Most widely held works by Glen McCready
Bangkok haunts by John Burdett ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Just when he thinks he's seen everything Bangkok's thriving criminal world has to offer, Royal Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep receives an unpleasant surprise--an anonymous snuff film. A woman named Damrong--someone he onced loved and who still haunts his memories--is murdered in the film. Obsessed with Damrong's death, Sonchai braves street gangs, investigates a shady and exclusive men's club, and staves off threats, seen and unseen, as he pieces together the scattered clues.
The mysteries of glass by Sue Gee ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
It's the winter of 1860 when Richard Allen, a young curate, travels to a small hamlet outside Hereford to take up his first position. It's in this quiet place of wind and tress, birds and water that Richard is to fall passionately in love--but he cannot find fulfillment, for his lover is Susannah Beddoes, the wife of the vicar of his new parish.
The society of others by William Nicholson ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
He has nowhere to go. So he goes there. The narrator of The society of others is an alienated young man who sees no meaning in life. He doesn't even see the point of getting out of bed in the morning. To get his family off his back, he embarks on an aimless hitchhiking adventure around Europe. But his journey soon takes an unexpected twist.
The kid by Kevin Lewis ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Growing up on a council estate in South London, Kevin Lewis was beaten and starved by his parents and largely ignored by social services. But he was offered a way out, and was soon placed into a new home. Things still didn't work out for him, and so at age 17, he entered the criminal underground. Nicknamed "The Kid," Lewis felt right at home amongst the dregs of society, but was still unsatisfied. This is the story of how he overcame all of these hardships.
Burning blue a sweeping novel of love, loss and war by James Holland ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Joss Lambert has always been a loner, constrained by a secret from his past, until he finds friendship and solace firstly with Guy Liddell, a friend from school, and then with Guy's family, who welcome him into their farmhouse home. Joss increasingly comes to depend upon the Liddells and treats Alvedon Farm as the one place where he feels not only appreciated but also truly happy. But the idyll cannot last. With war looming, Joss is forced to confront the past. He escaped through flying, becoming a fighter-pilot in the RAF. But with the onset of war, even Liddell's world is crumbling.
The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montefiore ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 libraries worldwide
"Mischa knows what it is to be abandoned. His German father disappeared at the end of the war, leaving him and his mother to endure the hatred and contempt of all the French villagers, the two of them against the world. And his surrogate father vanishes too, with no word of explanation. Mischa bears these scars into manhood. Only when his mother dies, revealing the existence of a priceless masterpiece, does he go on the trail of his own history."--Container.
The painted lady by Edward Marston ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Araminta Jewell is a beauty; a dazzling young lady who manages to resist all the blandishments that come her way. But even her marriage to Sir Martin Culthorpe has not discouraged the rakes of London and she is still pursued with unflagging zeal. It is during her first sitting for a portrait that Christopher Redmayne meets the lovely Lady Culthorpe, although he has heard much about her. Before the portrait can be finished, however, Sir Martin is murdered. Christopher embarks on a quest to discover the killer's identity, but with each new day bringing a fresh batch of suspects, and the matter of whether Sir Martin was killed because of his shady business dealings or for the exquisite prize of his wife still unclear, Christopher knows this will be far from an easy case to crack.
Someone like me by Tom Holt ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
"Nobody knows where they came from. Nobody knows what they want. The creatures are killing humans for meat and nobody, it seems, can stop them. Now one man--a hunter by trade--has trapped one of the creatures. Under the ground, they face each other. And only one of them will get out alive"--Publisher's website.
Chickenfeed by Minette Walters ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the 'Chicken Farm Murder' that took place in East Sussex in 1924, the author brings a thrilling interpretaion to this real-life mystery.
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Victorian explorers have heard there is a remote plateau where dinosaurs still survive and a group set out on a dangerous mission to find out more about it.
Dog days by Geraldine McCaughrean ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 libraries worldwide
"Clay and his brother, Hal, rescue a struggling dog from the icy River Thames. But back on dry land their fathr refuses to take her in - and the new Dog Tax means she's too expensive to keep. As skinners sharpen their knives, ready to make money from pelts just like hers, the boys determine to save her - at whatever cost."--Container.
Olly Spellmaker and the sulky smudge by Susan Price ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Olly needs Alex's help. She can capture ghosts once they've appeared, but only he can find them in the first place. The problem is, he'd rather not hang our with a motorbiking granny, even one as cool as Olly. Oh, and ghosts terrify him! But Olly's got to snaggle some ghosts to pay off a debt--and haul them to a house that need haunting. Can she persaude Alex to help?
The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Set in Malaysia in the 1930s and 40s, with the rumbling of the Second World War in the background, this is the story of four people: Johnny, an infamous Chinaman whose shop, The Harmony Silk Factory, is a front for his illegal businesses; Snow, the beautiful daughter of a prominent family; Kunichika, a Japanese officer who loves Snow; and an Englishman, Peter, who went to Malaysia like many English but never went home, and who also loved Snow. A journey the four of them take into the jungle has a devastating effect on all of them, and brilliantly exposes the cultural tensions of the era.
Past mortem by Ben Elton ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Always the sun by Neil Cross ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
What do you do when your son is bullied? How far will you go to protect him from those who seek to cause him harm? Jamie is thirteen years old, an only child. His mother has recently died. He and his father Sam have moved to Sam's home town. A fresh start. An aunt to lend support. A new job for Sam and a new school for Jamie. But one day Jamie comes home, bearing the scars of every parent's nightmare.
Bangkok tattoo by John Burdett ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
In District 8, the underbelly of Bangkok's crime world, a mutilated body is found in a hotel bedroom. It looks bad: the corpse is CIA. And it gets worse for Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep when the murderer appears to be the most successful 'working girl' at The Old Man's Club, a brothel owned jointly by Sonchai's mother and his boss, Police Colonel Vikorn. Alerted by Sonchai, Vikorn quickly concocts a cover-up that involves an Al Qaeda terrorist cell - a ploy he believes will prove irresistible to the American spy agency. The bizarre truth that is eventually uncovered, with a little help from the dead, may be too challenging even for the wily colonel, as Sonchai is forced to run the gamut of Bangkok's drug dealers, prostitutes, bad cops, corrupt military generals, and the pitfalls of his own melting heart.
The first casualty by Ben Elton ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
1917, Douglas Kingsley is sent to France to secure the conviction of a young English soldier charged with the murder of a British officer.
Frost fair by Edward Marston ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
December 1669. During one of the coldest winters in living memory, the Thames freezes over and a frost fair is held on the thick ice. Architect Christopher Redmayne and puritanical constable Jonathan Bale are both visiting the fair when one of Bale's sons gets into trouble on the ice. They rescue the boy but in the process make a grim discovery--a frozen corpse.
A forest of eagles by James Follett ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
In No 1 PoW Camp (Officers), Grizedale Hall in the Lake District, the senior German officer, Otto Kruger, has problems. The PoW officers under his command are becoming increasingly impatient with his autocratic regime, which forbids all escape attempts unless they've been properly planned. These stories of life in the camp range from the tragic to the bizarre, and the battle of wits between Kruger and his captors draws together such diverse characters as Ian Fleming and Beatrix Potter, in a story that has the British in the unfamiliar roles of guards and captors.
The vagrant king by E. V Thompson ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Abused children Africa, East Alienation (Social psychology) Architects Audiobooks Audiobooks Bale, Jonathan (Fictitious character) Biography Brothers and sisters Challenger, Professor (Fictitious character) Detective and mystery stories Domestic fiction England England--London Europe Fathers and sons Fiction Fighter pilots France--Bordeaux (Aquitaine) Great Britain Hate History Hitchhiking Hunters Juvenile delinquents Juvenile works Lewis, Kevin,--1970- Lost works of art Magic Malaysia Manners and customs Military campaigns Motherless families Murderers Murder--Investigation Police Psychological fiction Redmayne, Christopher (Fictitious character) Serial murders Sex-oriented businesses Snuff films Sound recordings Stepfathers Talking books Talking books Talking books for children Thailand--Bangkok Wizards World War (1939-1945) Young men