WorldCat Identities

Melville, James

Overview
Works: 47 works in 274 publications in 5 languages and 7,556 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Cookbooks  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: PR6063.E439, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Melville
A monster calls by J. A Bayona( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother's illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth
Death of a daimyo by James Melville( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ninth netsuke by James Melville( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijdens het onderzoek in een moordzaak vindt een Japanse hoofdinspecteur een klein antiek ivoren beeldje waarvoor veel mensen een buitengewone interesse aan de dag leggen
The body wore brocade by James Melville( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and French and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's Superintendent Otani is having a bad New Year, he has had a fight with his wife, been shot in the back, has a riot on his hands and the mysterious murder of a Noh performer to solve
A haiku for Hanae by James Melville( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman om den japanske politikommissær Otani
The chrysanthemum chain by James Melville( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reluctant Ronin by James Melville( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintendent Otani becomes personally involved in the case of a dead Dutch woman when a picture of his family is found in her purse
Sayonara, sweet Amaryllis by James Melville( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and German and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go gently, gaijin by James Melville( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spionroman
A sort of samurai by James Melville( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and German and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respectable youth is caught with a pistol and ammunition he cannot credibly explain. In the aftermath of an earthquake, a prominent German businessman is found dead and though there are no signs of foul play, Superintendent Otani suspects murder. Before he and his team can discover who committed the crime, they have to work out how it was done. His investigation uncovers links to a famous Bunraku puppeteer and to Otani's own mentor. Was it done with a rare judo hold and if so, who in martial arts would be proficient enough to use it? The answers cast shadows on Otani's personal and professional honor
Kimono for a corpse by James Melville( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and French and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bogus Buddha : a Superintendent Otani mystery by James Melville( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Czech and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintendent Otani is on the trail of the murderer of a prominent professor at the temple of Araku-in when he runs into a deadly crime group in Kobe
The death ceremony by James Melville( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Superintendent Otani and his wife attend a tea ceremony at one of the foremost schools in Japan, the proceedings begin in the traditional way, but the Grand Master keels over with a bullet through his forehead
Japanese cooking by James Melville( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tarnished phoenix by James Melville( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wages of Zen by James Melville( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structured and well-organized life of Superintendent Tetsuo Otani of the Hyogo Prefectural Police in Japan is disrupted by an unusual murder case where all of the suspects are foreigners who are devotees of s small Zen Buddhist temple. His problems are compounded as the case expands into the murky waters of drug trafficking, organized crime, and international diplomacy
The Imperial Way by James Melville( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in German and English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diplomatic baggage by James Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reluctant spy by James Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'étranger de Kóbe by James Melville( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The body wore brocade
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Alternative Names

controlled identityMartin, Peter, 1931-

Martin Peter

Martin Peter 1931-....

Martin, Roy Peter 1931-

Melville, James

Roy Peter Martin Brits schrijver (1931-2014)

Roy Peter Martin britský diplomat a spisovatel

Roy Peter Martin écrivain britannique

روی پیتر مارتین

ジェイムズ・メルヴィル

メルヴィル, ジェイムズ

Languages
English (175)

German (34)

French (24)

Czech (1)

Dutch (1)