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Thorpe, David (Archaeologist)

Works: 28 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 836 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Children's audiobooks  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Legal fiction (Literature) 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PR6058.A5928, 823.914
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Publications about David Thorpe
Publications by David Thorpe
Most widely held works by David Thorpe
Woman with a secret by Sophie Hannah( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Traffic on Elmhirst Road has come to a halt. The police are stopping cars, searching for something. Nicki Clements waits patiently, until she glimpses a face she hoped she'd never see again. It's him - and he's the cop checking each car. Desperate to avoid him, she makes a panicky U-turn and escapes. But Nicki's peculiar behaviour did not go unnoticed, and now the police have summoned her for questioning. A resident of Elmhirst Road has been murdered. But she can't explain why she fled that day without revealing the secret that could ruin her
The verdict by Nick Stone( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
When Terry Flynt gets the chance to defend a millionaire accused of murder, he knows the case could make his career--but the accused man is Flynt's greatest enemy. Can he defend a man who ruined his life?Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite.The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?With the trial date looming, Terry delves deeper into Vernon's life and is forced to confront secrets from their shared past that could have devastating consequences for them both. For years he has wanted to witness Vernon's downfall, but with so much at stake, how can Terry be sure he is guilty? And what choices must he make to ensure that justice is done?
Into the darkest corner by Elizabeth Haynes( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Utterly convincing in its portrayal of obsession, it is an ingeniously structured and plotted tour de force of suspense that marks the arrival of a major new talent
The wanton angel by Edward Marston( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Court politics threaten to lower the curtain on Lord Westfield's Men forever when the Privy Council decrees only two companies may perform in London. Disillusioned but resolute, Nicholas Bracewell meets the beautiful wanton Countess of Dartford who offers, in secret, the money to build a proper theatre that will stand his troupe a better chance of beating their rivals. But when one of his rising stars is discovered gruesomely murdered on site of the new theatre, Nicholas's troubles thicken
The golden scales by Parker Bilal( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Makana is a former police inspector who fled for his life to Cairo from his native Sudan seven years ago. Down on his luck and haunted by the past, he lives on a rickety Nile houseboat. When the notorious and powerful Saad Hanafi hires him to track down a missing person, Makana is in no position to refuse him
Black day at the Bosphorus Café : a Rex Tracey murder mystery by Matthew Baylis( file )
4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 libraries worldwide
When Mina, a Kurdish student activist, plunges in flames from the top floor of Wood Green Shopping City, it's widely assumed to be a political protest. But local reporter Rex Tracey, who knew the dead girl, doesn't buy it. His suspicions mount when a council whistleblower meets a similarly ugly end. As he investigates, the sleuthing journalist with the chequered past and the penchant for Polish lager is sucked into a world of honour killings, corrupt officials, and clashing traditions
Blood & fire by Dan Scott( file )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A distinguished senator has gone into hiding after being accused of treachery, leaving his family to fend for themselves. His elder son Quintus has become a gladiator, while young Lucius works as a servant in the gladiator school. When the gladiator troupe is sent to Pompeii to take part in the games, Lucius is befriended by Valens, the sponsor of the games, who offers to help him find his father. Meanwhile, strange rumblings and tremors are felt in the town, and a seer is warning that the?end of days? is approaching. Can Quin survive his fights with the seasoned gladiators of Pompeii? And is Valens all he seems?
Goblin quest by Philip Reeve( file )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Another fantastically exciting novel set in a land of magic from the award-winning Philip Reeve. The heroes of Goblins continue their adventures outside the walls of Clovenstone castle. Having seen off the thieving dwarves the goblins are now on a bold quest. As ever, Skarper and Henwyn are to the fore as they lead the goblins against the unknown enemy. Awaiting them are powerful dark forces that must be vanquished, monstrous creatures to be fought, and astonishing mysteries to be solved
Goblins vs dwarves by Philip Reeve( file )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The reawakening of ancient sorcery is bringing new creatures to the world of Clovenstone. A network of tunnels is sneaking into the heart of goblin territory. Skarper and his friends try to halt this underground invasion, but the dwarves - ruthless, cunning and covered in mole-droppings - are dangerous. The heroes of Goblins must defend their magical castle in a fabulously action-packed sequel from one of the master storytellers of children's fantasy fiction
The Tottenham outrage by Matthew Baylis( file )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A family of Hasidic Jews dies suddenly while picnicking in Finsbury Park, and the finger is quickly pointed at a gang of Islamist youths. Too quickly, thinks local reporter Rex Tracey. Rex starts to investigate. But when his long-time colleague and friend is also accused of murder, the sleuthing journalist with a fondness for Polish lager and dry one-liners is catapulted out of his depth, into a disturbing world of religious fanaticism, false prophets and century-old secrets
Animal investigators : ghost dogs by Susan Gates( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Myths, monsters and mysteries of the animal world - it's all in a day's work for the Animal Investigators team. When expert tracker Ellis investigates stories of greyhound poisoning, he is shocked to come face-to-face with a strange feral boy, and a pack of what seem to be ghostly dogs. Returning to the forest with his animal-mind-reading partner Meriel, he is plunged into danger by the wild boy's lethal powers, which can freeze a man to death
A death at the palace by Matthew Baylis( file )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Reporter Rex Tracey has just recovered from his affair with Lithuanian artist Milda Majauskas when she disappears. He's got other concerns, not least an anti-immigration group spreading hate across his beloved Tottenham, and a string of attacks on young women at the local beauty spot, Alexandra Palace. But when Rex himself becomes a suspect, he is forced to seek answers amongst the tea-houses and tower blocks of this little-glimpsed, ever-changing quarter of London
The boy with no boots by Sheila Jeffries( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Freddie Barcussy knows hardship and pain. His parents Annie and Levi are struggling to make ends meet, both suffering with illness and poverty. Freddie is an outsider at school, misunderstood and angry. They need their luck to change. Unbeknown to his parents, Freddie holds the key to their future. If he can learn how to overcome his fears, he could change their lives for ever. Can Freddie find love and happiness or will mistrust ruin his life?
The Barchester murders by Gary Martin Best( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Anthony Trollope finds the beautiful city of Barchester idyllic on visiting it for the first time. This is soon shattered when the body of Thomas Rider is discovered in the almshouses known as Hiram's Hospital. Trollope uncovers a long-hidden secret which has the power to destroy the reputation of the Warden of Hiram's Hospital, and his son-in-law, the Dean of the Cathedral. A number of the old bedesmen at Hiram's Hospital would do anything for the Warden, and his daughters, Eleanor and Susan, have every reason to want the secret kept. With so many suspects, the local police officer is at a loss. The murderer soon strikes again and it falls to Anthony Trollope to unpick the mystery
The first horseman by Derek Wilson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Thomas Treviot is a young London goldsmith and a close family friend of Robert Packington. Through his own upstanding social connections - and some less upstanding acquaintances he has made along the way - Thomas launches a dramatic investigation into Packington's death. As Thomas searches for revenge, he must travel from the golden heart of merchant London, to the straw-covered backstreets of London's poorest districts before reaching the country's seat of power: the court of King Henry VIII. Before long he is drawn into a dark conspiracy beyond his wildest imaginings and claiming justice for his friend starts to look impossible. Especially when Thomas realises that Robert wasn't the man he thought he knew
An act of silence by Colette McBeth( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
These are the facts I collect. My son Gabriel met a woman called Mariela in a bar. She went home with him. They next morning she was found in an allotment. Mariela is dead. Linda Moscow loves her son; it's her biological instinct to keep him safe. But if she's not sure of his innocence, how can she stand by him? Should she go against everything she believes in to protect him? She's done it before, and the guilt nearly killed her. Now, the past is catching up with them. As old secrets resurface, Lind is faced with another impossible choice. Only this time, it's her life on the line
The habit of murder by Susanna Gregory( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
In 1360 a deputation from Cambridge ventures to the Suffolk town of Clare in the hope that the wealthy Elizabeth de Burgh has left a legacy to Michaelhouse. Yet when they arrive they discover that the report of her death is false. Determined to see if some of its well-heeled citizens can be persuaded to sponsor Michaelhouse, Matthew Bartholomew, Brother Michael and Master Langelee become enmeshed in the town's politics. They quickly discover that there have been a number of untimely deaths. These killings have created a dangerous restlessness in the town: an atmosphere intensified when yet more murders occur. One of the victims is a fellow traveller of the Michaelhouse contingent, and Matthew Bartholomew and Brother Michael feel honour-bound to identify his killer
A wicked deed by Susanna Gregory( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Matthew Bartholomew, fellow of Michaelhouse, Cambridge, is travelling with a party from the college to accept the gift of the living of a parish in Suffolk. One of his companions, Unwin, is to be installed as priest. Their journey is not without incident, so they reach their destination with some relief. But their thoughts of recovering are soon curtailed, as they are immediately thrust into the machinations of local boundary disputes. Then all such squabbles seem mere trivia when Unwin is murdered in the very church which was to have been his home. While trying to investigate a possible motive for his killing, Bartholomew discovers that this is not the first unnatural death in the village
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