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Chancer, John

Works: 212 works in 520 publications in 1 language and 5,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal stories  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Novels  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Other
Classifications: PS3552.A446, 813.54
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Publications about John Chancer
Publications by John Chancer
Most widely held works by John Chancer
Life or death by Michael Robotham( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Audie was sentenced to ten years for a Texas robbery in which four people died, including two members of his own gang. Seven million dollars have never been recovered from the robbery, and everybody believes Audie knows where the money is. For a decade Audie has been beaten, stabbed, and threatened by inmates and guards, all desperate to know the secret. The day before he is due to be released, Audie suddenly vanishes. The hunt for Audie, and the money, is on. But Audie's not running to save his own life--instead, he's trying to save someone else
The essential Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Part of the Naxos AudioBooks Essential series, this CD combines some of Poes best-loved ghost stories, plus a selection of poetry including The Raven and an additional biography. This audiobook features The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Premature Burial and The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
Sachiko : a Nagasaki bomb survivor's story by Caren Barzelay Stelson( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
The true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945, and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath
The hunter by Richard Stark( file )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
You probably haven't noticed them. But they've noticed you. They notice everything. That's their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers' work habits. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack. They're heisters. They're pros, and Parker is far and away the best of them
The outfit by Richard Stark( file )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
No crook had ever crossed the organized crime mob known as The Outfit. Except Parker. But ripping them off was the easy part of his game. Going one-on-one with Bronson, the Outfit's Big Boss, was the hard part
The cobra by Frederick Forsyth( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
The Cocaine industry is worth billions of dollars a year to the drug cartels who spread their evil seed across Western society. Its usage causes incalculable misery, poverty and death. Slowly, gradually, inexorably it is spreading, it is a blight that must be stopped. One man, Paul Devereaux, intellectual, dedicated, utterly ruthless and ex-CIA special ops, is given what seems like an impossible task. At his disposal, anything he wants, men, resources, money. He will not stop until he has completed his mission. Up to now the drug trade has been used to world governments attempting to prevent them plying their trade. But up to now, those governments have played by the rules. That is about to change. The rules no longer apply, and a dirty war is about to get a whole lot dirtier
The rare coin score by Richard Stark( file )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
When it comes to heists, Parker believes in some cardinal rules. On this job, he breaks two of them: never bring a dame along-especially not one you like-and never, ever, work with amateurs. Nevertheless, with the help of a creep named Billy, and the lure of a classy widow, he agrees to set up a heist of a coin convention. But Billy's a rookie with no idea how to pull off a score, and the lady soon becomes a major distraction. The Rare Coin Score marks the first appearance of Claire, who will steal Parker's heart while together they steal two million dollars worth of coins
The elephant vanishes by Haruki Murakami( file )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
A collection of off-the-wall short stories by Japan's leading contemporary novelist. An elephant vanishes; hunger drives a couple to rob McDonalds; an insomniac wife wakes in a different world. Murakami is a cult figure throughout the world with an increasing reputation
Great classic mysteries : twelve unabridged tales ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Enjoy the great detectives of the Goldn Age of classic mysteries in this unique collection of audio whodonuts
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami( file )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Toru Watanabe, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman
The closers by Michael Connelly( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
After three years out of the LAPD, Harry Bosch is assigned to the department's Open-Unsolved Unit with thousands of cold cases that haunt the LAPD's files. Working beside his former cop partner, Kiz Rider, they are the Closers
No way back by Matthew Klein( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Jimmy Thane has faced many crossroads, and taken the wrong path. At the peak of his career, he chose alcohol. When his job became shaky, it was drugs. When his wife lost faith in him, he went looking for other women. Now Jimmy has one last chance
The scarecrow by Michael Connelly( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the 'LA Times', he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school. But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang - a final story that will win him newspaper journalism's highest honour - a Pulitzer prize. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow. a 16-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. But as Jack delves into the story he soon realises that Alonzo's so-called confession is bogus. And the investigation leads him to a killer known as The Scarecrow - container
The whole truth by David Baldacci( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
With the world relatively stable, Nicolas Creel, a super-rich and super-powerful arms dealer, is losing money fast. And if a war won't start naturally, he is more than willing to help move things along. Academic Anna Fischer is curious about the strange twist in world events. When her boyfriend proposes, she couldn't be happier - but can she handle the truth about the man she loves. Katie James, a journalist, will do anything to get back to the top of her profession. But can she keep her demons at bay long enough to get the story? Shaw travels the world for a secret multinational intelligence agency trying to keep the world peaceful and safe. He dreams of retirement and marriage, but will his employers ever let him go. - Container
Echo Park by Michael Connelly( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 66 libraries worldwide
In 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. The case was quickly elevated by LAPD commanders from the Missing Persons squad to the Homicide Division, where Harry Bosch was assigned to the case. But the young woman never turned up – dead or alive – and it was a case Bosch couldn’t solve. Thirteen years later Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit, where he still keeps the Gesto file on his desk, when he gets a call from the DA’s office. Raynard Waits, a man accused of two heinous killings, is willing to come clean in regard to several other murders in a deal to avoid the death penalty. One of those murders, he says, is the killing of Marie Gesto. Bosch is given the task of taking Waits’ confession, and of making sure the killer is not scamming the authorities to avoid a date with death. In confirming the confession Bosch must get close to the man he has sought – and hated – for thirteen years. Bosch’s whole being as a cop begins to crack when he realises that he and his partner missed a clue back in 1993 that could have led them to Waits and would have stopped the nine murders that followed the killing of Marie Gesto
The man with the getaway face by Richard Stark( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Wanted by a New York syndicate, Parker gets plastic surgery and with a new face heads back into the crimes he did with his old face
True blue by David Baldacci( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
A former Washington D.C. police cop out to prove herself and a young lawyer from aprestigious law firm meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation's capital--and what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal
The third rail by Michael T Harvey( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
After witnessing a shooting, private investigator Michael Kelly is drawn toward a murderer with an unnerving link to his own past, to a crime he witnessed as a child and to the consequences it had on his relationship with his father
The nearest exit by Olen Steinhauer( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
After being blackballed by the CIA, Milo Weaver finds himself compelled to rejoin the elite network of top-secret black-ops agents called 'tourists'. But first he's required to prove his loyalty by killing an innocent teenage girl in Berlin. He has a daughter not much younger than the girl he's been tasked to abduct. As the gripping action unwinds, the brilliant, obese German espionage administrator searches for a traitor amongst the tourists
The reversal by Michael Connelly( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
When Mickey Haller is invited by the district attorney to prosecute a case for him, he knows something strange is going on. The high-profile case of Jason Jessup, a child-killer who spent almost 25 years on death row, is an intriguing one
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