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Davidson, Lionel

Overview
Works: 47 works in 460 publications in 12 languages and 6,349 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  History  Juvenile works  Spy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6054.A87, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lionel Davidson
Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson( Book )

79 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero is Johnny Porter, an Oxford-educated Canadian Indian who is an accomplished linguist and master of disguise. The CIA sends him to Russia to obtain information on a genetics program. He enrolls as a Korean deckhand on a ship in Japan, crosses Siberia as a truck driver--in which capacity he meets beautiful Dr. Tanya Komarov--picks up the information and in a hail of bullets dashes home across the Bering Straits. By the author of The Night of the Wenceslas
The menorah men by Lionel Davidson( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of an ancient civilization blends with tensions of today's Israel until past and present explode together in a tremendous finale
The rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson( Book )

77 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of his lost brother, an adventurous Englishman smuggles himself into Tibet, where he fulfills a strange prophecy and falls in love with an ageless she-devil
Smith's gazelle by Lionel Davidson( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two deadly enemies - a young Arab rebel and a Jewish runaway - meet in a remote valley to begin a quest. Both have been taught since infancy to hate; to attack for self-defence. But something incredible is happening to them, something that not even the fierce shelling of the Six-Day War can intrude upon. For they are on a fantastic mission, a mission both believe has been set for them by God ... Gripping, exciting and incredibly poignant, Smith's Gazelle is an intriguing thriller from a master of the genre
Under Plum Lake by Lionel Davidson( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and German and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy is ushered into a subterranean world where he encounters a civilization and kingdom unlike anything above ground
Night of Wenceslas by Lionel Davidson( Book )

51 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Nicholas Whistler, dissolute and disillusioned, lives a life of dull monotony in London. Caught up in a petty money-lenders dispute, he finds himself sent to Prague to discharge the debt by carrying out a simple assignment. But this business trip will soon drag him deep into the dangerous world of Cold War espionage and the battle for atomic supremacy. Trapped between the secret police and the amorous clutches of the mysterious and statuesque Vlasta, Nicholas must face the fact that now he is a spy, whether he likes or not
The sun chemist by Lionel Davidson( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaim Weizmann was a great man, one of the founders of modern Israel. He was also a chemist of international repute. His work in the thirties led him to a cheap way of synthesising oil. But politics took over and it seemed Weizmann had died without passing on his revolutionary knowledge. In the oil-starved seventies, it falls to Igor Druyanov to reconstruct that magic formula. And the chase is on, for the news will overturn the Middle East ...Tense, intelligent and stylish, The Sun Chemist is gripping spy thriller from a true master of the genre
A long way to Shiloh by Lionel Davidson( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient scroll has been discovered in Israel. Caspar Laing, a young and brilliant professor, is asked to decipher it. It contains the directions to the secret location of a priceless artefact. As he makes the treacherous journey into the desert, he is joined by dangerous rivals determined to claim the prize. He must win the race at all costs
Murder games by Lionel Davidson( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making good again by Lionel Davidson( Book )

26 editions published between 1877 and 2008 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making good again, first published in 1968, was Lionel Davidson's fourth novel. The principal character, James Raison, is a lawyer. In Germany to deal with a claim for reparation he is plunged into the old conflict between Jew and Nazi. His trip becomes more dangerous as the legal aspects of the case become more complicated. At the same time he has to cope with his affair with Elke and his fascination for her fascist mother, Magda. As with all Lionel Davidson's novels it was showered with praise on publication. The Sunday Times called it 'a classical thriller told with much subtlety' and the Evening Standard 'part thriller, part morality - and doubly successful'
The Chelsea murders by Lionel Davidson( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and German and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grotesque figure burst into the girl's room. Its head piled with fake curls, its face concealed behind a smiling mask, it wore the rubber gloves of a surgeon or perhaps a mortuary attendant. It seized the girl from behind and chloroformed, suffocated, and finally, decapitated her
Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson( Recording )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coded messages have come from the most remote, dreaded gulag in Northern Siberia. They plead for a certain man to be sent into the gulag to carry out the most astounding Russian secret of all. The man is Johnny Porter, fierce rebel, Rhodes Scholar, loner outdoorsman, cynic, genius
Armchair thriller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circe complex: A jewel thief from prison pits his wife, her two lovers, and the investigating detective against each other in the search for the loot
The night of Wenceslas by Lionel Davidson( Recording )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thwarted in his attempts to rise in what was once the family business, Nicolas Whistler is persuaded to smuggle industrial secrets from London to Prague. He gets more than he bargained for when they turn out to be atomic
Armchair thriller( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial murderer is on the loose in the bohemian borough of Chelsea and the police race the press to find the killer
The Chelsea murders by Lionel Davidson( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grotesque figure haunts nighttime London, baffles police with brutal, bizarre murders
Agent 8 3/4, aka, Hot enough for June( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dirk Bogarde, Sylva Koscina and Robert Morley star in this satirical comedy-thriller at the height of the 007 popularity and set amidst the world of international espionage. Unemployed Nicolas Whistler accepts a job and a tidy salary with what he believes to be a glass manufacturing company in London. He soon discovers that his business behind the Iron Curtain is in fact illegal. Everyone apparently believes him to be a spy but it takes much time and adventure for him to realize it. The realization numbs him with horror, and with his contacts gone, he is on his own. He must escape arrest and flee to England but the secret police are close behind him. Robert Morley, as his boss is a scene stealer."--Container cover
The menorah men by Lionel Davidson( Recording )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ruf der Gazelle : Roman by Lionel Davidson( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night of Wenceslas ; and the rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kolymsky Heights
Alternative Names

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Lionel Davidson Brits onderzeematroos (1922-2009)

Lionel Davidson englischer Thrillerautor

Lionel Davidson writer

דיוידסון, ליונל, 1922-

דייוידסון, ליונל

דייוידסון, ליונל, 1922-2009

דייוידסון, ליונל סופר בריטי

لیونل داویدسون نویسنده بریتانیایی

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デヴィッドスン, ライオネル

デヴィッドソン, ライオネル

ライオネル・デヴィッドスン

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The menorah menThe rose of TibetSmith's gazelleNight of WenceslasThe sun chemistA long way to ShilohMaking good againThe Chelsea murdersKolymsky Heights