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Telfer, John 1952-

Works: 146 works in 378 publications in 1 language and 4,106 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror tales  Ghost stories  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Composer, Other
Classifications: PR6070.H6, 823.914
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Publications about John Telfer
Publications by John Telfer
Most widely held works by John Telfer
The anatomy of ghosts by Andrew Taylor( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
When Frank Oldershaw claims to see the ghost of Mrs. Sylvia Whichcote in the garden where she drowned, his mother hires skeptic author John Holdsworth to salvage her son's reputation. But John is haunted by his own ghosts
Sherlock Holmes and the ghosts of Bly : and other new adventures of the great detective by Donald Thomas( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
A collection of new Sherlock Holmes tales includes "The Case of a Boy's Honor," "The Case of the Matinee Idol," and the title story, in which Holmes navigates the occult underworld of Victorian London in order to find a child's true killer
The execution of Sherlock Holmes by Donald Thomas( file )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Drugged, manacled, condemned to a dank cell in the depths of London's infamous Newgate prison, the world's greatest literary detective awaits execution by a vengeful crew of formidable enemies. Escape is impossible; death, a certainty. But not for Sherlock Holmes, who, in a stunning display of intellect and derring-do, will elude his hangman's noose and live to fiddle, spy, and ratiocinate another day. Against tremendous odds Holmes will continue to defy his enemies in four more encounters
Sherlock Holmes and the king's evil : and other new tales featuring the world's greatest detective by Donald Thomas( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Five original tales inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic character feature Holmes taking on such challenges as the famed siege of Sydney Street, a planned German invasion of America, and a supernatual curse
Death on a pale horse by Donald Thomas( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
In a momentous period of British history, Donald Thomas's latest Sherlock Holmes adventure pits the Great Detective and his faithful biographer, Dr. John Watson, against an international conspiracy led by a disgraced English officer. Colonel Hunter Moran bears upon him "The Mark of the Beast"; his satanic ingenuity leaves a spectacular trail of devastation. It runs from the annihilation of a British armored column by Zulu tribesmen armed only with shields and spears, to a life-and-death struggle on the sinking passenger steamer Comtesse de Flandre. The heir to the French empire lies dead in the African dust. Europe is brought to the brink of war by forged dispatches, designed to enrich gun-runners and assassins. The gold-fields and diamond mines of South Africa become the playground of organized crime. Only the detective genius of Holmes can prove a match for the unfolding criminality of Moran and his associates. With Watson and Mycroft at his side, Sherlock Holmes again demonstrates that although the powers of the state and the underworld may try to overpower him, they will never out-think his splendid analytical mind at the height of its powers
The dealer and the dead by Gerald Seymour( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
In leafy England, arms dealer Harvey Gillott regards himself as a man of his word. There is only one blemish on his record, and that was long ago. But Gillott, his family, his friends, and his enemies are about to be pitched into a sequence of events that will unfold across Europe, when the hand of the past suddenly reaches out to the present, and is holding a gun
Blood & beauty : the Borgias : a novel by Sarah Dunant( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
When Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy, he is defined not just by his wealth or his love for his illegitimate children, but by his blood: he is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic politician with an appetite for life, women and power must use papacy and family to succeed
Great classic mysteries : twelve unabridged tales ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Enjoy the great detectives of the Golden Age of classic mysteries in this unique collection of audio whodunits. Newly recorded for this original anthology, the crimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the standard for decades to come, and remain as entertaining today as they were when first published. An ideal starting point for those new to audio mysteries, and a perfect assortment for the seasoned noir veteran, Great Classic Mysteries will leave all listeners scrambling for an alibi
Conquistadors by Michael Wood( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The Spanish conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century was one of the most important and cataclysmic events in history. Spanish expeditions endured incredible hardships in order to open up the lands of the New World, and few stories in history can match these for drama and endurance. In Conquistadors, Michael Wood follows in the footsteps of some of the greatest of the Spanish adventurers, travelling from the forests of Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, the deserts of North Mexico, the snow peaks of the Andes and the heights of Machu Picchu. He experiences the epic journeys of Cortes, Pizarro, Orellana, and Cabeza de Vaca, and explores the turbulent and terrifying events surrounding the Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires
Behind closed doors by Hugo Vickers( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Hugo Vickers has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the royal family, and has had a fascination with the story of the Duchess of Windsor since he was a young man. This title focuses on the later years of exile
Round the bend by Nevil Shute( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
"Running a polyglot airline in the Persian Gulf was hard work, even for a man like Tom Cutter. His old friend Connie, Eurasian mystic and first-class engineer, was just the help he needed -- especially when he arrived with his beautiful sister as company. Fate was taking a hand, and the three destinies interlocked as events moved swiftly towards a compelling climax."--Container
The Borgias by Christopher Hibbert( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. Hibbert removes the layers of myth around the Borgia family and creates a portrait alive with his superb sense of character and place
Other people's money by Justin Cartwright( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The upper-crust, family-owned bank of Tubal & Co, in the City of London, is in trouble. It's not the first time, but it may be the last. A secret sale is under way, and a number of facts need to be kept hidden from the regulators and major clients
The Borgias and their enemies : 1439-1519 by Christopher Hibbert( file )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A biography of the Borgia family looks at the dynasty's rise to power from its Spanish roots, while profiling its powerful patriarch, Pope Alexander VI; his daughter, Lucrezia; and his ruthless son Cesare, the model for Machiavelli's "The Prince."
Born wild : the extraordinary story of one man's passion for lions and for Africa by Tony Fitzjohn( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Following Tony Fitzjohn's journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, the heart of the story is a series of love affairs with the world's most beautiful and endangered creatures
Mad, bad & dangerous to know : [the autobiography] by Ranulph Fiennes( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is described as "the world's greatest living explorer" by the Guinness Book of Records, and his life story shows this is no exaggeration. He describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole -- the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life. But Ranulph Fiennes' life shows no signs of slowing down in the 21st century. Three months after his heart attack and double bypass he completed seven consecutive marathons in seven days on seven continents, and had to endure the death of his wife. Recently remarried and a father for the first time, his most recent triumph was to climb the north face of the Eiger, one of the most awesome mountaineering challenges in the world. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour
Jungle soldier by Brian Moynahan( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Brought up in a rural vicarage, Freddy Spencer Chapman acquired a deep love of nature and became 'fascinated by danger' during childhood. 30 years later, as an SOE-trained guerilla soldier of exceptional ability and courage, the orphan boy would prove to be one of the British army's deadliest agents
If it bleeds by Duncan Campbell( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A brilliant novel about contemporary London gangland crime by the hugely well-reviewed author of The Paradise Trail. Britain's best known gangster, Charlie Hook, wants to tell his life story and chooses crime reporter Laurie Lane as his reluctant ghost. But the next day Hook is dead, his blood and hair on the walls of his north London mansion
Elizabeth : her life, our times : [a diamond jubilee celebration] by Alan Titchmarsh( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Timely and touching look at the reign of Queen Elizabeth and the life and times of Great Britain and the Commonwealth under Her rule
A treacherous likeness by Lynn Shepherd( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Charles Maddox takes on a new case. His client? The son of the long-dead poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his wife Mary. Charles soon finds himself being drawn into the battle being waged over the poet's literary legacy
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