WorldCat Identities

Shaffer, Anthony 1926-2001

Works: 110 works in 578 publications in 10 languages and 10,181 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Fiction  Biography  Television plays  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Conceptor, Recipient, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anthony Shaffer
Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

93 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,752 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 )

59 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Malus is a California police officer who takes a leave of absence after witnessing a tragedy on the job. Taking pills to soothe the effects of his post-traumatic stress disorder, Edward receives a letter from his ex-fiance, Willow, requesting his assistance in finding her missing child. She asks him come to Summerisle, a small island off the coast of Puget Sound, and help her find her daughter, Rowan. When Edward starts investigating Rowan's disappearance, he hears different stories depending on who he speaks to. He hears that Rowan is either not Willow's daughter, she may be nonexistent, dead, or soon to die. Refusing to give up, Edward delves deeper into this strange community shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and deception
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

104 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their hunt for a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer, the London police suspect an innocent man, who eludes them and proves his innocence by finding the real murderer
Sleuth by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 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
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie( Visual )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 933 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 )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So full of hoaxes and double crossing you can hardly believe your eyes
Evil under the sun by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opulent beach resort is the setting as Hercules Poirot attempts to unravel the murder of an actress everyone has reason to hate
The wicker man : a novel by Robin Hardy( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 458 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 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological drama about an uncompromising priest at an English boys' school who becomes the victim of his own tyrannical behavior. Based on a true story
This savage parade by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommersby by Jon Amiel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and French and held by 91 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 )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and French and held by 79 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 58 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

Murderer : a play by Anthony Shaffer( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appointment with death by Agatha Christie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the novel by bestselling author and undisputed master of mysteryAgatha Christie, AppointmentWith Death keeps with the best tradition of suspense and intrigue andunravels asan impeccably stylishwhodunnit. Whoplanned the untimely demise of the malevolent Mrs. Boynton? Was it one of her spoilt and sullen stepchildren? Her scheming lawyer? A deceptive doctor or a Member of Parliament? Only one man has the skills and abilities to solve this murder. Acclaimed actor Sir Peter Ustinov makes his third big-screen appearance as enigmatic and nimble-witted Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot alongside an impressive all-star cast of suspects. Destined to keep you guessing until the last, Appointment With Death is adapted by legendary scribe Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth, The Wicker Man) and directed by Michael Winner (Death Wish)
Anthony Shaffer's The wicker man( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 23 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
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Murderer : a play in two acts
Alternative Names

controlled identityAnthony, Peter, 1926-

Anthony Shaffer auteur dramatique, romancier, scénariste

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Shaffer, A. 1926-2001

Shaffer, A. (Anthony), 1926-2001

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Shaffer, Anthony Joshua.

Shēfā, Ansonī

Shēfā, Ansonī 1926-2001

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