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Kay, Christopher

Overview
Works: 375 works in 642 publications in 1 language and 11,858 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Popular works  Fantasy fiction  Biographical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: Q143.L5, 823.914
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Publications about Christopher Kay
Publications by Christopher Kay
Most widely held works by Christopher Kay
Leonardo the first scientist by Michael White( file )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
White weaves the history of early scientific endeavor, Leonardo's colorful personal life, including his deprived childhood, homosexuality, and relationships with contemporaries such as Machiavelli and Borgia
George Orwell by Gordon Bowker( file )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
One of the greatest writers of the 20th century, George Orwell left an enduring mark on our language and culture, with concepts such as "Big Brother," "Room 101," and "Newspeak." His reputation rests not only on his political shrewdness and his sharp satires, but also on his clear writing style and his essays.--
To lie with lions by Dorothy Dunnett( file )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
This novel of the 15th century centers on Nicholas vander Poele who, in 1471, is acclaimed by all the great courts of Europe, but whose personal life is tumultuous. He and his passionate rival--his wife--embark on a deadly competition for control of their mutual destiny
River of darkness by Rennie Airth( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
"It's 1912 when the bloodied bodies of Colonel Fletcher, his wife, and two staff are found in a manor house in Surrey. The police have put the murders down to a violent robbery, but Detective Inspector madden from Scotland Yard has his own suspicions."--Container
The villa of mysteries by David Hewson( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
When a young woman is found dead in a peat bog near the banks of the river Tiber, Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, thinks she is the victim of an ancient pagan ritual. Inspector Leo Falcone, however, knows this case is recent history and the horror is still very much alive
Blind to the bones by Stephen Booth( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
On the desolate moors of Dark Peak, villagers of Withens are being murdered. And one has been dead for two years - though not everyone will believe it. As far as the parents of missing student Emma Renshaw are concerned, their daughter is alive - which doesn't help DS Dian Fry in her efforts to re-open the case. DC Ben Cooper's attempts to solve the killings come up against an equally impenetrable barrier in the shape of the Oxley family. They stick to their own area like the hefted sheep on the hillsides, passing on secret knowledge through generations and guarding their traditions from the likes of Cooper
London a history by A. N Wilson( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
This entertaining volume provides a concise history of one of the world's premiere cities. Acclaimed author A.N. Wilson starts at the beginning, when London was founded by the Romans, and continues to contemporary times, hitting all the historical highlights along the way.--
The secret hunters by Ranulph Fiennes( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
"The journal is found in Antarctica. Travelling back to England, the finder reads Derek Jacobs' amazing diary of his horrific childhood in Nazi concentration camps with his mother, Jacobs survives and is brought up in Canada, where he joins The Secret Hunters, a group who exact their revenge on perpetrators of genocide." -- Container
Leave the grave green by Deborah Crombie( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
When a body is found floating in the Thames, could it be connected to an earlier family drowning, twenty years ago? Scotland Yard superintendent, Duncan Kincaid, and his sergeant, Gemma Jones, investigate. Zest is added to the probe by the growing attraction between Kincaid and the victim's widow, something which his lady sergeant frowns upon
Adam's curse a future without men by Bryan Sykes( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Sykes tackles what may be the most provocative question geneticists have ever considered: Are we facing a future where men become extinct?
Black dog by Stephen Booth( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 193 libraries worldwide
When teenager Laura Vernon goes missing during a hot summer in the Peak District, local policd mount a full-scale search. But it's retired miner Harry Dickinson who finally discovers Laura's body, and he seems determined to obstruct the investigation. Ben Cooper, a young D.C. has known the villagers all his life, but his instinctive feelings about the case are called into question by the arrival of Diane Fry, a ruthlessly ambitious detective from another division. As the investigation twists and turns, Ben and Diane discover that to understand the present, they must also understand the past; and in a world where no one is entirely innocent, no one can avoid pain
The swords of night and day by David Gemmell( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
A priestly class has reawakened ancient technology that allows them to prolong life indefinitely, create lycanthropic man-beast combinations called Jiamads and fashion magical weapons such as the two legendary blades Skilgannon once carried, the Swords of Night and Day.--
The grail tree by Jonathan Gash( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
The Holy Grail appears to have surfaced once again in the antiques world. Lovejoy is not unduly surprised--there has never been a shortage of cups alleged to be this particular artifact. Until someone takes it seriously and the cup is stolen and the owner is found dead in rather gruesome circumstances
Traitor's kiss by Gerald Seymour( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Officially, the Cold War is over and the hand of friendship has been exchanged in public. In private, the intelligence war continues. A British trawler strays into Russian waters. On its return, the captain has a package for British Intelligence. For the next four years, a high-ranking Russian naval officer provides M16 with priceless information. But suddenly he goes quiet. Clearly under suspicion, the decision is made to get him out, but his controllers in London know nothing about him
Stormrider by David Gemmell( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
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The lost by Jonathan Aycliffe( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Michael is a teacher at a prep school in Cambridge. Barely thirty, he's tired of his life. So Michael takes a sabbatical to Romania to claim the property of his grandparents. What he finds is an ancient stronghold in the Transylvanian Alps, an irresistible dark-eyed girl, and an evil that reaches back to the very origins of his shattered family.--
Author, author by David Lodge( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The story begins in December 1915, with dying author Henry James surrounded by his relatives and servants. Then it loops back to the 1880s, to chart the course of Henry's "middle years," focusing particularly on his friendship with genial Punch artist and illustrator George Du Maurier. By the end of the decade Henry is seriously worried by the failure of his books to "sell," and decides to try and achieve fame and fortune as a playwright. At the same time, Du Maurier, whose sight is failing, diversifies into writing novels. The consequences for both men are surprising, ironic, comic, and tragic
Sabbath morn' by John William Wainwright( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Rogate-on-Sands is a seaside town whose retired citizens rely heavily on summer visitors to sustain the economy. Its small police force rarely deals with anything more serious than petty crime, but Sunday, July 7th, drastically alters that situation
The Judas pair a Lovejoy mystery by Jonathan Gash( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
"Antiques dealer Lovejoy is commissioned to hunt down what he considers to be a mythical object, the Judas pair, the supposed thirteenth pair of duelling pistols made by the famous maker Durs. After two murders, Lovejoy is certain that the pistols do exist, and are now in the hands of the murderer." -- Container
Spend game by Jonathan Gash( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
As Lovejoy leaves a mundane auction, he witnesses the calculated murder of a fellow dealer. When someone hands him a letter written by the victim, his cover is blown
 
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