WorldCat Identities

Davidson, Lionel

Overview
Works: 42 works in 409 publications in 14 languages and 6,241 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Suspense fiction  Television series  History  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works  Television programs  Adventure stories 
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 )

56 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,409 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
The menorah men by Lionel Davidson( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 902 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 )

71 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 578 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 457 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 )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and German and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Druyanov is anxious to track down the lost formula for extracting a source of energy from the common sweet potato, said to have been discovered by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, distinguished scientist and founder of the state of Israel. But someone is even more anxious to prevent him
Murder games by Lionel Davidson( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making good again by Lionel Davidson( Book )

23 editions published between 1877 and 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witty story about the attempts of a variety of lawyers to find out what happened to a Jewish businessman's money deposited in a Swiss bank in 1947. It is also a love story; a story about middle-aged crisis; and a story about the Holocaust
Night of Wenceslas by Lionel Davidson( Book )

45 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 354 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
A long way to Shiloh by Lionel Davidson( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casper Laing, the young, fiery and brilliant Professor of Semitic Languages, is asked to decipher an ancient parchment found in Israel. Piecing together its mysterious fragments, his translation soon reveals directions to a shrouded location. Believed to be the secret hiding place of the True Menorah, an ancient and priceless Jewish candelabrum, the Jordanians and Israelis begin a frantic race to claim the prize. Surrounded by violent and treacherous rivals, Casper is enjoined on a deadly adventure deep into the burning Negev desert.A Long Way to ShilohThe Menorah MenGuardian as 'first-rate' and by the New York Times as 'a supple delight in which learning, wit and style are beautifully integrated.'
The Chelsea murders by Lionel Davidson( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 217 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 )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 164 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 47 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 23 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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grotesque figure haunts nighttime London, baffles police with brutal, bizarre murders
The menorah men by Lionel Davidson( Recording )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agent 8 3/4, aka, Hot enough for June( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 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
Der Ruf der Gazelle : Roman by Lionel Davidson( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in German and held by 13 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 13 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

דייוידסון, ליונל

דייוידסון, ליונל סופר בריטי

لیونل داویدسون نویسنده بریتانیایی

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 gazelleThe sun chemistMaking good againNight of WenceslasA long way to ShilohThe Chelsea murdersKolymsky Heights