WorldCat Identities

Mayhew, Margaret 1936-

Works: 65 works in 330 publications in 2 languages and 8,131 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  History  Novels  Historical fiction  Christmas fiction  Domestic fiction  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PR6063.A887, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Mayhew
The railway king by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dry bones by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Colonel returns, in an atmospheric village mystery from best-selling author Margaret Mayhew. In his time living in the peaceful village of Frog's End, the Colonel has learned that although the place looks as lively as a stagnant pond, there is plenty going on. When he receives a letter from an old friend of his late wife, telling him that "something horrible has happened" and asking for his help, he is intrigued and happy to assist her. But when he travels up to see Cornelia, he is shocked by what he uncovers, and soon realizes that he must take the investigation into his own hands
The cry of the owl by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamazine plans to use her new husband's connection to a band of smugglers to destroy him
Three silent things by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A village mystery from a bestselling author - The colonel has been living in peaceful Dorset village Frogs End for nearly a year, and is well respected for his role in solving the murder of the late Lady Swynford. But then the colonel encounters another dead body that of the once-famous actress, Lois Delaney. As the police embark on their investigation, the colonel makes some enquiries of his own and comes up ith a most surprising theory
Bitter poison : a village mystery by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British town of Frog End is preparing for its annual Christmas pantomime. Local busybody Marjorie Cuthbertson is on the hunt for her leading lady - and who better that beautiful new resident,ex-model Joan Dryden. Mystery is about to engulf the village, however, when a cast member collapses and dies at the Christmas party at the Manor, having consumed a rogue mince pie. Was the death and accident - or a malicious murder masked asn an allergic reaction? The Colonel is about to be dragged into the role of reluctant village sleuth yet again
Our Yanks by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was August, 1943, and into a quiet English village roared a Fighter Group of the American Eighth Army Air Force. The villagers had never seen anything like them before. They were glamorous, exciting, and ready to win the war. Night after night these brave men face the enemy - and many nights, not all of them return
Those in peril by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France has surrendered to Germany, and the occupation of Paris has begun. French artist Louis Duval decides he won't stay in France, preferring to escape to England and offer the British army his help in setting up a French resistance network. After a dangerous journey across the English Channel, Duval stumbles ashore, only to be placed under house arrest. He is temporarily billeted with attractive widow Barbara Hillyard until career army man, Commander Alan Powell, can determine if Duval is legitimate
The last wolf by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1936, German teen Reinhard Richter befriends twelve-year-old Stroma Mackay and over the years their friendship grows through letters, until World War II, when Reinhard joins the elite U-boat service and Stroma becomes a plotter in the WRNS in Liverpool, where the two find their fates colliding in an unexpected series of events
I'll be seeing you by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2021 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Juliet Porter's mother dies, she leaves her a letter and an old Second World War photograph which reveals a shattering secret
The master of Aysgarth by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and French and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh link by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The village of Frog End may be peaceful, but that doesn't mean that the Colonel's life there is quiet - not with his friendly but nosy neighbour Naomi, desperate to know what he's keeping in his new shed; the curious Miss Butler, who tracks his every move with her German U-boat captain's binoculars; and the attentions of the local vicar, who's keen to involve him in church affairs. That's not forgetting the demands of the aloof, imperious cat Thursday, who seems to have adopted the Colonel. So the Colonel is pleased when his old friend Geoffrey Cheetham invites him up to the village of Buckby for the weekend, to coincide with a RAF reunion event. After depositing an outraged Thursday at the Cat Heaven cattery, he drives up, and meets his fellow guests at the Cheethams' B & B: including a Lancaster bomber crew, reunited for the first time. But everything is not as it seems, and the Colonel finds himself taking on the reluctant role of sleuth once more when tragedy strikes
The other side of paradise by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She lived only for pleasure...until war forced her to find courage she did not know she had, and love where she least expected it. It is 1941, and while Britain is in the grip of war, life in the Far East is one of wealth and privilege. In Singapore Susan Roper, secure in the supremacy of the British Empire, enjoys dancing, clothes and fast cars, tennis and light flirtations with visiting naval officers - her life is devoted solely to pleasure. When she meets an Australian doctor who warns her of the danger that they all face she dismisses him as an ignorant colonial. Singapore goes on partying, oblivious to the threat of invasion. The British flag will, they believe, protect them from all enemies. But when Japan invades, Susan finds herself in grave danger. She become an ambulance driver and is taken prisoner by the Japanese. Gradually and reluctantly she realises that she has fallen in love with the tough, arrogant and totally unsuitable doctor, but she has to face many hardships and witness terrible events before she can acknowledge the truth
Regency charade by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boat girls by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1943, and three very different girls are longing to do their bit for the war effort. They become friends when they join a band of women working the canal boat delivering goods and doing a man's job while the men are away fighting. A tough, unglamorous task - but one which brings them all unexpected rewards
A foreign field by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a hardened reporter on a Fleet Street newspaper, Frank Carter's battle with alcohol cost him his job, and his adored wife Jan. Making a meagre living writing up weddings and local council meetings for the Milton Weekly Courier, he must sniff out a newsworthy story if he is to keep his job
Rosebuds by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two girls meet in 1947 at Beechlawn Girl's College. Both feel like outsiders. Flora's mother is a war widow whilst Tally is really Lady Atalanta Ashby, rich and privileged, yet lonely. Margaret Mayhew traces their lives after college as they both embark upon a personal quest for love and happiness
The pathfinder by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little ship by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set largely on the Essex coast before the war, Matt, Guy, and their young cousin Lizzie meet up for holidays and bum around in an old boat. Guy is the eldest, handsome, skilled at everything, a tad selfish. Matt is quieter and has a crippled right arm. Lizzie adores them both, to the extent of putting up with being sea-sick everytime they go out in the old boat and continually getting bashed on the head by the sail. These are idyllic days of sun, and sea, the golden era of the thirties. Lizzie's father is a doctor and, as the thirties progress, they take the daughter of a Viennese colleague into their home, a Jewish girl called Anna, who is miserable and hates England, and misses her Jewish family and friends. The fifth child to join them is Otto, son of a German diplomat, reared in the best traditions of the Hitler doctrine and destined for the army. These five have a tense and highly involved relationship as they grow up. Anna is resented by the English boys but one of them eventually comes to love her. Otto's relationship with her is more complicated. She is, after all, a Jew. They have one wonderful day together when somehow their rivalries are forgotten as they fight the sea in the little ship, and when they all write their names on the mast. Then the world explodes into war and they all go their separate ways. They all meet again at Dunkirk. Anna getting out from France at the last moment with the help of Guy, Otto as part of the victorious Reich, and Lizzie and Matt taking the little ship over to save them from the beaches
Quadrille by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compelled by his ageing Aunt Augusta to give up his dissolute ways and take a wife or risk losing his inheritance Lord Nicholas Strickland is in a quandary. He has no wish to marry at present particularly not to marry his aunt's favoured candidate, Miss Charlotte Craven. But he cannot endure the prospect of giving up his beloved family home, Maplethorpe."--Jacket
Old soldiers never die by Margaret Mayhew( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life without Laura is difficult for the Colonel, but encouraged by his friends, he moves into and renovates a cottage in Frog End, a place he and Laura had discovered many years ago. He finds it easy to slip into local society and decides that the upcoming fete will be the start of his mission as pillar of the community. But when Lady Swynford is found dead on the night of the fete, it becomes apparent that Frog End has a darker side
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