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Maitland, Karen

Overview
Works: 36 works in 159 publications in 8 languages and 4,795 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Paranormal fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6113.A35, 823.92
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Publications about Karen Maitland
Publications by Karen Maitland
Most widely held works by Karen Maitland
Company of liars by Karen Maitland( Book )
38 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,392 libraries worldwide
In 1348, as the Black Plague holds England in its grip, nine strangers attempt to outrun death. Each member has their own story to tell and each has a secret
The owl killers : a novel by Karen Maitland( Book )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 libraries worldwide
England, 1321. The tiny village of Ulewic teeters between survival and destruction, faith and doubt, God and demons. Shadowing the villagers' lives are men cloaked in masks and secrecy, ruling with violence, intimidation, and terrifying fiery rites: the Owl Masters. When the daughter of Ulewic's most powerful man is accepted into a beguinage, battle lines are drawn
The gallows curse by Karen Maitland( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 273 libraries worldwide
1210 and a black force is sweeping England. For a vengeful King John has seized control of the Church, leaving corpses to lie in unconsecrated ground, babies unbaptized in their cradles and the people terrified of dying in sin
The falcons of fire and ice by Karen Maitland( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
1564, Lisbon. The Inquisition displays its power and ruthlessly spreads fear. Heretics are tortured and burned. Any who oppose the Church's will realize that silence is preferable to a slow and agonizing death. Isabela, daughter of the Falconer at the Royal Court, is about to be caught in the Church's terrifying schemes
The vanishing witch by Karen Maitland( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Take one wealthy merchant. Add one charming widow. And one dying wife. The reign of Richard II is troubled, the poor are about to become poorer still and landowners are lining their pockets. It's a case of every man for himself, whatever his status or wealth. But in a world where nothing can be taken at face value, who can you trust? The dour wool merchant? His impulsive son? The stepdaughter with the hypnotic eyes? Or the raven-haired widow clutching her necklace of bloodstones? And when people start dying unnatural deaths and the peasants decide it's time to fight back, it's all too easy to spy witchcraft at every turn
The raven's head by Karen Maitland( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Vincent is an apprentice librarian who stumbles upon a secret powerful enough to destroy his master. With the foolish arrogance of youth, he attempts blackmail but the attempt fails and Vincent finds himself on the run and in possession of an intricately carved silver raven's head. Any attempt to sell the head fails ...until Vincent tries to palm it off on the intimidating Lord Sylvain - unbeknown to Vincent, a powerful Alchemist with an all-consuming quest. Once more Vincent's life is in danger because Sylvain and his neighbours, the menacing White Canons, consider him a predestined sacrifice in their shocking experiment
The first murder : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
A sudden snowstorm in late December 1199 means that two parties of travellers are forced to abandon their journeys and take refuge in the bustling market town of Carmarthen. Unfortunately, the two groups, one representing the Archbishop of Canterbury and one comprising canons from St David's Cathedral, are bitter opponents in a dispute that has been raging for several months. When an enigmatic stranger appears, and requests permission to stage The Play of Adam, which he claims will alleviate tensions and engender an atmosphere of seasonal harmony, the castle's constable, Sir Symon Cole, refuses on the grounds that encouraging large gatherings of angry people is likely to end in trouble, but his wife Gwenllian urges him to reconsider. At first, it appears she is right, and differences of opinions and resentments do seem to have been forgotten in the sudden anticipation of what promises to be some unique entertainment. Unfortunately, one of the Archbishop's envoys, the one chosen to play the role of Cain, dies inexplicably on the eve of the performance, and there is another 'accident' at the castle, which claims the life of a mason. Throughout the ages, the play is performed in many guises, but each time bad luck seems to follow after all those involved in its production
The sacred stone : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
1067. In the desolate wastes of Greenland, a band of hunters stumble across a strangely shaped object which has fallen from the sky. At first, the mysterious "sky-stone" seems to bring them good luck, healing a lame boy and guaranteeing a good catch of furs. But violence and murder soon follow in fortune's wake as the villagers fight and struggle among themselves to gain control of the precious stone. Over the next 600 years, the Sky-Stone falls into the hands of crusading knights, the wicked Sheriff of Devon, a group of radical young kabbalists, the dying King Henry III, and a band of traveling players
Company of liars by Karen Maitland( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
The year is 1348. The Black Plague grips the country. In a world ruled by faith and fear, nine desperate strangers, brought together by chance, attempt to outrun the certain death that is running inexorably toward them
The deadliest sin : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1348, tales begin arriving in England of poisonous clouds fast approaching, which have overwhelmed whole cities and even countries, with scarcely a human being left. While some pray more earnestly and live yet more devoutly, others vow to enjoy themselves and blot out their remaining days on earth by drinking and gambling. And then there are those who hope that God's wrath might be averted by going on a pilgrimage. But if God was permitting his people to be punished by this plague, then it surely could only be because they had committed terrible sins? So when a group of pilgrims are forced to seek shelter at an inn, their host suggests that the guests should tell their tales. He dares them to tell their stories of sin, so that it might emerge which one is the best. That is, the worst
The false virgin : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
AD 848. Bernwyn of Lythe, the young daughter of an ealdorman, spurns marriage and chooses to remain a virgin dedicated to Christ. When she is found murdered in the chapel where she kept her nightly vigils, it is thought that she has fallen victim to the Viking raiders who are ravaging the country and the butterflies found resting on her body are taken to be a sign from God. But what if Bernwyn was not all she seemed? Could the saintly deeds attributed to her have been carried out by someone else and the people have set up a shrine to a false virgin? Throughout the ages, St Bernwyn comes to be regarded as the patron saint of those suffering from skin diseases, and many are drawn on pilgrimage to her shrines. But from a priory in Wales to the Greek island of Sifnos, it seems that anywhere that St Bernwyn is venerated, bitter rivalry breaks out. So when a famous poet is inspired to tell the story of the saint, perhaps it is little wonder that he finds himself writing a satirical piece on the credulity of man
Hill of bones an historical mystery by the medieval murderers by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Bath Abbey, 1199. The monks' peaceful existence is disturbed when the Abbey's unpopular prior is found dead on Solsbury Hill. For it is said that on Solsbury Hill, only those who are pure in heart can survive a night when the moon is full. Determined to get to the bottom of the suspicious circumstances surrounding the prior's death, Gwenllian launches a daring investigation that puts her in great danger
The gallows curse by Karen Maitland( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
1210 and a black force is sweeping England. A vengeful King John has seized control of the Church, leaving corpses to lie in unconsecrated ground, babies unbaptized and the people terrified of dying in sin. In the village of Gastmere, the consequences grow darker still when Elena, a servant girl, is dragged into a conspiracy to absolve the sins of the lord of the manor
The falcons of fire and ice by Karen Maitland( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
1564 and the Portuguese Inquisition ushers in an era of torture and murder. When the Royal Falconer is imprisoned on false charges to remove him from the inner circle of the boy King, the Inquisitors strike an impossible deal with his daughter, Isabela. Bring back two rare white falcons from Iceland within the year or her father dies
Hill of bones : an historical mystery by the medieval murderers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Bath Abbey, 1199. The monks' peaceful existence is turned upside down when the Abbey's unpopular prior is found dead on Solsbury Hill. But when Sir Symon Cole and his wife, Gwenllian, arrive to investigate, they soon hear whisperings that the prior has met with divine punishment
The owl killers a novel of the Dark Ages by Karen Maitland( file )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
England 1321: Deep in the countryside lies an isolate village goverend by a sinister regime of Owl Masters. But their dark status quo is disturbed by the arrival of a house of religious women. Why do their crops suceed when village crops fail, their cattle survive despite the plague? Accusations of witchcraft and heresy run rife, while the Owl Masters rain down hellfire and torment on the women, who must look to their faith to save them from the lengthening shadow of evil
A historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Carmarthen, 1199. A sudden snowstorm in late December means that two parties of travellers are forced to abandon their journeys and take refuge in the bustling market town of Carmarthen. Unfortunately, the two groups are bitter opponents in a dispute that has been raging for several months
La bambina delle rune by Karen Maitland( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The white room by Karen Maitland( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A novel of the plague by Karen Maitland( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
On Midsummer's Day plague makes its entrance in England. England is darkened by death's shadow as towns and villages burn. A band of travellers comes together to outrun the breakdown in law and order. But when one of their number is found hanging from a tree, the discovery confirms that something more sinister than plague is in their midst
 
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Alternative Names
Karen Maitland britische Autorin
Karen Maitland British writer
Karen Maitland britisk skribent
Karen Maitland Brits schrijfster
Karen Maitland brittisk författare
Karen Maitland écrivaine britannique
Karen Maitland scrittrice britannica
カリン・メイトランド
Languages
English (112)
French (9)
German (4)
Spanish (4)
Romanian (2)
Italian (2)
Russian (2)
Dutch (2)
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