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Fearn, John Russell 1908-1960

Overview
Works: 227 works in 599 publications in 1 language and 10,163 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Western stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6011.E295, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Russell Fearn
 
Most widely held works by John Russell Fearn
Hell's Acres by John Russell Fearn( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When gambler Smoke Cavendish is attacked and robbed of his poker winnings, his assailants leave him to die in the desert. Determined to survive, he stumbles into Hell's Acres--a town of desolation--where the townsfolk are under the boot of Mark Tarlton and his ruthless gunhawks. There, Smoke meets beautiful Trixie Lee, but soon he clashes with Tarlton and finds himself gambling for the highest stakes--his life and the life of the woman he loves
Navajo vengeance by John Russell Fearn( Book )
8 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cal Rutter had been convicted of a murder he didn't commit, and had been forced to leave town. Chance takes him and his side-kick to an almost buried Navajo temple -- full of gold. With the help of the Navajo medicine men Cal returns to town to drive out the corrupt Big Boss
Fires of vengeance by John Russell Fearn( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Clem Dawlish and Amos Grant discover a valuable oil field near the town of Carterville, they plan to eliminate the ranchers and homesteaders in order to stake their claim. They create a phantom to head a gang of outlaws and destroy the ranchers. The scheme works and Dawlish becomes a power in Carterville. But another phantom arises: one who would avenge all who had died at Dawlish's orders. Now the law of the gun - and justice - would surely prevail
The fourth door by John Russell Fearn( Book )
4 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Jessica Standish is fatally stabbed with a dagger in her bedroom, her brother sees the murderer's escape from the scene and identifies him as her former fiance Arthur Caldon. That same night, Caldon's cottage is burned to the ground, but he's not inside - he has vanished. Inspector Butteridge, investigating, finds that the dagger was Caldon's, and that he has a twin brother, Drake Caldon, who is newly married to the beautiful Elva. And then Elva disappears
Black Maria, M.A. by John Russell Fearn( Book )
8 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Ralph Black, chain store magnate, was found shot by his own gun in his locked library, the New York police pronounced it as suicide. However, family members believe it was murder. His sister in England, Maria Black, M.A., Headmistress of a girls' school, wants to discover the truth. She travels to America, and with her penchant for solving crimes, sets to work to trace the mysterious plot against her brother to the final unmasking of the amazing truth
The thirty-first of June by John Russell Fearn( Book )
6 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There were six people in millionaire Nick Clayton's limousine when it left a country house party to return to London: Clayton himself, and his girlfriend Bernice Forbes; Horace Dawlish, his imperturbable servant and driver; the unhappily married financier Harvey Brand and Lucy Brand; and the tragic socialite Betty Danvers. But neither the car, nor its six occupants, would ever arrive in London. Instead, just after midnight, the car travelled some thirty miles along the country road - and disappeared
Pattern of murder by John Russell Fearn( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For cinema projectionist Sid Elbridge, it seems that things can't get any worse. First, circumstantial evidence has made him a police suspect in their investigation into a robbery at the cinema where he works. Next, his fiancee Vera is horribly killed in the same cinema, the victim of a falling light fixture. When Sid accidentally finds strange, intricate patterns traced in the dust on the wooden frame of a still case, his curious discovery will reveal a ruthless murderer
One step too far by John Russell Fearn( Book )
5 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Claire Escott had ignored her father's warning against involvement with her fiance, Mark Rowland. However, she little realized the extent of the scientist's corroding ambition. And it was not long after their marriage that Rowland's ruthless pursuit of a scientific empire encompassed a horrifying murder. But that was only the start of things
The murdered schoolgirl by John Russell Fearn( Book )
8 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
School head and amateur sleuth Maria Black applies her unique skills to solving the hanging death of student Frances Hasleigh
The master must die by John Russell Fearn( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gyron de London, a powerful industrialist of the year 2190, receives a letter warning him of his doom on the 30th March, three weeks hence. Despite his precautions - being sealed in a guarded, radiation-proof cube - he dies on the specified day, as forecast! When scientific investigator Adam Quirke is called to investigate, he discovers that de London had been the victim of a highly scientific murder - but who was the murderer?
Fool's paradise by John Russell Fearn( Book )
5 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a fit of pique, Milly Morton -- confidential "secretary" to industrialist Mortimer Bland -- deliberately smashed the astronomical plates of Bland's Chief Scientist, Anton Drew. Furthermore, she'd destroyed data which would warn the world of a forthcoming cosmic disaster. The unprecedented violent storms, signs of approaching doom, went unrecognized. Eventually Drew, aided by his friends Ken and Thayleen West, convinced the Prime Minister of the danger -- but would it be too late to save the world?
Don't touch me by John Russell Fearn( Book )
4 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A jewel heist goes wrong when the escaping robbers abduct Gloria Vane, the beautiful film actress. Then as gang leader Ace Monohan falls for Gloria, it leads to dissension amongst his men, and the destruction and abandonment of his hideout. Ace, forced to go on the run, takes the stolen jewels with him. Now Gloria finds herself at the mercy of rival gangster 'Fingers' Baxter, who plans to use her to lure Ace out of hiding
The five matchboxes by John Russell Fearn( Book )
5 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the police receive a warning of his impending murder, stockbroker Granville Collins is found shot dead in his office. The windows were closed, the door locked. The building was under police observation: no one except Collins entered, and no one left. And upon Collins' desk lay five empty matchboxes. From this curious evidence Chief Inspector Garth of Scotland Yard is led not only to the cause of the murder, but also to a crime the Yard had labelled "Case Uncompleted."
Climate incorporated by John Russell Fearn( Book )
5 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When meteorologist Alvin Brook invents a means of controlling the weather, he imagines it will lead to his becoming a world benefactor, with riches for him and his family. Instead, Brook and his wife are murdered, and his invention is stolen and misused by industrialist Marcus Denham. Denham creates the mighty empire of Climate Incorporated, controlling the world's weather and holding nations to ransom ... but he does not anticipate that outraged Nature -- and Brook's son -- will take their revenge
The empty coffins by John Russell Fearn( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two gruesome murders were discovered in the village of Little Payling. The bodies of a farmer and a local builder had been drained of blood. Their necks bore deep wounds, which centred on their jugular veins. When Scotland Yard arrived they made little progress - until Peter Malden became suspicious about his wife Elsie's first husband George Timperley, who had committed suicide. Then Elsie herself died and was buried - but her coffin, like George Timperley's, was found to be empty!
Except for one thing by John Russell Fearn( Book )
5 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liquid death by John Russell Fearn( Book )
5 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gang of criminals has established a far reaching racket in counterfeit coins, making English gold sovereigns to order. The CID is kept busy, but then there's a mysterious epidemic of deaths from snakebites. Chief Inspector Dawson of the Metropolitan Division's scientific branch discovers the relationship between deadly snakebite and counterfeit coins. Dawson is aided by Detective-Sergeant Harriday and Gwenda Blane. But Dawson and his colleagues risk their lives attempting to smash a ruthless homicidal racket
The red insects by John Russell Fearn( Book )
5 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nick Hansley, his wife Ena and father-in-law find that their country house, 'The Cedars', radiates a positively evil aura. Their strange neighbour Dr. Lexton calls, wanting to buy their home. But who is Dr. Lexton? And as for Ena's deceased uncle, entomologist Cyrus Odder, what was the nature of the secret experiment he had worked on there? Then after a mysterious death in the house - death spreads its net across the countryside - and the entire world
One remained seated by John Russell Fearn( Book )
7 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Black, M.A., Principal of Roseway College for Young Ladies, is faced with murder in the cinema when a stranger seated in Number 11 on Row A is found to be dead. Assuming her role of detective, she becomes Black Maria - the crime solutionist. Working with Inspector Morgan, the local police chief, they go behind the scenes of a cinema, into the homes of those workers who'd maintained the entertainment industry- and into the recesses of a killer's mind
Man in duplicate by John Russell Fearn( Book )
5 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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