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Scott, Desmond

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Works: 116 works in 206 publications in 1 language and 463 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Personal narratives  Biography  Personal narratives‡vNew Zealand  Psychological fiction  War stories  History 
Classifications: D785, 813.6
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Publications about Desmond Scott
Publications by Desmond Scott
Publications by Desmond Scott, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Desmond Scott
 
Most widely held works by Desmond Scott
One more hour by Desmond Scott( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Typhoon pilot by Desmond Scott( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The underpainter by Jane Urquhart( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Austin Fraser, an American painter in his later years, receives a letter from a woman he knew long ago. Plunged into his past, he remembers the relationships which most touched his life, and how they changed his art
The navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This novel revolves around three of Robert Peary's and Frederick Cook's real-life expeditions to the Arctic. It is told through Devlin Stead who became a protege of Cook
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Jakob Beer, rescued during the Second World War and taken to refuge in Greece by Athos Roussos, follows Athos to Toronto, where he begins his career as a translator and poet. When he is sixty, Jakob meets Ben, a young professor, whose life is changed because of Jakob's writing and Ben's own legacies of the war
If looks could kill by Michael Blair( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Thomas McCall thought his busy life couldn't get any more complicated. Until Carla, his former lover, turns up and asks him to hide her for a few days. McCall reluctantly agrees, but Carla never turns up at the hideaway. Her new boyfriend, Vince, is frantic. Why has Carla run away? What will Vince do to her if he finds her? And why, against all sense, does McCall start searching for her? Some strong language
Memory book by Howard Engel( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Detective Benny Cooperman is in a Toronto hospital after a serious blow to the head, which has affected his memory and given him a condition called alexia - he can still write but can't read. When Benny learns that he was found unconscious beside a dead woman, he figures he must have been close to solving a case. With his girlfriend Anna working as a field agent and two Toronto cops reluctantly helping out, Benny tries to piece together the events that led to a murder - and his own injuries. 2005
The kidnapping of Rosie Dawn a Joe Barley mystery by Eric Wright( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Joe Barley, an English teacher and part-time private eye, is alerted to a possible case by Helena, his cleaning lady. Another one of her clients is an exotic dancer working her way through college, and the mistress of tough fast-food magnate Ernie Hyde. Known by the improbable name of Rosie Dawn, she hasn't been seen in two weeks. Barley gets drawn into the mystery, while dealing with his co-worker's political correctness crisis and the peculiar behaviour of his live-in girlfriend
Life of Pi a novel by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
When Pi's family decides to emigrate to Canada they bring their zoo animals by boat. But, the boat sinks and Pi is left alone in the lifeboat with a variety of animals
Bloodletting & miraculous cures stories by Vincent Lam( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Short stories that follow four young medical students and physicians - Ming, Fitz, Sri and Chen. Explores the characters' relationships with each other, their patients, and their careers. Lam draws on his own experience as an emergency room physician and shares an insider's perspective on a doctor's fears, frustrations, and responsibilities. 2006 Giller Prize winner. 2006
The black bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon by W. O Mitchell( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Willie MacCrimmon and his rink are accomplished curlers and have attracted the attention of the Devil. In fact, the Devil wants Willie on his team. Some strong language
In a dry season by Peter Robinson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
When a drought dries up a reservoir that covers the abandoned English village of Hobb's End, a skeleton is found in a crumbling building. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and local detective Annie Cabbot untangle the Wrold War II mystery that led to the young woman's death, Some strong language
The Cooperman variations a Benny Cooperman mystery by Howard Engel( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Benny is unexpectedly visited by Vanessa Moss, a former high school beauty, now Head of Entertainment at a TV network. A friend was murdered while at her house, and Vanessa fears she was the target. She asks Benny to protect her, so he travels to Toronto, where he poses as her assistant. As he tries to help his client, assist the local cops, and avoid making enemies, he discovers that taking care of Vanessa is a seductive but risky business
Cold is the grave an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Chief Constable Riddle asks Chief Inspector Alan Banks to quietly find his runaway teenage daughter, who has appeared on an Internet pornography site. Banks returns with Emily Riddle, but she experiences more trouble at home in Yorkshire, England. Sequel to "In a dry season" (RC19472). Strong language and some violence
The successor by Ismail Kadare( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The successor to 'the Guide' (Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha) is found shot in his bed, but is it suicide or murder? Suspects abound, including a rising political figure who will now be named successor, the architect who remodelled the successor's elaborate house, the successor's wife, and the Guide himself, elderly, ailing, and blind, but unable to imagine being replaced
The black book by Orhan Pamuk( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul when his wife disappears, perhaps having run off with her ex-husband, Celâl, a popular newspaper columnist. When Celâl also vanishes, Galip investigates and finds himself assuming the enviable Celâl's identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues every conceivable clue, but the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and when he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst. Some descriptions of violence
Smoke detector an Inspector Charlie Salter novel by Eric Wright( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Someone starts a fire in a second-hand furniture store and the shady owner is killed. When inspector Charlie Salter investigates the murder, he enters the fascinating world of collectibles, from junk to priceless art. c1984
Bachelor brother's bedside companion by Bill Richardson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Hector and Virgil have returned with more tales of the goings-on in their bed-and-breakfast. Extracts from their own reading are included with confiding letters from their guests, booklists, and recipes. Altona Winkler -- romance novelist, esthetician, and astrologer -- contributes horoscopes
Thieves by Janice Kulyk Keefer( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Urged onto a quest by the discovery of a letter from Katherine Mansfield to his writer-father, a man named Monty is lead to Chicago and an eccentric collecter who is obsessed with a love affair between Mansfield and Garnet Trowell. His discovery of the theft of the letters from Mansfield, which were intended for Trowell, paints a whole new picture of her life. 2004
The wealthy barber the common sense guide to successful financial planning by David Chilton( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
These fictional conversations with David, Sue, Tom and Cathy provide practical guidelines to shape their financial affairs using simple concepts and common sense
 
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Alternative Names
Scott, D. J.
Scott, D. J. (Desmond J.)
Scott, Desmond J.
Scott, Desmond J. 1918-1997
Scott, Desmond James 1918-1997
スコット, デズモンド
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English (73)
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