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Burke, John Frederick 1922-

Overview
Works: 176 works in 490 publications in 1 language and 8,579 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Guidebooks  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Short stories  Horror tales  Horror fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Conceptor
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Most widely held works by John Frederick Burke
Life in the castle in medieval England by John Frederick Burke( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Book Jacket's flap: Castles exert a powerful influence on our imagination. The walls echo our footsteps once echoed to long-past laugher, revelry, the ring of he armorer's anvil, the clatter of horses' hooves. Above all we want to know the detail of life then. How was the household organized and run from day to day? Where were clothes washed? What did lord and servant eat? Where did they sleep? How and why castles built? The text is lavishly illustrated with over 100 fascinating picture of basic amenities, discomfort (Henry III insisted that the constable of the Tower of London have another privy put in 'even though it should cost a hundred pounds'), pageantry, warfare, and administration of an brutal feudal system. Binding the detail into a broader scheme, John Burke enables the reader to see the castle in the context of medieval society (the role it played in the countryside, its political and military importance, the sort of life it sustained) and to get a clear picture of castle development from early motte and bailey forts through the great Norman and high medieval period to castle's transformation into the manor house
Roman England by John Frederick Burke( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of England by John Frederick Burke( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profusely illustrated history of Great Britain from prehistoric times to the present
The Devil's footsteps by John Frederick Burke( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From out of the bog alongside the ancient track to the fenland village of Hexney, a line of deep footprints ran, trodden into the dry surface of the abandoned droveway. Each night, the footprints advanced nearer to the village... When a young boy's body was found drowned in Peddar's Lode, the villagers' ire was directed at a stranger, Bronwen Powys. The mysterious Dr. Caspian became her ally - but they would soon be fighting for their very lives and souls..."--Publisher description
The English inn by John Frederick Burke( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black charade by John Frederick Burke( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Caspian and his wife Bronwen, both possessed of genuine psychic powers, have gained a reputation as investigators of so-called psychic phenomena, exposing a number of fraudulent mediums. They are consulted by prominent politician Joseph Hinde, whose daughter Laura has become strangely withdrawn. He suspects she may be attending sẻances in an attempt to contact her dead mother. Asked to rescue her from the clutches of evil charlatans, the Caspians' investigations uncover a trail of people dying in strange and horrible circumstances..." --Publisher description
Ladygrove : the third adventure of Dr. Caspian and Bronwen by John Frederick Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David moves into his ancestral home, Ladygrove Manor, with his new wife Judith, and at first their lives are untroubled - until Judith falls pregnant. Suddenly there is a sinister change in the atmosphere at Ladygrove: an invisible presence prevents Judith from entering the maze in the manor gardens, where previously she had wandered freely. David calls in his friend Dr. Caspian, the famous occult investigator. Caspian and his wife Bronwen eventually uncover a terrifying ancient mystery - but are they too late to save Judith and her child?
Life in the villa in Roman Britain by John Frederick Burke( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical landscapes by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of unease by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden horns by John Frederick Burke( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In wartime Denmark, Martin Slade was a saboteur, then, in post-war Europe - a smuggler. Now, burying his past - he's a respectable journalist - going back to Denmark to cover a music festival. When he's approached by his old flame, Birgitte Holtesen, he spurns her and she, instead, ensnares an English musician, Sean Clifford. Returning home to England, Martin is attacked in his flat, which has been ransacked. Then he learns that Clifford has been murdered - and his body horribly mutilated
The dark gateway by John Frederick Burke( Book )

11 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lonely corner of Wales, an ancient castle quivers with evil as menacing powers return from beyond ... The family living on the hillside farm with their daughter, Nora, has a stranger coming to live with them. But he's not what he seems - he will not fulfil Nora's hopes of romance ... As the powers of darkness approach, the human race is in danger and the earth itself is at stake. In this frightened community, who will oppose the invaders?
Fear by instalments by John Frederick Burke( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Merriman's big band and his vocalist, Ingrid Lee, are extremely successful. However, returning from touring America, they are questioned by reporters concerning their relationship. Worse still, when Mike's wife disappears, Ingrid is subjected to a campaign of vengeance. The threats and attacks grow in savagery. At home or on stage, Ingrid suffers potentially murderous persecution. Meanwhile, Mike can only strive to put an end to the terror building up so remorselessly - the FEAR BY INSTALMENTS
Hang time by John Frederick Burke( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What objections could there possibly be to plans for developing an abandoned East Anglian airfield into a theme park commemorating the American presence during World War and the Cold War? A hard-working partner in the family's wine and beer distribution business with warehouses close to the airfield, one-time Captain Craig, with an eventful military career behind him, does not expect to be drawn into mysterious undercurrents in the whole project, while at the same time grappling with his own problems in a passionate affair with the beautiful, uninhibited wife of a devious M. P. Only gradually does he realise that someone who has long borne him a grudge has been manipulating bewildering events, leading to his being charged with abduction and possibly murder
Echo of Barbara by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being imprisoned for 10 years, a father searches for his estranged daughter. He wants her for a wild scheme that could have dangerous complications
The nightmare whisperers by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gifted Ones have the uncanny ability to enter into people's dreams and control them, implanting subconscious ideas, invoking nightmares. As boys, Dominic Lynch and Patrick Robson were kept as virtual prisoners and their skills exploited for military purposes. When Patrick escapes, it's only to another kind of prison. However, his talent is used for corporate espionage, although he has his own agenda. Yet neither man can escape the corruption their power brings
Dreams, demons and death by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychic investigators are asked to help a man plagued by terrifying dreams that threaten his life ... A young girl falls into a coma and dreams of another world - and when she wakes, she is no longer human ... A family of musicians find themselves trapped in a remote village, forced to play the Devil's tune ... A family celebration ends in a tragic death ... During a row, a man kills his wife, but finds himself trapped in an even worse relationship ... Seven stories of dreams, demons and death!
The poison cupboard by John Frederick Burke( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardworking Laura Swanton, a local G.P., has lavished all her affection on her wastrel twin brother. But when he is sent to prison, a wife no one has ever heard of arrives to live with her and her mother. Laura's initial contempt for the woman quickly turns into an obsession. She must somehow avert this threat to the very foundation of her existence
The kill dog by John Frederick Burke( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie is in Prague on a Market Research project. But when a Russian tank rolls up outside her hotel, dashing all her plans, she decides to face the country's menacing and violent situation and drive towards the border. On the way, she acquires a passenger - a fugitive. Jan is a Czech archaeologist, carrying a valuable secret, ignorant of its significance or value. But when he eventually faces his enemies in Czechoslovakia, events prove more dramatic than he'd ever anticipated
England in colour; illustrated by 60 colour photographs by John Frederick Burke( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBurke, Jonathan, 1922-

controlled identityBurke, Owen, 1922-

controlled identityEsmond, Harriet

controlled identityGeorge, Jonathan, 1922-

controlled identityJones, Joanna, 1922-

controlled identityMiall, Robert, 1922-

controlled identityMorris, Sara, 1922-

Burke, J. F. 1922-

Burke, J. F. 1922-2011

Burke, J. F. (John Frederick), 1922-

Burke, J. F. (John Frederick), 1922-2011

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Frederick, John Burke 1922-2011

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Джон Бурк

バーク, ジョン

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English (149)