WorldCat Identities

Jenkins, Geoffrey 1920-2001

Overview
Works: 90 works in 412 publications in 9 languages and 4,766 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Adventure stories  Sea stories  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  History  Action and adventure fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9369.3.J38, 823
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Jenkins
A twist of sand, a novel by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

47 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unquestionably one of the most exciting tales of adventure in recent decades, this novel tells the gripping story of a man's search for redemption. Most of the action takes place in the vicinity of Africa's Skeleton Coast -- the most dangerous waters in the world -- and as the suspense mounts, the reader is caught and held by a maelstrom of events and conflicts
A bridge of magpies by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-south African naval officer is sent on a secret mission off the forbidden Diamond Coast. There he meets a determined young woman and an Asian fisherman. They all pit their wits and skills against overwhelming odds presented by a sinister Korean freighter and the spectral appearance of a sunken U-boat
A cleft of stars by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The river of diamonds by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mining operation surveyor involved in removing diamonds from the treacherous African sea bottom meets opposition from a prospector and the natural elements
A grue of ice, a novel by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of adventure on the grand scale, set against the vastness of the sea and ice that stretches between Cape Town and Antarctica and centering on the search for mysterious Thompson Island, sighted only twice in all history
The hollow sea by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His grandfather, father, and brother all having gone to their deaths off the same coast, a ship's captain grapples with the mystery, jeopardizing his own ship and the girl he loves
Hunter-killer by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold War nuclear submarine tale
The companion guide to South Africa by Eve Palmer( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scend of the sea by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three generations of the same family are linked by two tragedies, the sinking of a passenger liner in a raging storm and the disappearance of an airliner in another storm fifty years later
South trap by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge kapitein verwacht groot gevaar voor alle opvarenden wanneer zijn cruiseschip wordt gekaapt in de Zuidelijke IJszee
Hold down a shadow by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Finnish and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masterminding the terror is the sinister Maluti Rider from the "mountains of death" who is determined to avenge the loss of this family, the loss of his land. At his side are four of the world's most wanted men--the Chunnel Gang. Caught in the web of terrorism are the beautiful Grania Yeats who crafts in gold the brilliant barrister Sholto Banks. Theirs is the impossible task of finding Grania's masterpiece, the Eagle of Time, before the golden bird spreads its wings to reveal its secret--and deadly--treasures."--Publisher's description
A ravel of waters by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Passage to danger ... JETWIND is magnificent. The revolutionary computerized sailing ship, swifter than the fastest clipper, will rule the seas--if she can break the speed records from South America to the Cape ... But her maiden voyage through the icy South Atlantic becomes a nightmare of terror. Her captain is murdered, her journey is sabotaged by a fanatic nationalist, and both the Russians and the Americans watch her with too much interest. Her new Captain, lone yachtsman Peter Rainer, must find out why--or lose both JETWIND and the woman he loves ..."--Publisher's description
Fireprint by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Finnish and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hallam Cane, a British engineer, arrives at desolate Cape Agulhas--the southernmost tip of Africa--to join a geological research team in their search for undersea energy. All is not as it appears at first sight."--Publisher's description
In harm's way by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brilliant young scientist Dr. Kepler West is working in the South African desert. When he falls in love with beautiful Rencha his life seems complete--until international terrorist Jean Leduox turns up in time for the most crucial nuclear tests of the decade ... and he seems to know Rencha well. The race is on to find out who is playing him and why ..."--Publisher's description
A hive of dead men by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Finnish and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daystar of fear by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Finnish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of history, the story of Potchefstroom by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

11 editions published between 1939 and 1971 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The watering place of good peace by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and Finnish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I never saw Stewart disappear. If I had, I might have made an attempt to get the boat. I saw what took him as he came at me, mouth slackly agape. He made his first run past me swiftly, and just brushed by me. His skin was not, as I had thought a shark's would be, rough, but soft like chamois leather. It was that almost affectionate soft brush that started my supersonic, terror-frantic scream ... I knew what was going to happen. I could not move."--Page 4 of cover
Legislative sketches from a reporter's note book by Geoffrey Jenkins( Book )

6 editions published between 1866 and 1977 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Scend of the sea
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Jenkins écrivain sud-africain

Geoffrey Jenkins escritor sudafricano

Geoffrey Jenkins schrijver uit Zuid-Afrika (1920-2001)

Jenkins, Geoffrey Ernest.

Jenkins, Geoffrey J.

Дженкинс, Джеффри

ジェフリー・ジェンキンス

ジェンキンズ, ジェフリー

ジェンキンズ, ジェフリイ

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A cleft of starsA grue of ice, a novelHunter-killerScend of the seaHold down a shadowA ravel of watersFireprintIn harm's wayThe watering place of good peace