Most widely held works about Gwendoline Butler
Most widely held works by Gwendoline Butler
Coffin's game : a John Coffin mystery by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Terrorists attempt to blackmail the wife of Scotland Yard's John Coffin, threatening to reveal her past unless she agrees to spy on the police. When she refuses, they frame her for murder and Coffin must clear her name.
A dark coffin by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Marriage is proving anything but dull for Commander John Coffin, keeper of the peace in London's Second City. With grande dame of the stage Stella Pinero in his life, Coffin's days lack no drama. When the curtain comes down on opening night in Stella's newly transformed theater, Joe and Josie Macintosh are found stabbed to death in their theater box. A curious note left next to their bodies reveals that Joe and Josie Macintosh have carried out a suicide pact. But the couple's double suicide follows closely on the heels of an unexpected visitor from Coffin's past: Inspector Harry Trent. Coffin worked with Trent years ago, and now Trent is searching for his identical twin brother - a dangerous man; a man who might already have killed a woman; a man Trent fears might have threatened violence to the Macintoshes, the couple who fostered the twins as children. Coffin quickly realizes that the illusions of the theater mean that nothing is as it seems; such is the case in the Macintoshes' apparent suicide. As Coffin investigates the couple's death, he learns he must find not only their killer but also their true identities. And then there is the persistent, looming question: Who is Harry Trent and what is he capable of doing? The answer lies in the past - bizarre, terrifying, and horribly real... Coffin will find Stella's knowledge of the theater indispensable if he is to solve this mystery of Jekylls and Hydes on both sides of the footlights.
The Coffin tree by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 885 libraries worldwide
In London, police form a special unit to investigate fiscal crime, but it is not having much success. Two of its members have died of apparent suicides and a woman officer investigating their deaths has disappeared. Chief Commander John Coffin, who founded the unit, investigates. By the author of A Coffin for Charley.
Coffin and the Paper Man by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 883 libraries worldwide
A sixteen-year-old girl's body, beaten, raped, and stabbed to death, is found in an alleyway, and the police begin to get messages from an anonymous letter-writer who goes by the name "the Paper Man."
Coffin's ghost by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and German and held by 867 libraries worldwide
John Coffin, Commander of the Second City of London's Police, is personally involved when a gruesome parcel containing dimembered body parts is discovered outside a women's shelter.
Cracking open a coffin by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and German and held by 861 libraries worldwide
John Coffin begins an investigation in the present and is soon probing deep in the past, laying bare a series of deaths in settings that range from the university to a refuge for battered women to St. Luke's Theatre where excerpts from The Ring are being performed.
A double Coffin by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
While assisting a scholar in research on a long retired PM, John hears the PM's deathbed confession of helping his serial murderer father to bury one of the victims. The murder of a journalist also researching the former PM's history ties past and present together and gives John two investigations.
Coffin on Murder street by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and German and held by 846 libraries worldwide
There are dangerous twists and turns in store for John Coffin. The crimes begin in a bizarre fashion. First, a busload of tipsy sightseers, braving London's terror tour, disappears on the notorious 'Murder Street'. Next, a child's stuffed toy is kidnapped, brutalised and buried. For Scotland Yard Inspector John Coffin, things go from odd to alarming when the tour bus is found, all the passengers alive except for one - an armchair crime enthusiast who has been murdered. Worse, the young son of a visiting American actress disappears in the wake of a series of child abductions. But nothing is as it seems and Coffin fears that Murder Street may continue to live up to its bloody history.
Death lives next door by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
10 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
"Butler has the light touch of a master and a beguiling hero in the somberly monikered Coffin," says Booklist of Gwendoline Butler's critically acclaimed Inspector Coffin series. Following her many previous Coffin mysteries, Death Lives Next Door takes the reader back in time to Coffin's first case. Among her colleagues at Oxford University, Dr. Marion Manning is considered a brilliant scholar and an extraordinary woman. In the opinion of acquaintances, she is a kind,
A grave Coffin : a Commander John Coffin mystery by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 826 libraries worldwide
The death of an undercover detective leads Commander Coffin to a case involving police corruption and illegal pharmaceuticals.
Coffin underground by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Detective John Coffin is back in South London to bring the local detective branch up to maximun efficiency, but as he embarks on the job he is caught up in a game for which he is totally unprepared.
Coffin knows the answer by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 libraries worldwide
When his wife receives an anonymous cache of disturbing photographs, chief commander John Coffin enlists the help of a colleague to track down a stalker and wonders if the case if linked to a string of London murders.
Coffin in fashion by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
A decade has now passed since the Greenwich murders which launched the career of young John Coffin as a Policeman. Now he has bought a house in Mouncy Street in South East London, and with it, a body, in fact more than one body.
A coffin for Charley by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and German and held by 749 libraries worldwide
In London, three women are killed and the available evidence is most puzzling. They all died without a struggle and all three have bitten nails. Commander John Coffin must make the connection. By the author of Cracking Open a Coffin.
Coffin in the Museum of Crime by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Scotland Yard's Detective John Coffin has been put in charge of London's Docklands, an area which is being refurbished. He scarcely has taken the job when a garden urn containing a head and a hand is found.
Dread murder by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
When Major Mearns, a guard at Windsor Castle, receives a package containing a pair of human legs, he and his friend Seargeant Denny are determined to solve the crime, while Mearns also vies for the affections of a maid.
The red staircase by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Invited by her cousins to St. Petersburg on the brink of revolution, a young Scottish woman with the power to heal the sick later discovers that she has been chosen as an angel of death for the hated tsar and his family.
Coffin on the water by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 libraries worldwide
'A present for my mother' said the card, apparently sent by a boy who had been missing for years and whom everyone except his mother, the famous actress Rachel Esthart, believed to have been long dead. But the card was only the beginning. The bodies came later. Presents delivered by the River Thames. The year is 1946, and a bombed, rationed, but optimistic South London district by the river was recovering from the war and looking forward to a royal visit. In this context a triple murderer is on the loose.
Sarsen Place by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
A nameless coffin by Gwendoline Butler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 libraries worldwide
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