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Pattinson, James 1915-

Overview
Works: 200 works in 729 publications in 2 languages and 12,760 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Sea stories  Domestic fiction  History  Spy stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6066.A877, 823.914
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Most widely held works by James Pattinson
Obituary for Howard Gray by James Pattinson( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drake read the obituary for Howard Gray in the Daily Telegraph. It intrigued him because he had been very close to Gray many years ago, although they had lost touch later for reasons which were certainly not mentioned in the newspaper. Indeed, there was a great deal that had been left out, concerning those early years especially. Drake felt he knew why: a lot had happened in those early years, and whoever had supplied the material for the obituary might be reluctant to see the details in print. Drake wondered who that person might be, and he decided to try and solve the mystery. But nothing could have prepared him for what was to follow
Life-preserver by James Pattinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bavarian sunset by James Pattinson( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Grant had to trace the vendor of a painting that had comeup for sale at a London auction room. By a German Jewish artist who had perished in a Nazi concentration camp, the painting had been stolen from a schloss in Lower Saxony in World War Two. Then it had apparently vanished, until surfacing fifty years later. So who had possessed it in those years? Grant had to find the answer for Gerda Hoffman, an attractive blonde. But the case turned out to have a fatal aspect
Avenger of blood by James Pattinson( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poison traders by James Pattinson( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feast of the scorpion by James Pattinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Aston's Central American world becomes filled with drama as he becomes involved with Juanita Merengo
Blind date by James Pattinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stalking-horse by James Pattinson( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown by James Pattinson( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was Mrs Croyden who had been taken by the idea of digging up the history of the family. Even her husband George, having once seen the ancient photograph of a most attractive girl, long since dead, was taken by the project. The only snag was that even Great-Aunt Maud, the owner of the photograph, had no idea what had happened to the girl
Sea fury by James Pattinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was an oddly assorted company of passengers that boarded the S.S. Chetwynd in Hong Kong and Singapore to take passage to Freemantle. The old vessel, operated by a line that had a poor reputation, was the kind of ship that could hardly attract the finest of officers or crew and was patronized only by the least demanding or affluent of passengers ... living in such close quarters, there was inevitably a certain amount of friction. But human passions would prove insignificant by comparison when the indescribable fury of the storm hit
The emperor stone by James Pattinson( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a soldier of fortune, Alan Payne was not unaccustomed to danger and that President Cardona should have entrusted him with the mission was a tribute to his character, but there were others in the junta who did not agree with Cardona. One of these was the unscrupulous Colonel Diaz, who, driven by his own greed and covetousness was to prove a deadly enemy . But there were others who were attracted by the value of what Payne was carrying--George Kay and Garry Leeman in particular. And as if this were not enough, there was the odd reaction of Miss Cardona to contend with, which was perhaps the most serious complication of all. As events escalated Payne began to wonder whether there was a curse on the Emperor Stone
The silent voyage by James Pattinson( Book )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killer by James Pattinson( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish hawk by James Pattinson( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were five dead men in the cabin of the boat, lying under six fathoms of Caribbean water. But the men had not been drowned — they had been shot through the head at close range. John Fletcher had gone down to photograph a sunken ship, but he took photographs of the boat and its cargo of dead men instead. Soon he is having trouble with the island police, some men from President Clayton Rodger's private army of thugs and two CIA agents. Now Fletcher wishes he had followed his first impulse and said nothing to anyone
Ocean prize by James Pattinson( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hopeful Enterprise is an old ship in disrepair. Barling's business partner is pulling out forcing him to sell the ship for scrap. The journey from Montreal to London will be the ships last. With engines needing replacement, the demise of the ship and employment for the crew is something Barling plans on keeping quiet. Also on route across the Atlantic is the India Star carrying a bountiful cargo, the India Star will nver arrive and will create a challenge and possible solution to Barling's problems
Soldier, sail north. by James Pattinson( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gunners on the Golden Ray were an assorted bunch. The seamen were more of a type, but the soldiers seconded to the job could hardly have differed more from one another. The backgrounds and pasts of each character are skifully woven in the narrative of this book.--Publisher
The Rodriguez affair by James Pattinson( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Banner turns up in London one November evening. Just arrived from Venezuela, he visits Robert Cade, a man he'd known six years earlier in Buenos Aires. Banner wants Cade to keep a certain parcel until he returns for it. But the package remains uncollected: the next morning Banner is found dead in his hotel room, with a stab wound to the chest... Other people come looking for the parcel - and Cade departs for Venezuela, intending to investigate Harry's murder. However, in San Borja the climate can be very unhealthy for someone asking too many questions
The angry island by James Pattinson( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old pals act by James Pattinson( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden reef by James Pattinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the S.S. Sourthern Queen encounters a life boat marked Valparaiso, a boat that had been sunk by the Japanese a year earlier, a strange mystery begins. More interestingly the sunken ship carried gold. There was a man in the life boat and despite his "amnesia" he still wants to go back to the Pacific. Rains and Jones follow close
 
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Feast of the scorpion
Alternative Names
Patinsons, Džeimss 1915-2009

Pattinson, James

Languages
English (173)

Dutch (2)

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Life-preserverBavarian sunsetAvenger of bloodFeast of the scorpionThe unknownSea furyThe silent voyageKiller