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Ray, Melanie

Overview
Works: 152 works in 313 publications in 1 language and 272 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Novels  Romance fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Forensic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.O692, 813.54
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Publications about Melanie Ray
Publications by Melanie Ray
Most widely held works by Melanie Ray
Striking out by Alison Gordon( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In this well-paced mystery, set during a baseball strike, sport writer Kate Henry has time on her hands. Toronto is heating up with summer and protests over police racism. When a neighbourhood homeless woman goes missing, Kate investigates and discovers a seedy part of her city that she never knew existed
Black notice by Patricia Daniels Cornwell( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Virginia's chief medical examiner, Kay Scarpetta, is annoyed by sabotage and petty thefts while she deals with one of her most extensive postmortems on a corpse found in a sealed shipping container aboard a ship from Belgium. The thefts alert her to some fraud that could ruin her plans for Christmas
Catering to nobody by Diane Mott Davidson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This is a light "culinary mystery" featuring Goldy Bear and her catering business. When she caters the wake of her son's favourite teacher, someone poisons the coffee. Police officer Tom Schultz investigates, and although he is smitten by Goldy and her food, he closes her business down. Goldy has to find out who is out to get her
Bellwether by Connie Willis( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
While researching the sociology of fads Dr. Sandra Foster deals with bureaucracy red tape & organizational inefficiency - mainly personified by Flip the mail order person. Can she make a contribution to society and still find true love? This is science fiction for the woman who doesn't want to read "far out" stuff
Natural causes by Michael Palmer( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Sarah, a doctor, is rushing a mother in labour to the hospital in a life and death situation. At the hospital Sarah learns that two other women with similar symptoms have died. They all were using an herbal drug prescribed by Sarah. Sarah must fight to save her career, and the closer she gets to the answers, the more at risk she becomes
Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The love of Sam and Solange Walker began like a fairy tale but ended in tragedy. Their two youngest daughters Alexandra and Megan were adopted into happy homes, but Hilary, the oldest was not so lucky, this is the story of the three sisters and of the man who was determined to help them find one another again
Led astray by Sandra Brown( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Jenny was in love with Hal, but he was committed to his job, and when he leaves, his brother Cage, the black sheep of the family, steps in. Jenny had always thought Cage too wild and reckless for her, until he shows her a wild side of herself which she never knew existed
The pursemonger of fugu : a bathroom mystery by Greg Kramer( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Adelaide Simcoe, yielding to her creative impulses following sudden widowhood, turns toward the volatile avant-garde fugu gallery. At her first group art show, a performance art piece goes fatally wrong. Was it murder, an accident, or had it been planned? Adelaide begins to unravel the victim's bizarre life and death as the body count rises
Silent honor by Danielle Steel( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Hiroko is sent to America to stay with her uncle and family while attending school in August 1941. While in America, Pearl Harbour is bombed and Hiroko's whole world begins to cave in. The story tells not only about her struggles, but of the Japanese as they try to survive in American detainment centres
Loves music, loves to dance by Mary Higgins Clark( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Darcy and Erin, two women who are friends, decide to help with research on a TV documentary about people who place and answer personal ads. Erin goes off "on assignment" and is brutally murdered. Now, guilt-ridden, Darcy decides to find Erin's killer. Little does she realize that she is the next target for the "dancing shoe" murderer
The body in the fjord by Katherine Hall Page( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Pix Miller travels to Norway to uncover the truth about an old family friend's disappearance. She joins a tour group as her cover. The strange & unsettling turns in her investigations make her even more determined to find the answers. Unknowingly, she has attracted the attention of the killer. Contains authentic Norwegian food recipes
All that remains by Patricia Daniels Cornwell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Virginia's chief medical examiner, has another case to solve. A killer stalks young lovers, leaving behind one playing card as a clue. It's months before any evidence appears, creating an almost unsolvable case. By the author of "Postmortem" and "Body of evidence."
Walk alone together by A. Margaret Caza( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Caza, paints a true-life picture of her marriage, from the couple's hilarious house building experience to the culture shock felt as she settles in rural Quebec. Love deepens through the raising of three children to adulthood. The differences between city and country, English and French, men and women provide both thoughtful and humorous insight
Homeport by Nora Roberts( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This is a romantic suspense novel about a leading art expert whose professional judgment is questioned when she verifies the authenticity of a sculpture in Italy. In order to save her reputation, and possibly her life, she forms a reluctant alliance with a seductive art thief with his own agenda
The wandering soul murders : a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Gail Bowen( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Joanne's sunny world is shattered when she learns that her daughter has found the corpse of a young woman in the alley near her store
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This is a powerful novel about several generations of African-Americans in the 20th century. It begins with the birth of Macon Dead and follows his journey through life as he tries to insulate his family from despair and danger. Eventually he will come to understand the drama that marked his birth
You belong to me by Mary Higgins Clark( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This is a romantic thriller in which Dr. Susan Chandler investigates cases where lonely and insecure women have been victims to a serial killer. The clues eventually lead to a man in her life. At that point she realizes that she too is marked for murder and her investigation becomes a race against time
Cold smoked by K. K Beck( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
While Jane de Silva, private investigator and lounge singer, belts out the blues at an international seafood convention in Seattle, a dead blond is found in the hotel's hospitality suite. The next day Jane is wearing her other hat, and making enquiries
Public secrets : a novel by Nora Roberts( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Escaping from the wrath of her mother, Emma is taken by her father, a rising star in pop music. With him, his new wife and band members, she feels protected and loved. But her world is shattered by a botched kidnapping. This event haunts her even now as an adult, when she risks love with a man who may not live up to appearances
End of the pier by Martha Grimes( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
In a small, sleepy American town, where secrets are hard to keep, waitress Maud Chadwick becomes a confidant of sheriff Sam DeGheyn. Maud's twenty-year-old son is in the process of leaving home, just as the sheriff turns his attention to the murders of three young women during the past five years
 
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