Hodson, Christopher 1929-
Most widely held works by Christopher Hodson
Lillie ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Portrays the acclaimed British actress and courtesan Lillie Langtry from the blush of youth to the blight of old age. At a time when society expected women to be docile and demure, Lillie posed for celebrity endorsements, conducted her own business affairs, and paid her first husband to keep his distance. Even more scandalously, she openly entertained a string of lovers among Europe's elite, including the very married Prince of Wales.
Strong poison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
In the first of Dorothy L. Sayers's famous Harriet Vane mystery series, amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey falls in love with Harriet Vane, the mystery writer as she stands in the dock of Old Bailey. Harriet Vane is on trial for the diabolically clever murder of her fiancé. Not only does Wimsey believe in her innocence, he fall is love with her at first sight. Can he save her from the gallows and will he win her hand?
Have his carcase ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
In this, the second of Sayers's famous Harriet Vane mystery series, Harriet Vane the mystery writer, cleared of murder through the efforts of Lord Peter Wimsey, seeks solace in the country. Walking along a barren beach she stumbles across the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut. From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might have been suicide, murder or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey, she finds a reason for detective pursuit ... as only the two of them can.
Gaudy night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
The third installment of Dorothy L. Sayers's famous Harriet Vane mysteries, unfolds at the all female Shrewsbury College at Oxford. Upon returning to Oxford for the first time in years for a school reunion, Harriet Vane is asked by her old professors to turn her talents as a detective writer to practical use. Someone is terrorizing the faculty and students of the college by sending vicious anonymous letters, eventually leading to the destruction of collegiate property and the attack of faculty members. Harriet struggles with the realization that the perpetrator may be a professor as well as the realization of her growing feelings for Lord Peter Wimsey.
Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence partners in crime. Set 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Agatha Christie 's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunits.
Thomas & Sarah ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Follow the up-and-down adventures of the former chauffeur and parlor maid, a couple often as at odds with each other as they are with their efforts to strike it rich. Each episode finds our duo tackling new endeavors.
Campion the complete second season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Peter Davison plays Margery Allingham's enigmatic sleuth, with Brian Glover as his loyal but slightly shady manservant.
We'll meet again ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Four years into World War II, the quiet English village of Market Wetherby is in for a shock. They are not being invaded by the Germans, but the American servicemen at the new U.S. airbase are arriving. These newcomers are an entirely different breed altogether. But, for local doctor Helen Dereham and base commander Major James Kylie, they strike up a distinctly warm relationship. In a small place like Market Wetherby, few are left untouched.
Mr. Palfrey of Westminster complete collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
He describes himself as "just a civil servant." But in the cloak-and-dagger world of the British security services, mild-mannered Mr. Palfrey is an invaluable player in the spy game. A master of counterespionage and a spy-catcher extraordinaire, he is smart, discreet, cunning and likes to do things his own way. His new boss quickly realizes the talents and the dangers of the deceptively charming, utterly ruthless Palfrey. Known simply as "the Coordinator" she appoints an assistant to work with Palfrey, but report back to her. As always, however, Palfrey has his own ideas.
Raffles the complete collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Gentleman of leisure, ladies' man, and professional cricketer A. J. Raffles has an unusual hobby: grand larceny. Follow his mischievous adventures with his old school chum Bunny as they hobnob with, and rob, the high society of Victorian England. Includes the never-before-released pilot episode.
Enemy at the door ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Relates the story of the Channel Island inhabitants who suffered pain and frustration during the German occupation during WWII. An uneasy relationship is maintained by the islanders and the Nazi's, whose constrictive regulations dampen morale.
Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence partners in crime. Set 1, vol. 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
The Unbreakable alibi ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Monty Jones, a wealthy young man, asks Tommy and Tuppence to help him. He is in love with an Australian art journalist who will only marry him if he can prove that of the two alibis she creates, one is false.
Finessing the king ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Clues from a curious personal ad in a newspaper draw detectives Tommy and Tuppence Beresford into a complex drama of death and deception.
Raffles. The first step ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
From the Italian Embassy to the British Museum, the game begins as Raffles reunites with his old schoolmate, Bunny and plays cat and mouse with his nemesis, inspector Mackenzie.
The man in the mist ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Tommy has failed to solve a case of robbery. While he and Tuppence console themselves in a provincial hotel, unexpected events develop. Soon they find that they are dealing with a case of murder.
The man in the mist ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Tommy has failed to solve a case of robbery. While he and Tuppence are consoling themselves in a provincial hotel, unexpected events develop. Soon they find that they are dealing with a case of murder.
Raffles. To catch a thief ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
From Members of Parliament to the rich and beautiful, the game is afoot as Raffles battles his nemesis, inspector Mackenzie and finally meets his match in Lady Gloria, a woman who knows what she wants.
The Crackler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Inspector Marriott needs help in tracking down a gang of forgers operating in high society circles. The focal point of the investigation is the fashionable Python Gaming Club. The investigation proves unsettling for Tommy and Tuppence in more ways than one.
Finessing the king ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Tommy and Tuppence are asked by a murdered girl's accused lover to prove his innocence.
Actresses Adultery Americans Beresford, Tommy (Fictitious character) Beresford, Tuppence (Fictitious character) Biographical television programs Campion, Albert (Fictitious character) Christie, Agatha,--1890-1976 Criminals Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery television programs Detective and mystery television programs Drama Edward--VII,--King of Great Britain,--1841-1910 England England--London Families Feature films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Germans Germany Great Britain Household employees Intelligence service Jewelry theft Langtry, Lillie,--1853-1929 Man-woman relationships Melodrama Murder Private investigators Raffles (Fictitious character) Relations with women Spouses Spy television programs Television adaptations Television comedies Television mini-series Television programs Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Upper class Vane, Harriet (Fictitious character) Video recordings Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Wimsey, Peter, Lord (Fictitious character) Women household employees World War (1939-1945)
Hodson, Chris, 1929-