashed. When men involved with Monika start turning up dead, the crime scenes full of gothic symbolism, Fabel realizes he is looking for a killer with both a hunger for vengeance and a terrifying taste for the macabre. A true gothic demon is stalking the streets of Hamburg
The quiet death of Thomas Quaid by Craig Russell( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lennox liked Quiet Tommy Quaid. Perhaps it's odd for a private detective to like - even admire - a career thief, but Quiet Tommy Quaid was the sort of man everyone liked. Amiable, easy-going, well-dressed, with no vices to speak of - well, aside from his excessive drinking and womanising, but then in 1950s Glasgow those are practically virtues. And besides, throughout his many exploits outside the law, Quiet Tommy never once used violence. It was rumoured to be the police who gave him his nickname - because whenever they caught him, which was not often, he always came quietly. So probably even the police liked him deep down. Above all, the reason people liked Tommy was that he you knew exactly what you were dealing with. Here, everybody realized, was someone who was exactly, simply and totally who and what he seemed to be. But when Tommy turns up dead, Lennox and the rest of Glasgow will find out just how wrong they were
A Lennox thriller by Craig Russell( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third fantastic thriller featuring shady investigator Lennox as he stalks Glasgow's tough streets
The quiet death of Thomas Quaid by Craig Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lennox liked Quiet Tommy Quaid. Perhaps it's odd for a private detective to like - even admire - a career thief, but Quiet Tommy Quaid was the sort of man everyone liked. Amiable, easy-going, well-dressed, with no vices to speak of - well, aside from his excessive drinking and womanising, but then in 1950s Glasgow those are practically virtues. And besides, throughout his many exploits outside the law, Quiet Tommy never once used violence. It was rumoured to be the police who gave him his nickname - because whenever they caught him, which was not often, he always came quietly. Above all, the reason people liked Tommy was that he you knew exactly what you were dealing with. Here, everybody realised, was someone who was exactly, simply and totally who and what he seemed to be. But when Tommy turns up dead, Lennox and the rest of Glasgow will find out just how wrong they were
Brother Grimm by Craig Russell( Recording )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl's body lies, posed, on the pale sand of a Hamburg beach, a message concealed in her hand: "I have been underground, and now it is time for me to return home ... "Jan Fabel, of the Hamburg murder squad, is struggling to interpret this twisted imagery. Four days later, a man and a woman are found deep in woodland, their throats slashed, the names "Hansel" and "Gretel" written on slips of paper pressed into their hands, in the same tiny, obsessively neat writing. It becomes clear that each new crime is a grisly reference to folk stories collected almost 200 years ago by the Brothers Grimm. The hunt is on for a serial killer who is exploring the darkest most fundamental fears hidden in ancient fairy tales. A predator who kills and then disappears into the shadows. A monster we all learned to fear in childhood
Blood eagle by Craig Russell( Recording )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first woman had her lungs ripped out. When the same gruesome ritualistic method was used again, it was clear that the same killer was responsible. But there is no precise evidence to link the two cases, except for the tantalising email. As Jan Fabel makes a desperate attempt to solve the case before more victims are discovered, he gradually uncovers layer upon layer of intrigue and conspiracy
Fragment by Craig Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When avalanching glaciers thrust a massive Antarctic ice sheet into the open ocean, the captain of an atomic submarine must risk his vessel to rescue the survivors of a smashed polar research station. In Washington, the President's top advisor scrambles to spin the disaster to suit his master's political aims; and meanwhile two intrepid newsmen sail south into the storm-lashed Drake Passage to discover the truth. On board the submarine, as the colossal ice sheet begins its drift toward South America and the world begins to take notice, scientists uncover a secret that will threaten the future of America's military power and change the fate of humanity. While beneath the human chaos one brave Blue Whale fights for the survival of it's species
A fear of dark water by Craig Russell( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as a major environmental summit is about to start in Hamburg, a massive storm hits the city. When the flood waters recede, a headless torso is found washed up. Initially, Jan Fabel fears it may be another victim of a serial rapist and murderer who stalks his victims, then dumps their bodies in waterways around the city. But the truth of the situation is far more complex. Fabel's investigations lead him to a secretive environmental Doomsday cult called "Pharos", the brainchild of a reclusive, crippled billionaire, Dominik Korn. Fabel's skills as a policeman are tested to their utmost as he finds himself drawn into an unfamiliar, high-tech world of cyberspace. And he quickly realises that he is no longer the hunter, but the hunted
Eternal by Craig Russell( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two high profile victims - a former left-wing radical turned environmental campaigner and a geneticist researching the possibility of inherited memory - are found murdered within 24 hours of each other. Both men have been scalped. Jan Fabel and his murder team have nothing to go on other than a single red hair left as a signature at each scene - each hair cut from the same head at least 20 years previously. Connections begin to appear: a long disbanded terrorist group; a mummified body; and a killer who believes he has been reincarnated to exact a terrible revenge on those who betrayed him in a previous life
Magpie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magpie is a British independent film about an absent young father (Tony) who returns to town in order to attend his 9 year old, shark-obsessed son's funeral with 2 friends (Phil and Craig). His glaring failure as a parent makes his presence an unwelcome one, especially with the boy's mother (Emily) who struggles with her loss and the lack control she has over the funeral arrangements. Tony discovers that his son's obsession with sharks may have come from a shark-related birthday card he picked up for the boy's 6th birthday. Unable to remember picking up the card, his influence leads him to deduce that a burial at sea would be more fitting for the boy
 
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EternalA fear of dark water : a Jan Fabel novelBlood eagleThe carnival masterThe Valkyrie songLennoxThe long Glasgow kissThe deep dark sleep
Alternative Names

controlled identityGalt, Christopher, 1956-

Craig Russell Brits schrijver

Craig Russell écrivain écossais

Craig Russell (écrivain) Écrivain écossais

Craig Russell escritor británico

Craig Russell pisarz brytyjski

Craig Russell schottischer Schriftsteller

Galt, Christopher

Rassell, Kreĭg 1956-

Russel, Craig 1956-

Крейг Ръсел

Крэйг Расселл

クレイグ・ラッセル

ラッセル, クレイグ

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