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Bannister, Jo

Works: 105 works in 565 publications in 3 languages and 28,346 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.A497, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jo Bannister
Liars all by Jo Bannister( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Brodie Farrell is enlisted to investigate a brutal attack on a young couple, all while engaged in a hunt across the globe in search of a cure for her son's brain tumor
Closer still by Jo Bannister( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although she has been trying to put her work, running a one-woman detective agency, on hold while she cares for her new baby, Jonathan, Brodie Farrell soon learns that taking time off is not as easy as it sounds. Not only does Jonathan have a rare disease that may leave him blind, his father, Detective Superintendent Jack Deacon, is going after the nastiest crook in town, Joe Loomis, who quickly retaliates by threatening Brodie and little Jonathan. When Loomis bleeds to death while trying to utter a name that begins with the letter "D," Brodie isn't quite sure it is just a coincidence and worries Deacon may have become entangled in yet another crime. But Loomis had plenty of enemies and Deacon isn't the only one who had reason to do him harm. When Dev Stretton, another suspect, turns out to be linked to Brodie's best friend, Daniel Hood, she has no choice but to take up the search for the killer--From publisher description
Flawed by Jo Bannister( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pregnant with the child of her estranged partner, Superintendent Jack Deacon, private detective and single mother Brodie Farrell becomes caught up in a complicated conspiracy involving child abuse, cover-ups, and organized crime
Deadly Virtues by Jo Bannister( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Norbold, England is famous for its low crime rate, thanks to the zero-tolerance policy of Chief Superintendent John Fountain. And the newest police recruit, Hazel Best, is happy to help keep it that way. But numbers never tell the whole story, do they? Gabriel Ash receives a cryptic message from Jerome Hardy, who is then found dead. Gabriel is convinced that Jerome was murdered. When Hazel realizes that Gabriel might be right, she must decide whether pursuing the truth is worth jeopardizing her career
Death in high places by Jo Bannister( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two friends embark on a climb of treacherous Anarchy Ridge but only one will make it down alive. Unjustly blamed for his friend's haunting death, the other must run for his life as a mourning father seeks revenge"--Provided by publisher
Desperate measures by Jo Bannister( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gabrielle Ash's wife and kids were kidnapped four years ago by Somali pirates, his life spiraled out of control. He left his job working for the British government and moved to a small town where he descended into near madness. But with the help of his dog, Patience, and his friendship with young police officer Hazel Best, his focus returned. So when he discovers that his wife is still alive, Ash is once again filled with hope and fear. Hope that he has another chance to find her and their two young sons; fear that, in trying, he may bring about their deaths. Hazel is deeply worried for Ash. But even she is unprepared for what Ash seems willing to do to secure the safety of his wife and children. In fact, nothing is as it seems and loyalty, friendship, and family bonds will be called into question. When Ash learns who was behind the events that wrecked his life and his sanity, even the resourceful Hazel might not be able to keep him from getting hurt. How much is Ash willing to sacrifice in order to bring his family home and bring justice to those responsible' Jo Bannister's police procedurals are widely praised for outstanding plotting and suspense, and their brilliant and compelling characterization. Buying Freedom, the third novel in the series following Deadly Virtues and Perfect Sins, is an engrossing novel from "one of the undersung treasures of the mystery genre."--The Chicago Tribune
Reflections by Jo Bannister( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlisted by a friend in the police force to find the long-lost aunt of two girls whose mother has been murdered, Brodie Farrell discovers that she is working against a dangerous adversary when a murderous intruder breaks into the girls' home
The depths of solitude : a Brodie Farrell mystery by Jo Bannister( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fearing for Daniel's safety when he leaves town after an argument, Brodie uncovers disturbing secrets from her friend's earlier years that culminate in a dangerous chain of events
Breaking faith by Jo Bannister( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she called her business Looking for Something? Brodie Farrell hoped to receive challenging commissions from interesting clients. Even by her standards, though, demon rock musician Jared Fry is hard to please. Fortunately his manager, the charismatic Eric Chandos, is easier to like, and it's with him that Brodie works to find a new home for the rock star. An old coaching inn on the Downs seems the perfect choice. Though the locals are appalled--and their teenagers thrilled--at the arrival of the self-styled Satanist, Fry's primary concern is his new swimming pool. And that's when he realizes that the protestors outside are the least of his problems
Echoes of lies by Jo Bannister( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brodie Farrell finds things for a living, and when she's asked to locate the whereabouts of Daniel Hood, she sees nothing suspicious in the request."--Jacket
True witness by Jo Bannister( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witnessing the death of a young man at Dimmock pier, Daniel Hood believes that the police are looking for the wrong suspect and is assisted by investigator Brodie Farrell, who wants to save Daniel from his own dangerous impulses
Perfect sins : a mystery by Jo Bannister( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken--and probably killed--by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior policeman suggests that his sons might still be alive--until that policeman is murdered. Still, there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, is determined to find it. Meanwhile, his friend Hazel Best has been having a tough time of her own. A police constable whose last case ended with her shooting someone dead, she is just beginning to regain her balance. Hazel and Ash are both beginning to take more of an interest in the outside world, when a neighboring archaeologist decides to dig up a curious mound of earth near the ice house on his land. It might be a burial mound, he thinks. It is, but not the ancient one he expects; it holds the bones of a little boy from perhaps thirty years ago, carefully laid to rest with twentieth-century toys. As Hazel is slowly drawn back into police work, Ash finds himself under threat from someone who must think his investigation into his family's disappearance is finally getting somewhere ... Jo Bannister's police procedurals have been widely praised not only for outstanding plotting and suspense, but also for their brilliant and compelling characterization"--
The hireling's tale by Jo Bannister( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman falls to her death from a hotel during an international business conference. It happens in Castlemere, England, and the case is taken by the police trio of Donovan, Graham and Shapiro. They suspect she was sexually servicing a company's clients
Broken lines by Jo Bannister( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Liz Graham of Castlemere, a small town in England, works to clear a colleague of a charge of police brutality. The colleague's fingerprints were found on a gun used to beat a suspect. By the author of No Birds Sing
Requiem for a dealer : a Brodie Farrell mystery by Jo Bannister( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to help her friend, Daniel Hood, refresh his driving skills, Brodie Farrell must look for answers when, following a seemingly minor accident involving an hysterical young woman, the victim accuses Daniel of attempted murder
The tinderbox by Jo Bannister( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence Schofield's world was torn apart when his teenage daughter vanished. No trace was ever found. But six years later, a TV crew filming in London records a few seconds' footage of a girl who just could be her. Schofield heads for the capital. But this isn't the London of the tourist brochures: it's the Tinderbox, an area of dangerous dereliction where the homeless have created an alternative society with its own rules
Fathers and sins by Jo Bannister( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six-year-old Matthew Mouse Firth is accused of starting a fire in his London home that permanently disfigures his mother, Ruth. After the tragedy, and despite Mouse's serious developmental difficulties, his parents divorce. Years later, disaster strikes again when the van Mouse is driving crashes into a railway line, killing Ruth. The police conclude that Mouse was operating the vehicle while under the influence, a suspicion that leads his father, Robin, to withdraw further from him emotionally
Changelings by Jo Bannister( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The town of Castlemere is under siege. Someone is making very dangerous and convincing threats to destroy the city if it doesn't come up with a ransom of one million pounds. Now, time is Castlemere's enemy. It seems the town's bells are tolling not for the passage of time but of people. With the casuality rate rising, the pressure is on Detective Superintendent Frank Shapiro to catch the blackmailing killer."--Jacket
No birds sing by Jo Bannister( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Castlemere police face two dangerous assignments. Cal Donovan will infiltrate a gang of thieves and Liz Graham will act as bait for a serial rapist
The primrose convention by Jo Bannister( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspaper advice columnist Rosie Holland investigates the disappearance of a bird watcher in the Hebrides islands, off Scotland. As the probe progresses, Rosie comes to suspect the man may have seen more than birds, illegal immigration, for example. By the author of The Lazarus Hotel
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Alternative Names
Jo Bannister British crime fiction novelist

Jo Bannister Brits journaliste

バニスター, ジョー

English (289)

Danish (2)

French (2)

Closer stillFlawedDeath in high placesReflectionsThe depths of solitude : a Brodie Farrell mysteryBreaking faithEchoes of liesTrue witness