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Lorrimer, Claire

Works: 126 works in 576 publications in 5 languages and 10,865 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6062.O77, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Claire Lorrimer
Most widely held works by Claire Lorrimer
Chantal by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and German and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chantal was brought up by her stepmother, Mavreen. Exquisite and beguiling, she is loved by three men - a French nobleman, a Portuguese pirate, and John, Mavreen's son. She soon finds herself swept into a world of ecstasy, scandal and anguish
A voice in the dark by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Howard, a young English nurse on holiday in Italy, helps the Contessa dell'Alba return home after an illness. Laura befriends the family and feels drawn to Domenico, the Contessa's blind son. To her horror, she realises his life is in danger
Dead reckoning by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Althea Lewis isn't sure she still loves Geoffrey, her rich and handsome husband, and she's not looking forward to hosting an annual charity fête. When a friend of hers suggests having a fortune-teller as entertainment, it seems like a good idea. But Geoffrey's fortune is not very bright. The Tarot cards don't lie: soon Geoffrey is dead and the police are looking for a killer
Truth to tell by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A warm, evocative tale of family bonds and secrets
Relentless storm by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While skiing in the French Alps, a violent snowstorm forces art student Rory Howes and his friend Knut Olsen to seek refuge at the remote Abbaye St Christophe. They are offered hospitality by the beautiful and enigmatic Baroness Inez Leyresse. Rory finds himself attracted to Alex, the English au pair, while the Baroness' passion for the young artist becomes obsessive and disturbing. Conscious of this uneasy love tangle, Rory is aware of something far more sinister - the aura of evil, which surrounds the abbey and its inhabitants. Gradually, they all realise that the centuries-old curse which has dogged generations of the Leyresse family is gaining a terrifying relevance
The secret of Quarry House by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 24 Kate marries her first love, Campbell Rivers, and becomes mistress of Quarry House, set brooding and isolated on the Yorkshire moors. She soon realises her life is at stake, and she must unearth the sinister secret of Quarry House to survive
Over my dead body by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a typical English country lane, ten households form a peaceful, if mundane little community. It seems like the perfect enviroment for newleyweds Ian and Migs Peters to settle down and raise their son. Surely a small dispute over the resurfacing and widening of their lane connot cause too much discomfort in this idyllic setting? But there are tensions and personal ambitions brewing beneath the surface, and histroy also has its place in such a firmly established community. Change comes at a price, particlarly for certain memebers of Millers Lane
Obsession by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Victorian England, handsome Brook Edgerton is deeply in love with his young wife, Harriet. They live on a country estate in Leicestershire. Felicity, an attractive young widow living nearby, becomes Harriet's best friend giving support when Harriet fails to carry a baby full term. On the ferry to Ireland Harriet meets a young mother, a destitute woman with a number of hungry children including a two week old baby. When they reach Ireland, the woman disappears, leaving the baby. Harriet, full of conflicting emotions, passes the baby off as hers and Brook's. When Brook realises that the baby isn't his, Felicity seizes the chance to widen the rift between the married couple and tries to win Brook's heart. But how stable is Felicity's mental health and how safe is Harriet?--Provided by the publisher
The shadow falls by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samantha and Greg set their wedding date, but suddenly Greg postpones the wedding and disappears. Gradually, a disturbing picture of Greg begins to emerge"--Publisher description
The chatelaine by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Victorian England, it is the first part of the Rochford family saga
Dead centre by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath the sun by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a routine flight to Africa but the passengers were destined never to arrive. Hijacked at gunpoint, the pilot is forced to land in the desert where, in the blistering heat and with remote chance of rescue, the passengers face imminent death. For Chris and Liz, on their honeymoon, the instense passion they share proves to be an even deeper and stronger commitment than they had realised until now. And for stewardess Eve, and handsome American Bruce Mallory, will the lighthearted mid-air flirtation end- as it always does- on landing?
The search for love by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her mother had tried to keep her from marrying him, but at seventeen, Beverly Bampton knew she was madly in love with Jonnie Colt. As his wife, and mother of their five children, Beverl's life should be complete. But why is Jonnie increasingly distant? Is something or someone conspiring against her? Can the depth of Beverly's love save their marriage?
The wilderling by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised as an orphan in a convent, then in a brothel, Lucy had received little in the way of love or luxury. When at 16 she found herself restored to her rightful place, she was betrayed by her father. She decided she would never trust a man again. But as World War I shatters Europe, Lucy begins to learn what life and love are all about
Frost in the sun by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casilda Montero is the beautiful and hot-blooded daughter of a wealthy Spanish aristocrat. Sent from the family hacienda in Southern Spain to an English boarding school, she befriends Joscelin Howard, a shy, serious English girl. As both girls find themselves swept up in the dramatic events unfolding in 1930s Europe, this enduring friendship is the one constant in their lives. From the carefree glamour of London high society to the devastation of the battlefields in Spain, Casilda, Joscelin and their families are tragically linked by passion and bloodshed
Infatuation by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage to a tall, handsome and wealthy man is not always one of bliss and happiness. And how often are there deep feelings for a best friend who had never been a lover? The death of Lucy Godstow's best friend, Vanessa, on the eve of Lucy's marriage to Guy Weaver, was a big enough blow; but then Vanessa's elderly aunt Joan is found brutally murdered. Lucy and Vanessa's brother Tom have different reasons for thinking all is not as it seems, but new husband Guy is intolerably jealous of Lucy's ongoing and innocent meetings with Tom which have to be arranged in clandestine fashion. As Guy's rages and mental and physical brutality increase, the police become increasingly suspicious and follow Guy and Lucy to their home in Spain. But are they too late to save another death, and can Tom, who worships the ground Lucy walks upon, come riding to the rescue like a valiant knight of old?
Troubled waters by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silver link by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ortolans by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You never know by Claire Lorrimer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Lorrimer's autobiography is the rich tapestry of a life overflowing with adventure, tragedy, humour, love, disaster and joy. She paints vivid images of her childhood when her mother, the famous author Denise Robins, entertained pre- and post-war literati at her weekend country house parties. Armed with an old typewriter, a vivid imagination and a passion for life, Claire started writing books during the war whilst in the WAAF. She is a past master at crafting a sentence to evoke more than just an image; every scene captures the emotion of the moment. Claire Lorrimer has had a remarkable career and You Never Know is the engrossing story of a fascinating life
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Dead reckoning
Alternative Names

controlled identityRobins, Patricia, 1921-

Lorrimer, Claire 1921-

Robins, Patricia.

Robins, Patricia Denis.

English (211)

Polish (7)

Chinese (4)

German (3)

Finnish (1)

A voice in the darkDead reckoningTruth to tellRelentless stormThe secret of Quarry HouseOver my dead bodyThe shadow fallsThe chatelaine