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Mitchell, Sheila

Works: 21 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 1,254 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Diaries  Tennis stories  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator
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Publications about Sheila Mitchell
Publications by Sheila Mitchell
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A detective at death's door : a mystery by H. R. F Keating( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
"If Detective Harriet Martens's husband John hadn't been reading an Agatha Christie classic while the detective herself was sunning by the side of the club pool, she would have been dead before this story began. Unbeknownst to either of them, a killer had dropped a highly lethal addition into Harriet's cold drink. Struck by surprise to see the very symptoms of poisoning he'd been reading about, John was able to act--immediately! Although he acted in time to save Harriet's life, she did not escape from the poisoning unscathed. She was bed-ridden for much too long a time before she was well enough to join in the search for her would-be murderer. But being imprisoned in bed gives one plenty of time to think, and Harriet soon realized that the attempt on her life was the initial move by an unknown who would soon earn the title of "serial killer." Even after there had been more murders, Harriet found it hard to convince her colleagues of this. They argued that the victims were too unrelated to each other; they did not know one another, had very different occupations, were widely apart socially and economically, and lived in neighborhoods scattered about the environs of the town. Except for the fact that they were English citizens, they had nothing in common. Or--correction! They had nothing in common that Harriet's fellow police officers could see. But no one can say that Harriet is not tenacious. Once she is able to go about in person, if a bit shakily, she comes up with some helpful ideas. All the while, in the back of her mind, she knows that the killer, ego bruised, must be aching to finish what he or she started" --Publisher description
Rules, regs, and rotten eggs by H. R. F Keating( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens resolves to resign when a new assistant chief constable makes her feel inferior in the job. However, her thoughts of resignation are abruptly brought to a standstill as pro-hunting politician Robert Roughouse is struck down during one of his vehement speeches at an anti-hunting demonstration. Sensing that someone has deliberately attempted to murder Roughouse, and seeing an opportunity to prove her worth to the ACC, Harriet determinedly takes charge of the investigation. However, when Harriet goes to interview Roughouse in hospital she discovers he is not there. The Hard Detective prepares to investigate why
A detective in love by H. R. F Keating( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Superintendent Harriet Martens becomes involved in a high profile murder case and also has fallen madly in love with a fellow officer
A detective under fire by H. R. F Keating( file )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens has found herself in the throes of love with a fellow officer. But never before has she had to fight so hard to prove her worth as now. For Harriet's attention is focused not on the criminal fraternity at large, but on the very guardians against crime. She has been asked to head an inquiry into the prestigious Maximum Crimes Squad, which has been accused of corruption. And it is down to Harriet to uncover the truth, however unpopular it might make her
The verdict of us all : new stories from the Detection Club by H. R. F Keating( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
To the delight of mystery fans everywhere, London's legendary Detection Club has chosen to celebrate the 80th birthday of past-president and acclaimed mystery author H.R.F. Keating with this enjoyable anthology of 17 short stories by some of the biggest names in the business. Authors include P.D. James, Peter Lovesey and Colin Dexter. The standouts are from James and Lovesey; Baroness James takes a break from chronicling Commander Dalgleish's exploits to present a taut psychological tale of murder in Hearing Ghote, while Lovesey's Popping Round to the Post ranks with that author's smartest and most twisty efforts
One man and his bomb by H. R. F Keating( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
In a time of uncertainty about safety, Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens spends her workdays assuring Birchester is as secure as possible. Fears of terrorism and sudden attacks and bombings are in the front of her mind on a daily basis. Especially when she receives a telephone call informing her that her twin sons, both police constables, have been the victims of a terrorist trap, killing one and leaving the other in a coma
Obedience by Jacqueline Yallop( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
In this shattering novel set in Nazi-occupied France, Jacqueline Yallop tells an unforgettable story of collaboration, betrayal, illicit love, faith and desire
The hard detective by H. R. F Keating( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Detective Chief Inspector Harriet Martens has earned the nickname "the hard detective"--But she's had to be unyielding to make it in a man's world. And, after all, it was this toughness which inspired her successful Stop the Rot campaign, that has so provoked local criminals. But now two of her officers have died within hours of each other, and Harriet comes to believe that both have been murdered
The birds on the trees by Nina Bawden( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The expulsion from school of their eldest son shatters the middle-class security of Maggie, a writer, and Charlie, a journalist. Since childhood, Toby has been diffident and self-absorbed, but the threat of drug taking and his refusal (or inability) to discuss his evident unhappiness, disturbs them sufficiently to seek professional help
A house inside out by Penelope Lively( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Most homes have secret lives, and the house in this book is no exception. Its secrets are lived by Na5t, a wood-louse; his friend the spider; and a family of mice - Sam, Sarah and their children. Above all, there is Willie, the family dog, 'greedy, lazy and always getting underfoot', but much loved. Their goings-on keep the house busy when it seems as if no-one is at home - Container
The Granville affair by Una-Mary Parker( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 libraries worldwide
When World War II is declared, wealthy banker Henry Granville moves his family away from the dangers of bomb-torn London to Surrey. But even away from the city, life at home remains turbulent
Time after time by Molly Keane( file )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Durraghglass is a beautiful mansion in Southern Ireland, now crumbling in neglect. The Swifts - three eccentric sisters defiantly christened April, May and Baby June, and their only brother, one-eyed Jasper - have little in common, save vivid memories of darling Mummy, and a long lost youth peculiarly prone to acts of treachery. Into their world comes Cousin Leda from Vienna, a visitor from the past, blind but beguiling - a thrilling guest. But within days, the lifestyle of the Swifts has been dramatically overturned - and desires, dormant for so long, flame fierce and bright as ever
Time to be in earnest : [a fragment of autobiography] by P. D James( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
In this very personal book, part diary, part memoir, P.D. James considers the twelve months of her life between her seventy-seventh and seventy-eighth birthdays, a 'time to be in earnest' as Dr Johnson had said of his life two centuries ago
Where roses fade by Andrew Taylor( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
When Mattie Harris's body is found drowned in the river, everyone in Lydmouth knows something is wrong. Mattie wasn't a swimmer - it can't have been a simple accident. She was drunk on the last night of her life - could she have fallen in? Or was she pushed?
Into the valley of death by H. R. F Keating( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
On Friday next, pub landlord Jack Steadman would hang for the murder of Alfie Goode, drunkard and ne'er-do-well. The case was open-and-shut to everyone but Miss Harriet Unwin, who had less than a week to prove that Jack, a Crimean war hero, was innocent. Victorian nanny Miss Unwin employs all of her skills as a sleuth to find the real killer, and uncovers a deeply-rooted secret that someone would murder more than once to protect
A remarkable case of burglary by H. R. F Keating( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Val Leary is handsome, charming and broke. On the morning of April Fool's Day 1871, while walking through one of London's wealthiest districts, he notices a young maidservant scrubbing the steps of 53 Northbourne Park Villas. In that instant he conceives the idea for a remarkable case of burglary. The set-up seems perfect, but chance intervenes in a succession of coincidences that place the jewels further and further beyond the reach of Val and his cronies - until
The man of gold by Evelyn Hervey( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
For governess Harriet Unwin, her first weeks in the inhospitable home of the Partingtons were unhappy. The bone-chilling cold, the grim sparseness of the meals, the embittered meanness of old Mr Partington. But worse was to come for Harriet. Her chance discovery of the old man's cherished secret was, she felt sure, the cause of the attack that finally stilled his heart. The doctor, however, thought otherwise. It was neither illness nor old age that killed poor Mr Partington. It was poison
The dreaming detective by H. R. F Keating( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Imperial Hotel, scene of the brutal murder of the Boy Preacher over 30 years ago, is about to be demolished, and the Chief Constable wants Harriet to take one last look at the scene. Seven people had waited outside the ballroom where the Boy Preacher was to begin his sermon shortly before he was found brutally strangled.Now, with the use of DNA, the suspects' clothes are to be scientifically examined. The Chief Constable is intending to close this case once and for all.As she waits for the DNA results, Harriet decides to interview the suspects and make up her own mind about the boy's killer. But when the results fail to tally with Harriet's own mounting suspicions, the Hard Detective fears that this time she will not be able to give the Chief the answer he needs
The governess by H. R. F Keating( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
When Harriet Unwin takes the position of governess in the well-to-do Thackerton household, it would seem that fortune has smiled on her at last. That is until William Thackerton is found stabbed, and Harriet accused of murder
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