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Langton, James

Works: 138 works in 386 publications in 1 language and 8,256 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Miscellanea  Detective and mystery stories  Religious fiction  Suspense fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Composer, Actor
Classifications: PR4494, 813.6
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Publications about James Langton
Publications by James Langton
Most widely held works about James Langton
Most widely held works by James Langton
The farm by Tom Rob Smith( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Until the moment he receives a frantic call from his father, Daniel believed his parents were headed into a peaceful, well-deserved retirement. They had sold their home and business in London and bid farewell to England, setting off to begin life anew on a remote, bucolic farm in rural Sweden. But with that phone call, everything changes. Your mother's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things--terrible, terrible things. She has had a psychotic breakdown and been committed to a mental hospital. Daniel prepares to rush to Sweden on the first available flight. Before he can board the plane, his father contacts him with even more frightening news: his mother has discharged herself from hospital, and he doesn't know where she is. Then his mother calls: "I'm sure your father has spoken to you. Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad. I don't need a doctor. I need the police. I'm about to board a flight to London. Meet me at Heathrow." Caught between his parents and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, lies, a horrible crime, and a conspiracy that implicates his own father
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( file )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder--but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late
The September Society by Charles Finch( file )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
When a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox in search of her missing son, Lenox begins investigating a series of bizarre clues and must race to discover the truth about the death and the mysterious "September Society" before it's too late
A dedicated man by Peter Robinson( file )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
The body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a drystone wall near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale. Who on earth would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Penny Cartwright, a beautiful folk singer with a mysterious past, a shady land-developer, Harry's editor and a local thriller writer are all suspects--and all are figures from Harry's previous, idyllic summers in the dale. A young girl, Sally Lumb, knows more than she lets on, and her knowledge could lead to danger. Inspector Banks's second case unearths disturbing secrets behind a bucolic facade
The art detective [fakes, frauds, and finds and the search for lost treasures] by Philip Mould( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Philip Mould, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Antiques Roadshow, serves up his secrets and his best stories, blending the technical details of art detection and restoration with juicy tales peopled by a range of eccentric collectors, scholars, forgers, and opportunities
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore( file )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for Arthur Conan Doyle's missing diary. But after a Doylean scholar is murdered, it is Harold who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer
A necessary end by Peter Robinson( file )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 229 libraries worldwide
When a peaceful demonstration ends with fifty arrests and the death of a young constable, Superintendent "Dirty Dick" assumes the investigation, forcing Inspector Banks to undertake his own hunt for the killer before his superior's misguided obsession results in further bloodshed
The man who broke into Auschwitz [a true story of World War II] by Denis Avey( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Tells the true story of a British soldier who was held in a POW labor camp in the summer of 1944 and willingly smuggled himself into the Buna-Monowitz concentration camp--known as Auschwitz III--to witness firsthand the cruelty there
The hanging valley a novel of suspense by Peter Robinson( file )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
No one dreamed something so hideous could grow in so beautiful a place ... Many who visit the valley are overwhelmed by its majesty. Some wish they never had to leave. One didn't: a hiker whose decomposing corpse is discovered by an unsuspecting tourist. But this strange, incomprehensible murder is only the edge of the darkness that hovers over a small rural village and its tight-lipped residents, who guard shattering secrets of sordid pasts and private shames
Behind the palace doors [five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain] by Michael Farquhar( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Offers a secret history of the scandals, scheming, and intrigue surrounding the British royal family, from Henry VIII and his six wives to Queen Elizabeth II and the other members of the House of Windsor of the twenty-first century
Voodoo histories the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history by David Aaronovitch( file )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
A probing look at the conspiracy theories that operate on the sidelines of history and the reasons they continue to play such a seditious role
Cro-Magnon by Brian M Fagan( file )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Fagan reveals human society in its infancy, facing enormous environmental challenges--including a rival species of humans, the Neanderthals
Siddhartha an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan and of wealth and fame to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation
The moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
A huge diamond, originally stolen from a temple in India, is given to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That night the diamond, the Moonstone, is stolen. Many are suspected of the theft, including Rachel. The truth is concealed under a wealth of possibilities
A burial at sea a mystery by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
In March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck
The artist of disappearance by Anita Desai( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Anita Desai ruminates on art and memory, illusion and disillusion, and the sharp divide between life's expectations and its realities in three perfectly etched novellas. Set in India in the not-too-distant past, the dramas illuminate the ways in which Indian culture can nourish or suffocate
Elixir a history of water and humankind by Brian M Fagan( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
With his customary elegance and peerless scholarship, Brian Fagan illustrates that the past teaches people that technologies for solving one or another water problem are not enough. From a practical standpoint, humans still live at the mercy of the natural world. To solve the water crises of the future people may need to adapt the water ethos of their ancestors
The brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 libraries worldwide
A catastrophic fire at the Turin cathedral, where the Holy Shroud is kept, and discovery of a dead man without a tongue set off an investigation by the elite Italian Art Crimes Department that leads back to the mysterious origins of the relic
I.O.U. why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Lanchester's survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
A death in the small hours by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Visiting his uncle's estate in Somerset for what he hopes will be a quiet working vacation, politician and new father Charles Lenox investigates a series of seemingly small acts of vandalism only to uncover a sinister plot by an adversary who may be targeting someone Lenox loves
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