WorldCat Identities

Fraser, Anthea

Overview
Works: 128 works in 627 publications in 2 languages and 24,322 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6056.R286, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anthea Fraser
Next door to murder by Anthea Fraser( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Rona Parish continues her popular series on local family businesses with a piece on the Willow furniture emporium. For once, there don't seem to be any skeletons in the Willow family cupboards. But when Louisa, the daughter of Ronas reserved elderly neighbours, comes to Rona with a plea for help, it seems there may be a dark secret closer to home, and all Ronas journalistic instincts are aroused
Unfinished portrait by Anthea Fraser( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rona Parish is commissioned to write a biography of artist Elspeth Wilding, who disappeared months earlier, by the artist's concerned sister, Rona discovers that Wilding's closest friend committed suicide shortly after having an argument with her
Rogue in porcelain by Anthea Fraser( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Rona Parish is researching old family businesses for her next article when she learns that Curzon, local manufacturers of fine-bone china, are about to celebrate their 150th anniversary. Rona decides to approach the firm and is caught up in the intricacies of the Curzon family, little realizing that her involvement will directly precipitate a tragedy no one could have foreseen
Thicker than water by Anthea Fraser( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something links three very different people, all of whom have secrets in their past
Pretty maids all in a row by Anthea Fraser( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Portuguese and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress Jessica Randal has been incapacitated by a broken leg, and both she and her husband of eight weeks, author Matthew Selby, think they will have a month of tranquility and convalescence when they rent Hinckley cottage near the rustic English village of Westridge. But a demented rapist is stalking the town, striking quickly, savagely and often, and always adding his own macabre touch to the act by forcing his terrified victims to recite nursery rhymes. When the body of Freda Cowley, missing owner of Hinckley cottage, is discovered with a nursery rhyme tucked into her pocket, it becomes apparent that the rapist is also a murderer, and the community, populated with well-meaning, sharp-eyed and astute citizens, draws together for support and protection and tries to make sure that Jessica, housebound and helpless, has someone with her when Matthew is out of town. Jessica is indeed at risk, for several bizarre incidents have drawn suspicion to her husband, and clues suggest she is next on the murderer's list
A family concern by Anthea Fraser( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rona Parish agrees to a request from Kate, an old friend, to help discover the reason for the terrifying nightmares that Kate's sister-in-law, Freya, has been experiencing after a tune from a music box triggers a reaction that suggests a buried childhoodmemory
The ten commandments by Anthea Fraser( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Webb tries to solve a murder case that resembles an unso
Person or persons unknown. by Anthea Fraser( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rona Parish's latest assignment, a series of articles on the town of Buckford, is almost complete when a young woman named Zara Crane approaches her with a request to help her trace her natural parents. Rona's curiosity is aroused not least because she discovers that Zara's birth mother had been murdered in her bath twenty-five years earlier."--Jacket
A tangled thread by Anthea Fraser( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three widely separated households -- one in Scotland, one in the north of England and one in the south -- have known the pain of losing a loved one; losses which, over the years, have shaped the characters of those left behind. Gradually, however, they each come to realize that those deaths might not have been as they seemed, adding doubt and uncertainty to their grief. It take the death of a stranger in suspicious circumstances to untangle threads that will draw these families together in ways they could never have imagined, with results that are far-reaching -- and fatal."--publlisher
The nine bright shiners by Anthea Fraser( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband leaves her and her three children, Jan Cloverdale goes to spend Christmas with her step-brother in England and becomes involved in a deadly mystery connected with her father's discovery of Inca ruins thirty years before
Brought to book by Anthea Fraser( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer Rona Parish has some misgivings when she agrees to write a life of recently drowned suspense novelist Theo Harvey, but even her husband's warnings and a series of threatening messages cannot stop her research
Shifting sands by Anthea Fraser( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anna's family hope that the safari holiday in South Africa will help her to get over her beloved husband's death, and come to terms with widowhood. No one is more surprised than Anna herself when she finds herself strongly attracted to a fellow member of the group, Lewis Masters, and despite her initial resistance, she is soon drawn into a new relationship. Back home, however, Anna is deeply perturbed when she learns that a young woman in Lewis's employ has died in mysterious circumstances ..."--Page [4] of jacket
Justice postponed by Anthea Fraser( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer Rona Parish has a new project, contributing a series for the local glossy magazine, Chiltern Life, documenting life changing experiences from those who have lived through them. When her father suggests she speaks to his friend Frank Hathaway, who was in Iraq during the invasion of Kuwait, Rona decides to pay him a visit. But Frank was also badly injured in a failed rescue attempt following a car crash the previous year, and has been tormented by flashbacks ever since. As Frank's flashbacks start to yield more clues as to what happened on that fateful night, Rona finds herself drawn into another dark and compelling mystery
Whistler's Lane : a novel of suspense by Anthea Fraser( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jigsaw by Anthea Fraser( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer Rona Parish goes to Buckford to interview townspeople for an 800th anniversary celebration of the town. When she begins interviewing the aunt of the divorcee with whom she's staying, she learns of a recent tragic murder in the town
Symbols at your door by Anthea Fraser( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newcomers' homes in a small English village are marred with graffiti, and when a murder occurs in one of these houses it soon becomes apparent that this prankster is deadly serious
A question of identity by Anthea Fraser( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old school photograph in which someone has been deliberately blacked out marks the start of a new case for Rona Parish. Rona sets out to uncover the reason why and soon finds that the school in question closed down due to a long-forgotten scandal
A shroud for Delilah by Anthea Fraser( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate moves into a flat with her small son, Josh, and begins a new job at Pennyfarthings, an antiques shop. Kate begins to form new friendships, but overshadowing everyone is a series of murders
Death speaks softly by Anthea Fraser( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Inspector David Webb finds no dearth of suspects in a baffling murder involving a pretty French coed
Home through the dark by Anthea Fraser( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viginia Clements leaves her actor husband Carl after discovering he has been unfaithful to her. She disguises her identity but her love of the stage draws her to a troup of actors at the seaside town of Westhampton whom she gradually discovers have more on their minds than acting. An intercepted phone call, the mysterious whistling of Roses in Picardy and the strange disappearance of a Frenchman draw Virginia into a vortex of intrigue and suspicion that completely disrupt the peace she had so desperately hoped to find
 
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Thicker than water
Alternative Names

controlled identityCameron, Lorna

controlled identityGraham, Vanessa, 1930-

Anthea Fraser English crime fiction writer

Cameron, Lorna.

Fraser, Anthea 1930-

Graham, Vanessa.

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Unfinished portraitRogue in porcelainThicker than waterPretty maids all in a rowA family concernThe ten commandmentsPerson or persons unknown.The nine bright shiners