Most widely held works by Philip Gooden
The pale companion by Philip Gooden ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Nick Revill, part of the Elizabethan acting troupe known as the Chamberlin's Men, becomes entngled in a violent family feud when he is hired to perform "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" at a country house near Salisbury.
The tainted relic an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
"July 1100 and Jerusalem has fallen to the Crusader armies. Amid the ensuing chaos a priceless holy relic is entrusted to English knight Geoffrey Mappestone. But the relic is said to be cursed, bringing death and destruction to whoever posesses it. And down the ages the relic continues to wreak its havoc."
Alms for oblivion by Philip Gooden ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Murder turns the table on actor-sleuth Nick Revill in the fourth novel of this popular historical mystery series set in Elizabethan England.
Mask of night by Philip Gooden ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth I approaches the end of her illustrious reign, the plague is raging in London, and the Privy Council has ordered the theaters closed. Still, author Philip Gooden's fifth novel in the popular Shakespearean series brings us a great mystery as actor-sleuth Nick Revill and the Chamberlain's Men travel to Oxford, where a local physician, Dr. Hugh Fern, has commissioned a private performance of Romeo and Juliet. While Fern's motive is obscure-an attempt to reconcile two feuding families to the prospect of a marriage, perhaps; or maybe simply a ploy to get himself a role in the production-his fate is not. Indeed, he is decidedly dead, when his body is discovered during a performance at the Golden Cross Inn. No matter that the deceased lies inside a locked room or that the pestilence has followed the Chamberlain troupe from London, Revill is convinced Fern has not succumbed to natural causes. Nor is Fern's death the only one that rouses Revill's suspicions. The mysteries multiply as a strange band of men in cowls patrols the town at night, a simple carter meets a baffling end, and a corpse changes its shoes.
Faux pas? : a no-nonsense guide to words and phrases from other languages by Philip Gooden ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Defines hundreds of phrases from other languages that are often used in English and explains their proper use and meaning.
Who's whose? : a no-nonsense guide to easily confused words by Philip Gooden ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Lists in alphabetical order some of the more commonly confused English words with definitions, examples of proper and improper usage, and how to avoid typical mistakes.
Sword of Shame : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Five enthralling interlinked mysteries from Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden.
Sleep of death by Philip Gooden ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Set in the bustling London of Elizabeth I, this novel centres around an aspiring actor and his suspicion that there is a similarity between the situation of a young man he has met and Shakespeare's newest play "Hamlet". Possibly he is nearer to the plot than he thinks.
An honorable murderer by Philip Gooden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
The Durham deception by Philip Gooden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
The Salisbury manuscript by Philip Gooden ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
In 1873 a canon dies violently while sneaking ancient artifacts out of a burial chamber on the outskirts of Salisbury. London lawyer Tom Ansell discovers the body and comes under suspicion of his murder. To clear himself, he must find the killer.
The lost world and other thrilling tales by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Spurred by the woman he loves, young journalist Edward Malone eagerly joins forces with irascible Professor Challenger on an expedition to South America. Their mission is to verify Professor Challenger's claim of the existence of a Lost World: a mysterious Jurassic-age plateau untouched by human civilization, which holds the promise of treasure and of terror.
Death of kings by Philip Gooden ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The political atmosphere in the London of 1601 is fraught with conspiracy and treason, as the aging, childless Queen Elizabeth nears the end of her long reign with no direct heir to the British crown. While the Queen's former favorite, the Earl of Essex, plots to protect her throne, his enemies, believing he plans to seize the royal office for himself, hatch counterplots. Intrigue is rife, rebellion is afoot. The Chamberlain's Men, meanwhile, at the request of one of Essex's supporters, are staging William Shakespeare's Richard II, which recounts a monarch's murder, and Nick Revill finds himself not only performing in a play but also acting as a spy for the government. When some of his closest companions in the cast begin dying in bizarre and unfortunate ways Nick realizes it will soon be curtains for himself unless he can finger the culprit in the company and figure out who is the mastermind behind the Essex rebellion.
The mammoth book of literary anecdotes ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The guide to better English by Philip Gooden ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Name dropping : Darwinian struggles, Oedipal feelings, and Kafkaesque ordeals : an A to Z guide to the use of names in everyday language by Philip Gooden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
The story of English : how the English language conquered the world by Philip Gooden ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
An honourable murder by Philip Gooden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Death of kings : a Shakespearean murder mystery featuring Nick Revill by Philip Gooden ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Brodie's notes on J.B. Priestley's An inspector calls by Philip Gooden ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Actors Anecdotes Audiobooks Authors Authorship Bartholomew, Matthew (Fictitious character) British Challenger, Professor (Fictitious character) Chamberlain's Men (Theater company) Civilization, Medieval Clergy--Crimes against Detective and mystery stories De Wolfe, John, Sir (Fictitious character) Dictionaries Dinosaurs England England--Durham England--London England--Oxford England--Salisbury English language English language--Eponyms English language--Foreign words and phrases English language--Homonyms English language--Paronyms English language--Usage English language--Written English Fantasy fiction, English Fiction Figures of speech Great Britain Historical fiction History Language spread Legal stories Literature Magicians Mediums Middle Ages Murder--Investigation Newlyweds Plague Quotations Revill, Nick (Fictitious character) Science fiction, English Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Social history South America Swords, Medieval Theater