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Scott, Desmond

Overview
Works: 132 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 470 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vNew Zealand  Personal narratives  Detective and mystery stories  Adventure stories  War stories  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR6068.O1964, 823.914
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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 124 libraries worldwide
Typhoon pilot by Desmond Scott( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 36 libraries worldwide
This is not only the story of one man's war, but of an aircraft - the Typhoon, or ""Tiffy"" as it was affectionately known - which the author describes as a ""low-bred carthorse whose pedigree had received a sharp infusion of hot-headed sprinter's blood"". He recounts his time as a young commander of a rumbustious New Zealand Air Force squadron, and later as the RAF's youngest Group Captain at the age of 25. His story includes conflict in the air over Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Germany, where the Typhoons fought their last actions and where Desmond Scott earned major decorations from Belgi
The underpainter by Jane Urquhart( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 6 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
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 6 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
The navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This historical novel revolves around three of Robert Peary's and Frederick Cook's real-life expeditions to the Arctic. It is told through the voice of Devlin Stead, a fictional young orphan raised by his aunt and uncle in St. John's, Newfoundland, after his father abandoned him and went to Labrador to minister to the Inuit and his mother committed suicide. Eventually, Devlin sailed from St. John's to New York to become the protégé of Cook and accompanied Cook on his expeditions to reach the North Pole
Memory book by Howard Engel( Sound Recording )
4 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
Thieves by Janice Kulyk Keefer( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 5 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
Life of Pi [a novel] by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 4 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
If looks could kill by Michael Blair( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 4 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?
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. His wife, the detective-novel-loving Rüya, has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband, Celâl, a popular newspaper columnist? But Celâl, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he 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. With its cascade of beguiling stories about Istanbul, The Black Book is a brilliantly unconventional mystery, and a provocative meditation on identity. For Turkish literary readers it is the cherished cult novel in which Orhan Pamuk found his original voice, but it has largely been neglected by English-language readers. Now, in Maureen Freely's beautiful new translation, they, too, may encounter all its riches
Cold is the grave by Peter Robinson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 3 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
Black Bonspiel of Willie Maccrimmon by W. O Mitchell( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Like any good Scot, Willie MacCrimmon loves to curl. He and his rink are so accomplished that they have attracted the attention of the Devil, himself a keen curler. In fact, the Devil wants Willie on his team. He'll make sure that Willie wins the Brier -- if Willie will curl for the Devil in the Celestial Brier
Fidelity by Michael Redhill( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A collection of short fiction that asks the question: What does it mean to be true? Though it never arouses his wife's suspicions, a business-trip affair leaves a man haunted by what he has learned about himself. A traveling salesman, in trying to remain friends with his ex-wife, keeps breaking her heart. The stories reveal that even in our profound connection to others, we are always somehow alone
The Cooperman variations by Howard Engel( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 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
Banker by Dick Francis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Tim Ekaterin, merchant banker, becomes involved in thoroughbred racing, and as a result, finds himself involved with fraud and murder
Aftermath by Peter Robinson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Police Constable Janet Taylor and her partner PC Dennis Morrisey answer a domestic dispute call. They do not only come upon a gory, bloody scene, but eventually become part of it. Inspector Banks arrives to solve the complex case, but it's the aftermath of this case that takes him into the past to another horrifying series of murders
In a dry season by Peter Robinson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 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
Bolt by Dick Francis( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Kit Fielding, champion steeplechase jockey, beset by his troubled romance with Danielle, also must contend with the long-term hatred of his family's enemy and the threat against his chief patron's honour
Smoke detector an Inspector Charlie Salter novel by Eric Wright( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 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
 
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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
Languages
English (75)
Japanese (2)
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