WorldCat Identities

Radley, Sheila

Overview
Works: 31 works in 186 publications in 4 languages and 5,617 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sheila Radley
Cross my heart and hope to die by Sheila Radley( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quantrill and Lloyd investigate the disappearance of an elderly couple, Ziggy and Gladys Zrzecszczuksp ok, really , dubbed ''the Crackjaws'' by their neighbors in Byland, Suffolk. After years of regularly cashing pension checks and purchasing provisions, one day Ziggy fails to pick up his usual groceries. Postmistress Janet Thacker comes under suspicion when she insists that she cashed the checks as usual for Ziggy that day, though no one else remembers seeing him. Investigations center on the text of a novel penned by Thacker, the story of a life of disappointment and thwarted talent. But is the novel more than a fiction? Quantrill and Lloyd must find evidence to prove suspicions raised by their reading of a moving portrayal of village life that is anything but charming and cozy."--Publisher's Weekly
This way out by Sheila Radley( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and French and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek's mother-in-law arrives for a brief visit. It should be good for all involved, but an automobile accident changes everything. Now Derek dreams of murdering her
Death in the morning by Sheila Radley( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chief Inspector Quantrill was a very sensible policeman. But Shakespeare was not on his beat and he was not sure who Ophelia was. His ignorance embarrassed him when Mary Gedge, the most brilliant young girl in Ashthorpe, was found dead in shallow water while gathering flowers on May Day morning. Others were quick to see the resemblance, among them Mrs. Bloomfield, head of the school where Mary had been a pupil. Ophelia was a beautiful innocent who fell in love with the wrong man and positively invited him to humiliate and destroy her. But was this true of Mary? And if so, which of her several admirers had caused the tragedy?"-- Summary from jacket
The chief inspector's daughter by Sheila Radley( )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasmine Woods wrote torrid romances that made women swoon, men swear, and someone mad enough to murder her in a particularly brutal manner. Chief Inspector Quantrill knew many had a motive, but only his daughter could fill in the vital clue. She had worked with the author and now she was missing. Would the murderer find her first or the Chief inspector?
Fate worse than death by Sheila Radley( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Douglas Quantrill, investigates the disappearance of Sandra Websdell, whose mother assumes that she has jilted her fiance and run off--but who, in fact, has been kidnapped
Who saw him die? by Sheila Radley( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Goodrum is new to the town and doesn't know to watch out for Clanger Bell, the local drunk. He runs over him, but the coroner rules the death an accident. John and his new wife, Felicity are relieved that he has been absolved of all guilt, but not everyone believes in his innocence. The victim's daughter calls in Detective Chief Inspector Douglas Quantrill and his attractive sergeant, Hilary Lloyd, to register her suspicions and to say why Goodrum had a motive
A talent for destruction by Sheila Radley( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and German and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clergyman should be above reproach, an example to his flock. But what is Detective Chief Inspector Douglas Quantrill to make of the Reverend Robin Ainger, Rector of St Botolph's in the quiet Suffolk town of Breckham Market, when the good-looking, popular parson lies to the police?
The quiet road to death by Sheila Radley( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New blood from old bones by Sheila Radley( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Ackland's ancestral home is dependent upon the great Cluniac Priory. When Will returns home after years abroad he finds his brother Gilbert cursing the Prior's new bailiff for his exactions. Then a corpse is discovered, not only stabbed but mutilated beyond recognition. Is it the Prior's bailiff? If so, Gilbert is the chief suspect and the townspeople will not be sorry to see him dangling from the gibbet
Blood on the happy highway by Sheila Radley( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
Fair game by Sheila Radley( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trespassing Animal Rights protesters tried to put a stop to the killing at a shoot on the Chalcot estate. An event occurred that would change forever the lives of those for whom the estate was home; it was reported as an accident but when DCI Quantrill took charge of the investigation it became apparent that a murder had taken place
Death and the maiden by Sheila Radley( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Quantrill was a very sensible policeman. But Shakespeare was not on his beat and he was not sure who Ophelia was. His ignorance embarrassed him when Mary Gedge, the most brilliant young girl in Ashthorpe, was found dead in the river, apparently drowned in shallow water while gathering flowers on May Day morning
Death in the morning by Sheila Radley( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wer sah ihn sterben? by Sheila Radley( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mord ist der Ausweg by Sheila Radley( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schlimmer als der Tod by Sheila Radley( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warnung in Blutrot by Sheila Radley( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fair game by Sheila Radley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trespassing Animal Rights protesters tried to put a stop to the killing at a shoot on the Chalcot estate. An event occurred that would change forever the lives of those for whom the estate was home; it was reported as an accident but when DCI Quantrill took charge of the investigation it became apparent that a murder had taken place
Leichte Beute by Sheila Radley( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New blood from old bones : a Tudor mystery by Sheila Radley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Ackland's ancestral home is dependent upon the great Cluniac Priory. When Will returns home after years abroad he finds his brother Gilbert cursing the Prior's new bailiff for his exactions. Then a corpse is discovered, not only stabbed but mutilated beyond recognition. Is it the Prior's bailiff? If so, Gilbert is the chief suspect and the townspeople will not be sorry to see him dangling from the gibbet
 
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Cross my heart and hope to die
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Death in the morningThe chief inspector's daughterFate worse than deathA talent for destructionNew blood from old bones
Alternative Names

controlled identityRowan, Hester

Robinson, Sheila.

Robinson, Sheila Mary

Rowan, Hester.

Sheila Radley britische Krimiautorin

Sheila Radley British crime writer

Sheila Radley Brits schrijver van misdaadromans

Languages
English (150)

German (17)

French (5)

Spanish (2)