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MacNab, Robbie

Overview
Works: 50 works in 102 publications in 1 language and 885 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6110.O567, 823.914
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Publications about Robbie MacNab
Publications by Robbie MacNab
Most widely held works by Robbie MacNab
Dead secret by Roy Lewis( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"Land developer Ken Stafford decides to build a highway access road through the ancient peat bog in Northumberland, much to the dismay of its owner, environmentalists, and several protestors. When a centuries-old body is discovered remarkably intact, many feel that more research and exploration of the area is warranted ... Arnold Landon, an archeologist, and his assistant Portia are summoned to evaluate the area when a more recent body (that of one of Stafford's most vocal opponents) surfaces shortly thereafter. Now Landon and Portia must also hunt a killer, in addition to hunting for the bog's archeological significance."--Editor's review
Truth dare kill by Gordon Ferris( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Newspaper headlines about a brutal killer stalking London's red light district make Danny McRae uneasy; as the war ended a few months ago, a head injury began to blank out whole days of his life. As his first case as a private investigator collides with his quest to fill in the gaps in his memory, he soon finds himself running for his life
The blood tree by Paul Johnston( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Independent Edinburgh, 2026. A break-in at the former Scottish parliament archive is followed by two murders, the victims covered with blood-drenched branches. Before Quint Dalrymple can figure what is going on, Edinburgh's brightest teenagers are spirited away to the feared city-state of Glasgow
The ways of death by Roy Lewis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Suspense
Murder in paradise by Alanna Knight( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The young Inspector Faro stumbles on a plot involving the stealing of a priceless jewel. His investigation leads him to Kent, and on the trail of his nemesis Macheath
The Green Man by Kate Sedley( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1482, an English army, under command of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, invades Scotland. They plan to win back the border town of Berwick-on-Tweed and to put King James III's renegade young brother, the Duke of Albany, back on the throne. Roger the Chapman, called upon to be a member of Albany's personal bodyguard, finds himself, by royal decree, a part of the invading forces. But a series of sinister events, centred round the mythical Green Man, makes Roger question Albany's true motive for requesting his presence. Then, once in Edinburgh, he is required to investigate a murder - and begins to realise that his own life could be in danger
The unquiet heart by Gordon Ferris( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Danny McRae, struggling private detective, and Eve Copeland, ambitious crime reporter, are a partnership made in heaven - until Eve disappears. Danny battles black marketeers, double agents and assassins in 1940s London and Berlin, realising Eve is not what she seemed. Soon he is no longer sure who the good guys are
The long kill by Reginald Hill( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
When a hitman starts misssing, it's time to retire, and where better than the Lake District, where the air is healthy, the scenery spectacular and there's a handsome young widow who's caught your eye. Everything seems lovely to Jaysmith, but he soon begins to discover that settling down to the quiet life is not as easy as it seems. His old employers aren't keen to lose him, and when Anya introduces him to her family, he's back in business, and it makes little difference that this time it's to defend, not destroy. However you wrap it up, his one accessible talent is The Long Kill
The dance of death by Kate Sedley( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Roger the Chapman is to accompany the beautiful but manipulative Eloise Gray on a special journey to Paris, pretending to be her husband. Roger understands that the French king is making overtures to the Duke of Burgundy on behalf of the Dauphin - a move which could wreck the relationship with England's staunch ally
Bring forth your dead by J. M Gregson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
In darkness, a body is removed from a country cemetery: the body of a murdered man. It was apparent that Edmund Craven had been killed by one of those closest to him, and by a method both systematic and ruthless. The investigation represents a challenge for experienced Superintendent Lambert and his team. Never before had he investigated a murder perpetrated over a year earlier. Gradually he unearths a network of malice and deceit. Craven's son and daughter, his housekeeper and the American who was his friend for almost fifty years, all had reason to wish Craven dead - and the opportunity to kill him
The wages of sin by J. M Gregson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 34 libraries worldwide
When a novice young prostitute is killed in the town of Brunton after her first night, Inspector Peach tries to solve the crime
Where no man cries by Iain Blair( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
A turbulent priest by J. M Gregson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The dead body of a man is found during freak weather - a body which might otherwise have lain undiscovered for years. When he is identified as the recently disgraced Father John Bickerstaffe, it appears that more people wanted him dead than befitted a man of the cloth. DI Peach and DS Blake prepare to open an unholy can of worms
Skinner's mission by Quintin Jardine( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
When an Edinburgh car showroom is torched, leaving a fortune in luxury sports cars destroyed and one badly charred body, Skinner finds himself on the same side as a man he's been trying to nail while they both search for the man's wife's killer. Sequel to?Skinner?s ordeal?, followed by?Skinner?s ghosts?. 2010
Angel of death by Roy Lewis( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Tombstoning by Douglas Johnstone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Your best mate just fell of a cliff in mysterious consequences and you were the last person to see him alive. What do you do? Well, if you're David Lindsay from Arbroath, you get the hell out of there and don't return. Not until Nicola Cruickshank gets in touch and demands that you go back for a school reunion. The place you've been running from 15 years. Of course you go
Death at the Devil's Tavern by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
John Rawlings is celebrating the Devil's Tavern when he comes across a corpse in the inn's back room. Examining the body, Rawlings realises this is no accidental death by drowning and, piecing togehter clues, he identifiies the victim as Sir William Hartfield who, much to the chagrin of his blood relatives, had been due to marry his mistress earlier that day. Given the job of investigating the victim's family and friends by magistrate John Fielding, Rawlings finds that all of them have something to hide. But did one of them strike the fatal blow?
Skinner's festival by Quintin Jardine( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Every August thousands of tourists and performers flood into Edinburgh for its famous festival. But this year, on the very first day, an explosion rocks Princes Street, and a man is killed. A few hours later, a threatening letter is delivered to the Secretary of State - apparently from a freedom group - demanding political separation from England. Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner, head of CID, quickly assembles his team, with SAS backup. Yet, despite a huge security check, the escalating situation claims its second victim. Skinner begins to suspect that this is no ordinary group of bloodthristy fanatics, but skilled professionals with access to highly sophisticated weapons; a trained task force with an agenda that now threatens the ancient honour of Scotland
Out of this nettle by Norah Lofts( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Murder will out by Jeffrey Ashford( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"At first, Detective Constable Michael Keen, Clunford CID, thinks that the death of retiree Reginald Noyes following a hit-and-run is an accident. Then, in Noyes's house he finds a hidden metal box containing a huge sum of cash, along with a report of a collision at sea between two ships, the Slecome Bay and the Atoka, in 1963. Keen calls on the victim's nearest relative, Laura Ellis, a niece who has no affection for her late uncle because he once tried to rape her. Looking into the ship collision, Keen discovers that a young steward on the Slecome Bay drowned under suspicious circumstances at the time of the crash. Aboard the ship had been Noyes, as one of the crew, and Cedric Searle, a well-to-do passenger. Separated from his wife, Keen soon becomes as interested in pursuing romance with Laura as in solving the case. It spoils nothing to reveal that all signs of guilt point to the arrogant Searle, whom Noyes may have been blackmailing. But how can Keen prove the man's guilt and bring him to justice?"--Editor's review
 
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