Most widely held works by Desmond Scott
Typhoon pilot by Desmond Scott ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 libraries worldwide
One more hour by Desmond Scott ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The underpainter by Jane Urquhart ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Austin Fraser, an American painter in his later years, receives a letter from a woman he knew long ago. Plunged into his past, he remembers the relationships which most touched his life, and how they changed his art.
The black bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon by W. O Mitchell ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Willie MacCrimmon and his rink are accomplished curlers and have attracted the attention of the Devil. In fact, the Devil wants Willie on his team. Some strong language.
If looks could kill by Michael Blair ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Thomas McCall thought his busy life couldn't get any more complicated. Until Carla, his former lover, turns up and asks him to hide her for a few days. McCall reluctantly agrees, but Carla never turns up at the hideaway. Her new boyfriend, Vince, is frantic. Why has Carla run away? What will Vince do to her if he finds her? And why, against all sense, does McCall start searching for her?
Cold is the grave an Inspector Banks mystery by Peter Robinson ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Chief Constable Riddle asks Chief Inspector Alan Banks to quietly find his runaway teenage daughter, who has appeared on an Internet pornography site. Banks returns with Emily Riddle, but she experiences more trouble at home in Yorkshire, England. Sequel to "In a dry season" (RC19472). Strong language and some violence.
Life of Pi a novel by Yann Martel ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
When Pi's family decides to emigrate to Canada they bring their zoo animals by boat. But, the boat sinks and Pi is left alone in the lifeboat with a variety of animals.
The navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This novel revolves around three of Robert Peary's and Frederick Cook's real-life expeditions to the Arctic. It is told through Devlin Stead who became a protege of Cook.
Memory book by Howard Engel ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Detective Benny Cooperman is in a Toronto hospital after a serious blow to the head, which has affected his memory and given him a condition called alexia - he can still write but can't read. When Benny learns that he was found unconscious beside a dead woman, he figures he must have been close to solving a case. With his girlfriend Anna working as a field agent and two Toronto cops reluctantly helping out, Benny tries to piece together the events that led to a murder - and his own injuries. 2005.
The black book by Orhan Pamuk ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul when his wife disappears, perhaps having run off with her ex-husband, Celâl, a popular newspaper columnist. When Celâl also vanishes, Galip investigates and finds himself assuming the enviable Celâl's identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues every conceivable clue, but the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and when he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst. Some descriptions of violence.
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Jakob Beer, rescued during the Second World War and taken to refuge in Greece by Athos Roussos, follows Athos to Toronto, where he begins his career as a translator and poet. When he is sixty, Jakob meets Ben, a young professor, whose life is changed because of Jakob's writing and Ben's own legacies of the war.
In a dry season by Peter Robinson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
When a drought dries up a reservoir that covers the abandoned English village of Hobb's End, a skeleton is found in a crumbling building. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and local detective Annie Cabbot untangle the Wrold War II mystery that led to the young woman's death, Some strong language.
The statement by Brian Moore ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The final days of Pierre Brossard's life see him escaping both assassination and arrest. Brossard has been a fugitive since 1945, because of his involvement with the Vichy regime -- twice condemned to death in absentia, later pardoned by the president's office, then accused of war crimes. Brossard has not only remained in France, but has been sheltered by church and state, as he travels France with a suitcase full of Nazi paraphernalia.
The professor and the madman a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary by Simon Winchester ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Oxford College Dictionary took seventy years to complete and drew upon the minds of thousands of scholars for its content. One of its most prolific contributors was Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon who had served in the Civil War. The fact that Dr. Minor was insane, and a murderer, was not known to the editor of the dictionary for almost twenty years.
The kidnapping of Rosie Dawn a Joe Barley mystery by Eric Wright ( Recording )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Joe Barley, an English teacher and part-time private eye, is alerted to a possible case by Helena, his cleaning lady. Another one of her clients is an exotic dancer working her way through college, and the mistress of tough fast-food magnate Ernie Hyde. Known by the improbable name of Rosie Dawn, she hasn't been seen in two weeks. Barley gets drawn into the mystery, while dealing with his co-worker's political correctness crisis and the peculiar behaviour of his live-in girlfriend. Some strong language.
The successor by Ismail Kadare ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The successor to 'the Guide' (Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha) is found shot in his bed, but is it suicide or murder? Suspects abound, including a rising political figure who will now be named successor, the architect who remodelled the successor's elaborate house, the successor's wife, and the Guide himself, elderly, ailing, and blind, but unable to imagine being replaced.
Bloodletting and miraculous cures [stories by Vincent Lam ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Short stories that follow four young medical students and physicians. Exploring their relationships with each other, their patients, and their careers.
Thieves by Janice Kulyk Keefer ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Urged onto a quest by the discovery of a letter from Katherine Mansfield to his writer-father, a man named Monty is lead to Chicago and an eccentric collecter who is obsessed with a love affair between Mansfield and Garnet Trowell. His discovery of the theft of the letters from Mansfield, which were intended for Trowell, paints a whole new picture of her life. 2004.
Footsteps on old floors true tales of mystery on land and sea by Thomas H Raddall ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
These six true mysteries have baffled and fascinated historians for decades. Included are: the gruesome murders abroad the "Herbert Fuller" in 1896 that brought her crew to a Halifax courtroom, the life of a Halifax prostitute at the turn of the century and the mystery of a ship found adrift at sea without a crew.
Aftermath by Peter Robinson ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Police Constable Janet Taylor and her partner PC Dennis Morrisey answer a domestic dispute call. They do not only come upon a gory, bloody scene, but eventually become part of it. Inspector Banks arrives to solve the complex case, but it's the aftermath of this case that takes him into the past to another horrifying series of murders.
Air pilots, Military Air warfare American Civil War (1861-1865) Arctic Regions Banks, Alan (Fictitious character) Biography Books and reading Canada Children's stories Commonwealth countries Cooperman, Benny (Fictitious character) Detective and mystery stories England--Yorkshire English language--Etymology English language--Lexicography English teachers Families Fiction Friendship Great Britain Great Britain.--Royal Air Force History Human-animal relationships Lexicographers Manners and customs Minor, William Chester Missing persons Murray, James Augustus Henry,--Sir,--1837-1915 New English dictionary on historical principles New York (State) New York (State)--New York New Zealand Ocean travel Ontario Orphans Oxford English dictionary Pacific Ocean Personal narratives Personal narratives--New Zealand Police Psychiatric hospital patients Scott, Desmond Talking books Teenage boys Travel Typhoon (Fighter plane) United States Veterans World War (1939-1945) Zoo animals
Scott, D. J. (Desmond J.)