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Lee, John Rafter

Works: 296 works in 1,514 publications in 1 language and 51,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Military history  Spy stories  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6056.O45, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Rafter Lee
Fall of giants by Ken Follett( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London. Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to US President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution. In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty
Winter of the world by Ken Follett( Recording )

22 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families, American, German, Russian, English, Welsh, enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits a deed of great courage and heartbreak. American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific. English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism. Daisy Peshkov, a driven American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war, but the war to come. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever increasing complexity
Edge of eternity by Ken Follett( Recording )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conclusion to Ken Follett's historical series that follows the fortunes of five intertwined families, American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh, through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most chaotic eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1990s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution, and rock and roll
World without end by Ken Follett( Recording )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Follett has 90 million readers worldwide. THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH is his bestselling book of all time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of The PILLARS OF THE EARTH, Ken Follett has written the most-anticipated sequel of the year?WORLD WITHOUT END. In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed?"it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you" ( CHICAGO TRIBUNE )?and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel. WORLD WITHOUT END takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas? about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race?the Black Death. Three years in the writing, and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, WORLD WITHOUT END breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft
This body of death : an inspector Lynley novel by Elizabeth George( Recording )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. While Lynley works on the case in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest--and to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking
The pillars of the earth by Ken Follett( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in twelfth-century England, this epic of kings and peasants juxtaposes the building of a magnificent church with the violence and treachery that often characterized the Middle Ages
The redeemer by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Christmas approaches, Detective Harry Hole investigates the murder of a Salvation Army singer, who turns out to have been shot by mistake
The black cat : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jury investigates the death of a young escort who has been murdered behind a local pub. The only witness is the establishment's black cat, who gives neither crook nor clue as to the girl's identity or her killer's
The heir by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Recording )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Deravenel has been in charge of his family's trading company for most of his adult life. At age 33, Edward has made his company in one of the most successful companies in the world. He plans on leaving his vast wealth for his beloved son. However, his scheming brother and his dishonest wife plan on duping Edward, and take his money
The old wine shades by Martha Grimes( Recording )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Jury considers the authenticity of a fantastical tale, told by a stranger and fellow patron at the Old Wine Shades pub in London, about a string theory scientist's wife, son, and dog, who disappeared without a trace nine months earlier
A few of the girls : stories by Maeve Binchy( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of stories previously unpublished in the United States
A banquet of consequences by Elizabeth George( Recording )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful fac̦ade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit. The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind who will have to deal with its unintended consequences. Could there be a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?
Dust : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Recording )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Yard superintendent, Richard Jury investigates the murder of wealthy bachelor Billy Maples in a shady London motel. He discovers connections between the murder and the distant past through Maples' grandfather, who served as one of Britain's top code breakers during WWII
Police : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Hole seemingly has his hands tied when the police seek his help in finding a killer who his offing Oslo cops whose cases are unsolved
The white tiger : a novel by Aravind Adiga( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relocating to New Delhi when he is offered a new job, Balram Halwai is disillusioned by the city's twenty-first-century materialism and technology-spawned violence, a circumstance that forces him to question his loyalties, ambitions, and past
The thirst by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past
The English assassin by Daniel Silva( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. A prominent Swiss banker has called him to Switzerland to restore his Raphael. The problem is that Allon finds the banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect
Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an Allied victory by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles World War II's pivotal deception by two British naval officers who successfully fed false intelligence to the Nazis about where Allied forces were planning an attack in southern Europe
Careless in red by Elizabeth George( Recording )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking. On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man. The head of the vastly understaffed local police department needs Lynley's help, though, especially when it comes to the mysterious, secretive woman whose cottage lies not far from where the body was discovered
The confessor by Daniel Silva( Recording )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Latin-speaking thief of research sets Israeli agent Gabriel Allon on the trail of buried secrets
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This body of death : an inspector Lynley novel
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Lee, John (John Rafter)

English (271)

World without endThis body of death : an inspector Lynley novelThe pillars of the earthThe black cat : a Richard Jury mysteryThe heirThe old wine shadesDust : a Richard Jury mysteryThe white tiger : a novel