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Gifford, Thomas

Works: 57 works in 303 publications in 13 languages and 8,184 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Biography  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3557.I284, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Thomas Gifford
Most widely held works by Thomas Gifford
The assassini by Thomas Gifford( Book )

79 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of Sister Valentine, an activist nun, leads her brother, lawyer Ben Driskill, on a deadly quest for her killer, a search that leads to a secret order of assassins that the Catholic Church has deployed for centuries at times of grave threats
The first sacrifice by Thomas Gifford( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cooper, a Boston bookseller, flies to Germany to help his sister find a missing daughter. In the process he discovers her husband is the leader of neo-Nazis. Once again he takes them on, something he did 20 years earlier in The Wind Chill Factor
The wind chill factor by Thomas Gifford( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler lost the war. This the world knows. What the world doesn't know is that some Nazi survivors view their defeat as a mere temporary setback. Their plans have long been in motion. The key personnel are in place inside the corporations and caitals of every major nation. By the end of this century, it will all be theirs
Saints rest : a novel by Thomas Gifford( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right-wing politicians and financiers plot to seize power in the United States. They come from the Midwest and have links to the military-industrial complex. The group resorts to a series of murders to achieve its aim. The hero is a lone New York lawyer who saves the president
Praetorian by Thomas Gifford( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assigned to wartime London, American correspondent Rodger Godwin learns, during an interview with Churchill, of a plot to assassinate Field Marshall Rommel
The Glendower legacy : a novel by Thomas Gifford( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bright Harvard student discovers documents proving George Washington contacted the English in 1778 but is murdered before he can speak with Professor Colin Chandler
Hollywood gothic by Thomas Gifford( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and German and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convicted of murder, a screenwriter gets a chance to clear his name. The police find Toby Challis clutching his bloodstained Oscar statuette, his wife dead at his feet. He claims innocence, but the jury doesn't buy it, believing that such a cinematic murder could spring only from the mind of one of Hollywood's finest screenwriters. Nearly driven mad by the time spent waiting for the verdict, Challis has no idea how he will survive more than a decade in the big house. Lucky for him, he won't have to find out -- yet. To transport Challis to prison, the state provides onl
The Cavanaugh quest by Thomas Gifford( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and German and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backwoods treachery links a string of grisly Minnesota murders Reporter Paul Cavanaugh is coming home from an afternoon tennis match when he sees an ambulance outside his building & rsquo;s door. A half hour earlier, the mild-mannered Larry Blankenship walked into the lobby, said hello to the doorman, and blew his brains out in front of the elevator bank, leaving behind a note apologizing for the mess. Cavanaugh retreats to his apartment to forget this disturbing scene, thinking the story is over when the police take away the body. But the suicide is only the beginning. A knot of death is tied tight around Blankenship & rsquo;s wife, Kim, an ice-cold beauty from the backwoods of northern Minnesota. As he investigates the string of deaths, Cavanaugh discovers a decades-old atrocity that may explain why the men who know Kim vanish faster than a sunny day in Minneapolis
An oration on the proportionate cultivation of the moral and the intellectual powers of man ... delivered at the first anniversary of the Pi Beta Phi Society, in Union College ... by Thomas Gifford( Book )

10 editions published in 1814 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first sacrifice by Thomas Gifford( Recording )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years ago John Cooper almost single-handedly shattered the underground rise of the Fourth Reich. He now lives quietly in Boston, watching old movies in his theater, until he receives a plea for help from his estranged sister in Berlin, whose daughter is missing. Thus, Cooper heads back to Germany and into a maelstrom of murder and mayhem. Neo-Nazis roam the streets, and a billionaire industrialist named Wolf Koller-who just so happens to be married to Cooper's sister-offers a vision for a new, powerful Germany. Soon, Cooper and Koller are pitted against each other, for Lee Koller and her daughter are but pawns in Wolf's deadly game
The wind chill factor by Thomas Gifford( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Nazi survivors of WWII view their defeat as a mere temporary setback, with plans long in motion. Their key personnel are in place in the corporations and capitals of every major nation. By the end of the this century, it will all be theirs. John Cooper is an heir to this Reich reborn, an evil he thought he'd turned his back on
Anglers and muscleheads by Thomas Gifford( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praetorian by Thomas Gifford( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation Praetorian: assassinate Rommel. It failed, but why? American Rodger Godwin investigates and discovers how little he really knows about his good friend and the woman they both love
Komplott Roman by Thomas Gifford( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in German and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful lawyer's most famous opponent comes back to kill him. On his first day at Harvard, working-class student Charlie Nichols is instantly charmed by the debonair rake Victor Saberdene. While Nichols earns tuition playing football, Saberdene's wealth and charm rocket him to the top of Harvard's impenetrable social pyramid and beyond -- to become the most feared defense lawyer in the country, a man who uses his charisma to manipulate juries. Nichols becomes an international crime reporter. He hasn't thought of his old friend Saberdene in years when he reads of the Anna Thorne killing. A beautiful young Massachusetts stagehand disappears after a fling with the handsome, dangerous Carl Varada -- who might have escaped had Anna not been Saberdene's sister-in-law. Saberdene puts Varada behind bars, but years later the killer earns early release. When Varada sets his sights on the great lawyer's family, no amount of charisma can stop him
The man from Lisbon : a novel by Thomas Gifford( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of Portugal rests in the hands of manipulator Arthur Virgilio Alves Reis
The woman who knew too much : a Cordelia Morgan mystery by Bett Reece Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious note leads a struggling actress to a strange murder investigation. After two decades of striving, Celia is tired of waiting for her big acting break, and finds consolation only in a specific narcotic: mystery novels. After an afternoon binge at the sprawling Strand bookstore, she emerges with a baker's dozen of second-hand thrillers. Inside one of the novels she finds a real-life mystery that will prove to be the greatest she's ever read. She discovers a slip of paper listing nine bullet points, starting 'in re the murder of the Director.' Who is the Direc
The suspense is killing me by Thomas Maxwell( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalist searches for the true story of his glamorous sibling's death. When rock star J.C. Tripper died, only his brother Lee was by his side, and in the decades since, Lee has been deviled by questions of what really happened that night in Tangier. He thinks he knows the truth, but his recollection of that final drug-soaked bender is about to be called into question. An old acquaintance mails Lee a Nazi pistol and four Polaroid pictures of a dead body -- an invitation to reopen a long-cold murder investigation. Lee then reconnects with Sam Innis, onetime best fri
Kiss Me Twice by Thomas Gifford( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War II, a football star fights gangsters on the home front. Brooklyn Bulldogs star defensive end Lew Cassidy is on his way to a touchdown when a nasty tackle snaps his leg and ends his career. When he wakes up in the hospital, he learns the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, and America is at war. It's a shame his busted leg will keep him out of the army, because compared to New York, war is kindergarten. Cassidy's closest friend is Terry Leary, a homicide detective who's too slick for his own good. Just a few hours after Cassidy's injury, someone puts a bullet in Leary's spine. Cassidy leaves the hospital ready to avenge his friend -- a fight that pits him against a gang of crooks who make him yearn for the comparative peace and safety of the gridiron
Guilty parties by Thomas Gifford( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry and Sally, Belinda and Jack, two couples, four best friends. Inseparable since college, they stay close through their twenties and thirties, as they make their way to the top of the New York arts scene. Harry is a playwright, Jack a novelist, Belinda a painter, and Sally, well, Sally has always been happy just to be Harry's wife. But as Harry and Belinda's careers take off, Jack's stalls. Unable to complete a second novel, his attitude becomes poisonous, even violent, until Belinda is forced to throw him out of their beautiful loft apartment. Single again for the first time in decades, she finds that in a city full of wolves, her husband may have the sharpest teeth
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The first sacrifice
Alternative Names

controlled identityClarins, Dana

controlled identityMaxwell, Thomas

Clarins, Dana

Gifford, Tom 1937-2000

Gifords, Tomass, 1937-2000

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Maxwell, Thomas

Thomas Gifford Amerikaans romanschrijver (1937-2000)

Thomas Gifford écrivain américain

Thomas Gifford US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Гиффорд, Томас

Томас Гиффорд

ギフォード, トマス


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