WorldCat Identities

Shaffer, Anthony 1926-2001

Works: 97 works in 602 publications in 10 languages and 10,252 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Detective and mystery television programs  Fiction  Film noir  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Other, Conceptor, Recipient, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anthony Shaffer
Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

100 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke's love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit."--Publisher's description
The wicker man by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

57 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not what it seems as the devout Christian detective soon uncovers a secret society of wanton lust and pagan blasphemy. Can Howie now stop the cult's ultimate sacrifice before he himself comes face-to-face with the horror of the Wicker Man?
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

100 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert; and in typical Hitchcock fashion, their trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer
Sleuth by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

35 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locked in a high-tech English manor and bound in a deadly duel of wits, Andrew Wyke and Milo Tindle have come together as English gentlemen to discuss the matter of Wyke's wife. She is the woman both men are sleeping with. But as wit becomes wicked and clever becomes cutthroat, Wyke and Tindle's game of one-upmanship spirals out of control, escalating in a chess match that can have only one outcome. Someone will be murdered
Agatha Christie's Poirot by Agatha Christie( Visual )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the luxury steamer Karnak sails down the Nile past Egypt's famous monuments, Hercule Poirot must unravel the web of treachery and guilt woven by the murderer of a beautiful young heiress
Murderer : a play in two acts by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening with one of the most truly horrifying scenes ever devised for the stage, Shaffer's play unfolds upon an incredulous and mesmerized audience. This tale of murder, revenge and sexual claustrophobia from the author of Sleuth is constantly shifting and twisting around the obsessions of a man fascinated by the crimes of some of our most famous murderers. But where does such a fascination end and the compulsion to kill begin?
Evil under the sun by Agatha Christie( Visual )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercule Poirot solves a murder on a luxury tourist resort in the South of France
The wicker man : a novel by Robin Hardy( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inhabitants of Summerisle strike at the heart of civilized society by engaging in erotic rites, blood sacrifice, and orgiastic dance
Whodunnit : a comedy thriller by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in Undetermined and English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absolution( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story about an uncompromising priest who becomes the victim of his own tyrannical behavior
This savage parade by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommersby by Jon Amiel( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Civil War veteran returns to his hometown a changed man-- leading his wife and others who knew him to doubt his identity
Absolution : a mystery by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit criminel situé dans un collège de Jésuites anglais. Description peu nuancée de rapports maître-élève et finale mélodramatique
How doth the little crocodile? by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widow's weeds, or, For years I couldn't wear my black : a play in three acts by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental assessment of the sealing effectiveness of rock fracture grouting by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Withered murder by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

6 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appointment with death by Agatha Christie( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercule Poirot accompanies an archeological expedition searching for the skull of John the Baptist in the Syrian Desert. What the team actually finds is a more recent corpse: the body of Lady Boynton, wife of the expedition leader Lord Boynton
Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frenzy: An innocent man accused of a series of murders is on a desperate quest to find the real criminal and clear his name
Agatha Christie's mystery collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death on the Nile (140 min.): "As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Soon, every elegant passenger is a prime suspect. Can Poirot identify the killer- and the reason for the disastrous deed- before the ship reaches the end of its journey?"--Container
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Murderer : a play in two acts
Alternative Names

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Anthony Shaffer auteur dramatique, romancier, scénariste

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Shaffer, Anthony Joshua.

Shēfā, Ansonī

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The wicker manFrenzySleuthMurderer : a play in two actsThe wicker man : a novelWhodunnit : a comedy thrillerThis savage paradeAlfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection