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Burke, John Frederick 1922-

Overview
Works: 176 works in 489 publications in 2 languages and 8,941 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Guidebooks  Horror tales  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: DA660, 942
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Frederick Burke
Life in the castle in medieval England by John Frederick Burke( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 1,816 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 )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 551 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 498 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 )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 292 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 black charade by John Frederick Burke( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 234 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 seances 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
The English inn by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladygrove : the third adventure of Dr. Caspian and Bronwen by John Frederick Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the villa in Roman Britain by John Frederick Burke( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical landscapes by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of unease by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hang time by John Frederick Burke( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrong turnings by John Frederick Burke( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Detective Inspector Lesley Gunn married Sir Nicholas Torrance, she might have expected this to be the end of her career as a sleuth. But returning from their honeymoon, they find themselves involved with the flamboyant Chet Brunner. The brash film and TV entrepreneur Brunner has surrounded himself with enemies, along with an ex-wife lurking in a nearby cottage with her criminal second husband. Added to that, Brunner's current wife and latest mistress are battling over him and with him. And a young widow has some startling things to learn about her dead husband and the bumptious Brunner. Than a killer strikes, and Lesley cannot help offering her own theories
Fear by instalments by John Frederick Burke( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 126 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
The dark gateway by John Frederick Burke( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 126 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?
The golden horns by John Frederick Burke( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 122 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 merciless dead by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all began as a tribute to the memory of families ruthlessly driven from their crofts during the Highland Clearances. A descendant who has done well for himself overseas decides to fund a sentimental rebuilding of his ancestors' home, calling in experts to authenticate each relic and to trace the legendary Ross Tapestry. But when one of his most bitter enemies is murdered, and one of his most conscientious employees finds holes in the basic story and dies near a tragic historic site, the researchers find themselves caught up in a menacing game. What dangers now lie in wait for Lady Torrance, as her historical expertise becomes less important than her earlier training as Detective Inspector Lesley Gunn in more violent situations, and 'The Laird and the Law' face a deadly showdown."-- Publisher description
Stalking widow by John Frederick Burke( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teach yourself treachery by John Frederick Burke( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Petersen's husband had drowned in Holland - so who is the man who appears at her house and claims to be that husband, substantiating his claim with a passport and detailed recollections of their brief married life? From the moment the stranger calling himself Erik Flemming Petersen steps through the door, there is no peace for Rachel. She determines to unravel the tangled threads of the mystery - only to find they are more tightly woven than she could have suspected
The second strain by John Frederick Burke( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Burke, J. F. 1922-

Burke, J. F. 1922-2011

Burke, John.

Burke, John 1922-

Burke, John 1922-2011

Burke, John Frederick

Burke, John Frederick 1922-

Burke, Jonathan 1922-

George, Jonathan 1922-

John Burke auteur écossais

Jones, Joanna 1922-

Morris, Sara 1922-

Джон Бурк

バーク, ジョン

Languages
English (128)

Czech (1)

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