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Lister, Ralph 1971-

Works: 155 works in 610 publications in 1 language and 7,524 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Children's audiobooks  Horror tales  Biography  Horror fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Young adult works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PR6066.E693, FIC
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Publications about Ralph Lister
Publications by Ralph Lister
Most widely held works by Ralph Lister
Acceptable loss by Anne Perry( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 libraries worldwide
When a murdered body is discovered in the Thames, clues lead to a heinous child-pornography case that police superintendent William Monk thought he had left behind, in an investigation that threatens his friend Oliver Rathbone and forces Monk to consider painful sacrifices
A sunless sea by Anne Perry( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
A high-end prostitute is found brutally murdered on the London docks and Monk's quest to discover the truth behind her death leads him down a shocking path, littered with secrets that have been buried since the infamous Opium Wars. Monk must unravel the victim's link to the widow of a dead doctor and the doctor's vanished report on the misuse of opium before the killer strikes again
The flint heart by Katherine Paterson( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
An ambitious Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart, allowing him to take control of his tribe. Against better judgment, the tribe's magic man creates the Flint Heart, but the cruelty of it causes the destruction of the tribe. Thousands of years later, the talisman reemerges to corrupt first a boy's father, an innocent fairy creature, and a familial badger
Our picnics in the sun by Morag Joss( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
For thirty years, Howard and Deborah Morgan have poured all their energy and modest savings into Stoneyridge, a smallholding deep in the English moors. To help with finances, they decide to turn Stoneyridge into a bed-and-breakfast. But a sudden stroke leaves Howard incapacitated and Deborah overwhelmed. Then, late one evening, two men arrive needing a room for the night, and set off a chain of events that uncovers the relics of old tragedies
Cirque du Freak : a living nightmare by Darren Shan( file )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
In the tradition of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Stephen King's Salem's Lot, New York Times bestseller Cirque du Freak is the first title in the popular Saga of Darren Shan series. Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human / half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers-Mr. Crepsley-is a vampire! Steve confronts the vampire after the show finishes-but his motives are surprising! In the shadows of a crumbling theater, a horrified Darren eavesdrops on his friend and the vampire, and is witness to a monstrous, disturbing plea. As if by destiny, Darren is pulled to Mr. Crepsley and what follows is his horrifying descent into the dark and bloody world of vampires. This is Darren's story
The witch's boy by Kelly Regan Barnhill( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
When Ned and his brother fall into a raging river, only Ned survives. Though Ned grows up weak and slow, it's Ned who summons the strength to protect all when the Bandit King comes to steal the magic of Ned's mother, a witch. In another kingdom lives the daughter of the Bandit King. Her mother's last words to her were: The wrong boy will save your life and you will save his. When Aine and Ned meet, they must trust each other to return the magic to its place to stop a war about to boil over
The wooden prince by John Claude Bemis( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
The automa Pinocchio has always been duty-bound to serve in the floating palace of Venice's emperor. So when Pinocchio finds himself locked in a trunk and delivered to a new master, a wanted criminal and alchemist named Geppetto, he is curious about everything around him. But most curious is the way Pinocchio seems to be changing from a wooden servant into a living, human boy. Before Geppetto and Pinocchio can uncover the mystery surrounding the automa's transformation, Pinocchio is stolen away. Determined to find Geppetto again, Pinocchio begins a harrowing journey across the Empire, where danger in the form of half-beast outlaws and winged airmen abounds for a lost automa
The haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis Buzbee( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Meg travels the rooftops and streets of 1862 London, England, in search of her missing brother, Orion, accompanied by a family friend, the famed author Charles Dickens, whose quest is to find his next novel
A great and terrible king : Edward I and the forging of Britain by Marc Morris( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The first major biography of a truly formidable king, whose reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale
The vampire's assistant by Darren Shan( file )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
After traveling with Mr. Crepsley, the vampire who made him into a half-vampire, Darren returns to the freak show known as the Cirque du Freak and continues to fight his need to drink human blood
Charlie Chaplin : a brief life by Peter Ackroyd( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends, perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work. He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film
Tunnels of blood by Darren Shan( file )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Darren, the vampire's assistant, gets a taste of the city when he leaves the Cirque du Freak with Evra the snake-boy and Mr. Crepsley. When corpses are discovered--corpses drained of blood--Darren and Evra are compelled to hunt down whatever foul creature is committing such horrendous acts. Meanwhile, beneath the streets, evil stalks Darren and Evra, and all clues point to Mr. Crepsley. Can they escape, or are they doomed to perish in the tunnels of blood?
Down these strange streets ( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
A terrific urban fantasy anthology featuring all-original stories from some of the biggest names in the business. Explore the places where mystery waits at the end of every alley and where the things that go bump in the night have something to fear
Addison Cooke and the treasure of the Incas by Jonathan Stokes( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
After twelve-year-old Addison Cooke's uncle unearths ancient Incan secrets in Peru, he is kidnapped by a shadowy organization intent on stealing the treasure unless Addison and his friends can decipher the clues first
Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan( file )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Darren has settled into life as a vampire's assistant and feels at home in the Cirque du Freak. But now he must leave the freak show and his friends behind. With Mr. Crepsley as a traveling companion, he embarks on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world. But they face more than the cold on Vampire Mountain--the vampaneze have been there before them. Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren's human side or turn him further toward the darkness? Only one thing is certain: Darren's initiation into the vampire clan is more deadly than he can ever have imagined
Trials of death by Darren Shan( file )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Darren begins the Trials of Initiation to prove himself worthy of being a half-vampire, even as the clan's blood foes, the vampaneze, gather near Vampire Mountain
Belladonna by Mary Finn( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
When Thomas Rose first spots the girl hidden by the roadside, she looks as drab as a lark, with only her red kerchief giving her away. But French Helene, who goes by 'Ling, ' is no ordinary bird. Tiny Ling enchants Thomas with her wild spirit and tales of a circus where she danced atop her beloved horse Belladonna. But the horse has been sold, and Ling must fetch her back, and Thomas's life as a clever but unschooled wheelwright's son is about to change
The almost nearly perfect people : behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia by Michael Booth( file )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The whole world wants to learn the secrets of Nordic exceptionalism: why are the Danes the happiest people in the world, despite having the highest taxes? If the Finns really have the best education system, how come they still think all Swedish men are gay? Are the Icelanders really feral? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastical oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? British author Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic that has engulfed the rest of the world, whether it be for their food, television, social systems or chunky knitwear. Booth leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian
Shōgun : the epic novel of Japan by James Clavell( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love-all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power. James Clavell's Sh?gun is a modern classic, a masterpiece of historical fiction that will continue to endure for decades to come
Killers of the dawn by Darren Shan( file )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The hunters have become the hunted. Outnumbered, outsmarted, and desperate, the hunters are on the run, pursued by the vampaneze, the police, and an angry mob. With their enemies clamoring for blood, the vampires prepare for a deadly battle. Is this the end for Darren and his allies? This third and final installment in the Hunters trilogy finds Darren and his friends facing their longest night and most testing challenge yet
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