WorldCat Identities

Turnbull, Peter 1950-

Overview
Works: 122 works in 458 publications in 2 languages and 25,705 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6070.U68, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Turnbull
The killing floor by Peter Turnbull( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Glasgow, police discover in bushes a corpse minus head and hands. It is of a woman who has been dead for six months and she is identified as Pam McArthur, a social worker. She was also a busybody, which led her to uncover a scandal involving a local notable. He hired some men to take care of her and now Sergeant Ray Sussock sets out to take care of him. By the author of London Day Monday
Fear of drowning by Peter Turnbull( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Hennessey and his partner, Lieutenant Yellich, investigate after a couple mysteriously vanishes from their condo in an affluent suburb, only to have their bodies turn up several days later
Aftermath by Peter Turnbull( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hennessey and Yellich investigate after a number of bodies are found in the kitchen garden of the home where the recently deceased owner was housebound for 25 years
Deliver us from evil by Peter Turnbull( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the body of a middle-aged woman is found frozen beside a canal towpath one winter's morning, it looks like a simple case of death by misadventure-- until a shocking discovery changes the whole nature of the case
Informed consent by Peter Turnbull( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A badly injured man is found lying in a street in the centre of York in the early hours of the morning. He subsequently succumbs to his injuries without regaining consciousness. Hennessey and Yellich are brought in to investigate
Long day Monday : a Glasgow P Division procedural by Peter Turnbull( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In later years, Ray Sussock would look upon the case as being perhaps the most satisfying of his career. He began with the case and he was there at the conclusion twenty-five years later. It would, though, be many months, if not years, before the sense of satisfaction, the sense of neatly rounding off, would settle in. At the time he found it harrowing, especially when the realization came. When the realization came he had woken up. Screaming. So begins the account of
Turning point by Peter Turnbull( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hennessey and Yellich are investigating two parallel murders committed twenty or so years apart. First, Ebenezer Moulton goes from his fathers funeral straight to the police to confess he witnessed his late father committing a murder. But things are not as straightforward as they seem, and the trail leads to the murder of a man in his twenties whose father is not exactly a pillar of the community
Improving the silence by Peter Turnbull( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the body of a man is discovered in a rough grave deep in the woods, the police find that it is one of their young undercover officers - who died nearly thirty years ago
No stone unturned by Peter Turnbull( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hennessey and Yellich find themselves seeking the body of a man missing for ten years. But the mystery turns into murder and naturally the bossy widow, nicknamed the long-haired colonel by her husband, is a suspect in his murder. And then a second and third body is discovered along with a particularly nasty brand of political extremism involving just a few too many respected local businessmen
False knight by Peter Turnbull( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hennesy and Yellich face a shocking crime. Mary Golightly was not a happy woman, yet in the last few weeks before she went missing, she was looking happier, as if something had happened to make her life sweeter. That was before a trash man found her thigh in a refuse sack. Her husband makes no pretense at sorrow over her death, but that mean he killed her?
Deep cover : a Harry Vicary novel by Peter Turnbull( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the snow thaws on London's Hampstead Heath after a harsh winter, a ghoulish discovery is made that marks the start of a very dangerous case for Detective Inspector Harry Vicary and his team. A body of a man is found on top of a shallow grave containing the battered remains of a young woman. He appears to have frozen to death, but what is his connection to the remains below? Vicary's investigation leads him deep into London's criminal underworld
The altered case : a Hennessey and Yellich mystery by Peter Turnbull( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a deep grave containing five skeletons is found in the corner of a field, DCI Hennessey and his team of officers from the Vale of York police station are called in to investigate. The burial site had lain undiscovered for over twenty years, and the resulting police inquiry soon uncovers a multiple murder that seems to have its roots in a legal dispute between two families going back to the aftermath of the English Civil War. But have the victims been discovered too late to catch the killer?
Fire burn by Peter Turnbull( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Hennessey and Yellich Mystery - A badly burned body. And then another charred corpse. Related? Crimes of passion or revenge? Family feud? Hennessey and Yellich are on the case, but Detective Chief Inspector Hennessey's gut feeling as to the identity of the killer, based on years of experience and intuition, is shaken when another burned body is discovered. And then another. Is this the work of a serial killer and can two honest policeman unearth enough clues to prevent a further tragedy? "--B & N from the publisher (June 2007)
The man with no face by Peter Turnbull( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-time crook is murdered in Glasgow and under his bed police find newspaper clippings of an abduction for which ransom was paid but the victim is still missing. Inspector Donoghue investigates
Denial of murder by Peter Turnbull( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bodies of two murder victims are discovered within twenty-four hours of each other at the same location, each with a similar cause of death, the Murder and Serious Crime Squad of New Scotland Yard realise they must be linked. But how? Vicary and his team are drawn into a complex investigation - one which will take them from remote cottages in rural Hampshire to the dark world of inner city sex workers, child abuse within north London suburbia, and the injustice of a long-standing wrongful conviction
Gift wrapped by Peter Turnbull( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four postcards are sent anonymously to an advice centre, each with the word "murder" scribbled in a foreign language and the same precise OS map reference, DCI Hennessey and his team visit the sinister location and make a chilling discovery: the body of a professional man who had been reported missing ten years earlier. Who sent the postcards, and why so long after the crime? As Hennessey and his team investigate they find themselves drawn into a puzzling and dangerous investigation
Once a biker by Peter Turnbull( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a deathbed confession leads to the reopening of a murder case, it doesnt bode well that both victims were members of a bikers gang twenty years ago. As Detective Chief Inspector Hennessey and his team try to investigate, it seems the vow of silence is as strong as ever. And when an ex-member is found murdered, it seems that someone is determined to keep old secrets dead and buried
Two way cut by Peter Turnbull( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This deftly written procedural realistically captures the life of modern Glasgow and the men who keep law and order there. A young cop on the beat finds a body laid out, with the head hacked off and neatly left on the chest of the torso. No clues to the victim's identity are available, but several peculiar aspects of the crime cause the detectives of Glasgow's P Division to conclude that some sort of ritual murder has occurred. For one thing, the victim was washed and dressed in new clothes after death and moved to the spot where he was found. Dogged police work reveals that the dead man is Samuel Lurinski, an accountant with a blameless past. The investigation into why and how he was killed leads Detective-Inspector Donoghue and his men to a fashionable nightspot and its rather unsavory owner, a woman dying of AIDS, the city's Chinese community, and a series of arson cases dating back over several years. The ending takes a satisfyingly unusual turn. Turnbull (The Claws of the Gryphon) writes realistically and without sentiment about his cops, interesting the reader in their lives without glamorizing them. In the well-filled ranks of procedurals this is a superior specimen. (October)"--Publishers Weekly Review
The garden party : a Harry Vicary mystery by Peter Turnbull( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A note that is discovered hidden in a wall cavity of a London hotel leads Detective Inspector Harry Vicary and his team to a burial site containing the charred bones of two men. Their investigation quickly leads them into a dark and brutal world, but who were the dead men and how did they meet their fate? To solve the case Vicary must uncover what happened at a notorious gangland garden party from which two men never returned
Deep and crisp and even by Peter Turnbull( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Dutch and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasgow's thick blanket of snow makes it difficult to discover clues to the identity of a knife-carrying murderer
 
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Alternative Names
Peter Turnbull

Turnbull, Peter

Languages
English (149)

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Fear of drowningAftermathDeliver us from evilInformed consentLong day Monday : a Glasgow P Division proceduralTurning pointImproving the silenceNo stone unturned