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Blake, Nicholas 1904-1972

Works: 103 works in 682 publications in 12 languages and 7,211 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PR6007.A95,
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Blake
The beast must die by Nicholas Blake( Book )
79 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Respected crime writer Frank Cairns plots the perfect murder--a murder that he himself will commit. Cairns intends to murder George Rattery, the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son, but when his intended victim is found dead and Cairns becomes the prime suspect. The author insists that he has been framed. An old friend of Cairns calls in private detective Nigel Strangeways who must unravel a fiendishly plotted mystery if he is to discover what really happened to George Rattery
The private wound by Nicholas Blake( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
End of chapter by Nicholas Blake( Book )
20 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Minute for murder by Nicholas Blake( Book )
22 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 381 libraries worldwide
"Who put the poison in blonde femme fatale Nita Prince's coffee cup? Wartime Britain: A hero returns from a secret mission and visits his onetime colleagues (among them, Nigel Strangeways) at the Ministry of Morale. His former fiancée, the beautiful Nita, is now having an affair with the director; his brother-in-law--"--Back cover
The widow's cruise by Nicholas Blake( Book )
20 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
"Nigel Strangeways and Clare Massinger go on a summer cruise in the grecian isles, where jealousy and hatred shimmer over the Greek columns, the sunny quiet waters, and the donkey rides. Two sisters--Miss Ambrose, a frumpy, old maid schoolteacher, and Melissa Blaydon, the merry widow incarnate--are the catalyst for one of the most puzzling murders Nigel Strangeways has ever had to solve."--Page [4] of cover
The worm of death by Nicholas Blake( Book )
23 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 348 libraries worldwide
The sad variety by Nicholas Blake( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
A question of proof by Nicholas Blake( Book )
35 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Thou shell of death by Nicholas Blake( Book )
33 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Fergus O'Brien, a legendary World War One flying ace with several skeletons hidden in his closet, receives a series of mocking letters predicting that he will be murdered on Boxing Day. Undaunted, O'Brien throws a Christmas party, inviting everyone who could be suspected of making the threats along with private detective Nigel Strangeways. But despite Nigel's presence, the former pilot is found dead
The morning after death by Nicholas Blake( Book )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 309 libraries worldwide
The smiler with the knife by Nicholas Blake( Book )
29 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 305 libraries worldwide
A tangled web by Nicholas Blake( Book )
27 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Hugo Chesterman has been sentenced to death for murdering a policeman. What is his story and will an appeal be successful?
A penknife in my heart by Nicholas Blake( Book )
23 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Two men, total strangers, establish the perfect alibis by arranging to switch victims. Ned Stowe will kill Stuart Hammer's wealthy uncle for which service Hammer is to eliminate Stowe's neurotic wife, Helena
The dreadful hollow by Nicholas Blake( Book )
22 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Head of a traveler by Nicholas Blake( Book )
23 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 233 libraries worldwide
The whisper in the gloom by Nicholas Blake( Book )
18 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
The case of the abominable snowman by Nicholas Blake( Book )
26 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 171 libraries worldwide
There's trouble brewing by Nicholas Blake( Book )
15 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
The Nicholas Blake treasury by Nicholas Blake( Book )
11 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
"In THOU SHELL OF DEATH, Nigel is summoned to the country home of legendary World War I flying ace Fergus O'Brien. O'Brien is planning a house party over the Christmas holidays-when he believes one of his guests will try to kill him. O'Brien has received anonymous letters threatening his murder the day after Christmas, so Nigel joins the party to try to thwart the tragedy. Despite every precaution, the pilot is found slain right on cue-in his own office, with his own gun. The only clues the chagrined detective has to go on are a faded photograph of a pretty girl and a set of footprints in the snow. As Nigel interviews the guests, from Lucilla Thrale, O'Brien's histrionic discarded mistress, to Georgia Cavendish, his present love, an intrepid African explorer, it soon becomes clear that the answer lies in O'Brien's clouded past, but it takes a second death-by poisoned walnut-before he uncovers the astonishing truth! THE BEAST MUST DIE is frequently ranked as the best mystery of all time. When little Martin Cairnes is killed by a hit-and-run driver, his anguished father vows to track down the driver and extract his revenge. Unexpectedly, he finds himself living under the same roof as his intended victim ... with plenty of opportunity for murder. But this explosive story of bitter hate has a brilliant plot twist that will astound you! Nigel Strangeways tackles one of the most devilish-and heartrending-causes of his career. In THE CORPSE IN THE SNOWMAN, Nigel and his wife, Georgia, are called to Easterham Manor to investigate the strange behavior of the family cat! Pretending to be an expert in psychic phenomena, Strangeways joins the Restoricks' house party only to be confronted by a corpse when lusty daughter Elizabeth is found dead, an apparent suicide. The discovery that illicit drugs were involved soon leads to a second death-but Nigel doesn't uncover the murderer until the spring thaw, when the children's snowman reveals its grisly secret!"--BOOK COVER
The deadly joker by Nicholas Blake( Book )
23 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 111 libraries worldwide
"When John Waterson and his young wife chose Netherplash Cantorum, Dorset, for their retirement years, they could not have predicted that this idyllic spot had one severe but unforeseeable drawback: among its inhabitants was a practical joker whose fertile mind ran to the most bizarre and grotesque designs. The Village was no place for a quite retirement, or for a gentle recuperation from the nervous breakdown that had afflicted Waterson's wife. In Netherplash, the peace is continually disrupted with extraordinary events tripping over each other which, in the end, lead to a hideous and painful murder"--Publisher's web page
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972

Blake, Nicholas
Blejk, Nikolas 1904-1972
블레이크, 니콜라스 1904-1972
블레이크, 니콜러스 1904-1972
ブレイク, N
ブレイク, ニコラス
English (409)
Dutch (16)
Japanese (14)
German (12)
Danish (12)
Spanish (10)
Italian (6)
Russian (4)
French (3)
Swedish (3)
Polish (3)
Portuguese (1)
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