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Holt, Tom 1961-

Works: 125 works in 530 publications in 6 languages and 13,574 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Humorous fiction  Science fiction  History  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6058.O474, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Holt
Blonde bombshell by Tom Holt( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2017. Lucy Pavlov is the CEO of PavSoft Industries, home of a revolutionary operating system that every computer in the world runs on. Her personal wealth is immeasurable, her intelligence is unfathomable, and she's been voted "Most Beautiful Woman" for three years running. One thing, however, is not quite right in Lucy's life. She doesn't realize it yet, but Lucy is a very big, and very smart bomb--and her mission is to blow up the planet known as Earth
Doughnut by Tom Holt( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding himself without a job, a wife, or money, Theo Bernstein's luck changes when a recently deceased friend leaves him the contents of his safety deposit box and sends Theo on a journey that will rewrite the laws of physics
Who's afraid of Beowulf? by Tom Holt( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last Norse king of Caithness, Hrolf Earthstar and his 12 champions are woken from a centuries-long sleep when an archaeologist finds their grave. He decides to carry on his ancient war against the Sourcerer-King, and must face such perils as BBC film crews and the Bakerloo line along the way
The good, the bad and the smug : a novel beyond good and evil by Tom Holt( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mordak isn't bad, as far as goblin kings go, but when someone, or something, starts pumping gold into the human kingdoms it puts his rule into serious jeopardy. Suddenly he's locked in an arms race with a species whose arms he once considered merely part of a calorie-controlled diet. Helped by an elf with a background in journalism and a masters degree in being really pleased with herself, Mordak sets out to discover what on earth (if indeed, that's where he is) is going on. He knows that the truth is out there. If only he could remember where he put it
Life, liberty and the pursuit of sausages by Tom Holt( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Polly is a real estate solicitor. She is also losing her mind. Someone keeps drinking her coffee. And talking to her clients. And doing her job. And when she goes to the dry cleaners to pick up her dress, it's not there. Not the dress--the dry cleaners. And then there are the chickens who think they are people. Something strange is definitely going on-and it's going to take more than a magical ring to sort it out."--Page 4 of cover
The outsorcerer's apprentice by Tom Holt( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A happy workforce, it is said, is a productive workforce. Mmmm. Try telling that to an army of belligerent goblins. Or the Big Bad Wolf. Or a professional dragons layer. Who is looking after their well-being? Who gives a damn about their intolerable working conditions, lack of adequate health insurance, and terrible coffee in the canteen? Thankfully, with access to an astonishingly diverse workforce and limitless natural resources, maximizing revenue and improving operating profit has never really been an issue for the one they call "the Wizard." Until now. Because now a perfectly good business model -- based on sound fiscal planning, entrepreneurial flair, and only one or two of the infinite parallel worlds that make up our universe -- is about to be disrupted by a young man not entirely aware of what's going on. There's also a slight risk that the fabric of reality will be torn to shreds. You really do have to be awfully careful with these things."--Page 4 of cover
Expecting someone taller by Tom Holt( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meek young Englishman enters the world of Wagnerian myth when he inherits a helmet which allows him to understand the speech of birds and animals, and a ring which supplies him with endless amounts of gold and makes him the ruler of the world
In your dreams by Tom Holt( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever been offered a promotion that seems too good to be true? You know - the sort they'd be insane to be offering someone like you. The kind where you snap their arm off to accept, then wonder why all your long serving colleagues look secretly relieved, as if they're off some strange and unpleasant hook." "It's the kind of trick that deeply sinister companies like H.W. Wells & Co. pull all the time. Especially with employees who are too busy mooning over the office intern to think about what they're getting into." "And it's why, right about now, Paul Carpenter is wishing he'd paid much less attention to the gorgeous Melze, and rather more to a little bit of job description small-print referring to 'pest' control."--BOOK JACKET
Flying Dutch by Tom Holt( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mild-mannered accountant Jane Doland must track down Vanderdecker, a magically immortal Dutch sea captain who, along with his crew, has been circling the globe for four hundred years
When it's a jar : a novel by Tom Holt( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice has just killed a dragon with a bread knife ... and his true love has been spirited away. Meanwhile, a man wakes up in a jar in a different kind of pickle (figuratively speaking): he can't get out, or remember his name ... or anything ... and every time he starts working it all out, someone makes him forget again. An absurdly witty novel of alternate universes and very unlikely heroes
The better mousetrap by Tom Holt( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It touches all our lives; our triumphs and tragedies, our proudest achievements, our most traumatic disasters. Alloyed of love and fear, death and fire, and the inscrutable acts of the gods, insurance is indeed the force that binds the universe together. Hardly surprising, therefore, that Frank Carpenter, one of the foremost magical practitioners of our age, felt himself irresistibly drawn to it
Goatsong by Tom Holt( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eupolis of Pallene, playwright and satirist, offers new and wicked perspectives on the glory that was Greece
Barking by Tom Holt( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duncan's boss doesn't think he's cut out to be a lawyer. He isn't a pack animal. He lacks the killer instinct. But when his best friend from school barges his way back into Duncan's life, with a full supporting cast of lawyers, ex-wives, zombies, and snow-white unicorns, it's not long before things become distinctly unsettling. Hairy, even
May contain traces of magic by Tom Holt( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are all kinds of products. The good ones. The bad ones. The ones that stay in the garage mouldering for years until your garden gnome makes a home out of them. Most are harmless if handled properly, even if they do contain traces of peanuts. But some are not. Not the ones that contain traces of magic. Chris Popham wasn't paying enough attention when he talked to his SatNav. Sure, she gave him directions, never backtalked him, and always led him to his next spot on the map with perfect accuracy. She was the best thing in his life. So was it really his fault that he didn't start paying attention when she talked to him? In his defence, that was her job. But when 'Take the next right' turned into 'Excuse me, ' that was when the real trouble started. Because sometimes a SatNav isn't a SatNav. Sometimes it's an imprisoned soul trapped inside a metal box that will do anything it can to get free. And some products you just can't return
The portable door by Tom Holt( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting a new job is always stressful, but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of H.W. Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store. Because he is about to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organization that has a mighty peculiar agenda. It seems that half the time his bosses are away with the fairies. But they're not, of course. They're away with the goblins
Falling sideways by Tom Holt( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story, one man believes he has discovered the hideous truth - that every great civilization in history has, rather embarrassingly, been founded, run and then cunningly manipulated by a small gang of devious frogs
Little people by Tom Holt( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael was a mere lad of eight when he saw his first elf in the garden. This wasn't to be his last encounter. After confessing this to his girlfriend, Cruella, who is not impressed, he ends up with an elfin attendant, who takes him to Elfland and explains what goes on in his stepfather's shoe factory. Elfland is a dangerous place and Michael becomes determined to free the elves from their servitude. Any success he has tends to be more accidental than intentional
Earth, air, fire and custard by Tom Holt( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.W. Wells seemed to be a respectable establishment, but the company now paying Paul Carpenter's salary is in fact a deeply sinister organisation with a mighty peculiar management team
Ye gods! by Tom Holt( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being a Hero bothers Jason Derry. It's easy to get maladjusted when your mom's a suburban housewife and your dad's the Supreme Being. It can be a real drag slaying fabulous monsters and retrieving Golden Fleeces from fire-breathing dragons, and then having to clean your room before your mom will let you watch Star Trek. But it's not the relentless tedium of imperishable glory that finally brings Jason to the end of his rope; it's something so funny that it's got to be taken seriously. Deadly seriously. In this epic tale of gods, heroes, reality bifurcation, and junk food, Tom Holt once again justifies his place among the leading writers of comic fantasy."--Front flap of book jacket
The walled orchard by Tom Holt( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.26 for Who's afra ... to 0.66 for Earth, air ...)

Life, liberty and the pursuit of sausages
Who's afraid of Beowulf?Life, liberty and the pursuit of sausagesExpecting someone tallerIn your dreamsFlying DutchThe better mousetrapBarkingMay contain traces of magic
Alternative Names

controlled identityParker, K. J.

Holt, Thomas.

Holt, Thomas Charles Louis.

Holt, Thomas Charles Louis 1961-

Parker, K. J.

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