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Trow, M. J.

Works: 215 works in 816 publications in 3 languages and 19,343 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Biographies  Parodies, imitations, etc  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR6070.R598, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about M. J Trow
Most widely held works by M. J Trow
Dark entry by M. J Trow( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridge, 1583. When one of his friends is discovered dead in his King's College room, mouth open in a silent, black-edged scream, Marlowe refuses to accept the official verdict of suicide
Traitor's storm by M. J Trow( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"May, 1588. With Elizabeth Is court rocked by stories of an imminent invasion and one of his key undercover agents missing, Sir Francis Walsingham despatches Kit Marlowe to the Isle of Wight off the south coast: the first line of defence against the approaching Spanish Armada."--Amazon
The supreme adventure of Inspector Lestrade by M. J Trow( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty, original, and often hilarious book, Inspector Lestrade, that ferretlike, bumbling anti-hero, so often scorned and outdetected by the legendary Sherlock Holmes, comes into his own when, in pursuit of the sinister "Agrippa," he inadvertently solves the mystery of Jack the Ripper
The blue and the grey by M. J Trow( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Grand, a former captain in the Union army, arrives in London to track down the last conspirator behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and teams up with journalist James Batchelor to investigate a series of killings that may be connected to the assassination
Silent court by M. J Trow( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"November, 1583. Desperate not to let the Netherlands fall into the hands of Catholic Spain, the Queen's spymaster orders Cambridge scholar and novice spy Christopher Marlowe to go there to assist its beleaguered leader, William the Silent. However, travelling in disguise as part of a troupe of Egyptian players, Marlowe encounters trouble even before he leaves England. When the players make a detour to perform at the home of Dr John Dee, one of their tricks ends in tragedy - and an arrest for murder ..."--Publisher's Internet site
Crimson rose by M. J Trow( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Christopher Marlowe's play debut is marred by the death of an audience member by a shot fired from the stage by a bit-part player named William Shakespeare, he sets out to determine what really happened and prove the actor's innocence
Witch hammer by M. J Trow( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to pursue his chosen career as a professional playwright, the young Christopher Marlowe abandons his Cambridge studies to join Lord Strange's men, a group of traveling players. En route to perform at Oxford, the players are rehearsing among the famous Rollright Stones on the Warwickshire border when they're rudely interrupted by the discovery of the corpse of actor-manager Ned Sledd, which some of the players believe to be an act of witchcraft
Scorpions' nest by M. J Trow( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October, 1586. Sir Francis Walsingham has despatched Kit Marlowe to the English College in Rheims where he suspects the Catholic traitor Matthew Baxter is hiding, the only one of the Babington plotters to have escaped. Infiltrating the College undercover, Marlowe learns that the community has been rocked by a series of unexplained and violent deaths. With the help of master codebreaker Thomas Phelippes, can Christopher Marlowe unearth a murderer, track down a traitor and extract himself from the scorpions' nest without being fatally stung?
Secret world by M. J Trow( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

June, 1589. Now a feted poet and playwright, Kit Marlowe is visiting his family in Canterbury. But it's not the happy homecoming he had hoped for. A long-standing family friend has been found dead in her bed, killed by several blows to the head. Convinced that the wrong person has been found guilty of the crime, Marlowe determines to uncover the truth
The circle : a Grand & Batchelor Victorian mystery by M. J Trow( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intrepid 19th-century private investigators American Matthew Grand and Englishman James Batchelor return in their second mystery. July, 1868. On receiving a commission from Matthew's cousin Luther to look into the suspicious death of Lafayette Baker, Head of the US National Detective Police, private investigators Matthew Grand and his business partner James Batchelor leave London for Washington DC. They find a country still scarred by the bitter legacy of the Civil War and even in death Lafayette Baker remains one of the most hated men north or south of the Potomac. The newly-created Ku Klux Klan wanted him dead. So did the Washington brothel-keepers, bar-owners and gamblers whom Baker had closed down. What does beautiful former spy Miss Belle Boyd know that she's not telling them? And could the President himself be involved? Matthew Grand finds he has come home to a mixed reception, while Batchelor struggles as an Englishman abroad. Will either of them survive long enough to uncover the truth?
Maxwell's retirement by M. J Trow( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell, the only mystery that has arisen so far this year at Leighford High is the question of how to use a computer. However, it soon becomes vital that he learns when some of his female pupils begin to receive threatening messages, with the anonymous sender claiming to know intimate details about the girls
Maxwell's grave by M. J Trow( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Peter Maxwell takes his students on a field trip to an archaeological site in England, they find a body of a recently murdered man. Shortly after, a policeman who is investigating the case is found murdered in his car. Maxwell investigates to discover why the first man, then the police officer, were murdered
The many faces of Jack the Ripper by M. J Trow( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A complete pictorial account of the gruesome crimes of Jack the Ripper."--Jacket
The angel : a Grand and Batchelor Victorian mystery by M. J Trow( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"June 1870. The world-famous author Charles Dickens has been found dead in his summerhouse where he had been hard at work on his final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Did he die of natural causes -- or is there something more sinister behind his sudden demise? George Sala, Dickens' biographer, is convinced his friend was murdered -- and he has hired private investigators Matthew Grand and James Batchelor to prove it. Could Dickens' death have something to do with his unconventional private life? Who is the mysterious woman who appears at his funeral? If they are to uncover the truth, Grand and Batchelor must leave no stone unturned. But are they prepared for the shocking secrets some of those unturned stones will reveal ...?
Lestrade and the Ripper by M. J Trow( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Sholto Lestrade investigates murders by Jack the Ripper and other killers, but the rising body count is the least of his problems. The main problem is interference from bumbling Sherlock Holmes and his incompetent sidekick, Dr. Watson. By the author of Lestrade and the Deadly Game
Maxwell's point by M. J Trow( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With girlfriend DS Jacquie Carpenter back at work and little baby Nolan rapidly growing into a feisty toddler, Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell, Head of Sixth Form at Leighford High, decides to hire an au pair. The exotic Juanita Reyes hails from the sun-drenched isle of Menorca, and whilst the good old British weather can't hold a candle to the Menorcan sun, Juanita doesn't appear to mind a bit. She seems perfectly happy in the sleepy little seaside town, doting on baby Nolan and working hard to improve her English. Then one afternoon Max returns home to find Nolan gurgling happily in his cot, but sees no sign of his au pair; the lovely Juanita has disappeared into thin air. Meanwhile, two ramblers are surprised and more than a little disturbed when Patches the border Collie digs up an arm, which presumably belongs to a body, on Dead Man's Point-the lonely cliff top rising high over the sea. Now, Mad Max is no stranger to murder inquiries and, as always when violent death is in the vicinity, his nose starts a-twitching, just itching to be poked into all the places it shouldn't. And, much to DCI Henry Hall's annoyance, the past has proved more than once that Max has a talent for sniffing out killers. But with a missing au pair to search for, and a creepy gardener, troublesome teenagers and reports of a randy rambler to investigate-not to mention a young baby to look after-has Max taken on more than he can handle this time?
Maxwell's inspection by M. J Trow( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There comes a time in every teacher's life when he must face his Nemesis - the four-yearly Ofsted Inspection. The team arrives at Leighford High one glorious summer and proceeds to stick its collective nose into various classrooms. The immediate problem of Head of Sixth Form, Peter Maxwell, is the attractive and vivacious Sally Meninger, a Humanities expert who proceeds to cast aspersions on Maxwell's metier as a teacher. Out on the town one night to relieve the tension, the Head of Sixth Form finds her in an intimate situation with her fellow Inspector, Alan Whiting. On the third day, with the atmosphere at the High School decidedly fraught, Whiting is found stabbed to death in the office set aside for the Inspection team. The police are called in and Maxwell cannot help but notice that Sally is not as distraught at Whiting's death as might be expected. It emerges that her private life is somewhat irregular - a view reinforced when Maxwell catches her in flagrante with his Headmaster, James Diamond. Events move quickly and Diamond is arrested on suspicion of the murder of Whiting. But is it that simple? Aided by his inside informant, lover DS Jacquie Carpenter, Maxwell sets out to prove that his colleague is innocent. And the only way to do it is to take on the Inspectors one by one
Vlad the Impaler : in search of the real Dracula by M. J Trow( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Here begins a very cruel, frightening story about a wild, bloodthirsty man, Dracula the voivod ... ' Historian and crime writer M.J. Trow draws back the dark curtain of legend to look at the real Vlad Țepeș, set against the background of his times. Later generations associated him with pure evil and accepted the stories of his murders, mutilations and impalements without question. And later still, thanks to Bram Stoker, he shifted his shape into the doyen of the undead, complete with haunted castles, terrifying bats and an unearthly aversion to sunlight. The real Vlad Dracula lived in Transylvania, in the horseshoe of the Carpathian Mountains (today's Romania) and ruled his state of Wallachia three times. Making war against the Ottoman Turks, rivals to his throne and keeping his people in check, his was a life steeped in blood. But was he 'a prince more sinned against than sinning'? To Romanians, he is a hero on a white horse, a nationalist leader who carried out dreadful deeds in order to save the country he loved. To others, he was a rapacious homicidal maniac whose cruelty has no parallel, in his day or any other. This stylishly-written and compelling narrative unravels the true story behind the image and takes us into the heart of the bloody, uncertain world of Medieval Europe."--Page 4 of cover
Jack the Ripper : quest for a killer by M. J Trow( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a hundred and twenty years, the identity of the Whitechapel murderer known to us as Jack the Ripper has both eluded us and spawned a veritable industry of speculation. This book names him. Mad doctors, Russian lunatics, bungling midwives, railway policemen, failed barristers, weird artists, royal princes and white-eyed men. All of these and more have been put in the frame for the Whitechapel murders. Where ingenious invention and conspiracy theories have failed, common sense has floated out of the window. M.J. Trow, in this gripping historical reinvestigation, cuts through the fog of specul
Queen's progress by M. J Trow( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1591. The Queen is embarking on a Royal Progress, visiting some of the grandest homes in England, and Kit Marlowe has been sent on ahead to ensure all goes smoothly. When his reconnaissance mission is derailed by a series of alarming and tragic incidents, Marlowe suspects there's a conspiracy to sabotage the Progress. Who is pulling the strings - and why?
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Dark entry
The supreme adventure of Inspector LestradeMaxwell's retirementMaxwell's graveThe many faces of Jack the RipperLestrade and the RipperMaxwell's pointMaxwell's inspectionVlad the Impaler : in search of the real DraculaJack the Ripper : quest for a killer
Alternative Names
M. J. Trow Brits auteur

Meirion James Trow

Meirion James Trow britischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Trow, M.J.

Trow, M. J. 1949-

Trow, Mei

Trow, Mei 1949-

Trow, Meirion James 1949-

トロー, M. J

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German (1)