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Barnes, Michael Tudor

Works: 348 works in 842 publications in 1 language and 7,049 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  War stories  Historical fiction  Sea stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PR6063.C37, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Tudor Barnes
The wire in the blood by Val McDermid( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. Of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them
Devil's game by Patricia Hall( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Laura Ackroyd has a lot on her plate. Having recently discovered she is pregnant, she must now gather the courage to tell her partner, DCI Michael Thackery. So she could have done without the task of profiling the elusive venture capitalist Sir David Murgatroyd. Gradually, Laura discovers more about Murgatroyd, but is there a more sinister side to him? Meanwhile, Thackery is busy with the disappearance of Karen Bastable, a young woman who went missing after an illicit meeting in the local forest. As Thackery and Ackroyd's careers collide, a web of secrecy is revealed, and Laura must think of her own safety as she becomes entangled in a reality that is far darker than she could ever have imagined
Vendetta by Michael Dibdin( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Aurelio Zen Mystery Inspector Zen has a problem: an impossible murder, recorded on the closed-circuit video of Oscar Burolo's top-security Sardinian fortress. As Zen gets to work, he is once again plunged into a menacing and violent world where his own life is soon at risk
Dead man talking by Richard Woodman( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in Hamburg in the 1930s, Jack Clarke has run into some distant relatives. There is Johannes, an enthusiastic Nazi, and his elder brother, Kurt, who is in love with Magda, a wealthy Jewish girl. Jack and Kurt become friends and when Jack is advised to leave Germany as the political situation worsens, Kurt asks him to help Magda escape. Kurt also reveals top secret plans of the German navy, which, on his return to England, Jack passes on. But now that Jack's feelings for Magda have begun to take a treacherous turn, the moral confusion of Jack and his relatives has begun to extend beyond politics
Antigone by Richard Woodman( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Laddie signs on to join the cargo liner Antigone for a voyage to the Far East, he meets an array of of characters
Soldier, sail north by James Pattinson( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gunners on the Golden Ray, a merchant ship on a hazardous war-time Russian run, are an assorted bunch
The good old days crime, murder and mayhem in Victorian London by Gilda O'Neill( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Were things really better in the good old days! Only if you were healthy, wealthy and male. For most, life in London was one of grinding poverty, binge drinking, prostitution and gun crime. The 19th century was a time of growing awareness of the existence of an impoverished underclass - a terrifying demi-monde of criminals, tarts and no-hope low lifes. Gilda O'Neill explores the teeming underbelly dwelling in the fog-bound streets, rat-infested slums, common lodging house, boozers, penny gaffs and brothels in the heart of the greatest empire the world has ever seen, revealing that Victoria's was actually a most unruly reign
The Ravenscar dynasty by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family's future changes for ever. When his father and brother die in a fire, Edward is suspicious about the circumstances and vows to seek the truth, avenge the deaths and take control of the business empire usurped from Edward's great uncle 60 years before. With an ambitious wife by his side, and his mistress a constant in his life, Edward succeeds in becoming the glamorous head of the Deravenels. But when betrayal comes from within, catastrophe threatens to destroy everything as power and money, passion and adultery, ambition and treachery rule
Back to Bologna by Michael Dibdin( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the local football team is found shot--and stabbed with a parmesan knife--Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is called to Bologna to oversee the investigation. Recovering slowly from surgery, and fleeing an equally painful crisis in his personal life, Zen is only too happy to take on what appears to be a routine and relatively undemanding assignment. But when a world famous university professor is shot with the same gun, Immediately after publicly humiliating Italy's leading celebrity television chef, the case spins out of control and Zen is in no condition to rise to the challenge
No wind of blame by Georgette Heyer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich assortment of characters gather at a weekend shooting party. Interests clash and a whiff of blackmail hangs in the air. Unfortunately it seems that on this occasion, the marksmen's quarry is destined to be human
Another part of the wood by Beryl Bainbridge( Recording )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the remote cottage in Wales, two urban couples are spending their holiday with an idealistic owner and his protege. At the beginning everything is idyllic - the mixed group of adults and children wrangling at each other, exploring the woods, and trying to keep anused or at least warm. But catastrophe lurks behind every tree - Joseph's joy with his young son Roland is balanced by arguments with his girlfriend Dotty and the other misfits. All are self-absorbed, somewhat out of step with ordinary life, and as the holiday continues their relationships start to show their cracks, culminating in a tragic finale
The crew by Margaret Mayhew( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were seven in the crew of the heavily-laden Lancaster bomber that flew nightly missions into the exploding skies over Germany: Piers the navigator, Van the pilot and Charlie the 17 -year-old poetry-reading rear gunner, among them. And on the ground were the women who waited for them - praying each night for their safe return
The collaborators by Reginald Hill( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1945. Janine Simonian stands accused of supplying information to the Nazi occupying forces that led to the arrest and torture of several members of the French Resistance - and the brutal murder of her own husband. Fiercely patriotic, and the wife of a Jew, Janine had always been outspoken in her condemnation of the Nazis. Abwehr intelligence officer Gnnter Mai judged her the unlikeliest of recruits for his network of informants, resistant to all the usual triggers ... until the Gestapo's reign of terror intensified, and her children were rounded up for deportation. A powerful tale of conscience and betrayal, as shocking as it is moving, posing uncomfortable questions about the priorities of personal and national loyalty in time of war
And then you die an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Recording )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aurelio Zen of Rome's elite Criminalpol is back, but nobody's supposed to know it. After months in hospital recovering from a bomb attack on his car, he is lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to testify in an anti-Mafia trial. Zen has clear instructions to sit back and enjoy the classic Italian beach holiday. But Zen is getting restless and, as an alarming number of people are dropping dead around him, it seems just a matter of time before the Mafia manage to finish the job they bungled months before on a lonely Sicilian road. Abruptly, the pleasant monotony of beach life is cut short as Zen finds himself transported to a remote and strange world. But wherever he goes trouble follows. He must rely on his innate ability to navigate treacherous waters in order to stay alive
On the slow train by Michael Williams( Recording )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned railway writer Michael Williams takes us on twelve of today's most facinating and historic railway journeys in Britain, back to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables." -- Back cover
Sins of the fathers by Patricia Hall( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stepping over the threshold of a once happy family home, DCI Michael Thackeray faces a grim sight. In the kitchen lie the bloody bodies of a mother and her daughter, still clutching her teddy bear. Outside, a trail of blood in the snow leads to another victim, a young girl barely alive. The father, Gordon Christie, and another child are missing. The police conclude that the scene is the result of a domestic row turned violent. As Thackeray concentrates on finding Gordon Christie, journalist Laura Ackroyd begins to wonder just who the missing man is. With the home devoid of personal items and no traceable records of a man with that name, the case begins to look more complex than first assumed - especially when Thackeray's investigation is blocked at every turn.As the tangle of violence turns lethal, Thackeray and Ackroyd find their lives threatened as the full tragedy of the elusive Gordon Christie is revealed
Coffin on murder street by Gwendoline Butler( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Street, where John Coffin is responsible for keeping the peace, is nicknamed Murder Street. One inhabitant predicted that worse was yet to come - but the local police dismissed him as an eccentric. Unfortunately his predictions came true
Ebb tide by Richard Woodman( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dread murder by Gwendoline Butler( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Court of King George IV, Major Mearns, an old war veteran, and his friend, Sergeant Denny, maintain a cool facade whilst guarding Windsor Castle. Cool that is, until Major Mearns receives a parcel containing a gruesome surprise - a pair of severed human legs
To die for by Tessa Barclay( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London to organise a series of concerts for the Spitalfields Festival, Greg Crowne has befriended a pretty Polish countess, Marcelina. So when Marcelina is found dead behind the rolling stacks in the Museum of Music Heritage, Greg is inevitably drawn into the police investigation. It emerges that Marcelina had been sent to England by an elderly relative, Estelle Wiaroz, to buy a lost Chopin manuscript. But with neither the manuscript nor Estelle's letter of credit to be found, it seems they have been the victims of a complex scam - the unravelling of which will take Greg to Paris and Scotland on the trail of a thriving Chopin forgery industry
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