WorldCat Identities

McClure, James 1939-2006

Overview
Works: 47 works in 344 publications in 11 languages and 7,433 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Case studies  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9369.3.M394, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James McClure
The steam pig by James McClure( Book )

39 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the debut mystery featuring Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi set in South Africa, a beautiful blonde has been killed by a bicycle spoke to the heart, Bantu gangster style. Why?
The song dog by James McClure( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A prequel to the Kramer/Zondi mysteries, taking place at the time of the detectives' first meeting."
The artful egg by James McClure( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
The gooseberry fool by James McClure( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hugo Swart, faithful churchgoer and respected citizen, is found stabbed to death on the floor of his kitchen just before Christmas, on the hottest night of the year. If Mr. Swart's Reverend is to be believed, no one in the world could have a reason to kill him; the murder was most likely a robbery gone ugly, and the chief suspect is Swart's black servant, Shabalala, who has fled to the countryside. But Lieutenant Kramer suspects that not everything is as it seems. While Zondi pursues Shabalala in what turns out to be a treacherous tour of miserable outlying Bantu villages, Kramer tries to wring the truth out of some of Swart's acquaintances in Trekkersburg and Cape Town--it seems not everyone liked the victim quite as much as the Reverend did. But danger lies at every turn--what will this investigation cost the duo? McClure's merciless depiction of 1970s South Africa, its many layers of racism, and the gaps between rich and poor make this perhaps the most devourable book in the Kramer and Zondi series yet"--
The blood of an englishman : a Kramer and Zondi novel by James McClure( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six days into their search for a man who put a .32-caliber bullet into a South African antique dealer, neither Kramer of the Murder Squad nor his Bantu assistant, Zondi, has a single lead in the case. On the seventh day, Mrs. Digby-Smith opens the trunk of her car and discovers the hideous, tied-up corpse of her younger brother. Two violent crimes'seemingly unconnected. But as Kramer and Zondi pursue their investigation, startling connections turn up in the sordid underworld of Terkkersburg and in the secret, unresolved enmities of World War II. From the Trade Paperback edition
The caterpillar cop by James McClure( Book )

35 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handsome twelve-year-old Boetie was strangled and stabbed. Was he the victim of a pedophile? On whom was he spying? Lt. Trompie Kramer of the South African police and his Bantu assistant, Sgt. Mickey Zondi, go to work on the case, which seems to tie in with the apparently accidental death of an American teenager
The Sunday hangman by James McClure( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MYSTERY: Lt. Kramer and his assistant Zondi try to find who or what is behind a series of unofficial hangings
Snake by James McClure( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Kramer of the South African police force and his Bantu assistant investigate the death of a nightclub entertainer who may have been killed by the snake that she used in her act
Cop world : inside an American police force by James McClure( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spike Island : portrait of a British police division by James McClure( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogue eagle by James McClure( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imago : a modern comedy of manners by James McClure( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's surprising what new love can do to the life of man in his early forties -- principally, it complicates things. Dr. Tom Lockhart's life is difficult enough. He has to contend with a wife whom he'd stopped loving years before, in-laws whose carping complaints echo through their expensive nursing home
Cop world by James McClure( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four and twenty virgins by James McClure( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cop world : policing the streets of San Diego by James McClure( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snake : a Kramer and Zondi investigation set in South Africa by James McClure( Recording )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi face two very different crimes, the death of a candy shop owner in a bothced robbery and the death of an adult entertainer, strangled to death in her dressing room, with her pet python wrapped around her neck
The hanging of the angels by James McClure( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blood of an Englishman by James McClure( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six days into their search for a man who put a .32-caliber bullet into a South African antique dealer, neither Kramer of the Murder Squad nor his Bantu assistant, Zondi, has a single lead in the case. On the seventh day, Mrs. Digby-Smith opens the trunk of her car and discovers the hideous, tied-up corpse of her younger brother. Two violent crimes--seemingly unconnected
The artful egg by James McClure( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naomi Stride was a wealthy woman, and her death has left several people richer--none more so than her twenty-six-year-old son Theo, with whom she had long had bitter differences over money. She was also a controversial woman, a writer whose novels had been banned in South Africa. But was it for money, politics, or some other unknown reason that she was killed?
The Sunday hangman by James McClure( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tollie Erasmus, an unsavory bank robber on the run, is hung from the neck until dead. Unfortunately, execution was administered without the benefit of South African judge or jury. Somewhere there's a killer who knows far too much about the hangman's craft, and Lieutenant Tromp Kramer and his Bantu assistant Mickey Zondi must find him before his trail of death continues
 
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The steam pig
Alternative Names
James H. McClure Brits schrijver van misdaadromans (1939-2006)

James McClure brittiläinen kirjailija

James McClure Écrivain britannique

James McClure en brittisk författare

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McClure, James Howe 1939-2006

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Languages
English (228)

German (18)

Dutch (13)

Japanese (11)

Danish (10)

Spanish (7)

Swedish (6)

Italian (2)

Polish (2)

French (1)

Norwegian (1)

Covers
The gooseberry foolThe caterpillar copThe Sunday hangmanSnake