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Pawson, Stuart

Overview
Works: 25 works in 162 publications in 2 languages and 3,414 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6116.A97, 823.914
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Publications about Stuart Pawson
Publications by Stuart Pawson
Most widely held works by Stuart Pawson
Shooting Elvis by Stuart Pawson( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
A bizarre death leads to discoveries about low-tech inductrial espionage, but is selling details of your employer's customer data- base to their rivals a reason for murder? The victim may have been the victim, with a mistaken identity
The Picasso scam by Stuart Pawson( Book )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector Charlie Priest is the kind of officer who likes to get on with the job, though his unorthodox ways have held him at inspector level for a record-breaking length of time; however Priest does get results. When Charlie suspects a now-respected businessman, with a background of extortion and GBH, of involvement in an international art fraud, he's taking on an enemy with friends in high places. But Charlie can be persistent to the point of recklessness and, once he's realised that there's a link to the lethal doctored heroin that's striking down the local kids, no threat will stop him
The Judas sheep by Stuart Pawson( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
& P & D.I. Charlie Priest of the East Pennine force is officially on sick leave, but this brief break from work comes to an abrupt end when Mrs Norris's chauffeur is found dead from unnatural causes - namely a blast to the head from a Kalashnikov. Her husband, an American tobacco tycoon, is distinctly unfazed. & /p & & p & Meanwhile, big-time drug smugglers on the Hull to Rotterdam run demand his attention. When Charlie discovers the connection between his previous inquiry and the drug smugglers he realises that he's on very dangerous territory indeed. & /p &
Limestone cowboy by Stuart Pawson( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 libraries worldwide
The sun is shining in Heckley, and DI Charlie Priest is wise-cracking his way through the daily routine. Work is, if not quite relaxed, at least stress-free. The biggest case on the books? A petty thief pinching underwear from the washing-lines of unsuspecting housewives. Charlie's pretty confident he can handle it But all good things come to an end and it's not long before the clouds roll in. Two people nearly die after eating contaminated food from a local supermarket. The media is alerted, a national scare ensues and it's clear that if Charlie doesn't act fast he could be dealing with a mur
Over the edge by Stuart Pawson( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Joe Crozier, a businessman with a decidedly shady past, refuses to sell his nightclub. But refusing costs him his life. Meanwhile, Charlie Priest is called to another murder scene, only to find the victim is an old school friend. Could the two cases be linked?
Laughing boy by Stuart Pawson( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Colinette Jones has everything to live for, and she's never late home. So when she fails to turn up for supper, and a body is discovered half a mile from her house, D.I. Charlie Priest has to make the call every mother dreads. Elsewhere, Laura Heeley is found dead at the side of an unlit lane - a single stab wound the only sign of violence. What connects these two women? Constricted by the foot and mouth crisis, Priest must trap the killer before he strikes again. Perhaps the fresh gales atop Britain's highest peaks might get the old grey matter working
Deadly friends by Stuart Pawson( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector Charlie Priest of Yorkshire's force is investigating the murder of a glamorous doctor, but there is another case he wants to get his teeth into. One that involves murder, and almost certainly rape as well
Grief encounters by Stuart Pawson( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 libraries worldwide
DI Charlie Priest is in for a surprise at the monthly superintendents' meeting. DCS Colin Swainby stands to make a personal statement - he is to resign, quietly and without fuss, because certain allegations have been made against him involving a mysterious beautiful woman. When an attractive woman is snapped into a passionate clinch with MP Edward Gross on the roomy backseat of his Rover, he too opts for a quiet exit, but his has a far more permenant outcome
Last reminder by Stuart Pawson( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector Charlie Priest's day hasn't started well. Late for the first time in twenty years, thanks to a hangover, he's got a grisly workload to face. Hartley Goodrich has been found dead in his armchair, right beside the flowerpot that caused the gaping gash to his head. There's little doubt that this was murder, and when Charlie discovers that Hartley's financial advice had lost his clients a small fortune, there's no shortage of suspects either. But is the case all it seems?
The mushroom man by Stuart Pawson( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
When Georgina, eight-year-old daughter of businessman Miles Dewhurst, is kidnapped, DI Charlie Priest and his colleagues at Heckley police station soon start to fear the worst. Dewhurst himself is devastated and willing to give up everything to raise the ransom that might be required, but Charlie is not convinced that Dewhurst is all that he seems. Meanwhile, these are dangerous times for clergymen. Two are found dead under suspicious circumstances and a third is murdered by a shotgun blast. The deaths are linked by a picture of a Destroying Angel mushroom left beside the body of the most recent victim, but why would a serial killer focus on men of the cloth? As he races against time to find Georgina, and happens upon the first real clue in the hunt for the Mushroom Man, events take a dramatic personal turn, for Charlie is more deeply embroiled in one of the cases than he realises
Chill factor by Stuart Pawson( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Yorkshire detective Charlie Priest is famous for getting his man and this time is no exception. A straightforward case of homicide has hidden depths
Some by fire by Stuart Pawson( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Charlie Priest was a sergeant when he was called to the scene of a tragic fire. Now a DI, he jumps at the chance to re-open the investigation when a message suggests new leads. Meanwhile he is under pressure to apprehend the burglars who are playing a dangerous game with wealthy elderly couples
A very private murder by Stuart Pawson( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 libraries worldwide
DI Charlie Priest investigates after a commemerative plaque at the newly opened Curzon Centre is defaced and the mayor of Heckley, the driving force behind the Curzon Centre is murdered
Some by fire, Stuart Pawson by Stuart Pawson( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"Charlie Priest was a newly promoted sergeant on the Leeds force when he was called to the scene of a tragic fire, deliberately set. Now a DI in nearby Heckley, Charlie jumps at the chance to re-open the investigation when a message left by a suicide suggests new leads. By a combination of luck, detective work and, Charlie would say, soaring flight of the investigative imagination, he is soon closing in on the perpetrators, but a cornered villain with nothing to lose can be dangerous for a copper who'll take every kind of risk in the hunt for justice."--Container
The Judas sheep by Stuart Pawson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector Charlie Priest of the East Pennine force is officially on sick leave, but this comes to an abrupt end when Mrs Marina Norris's chauffeur is found dead from unnatural causes - namely a blast to the head from a Kalashnikov. Mrs Norris herself hasn't been home since the murder, and Charlie begins to suspect the worst. Her husband, a millionaire American tobacco tycoon, is distinctly unfazed. Charlie is convinced there is a link between the murder and her disappearance
Grief encounters by Stuart Pawson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"DI Charlie Priest is in for a surprise at the monthly superintendents' meeting. DCS Colin Swainby stands to make a personal statement - he is to resign, quietly and without fuss, because certain allegations have been made against him involving a mysterious beautiful woman. When an attractive woman is snapped in a passionate clinch with MP Edward Gross on the roomy backseat of his Rover, he too opts for a quiet exit, but his has a far more permanent outcome. Charlie knows there must be a connection between the two - but he has to go to great lengths to prove it."--Container
Last reminder by Stuart Pawson( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"Detective Inspector Charlie Priest is late for work for the first time in twenty years. Suffering a sloe gin hangover, he's already faced with the grisly evidence of crime in a local park, before one of his new constables finds a body. Hartley Goodrich is dead in his armchair, beside the flowerpot that caused the gaping gash in his head. Goodrich's financial advice has lost his clients a small fortune, so there's no shortage of suspects, but the enquiry means reopening an old case involving diamonds, drugs, stolen gold bullion-- and danger. Danger which threatens everything Charlie holds dear."--Container
Over the edge by Stuart Pawson( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Joe Crozier, a businessman with a decidedly shady past, is enjoying a pleasant evening, but the congenial atmosphere is shattered when his host tries to persuade him to sell his nightclub, the Painted Pony. His refusal has deadly consequences - bound and gagged, he takes a dip in the nearby river. Meanwhile Detective Inspector Charlie Priest is called to another murder scene, only to find the victim is an old school friend, the mountaineer Tony Krabbe. As he seeks out the truth in the two murders, and his love life takes a turn for the worse, will Charlie be pushed over the edge?
The Mushroom man by Stuart Pawson( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A child is missing. Is her father as devastated as he seems to be? Detective Charles Priest is not sure. He's also caught up in the deaths of several clergymen. Are they related? And what is the meaning of the picture of a Destroying Angel mushroom left at the scene of the crime?
Deadly friends by Stuart Pawson( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
When Dr Clive Jordan's dazzling career is brought to an abrupt end by a fatal bullet, his colleagues are devastated, especially the female ones. If the doctor hadn't been as discreet as an undertaker's cough, Detective Inspector Charlie Priest would suspect a jealous husband, but it's not that simple. Charlie also has another case to solve - Janet Saunders' description makes her attacker easy to find, but his story doesn't quite gel with hers. Charlie knows there's a killer, and almost certainly a rapist, on the loose -but he's a lot tougher and smarter than his affable manner indicates, and that's bad news for the villains
 
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Pawson, Stuart
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English (141)
Italian (1)
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