WorldCat Identities

Brand, Christianna 1907-1988

Works: 138 works in 680 publications in 13 languages and 9,938 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories  Humorous stories  Trials, litigation, etc  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: PR6023.E96, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Christianna Brand
Most widely held works by Christianna Brand
The collected tales Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incorrigible Brown children, who devour nannies, nurse-maids, and governesses, finally meet their match
Nurse Matilda goes to town by Christianna Brand( Book )
83 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incorrigible Brown children, who devour nannies, nurse-maids, and governesses, finally meet their match
Green for danger by Christianna Brand( Book )
66 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a military hospital during the Blitz, a patient dies under the anesthetic and later the presiding nurse is murdered. Inspector Cockrill finds himself with six suspects--three doctors and three nurses--and not a discernible motive among them
The brides of Aberdar by Christianna Brand( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A governess comes to Wales to work in a house with a ghostly pastFor four hundred years, the squires of Aberdar have lorded over this gloomy patch of Wales. In Elizabethan times, the house burst with life, love, and intrigue, as gentlemen schemed endlessly in the shadow of the Virgin Queen & rsquo;s court. But now the house is dark, populated only by two darling twins, their ghastly Belgian aunt, and their father, whose grief for their departed mother is too powerful to bear. Into this grim environment steps Miss Alys Tetterman, a bright young governess with a disfiguring scar and secrets of her own. As she undertakes the education of the girls, she learns there is a long history of twins at Aberdar manor & mdash;and of brides dying young. There is one lesson Miss Tetterman should learn herself: Run
Court of foxes by Christianna Brand( Book )
15 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young widow proves that modesty can be deceptive when she becomes the toast of LondonThe Marchesa goes to the theater accompanied only by her maid. She dresses in pure white, without any jewels or powder to compete with her golden hair and blue eyes. In the London society of King George III, this modesty is enough to cause a sensation. Night after night, every bachelor in London sends her flowers, hoping to win an audience with this mysterious, enigmatic beauty, but none have come close to a seat in her box. None of them guess that the Marchesa wears no jewels because she cannot afford them. None of them know that she is not a Marchesa at all. She is Marigold Brown, a poor girl from Gloucestershire who is about to mount the greatest con London has ever seen—if falling in love doesn’t get in her way
Death in high heels by Christianna Brand( Book )
27 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Scotland Yard's young Mr. Charlesworth calls at Christophe et Cie about a murder, he finds five charming young women--all pretty, all suspects, all ready to obstruct his investigations. He would be hard pressed to say which causes more problems--when there is a second murder, or when he falls in love with the main suspect
Tour de force by Christianna Brand( Book )
28 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspector Cockrill & rsquo;s dull vacation is jolted by a Mediterranean murderFrom the moment he steps on the plane, Inspector Cockrill loathes his fellow travelers. They are typical tour group bores: the dullards of England whom he had hoped to escape by going to Italy. He gives up on the trip immediately, burying his nose in a mystery novel to ensure that no one tries to become his friend. But not long after the group makes landfall at the craggy isle of San Juan el Pirata, a murder demands his attention. The body of a woman is found laid out carefully on her bed, blood pooled around her and fingers wrapped around the dagger that took her life. The corrupt local police force, impatient to find a killer, names Cockrill chief suspect. To escape the Italian hangman, the detective must find out who would go on vacation to kill a stranger
Fog of doubt by Christianna Brand( Book )
16 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspector Cockrill is called in to solve the murder of a most unpopular BelgianFew were disappointed when Raoul Vernet was found with his head bashed in, dead in a pool of his own blood. On vacation in England, the Belgian seducer comes to visit Matilda, an old flame from a few years before. She agrees despite suspicions that Vernet has been deploying his legendary charm on another member of the family: young Rosie, who has returned from her Swiss boarding school carrying a child. None of the family members were in the house when Raoul was killed, but all were within a fog-choked London mile. Rosie calls in the brilliant Inspector Cockrill to clear the family's name, but what he finds is a twisted clan of seven people, each as likely to laugh at a murder as commit one
Buffet for unwelcome guests : the best short mysteries of Christianna Brand by Christianna Brand( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five courses of delectable depravity from mystery's master chefPlaying Othello is hard on any actor, but for the great James Dragon, the role is toxic. During the play's run, he must reenact the horrible crime that took his own wife's life. Every person in the audience thinks that Dragon killed his real-life wife, and when the curtain rises they wonder if tonight will be the night when Othello finally cracks. "After the Event" is just the first in a round of Cockrill cocktails'bracing short fiction starring Christianna Brand's famed Scotland Yard inspector. From there we proceed to bloody entrees, chilling desserts, and a cup of black coffee that will shock you wide awake. Brand's short fiction is more than a sample'it is an all-night banquet that leaves the reader terrified and satisfied as only a good mystery can
Heads you lose by Christianna Brand( Book )
36 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the countryside, Inspector Cockrill investigates a wartime beheadingAs war rages in Europe, the citizens of London flee to the country. At Pigeonsford, a group of guests plays cards, drinks tea, and acts polite-but Grace Morland knows the strong emotions that lurk beneath the placid social surface. She's painfully in love with Stephen Pendock, the squire of Pigeonsford, but Pendock's smitten with young beauty Francesca Hart. One afternoon, Fran debuts a new hat, and Grace's jealousy gets the better of her. She exclaims, "I wouldn't be seen dead in a ditch in a thing like that!" She will soo
Cat and mouse by Christianna Brand( Book )
24 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A London writer falls into a trap of romance and false identityKatinka Jones spends her days beautifying, trying out the latest ointments, corsets, and creams in order to pass the information on to the thankful readers of Girls Together. When not immersed in a mud bath, she answers advice letters, and none are so compelling as those of Amista, a Welsh girl in love with a modern-day Heathcliff. Amista's dramatic stories and beautiful descriptions of her village spark Tinka's interest. For her next holiday, Tinka travels to Wales, where she finds that beauty-product salesmen aren't the only peop
Death of Jezebel by Christianna Brand( Book )
22 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At a medieval pageant, Inspector Cockrill investigates a dramatic deathEver since she drove her best friend's fiance to kill himself, Isabel Drew has been nicknamed Jezebel. She is domineering, arrogant, vain'and beautiful enough to get away with it. She is starring as a princess in a medieval pageant when her past catches up to her. On tiny slips of paper, threats appear, promising death to Isabel and those around her. Fearing she may be attacked, she invites the brilliant Inspector Cockrill to keep her safe after the performance. But her precautions come too late. During the first show, Isabel falls from her tower and is dead before she hits the ground. She was strangled, and the room she fell from was locked from the inside'a crime too daring to be possible. But Inspector Cockrill saw it all, and unraveling the impossible is his specialty
Starrbelow by Christianna Brand( Book )
8 editions published between 1958 and 1984 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suddenly at his residence by Christianna Brand( Book )
22 editions published between 1947 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grandfather is found dead in the little Grecian lodge among the rose garden of his estate. Inspector Cockrill has reason to believe that Sir Richard met with an untimely death, and that the evildoer is among the genteel family gathered at the rural manor
The three-cornered halo by Christianna Brand( )
13 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An island republic goes to insane lengths to canonize its most famous residentJuanita di Perli was a young woman when she decided to live the rest of her life on a table-top. She called it God's will, but for the order of nuns that sprang up around her, Juanita's devotion was a curse. For decades they did the bidding of the holy grouch, and the entire island of San Juan el Pirata sighed with relief when she died. Twenty years later, the islanders fight for Juanita's canonization-not because they liked her, but because a local saint would be a tourist boon. The only thing keeping the island poor is the Archduke, who refuses to ask Rome to consider Juanita for sainthood. His stubbornness may get him dethroned or worse, for nothing will stop his subjects in their pursuit of Juanita's holy cause
The rose in darkness by Christianna Brand( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While running for her life, a failed actress comes across a dead bodySari Morne had a shot at stardom, a five-year deal with a European film studio, and a starring role in an Italian romance that was poised to become a classic. But the film flopped, and Sari wasted her big break, disappearing from the set to flirt with her new beau: Prince Aldo, heir to a dukedom. Three years later, she is washed up, and all she has left from her romance is a ring—the tremendous heirloom diamond that the Duke’s associates will kill to retrieve. Sari is being chased by the Duke’s henchmen when a tree falls across her path. She swaps cars with a man on the other side of the fallen timber, who is in just as much of a hurry as she is. When she reaches home, she realizes why. There is a corpse in the back seat—a young woman, beautiful no more. Death is all around her, and Sari’s only hope is to keep running
Naughty children : an anthology by Christianna Brand( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The honey harlot by Christianna Brand( )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One woman has the answer to history's strangest maritime mystery. Though history would remember her as the Marie Celeste, the ship's name was Mary Celeste. She was a brig square-rigged, a hundred feet long, large enough for a crew of nine, and sturdy enough to cross the Atlantic and bring profits home to its masters a beautiful ship that was destined for tragedy. On December 4, 1872, the Mary Celeste is found adrift off the coast of Portugal with cargo in her hold, food upon her tables, and half-written letters on her captain's desk. But not a soul can be found on board. This mystery has puzzled maritime scholars for over a century. One woman knows the answers, because she was there from the beginning, and knows the seductive Honey Mary the ship was secretly named after. As she retraces the events that lead up to that fateful voyage, she finds that the mind can be as dark and cold as an ocean grave
Heaven knows who by Christianna Brand( Book )
6 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Jessie M'Intosh McLachlan, who was tried in Glasgow, 1862, for the murder of Jessie M'Pherson Richardson
The crooked wreath by Christianna Brand( )
5 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A family patriarch is murdered on the eve of signing a new willSir Richard's family has spent years waiting for him to die, but despite his weak heart, the old man simply refuses to cooperate. In the meantime, he makes their lives miserable by changing his will every few months, depending on which of his strange brood he favors that moment. Now he calls them together to announce his most diabolical revision yet: complete disinheritance of all the wastrels who bear his name. But he never gets a chance to sign the papers-by morning, he's dead. Scotland Yard sends Inspector Cockrill, the only detective clever enough to unravel the family's tangle of jealousy and deceit. Each member had reason to kill Sir Richard, but which one plunged the syringe of poison into his heart' With a family this mad, nothing is as complicated as the truth
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Ashe, Mary Ann, 1907-1988

controlled identity Thompson, China, 1907-1988

Ashe, Mary Ann 1907-1985
Ashe Mary Ann 1907-1988
Brand, Chr 1907-1988
Brand, Christianna
Lewis, Christianna 1907-
Lewis, Mary Christianna
Lewis, Mary Christianna 1907-1985
Lewis, Mary Christianna 1907-1988
Lewis, Mary Christianna Milne.
Lewis, Mary Christianna Milne 1907-
Lewis, Mary Christianna Milne 1907-1988
Lewis, Mary Christina
Roland, Mary 1907-
Roland, Mary 1907-1988
Thompson, China 1907-
Thompson China 1907-1988
Thomson, China 1907-1985
ブランド, クリスチアナ
ブランド, クリスティアナ
English (355)
Japanese (28)
French (19)
German (13)
Italian (10)
Polish (5)
Danish (3)
Portuguese (2)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Finnish (1)
Czech (1)