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Barclay, Linwood

Overview
Works: 144 works in 1,151 publications in 21 languages and 38,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Humor  Humorous fiction  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS8553.A7518, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Linwood Barclay
No time for goodbye by Linwood Barclay( Book )
128 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 2,953 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge wakes up one morning to find her entire family gone. Twenty-five years later, their unexplained disappearance still haunts her. She agrees to appear on the reenactment show Deadline, hoping the TV exposure might provide her with some answers, although her husband, English teacher Terry Archer, is considerably more skeptical. Indeed, not long after the show airs, the two are shaken down by a psychic, receive a series of bizarre phone calls, and become the victims of a break-in, although nothing is taken; instead, something is left--a hat that Cynthia is convinced belonged to her father
Trust your eyes : a thriller by Linwood Barclay( Book )
51 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,585 libraries worldwide
A schizophrenic, map-obsessed, shut-in who tours the world using a computer program witnesses what he believes to be a murder in downtown New York City and enlists his caretaker brother in an effort to investigate
The accident : a novel by Linwood Barclay( Book )
67 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,446 libraries worldwide
It is the new normal at the Garber household in Connecticut. Glen, a contractor, has seen his business shaken by the housing crisis, and now his wife, Sheila, is taking a business course at night to increase her chances of landing a good-paying job. But she should have been home by now. Waiting for Sheila's return, with their eight-year-old daughter sleeping soundly, Glen soon finds his worst fears confirmed: Sheila and two others have been killed in a car accident. Adding to the tragedy, the police claim Sheila was responsible. Glen knows it is impossible. When he investigates, Glen begins to uncover layers of lawlessness beneath the placid surface of their suburb, secret after dangerous secret behind the closed doors. Propelled into a vortex of corruption and illegal activity, pursued by mysterious killers, and confronted by threats from neighbors he thought he knew, Glen must take his own desperate measures and go to terrifying new places in himself to avenge his wife and protect his child. -- From publisher's web site
Never look away : a thriller by Linwood Barclay( Book )
59 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,434 libraries worldwide
"A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife, Jan, and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. A frantic search only leads to an even more shocking and harrowing turn of events."--Page 2 of cover
Too close to home by Linwood Barclay( Book )
73 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,398 libraries worldwide
Using his neighbor's house to spend some private time with his girlfriend while the Barclays are on vacation, Derek Cutter suddenly becomes the prime suspect in a small-town murder case when the Barclays return home early and are unexpectedly killed--with Derek still hiding in their basement
Fear the worst by Linwood Barclay( Book )
79 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,379 libraries worldwide
The worst day of Tim Blake's life started out with him making breakfast for his seventeen-year-old daughter Sydney. Syd was staying with him while she worked a summer job - even if he wasn't entirely sure what her job at the Just Inn Time motel actually was
A tap on the window by Linwood Barclay( Book )
50 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,321 libraries worldwide
"It's been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver's teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once-normal life. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can't move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Because driving home one night, he makes his first big mistake. A girl drenched in rain taps on his car window and asks for a ride as he sits at a stoplight. Even though he knows a fortysomething man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. She's the same age as Scott, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved. Now Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has decided to expose those secrets, one by one. That's his second big mistake"--
No safe house by Linwood Barclay( Book )
30 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,234 libraries worldwide
"Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened to ruin her relationship with them permanently. Their daughter, Grace, is rebelling against her parents' seemingly needless overprotection. Terry is just trying to keep his family together. And the entire town is reeling from the senseless murder of two elderly locals. But when Grace foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must stay alive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown. For there, they will be reconnected with the man who saved their lives seven years ago, but who still remains a ruthless, unrepentant criminal. They will encounter killers for hire working all sides. And they will learn that there are some things people value much more than money, and will do anything to get it. Caught in a labyrinth between family loyalty and ultimate betrayal, Terry must find a way to extricate his family from a lethal situation he still doesn't fully comprehend. All he knows is that to live, he may have to do the unthinkable ..."--
Broken promise by Linwood Barclay( Book )
29 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,596 libraries worldwide
"From the New York Times bestselling author of No Safe House comes an explosive novel about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town ... After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own-a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened-even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past ... in blood"--
Bad move by Linwood Barclay( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Staging a demonstration of his latest worst-case scenario phobia for his family, paranoid writer Zack Walker inadvertently finds himself in possession of a stolen purse and must find a connection between its contents, a dead environmentalist, and real estate thugs--before his wife gets home from work
The Twenty-three : a Promise Falls novel by Linwood Barclay( Book )
17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
Saturday, Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd. In the small town of Promise Falls, New York, hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms, dozens have died. Investigators quickly zero in on the water supply. Cal Weaver wonders: who would benefit from poisoning the town? Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth recognizes the killer's handiwork in the murder of a college student. All the strange things that have happened in the last month start to add up ... the motive for harming the people of Promise Falls points to the number 23
Far from true : a Promise Falls novel by Linwood Barclay( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
"New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay delivers the second spine chilling thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls, following the electrifying cliffhanger ending of Broken Promise. After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realizes it may not be discs the thief was actually interested in. Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is still trying to solve two murders one of which is three years old he believes are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound. As the lies begin to unravel, Cal is headed straight into the heart of a dark secret as his search uncovers more startling truths about Promise Falls. And when yet another murder happens, Cal and Barry are both driven to pursue their investigations, no matter where they lead. Evil deeds long thought buried are about to haunt the residents of this town--as the sins of the past and present collide with terrifying results"--
Bad guys by Linwood Barclay( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 975 libraries worldwide
Back on the job as a features writer for the city paper, Zack Walker stumbles into a murder that may be linked to a gang that has been terrorizing the city's high-end shopping district, finds himself on a path to confrontation with ruthless criminal "Barbie" Bullock, and must protect his daughter from a possible stalker
Trust your eyes by Linwood Barclay( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
A schizophrenic, map-obsessed, shut-in who tours the world using a computer program witnesses what he believes to be a murder in downtown New York City and enlists his caretaker brother in an effort to investigate
Never saw it coming by Linwood Barclay( Book )
36 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. At least, that's what she tells people. She watches the news for stories of missing people, then waits a few days and goes to see the family. She tells them she's had a vision and that she may know where their missing loved one is, for a price, of course. Keisha's latest mark is Wendell Garfield, whose wife disappeared a week ago. Unluckily for Keisha, her vision turns out to be alarmingly close to the truth. As she wades deeper into the mystery, Keisha inadvertently finds herself caught in a web of suspicion and violence
A tap on the window by Linwood Barclay( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
"It's been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver's teenage son Scott died in a tragic accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once-normal life. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can't move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Because driving home one night, he makes his first big mistake. A girl drenched in rain taps on his car window and asks for a ride as he sits at a stoplight. Even though he knows a fortysomething man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. She's the same age as Scott, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved. Now Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has decided to expose those secrets, one by one. That's his second big mistake."--Container
FaceOff by Heather Graham( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
"In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters--such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhyme--in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members and the stories feature these dynamic duos: Harry Bosch vs. Patrick Kenzie in "Red Eye," by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly ; John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in "In the Nick of Time," by Ian Rankin and Peter James ; Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in "Gaslighted," by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child ; Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in "The Laughing Buddha," by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner ; Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in "Surfing the Panther," by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein ; Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in "Rhymes With Prey," by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford ; Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in "Infernal Night," by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson ; Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in "Pit Stop," by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay ; Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in "Silent Hunt," by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker ; Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in "The Devil's Bones," by Steve Berry and James Rollins ; Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in "Good and Valuable Consideration," by Lee Child and Joseph Finder. So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOff--it's a thrill-a-minute read"--Publisher's web site
Never look away : a thriller by Linwood Barclay( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
David Harwood is a small-town reporter in need of a break. Then he gets a lead that just might be the answer to his prayers: a potential scandal involving a controversial development project for the outskirts of this picturesque upstate New York town
Stone rain by Linwood Barclay( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and French and held by 405 libraries worldwide
When his friend Trixie Snelling becomes the prime suspect in a bizarre murder and implicates him in the discovery of a corpse strapped to her basement bondage cross, Zack Walker races to uncover the truth
Mike Harris made me eat my dog by Linwood Barclay( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
An informed and viciously satirical look at the Ontario Tories, who've polarized public opinion unlike any other government in the province's history. Three years into Ontario's Common Sense Revolution, hospitals and schools are closing by the hundreds; thousands of nurses and teachers and other workers are jobless; schools are in chaos; pregnant welfare mothers have lost their nutrition allowance because the Premier thinks they'll spend it on beer; Toronto the megacity is collapsing under the weight of its own amalgamated administration; the Premier's last cultural experience was Mr. Silly; t
 
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Alternative Names
Barclay, Linwood
Linwood Barclay Amerikaans journalist
Linwood Barclay kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Autor und Journalist
Линуд Баркли
ברקלי, לינווד 1955-
לינווד ברקלי
바클레이, 린우드
バークレイ, リンウッド
リンウッド・バークレイ
Languages
English (490)
French (68)
German (57)
Dutch (17)
Italian (16)
Spanish (16)
Swedish (13)
Polish (11)
Hebrew (11)
Japanese (6)
Danish (6)
Chinese (5)
Macedonian (5)
Russian (3)
Czech (2)
Korean (2)
Hungarian (2)
Serbian (2)
Ukrainian (1)
Persian (1)
Slovak (1)
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