WorldCat Identities

Knox, Bill 1928-1999

Works: 165 works in 696 publications in 3 languages and 19,760 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Sea stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6061.N6, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Knox
Stormtide by Bill Knox( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Webb Carrick of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Service latest adventure takes him on a North Atlantic shark hunt in the waters of the storm-tossed Hebrides. Webb Carrick finds he has inadvertently strayed right into the middle of a smouldering feud between a renegade band of shark hunters and some vengeful local fishermen, angered by the drowning of a young girl – a feud which threatens to ignite when he boards a wrecked fishing boat and finds her skipper dead on deck. As furious charges and counter charges are hurled, murder and arson come to the islands with stealthy suddenness.But when the final stormtide breaks even Webb Carrick is staggered to discover how much is at stake in terms of life and death" --Publisher
The hanging tree by Bill Knox( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rally to kill by Bill Knox( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and German and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murdered body of a girl, found in the boot of a wrecked car, is DCI Thane's starting point. At first, the killing seems the work of a sadistic prowler, but a dangerous trail of evidence leads to other possibilities, ranging from the rally-driver boss of a whisky investment firm to an elderly, iron-willed woman - and even to a young novice cop who claims to have found the girl's body accidentally. Following the truth leads to a terrifying car race through a mountainside forest - a race Thane and Moss have to win, because if they lose, the killer will strike again
Live bait by Bill Knox( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a hit-and-run victim is identified as an employee of an international drug ring, new detective Colin Thane is assigned to find out where in Scotland
The interface man : a Colin Thane, Scottish Crime Squad case by Bill Knox( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead man's mooring by Bill Knox( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A killing in antiques by Bill Knox( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Thane's latest assignment has him on a new beat: the Detective Inspector of the Scottish Crime Squad is called in to investigate Glasgow's most recent and costly crime wave. Someone with impeccable taste is discreetly stealing antiques from some very fashionable addresses. Thane's job: replace the irreplaceable - and fast. He may not know anything about antiques, but Thane does know a lot about human, not to mention the criminal, nature
Pilot error by Bill Knox( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Colin Thane of Glasgow CID has the Monday-morning blues, not helped by having to fight flu and departmental red tape and investigate the deaths, in a plane crash, of two travle agents. When another employee dies in similar circumstances, he senses more than pilot error
Seafire by Bill Knox( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ask them on The Clavella why this has happened… Ask the fishermen in Quinbegg why their nets are empty – and why such things have only happened since those people who call themselves scientists have arrived.’ This is the question put to Webb Carrick of the Fisheries Protection Service when he arrives to take his first independent command, the small research ship The Clavella. But this is no ordinary research expedition involving the study of simple plankton. Somewhere – something – on the bottom of the sea is destroying everything in its path. And then two men from The Clavella die in an accident that is as strange as the deadly sealife they are trying to eradicate." --Publisher
The crossfire killings by Bill Knox( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young holidaymaker had been found at the foot of a cliff beside Loch Lomond. At first it seemed like a routine holiday crime, but she had been a detective sergeant in the Scottish Crime Squad and had been murdered somewhere else. The trail leads Detective Superintendent Thane into a backstreet ambush, to other killings, and finally into the tangled depths of Glasgow's underworld
Whitewater by Bill Knox( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone is out to destroy the crew of a fishing boat
Bloodtide by Bill Knox( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Fishery Protection cruiser Marlin was ordered to the Port Ard area off the north-west Scottish coast, Chief Officer Webb Carrick soon discovered that an old shipmate of Captain Shannon had been killed in a strange accident before they arrived
Witchrock by Bill Knox( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wavecrest by Bill Knox( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellspout by Bill Knox( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman policier. Curtis enquête sur un double meurtre. Dans cette série, il convient de trouver la réponse au fond des eaux. Suspense maintenu. Littérature de détente
Bombship by Bill Knox( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draw batons! by Bill Knox( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tallyman by Bill Knox( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blacklight by Bill Knox( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Chief Officer Webb Carrick of the Scottish Fishery Protection Service
Devilweed by Bill Knox( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On board the Marlin, Chief Officer Webb Carrick squints across Scottish waters in search of the missing lobster boat. What he sees is the 40ft Thrift, the floating branch of the Bank of Central Scotland - and what he finds is tragedy. The Thrift is adrift in Hebridean waters, her decks awash, her three main staff missing. Carrick finds all the hallmarks of an apparent robbery - only the ship's safe is untouched, and a large sum is still on board the ravaged cruiser. Carrick instinctively feels the answer lies somewhere in the islands off the Hebridean coast
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.21 for The hangin ... to 0.40 for Devilweed ...)

Rally to kill
Alternative Names

controlled identityKirk, Michael, 1928-1999

controlled identityMacLeod, Robert, 1928-1999

controlled identityWebster, Noah, 1928-1999

Bill Knox British journalist

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Bill Knox Brits scenarioschrijver (1928-1999)

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Knox, Bill

Knox, William

Knox, William 1928-1999

MacLeod, Robert

Macleod, Robert 1928-1999

English (171)

German (16)

French (8)

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