WorldCat Identities

Blake, Nicholas 1904-1972

Works: 101 works in 811 publications in 13 languages and 7,495 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery stories, English  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6007.A95, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nicholas Blake
Most widely held works by Nicholas Blake
The beast must die by Nicholas Blake( Book )

93 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respected crime writer Frank Cairns plots the perfect murder--a murder that he himself will commit. Cairns intends to murder George Rattery, the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son, but when his intended victim is found dead and Cairns becomes the prime suspect. The author insists that he has been framed. An old friend of Cairns calls in private detective Nigel Strangeways who must unravel a fiendishly plotted mystery if he is to discover what really happened to George Rattery
The private wound by Nicholas Blake( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minute for murder by Nicholas Blake( Book )

29 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When wartime hero Charles Kennington returns from a secret mission, he visits his onetime colleagues, among them Nigel Strangeways, at the Ministry of Morale. He learns his former fiancee, the beautiful Nita, is now having an affair with the director, his brother-in-law. Strangeways is pulled into a murder investigation when Nita is suddenly poisoned. Was it suicide or premeditated?
The widow's cruise by Nicholas Blake( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nigel Strangeways and Clare Massinger go on a summer cruise in the grecian isles, where jealousy and hatred shimmer over the Greek columns, the sunny quiet waters, and the donkey rides. Two sisters--Miss Ambrose, a frumpy, old maid schoolteacher, and Melissa Blaydon, the merry widow incarnate--are the catalyst for one of the most puzzling murders Nigel Strangeways has ever had to solve."--Page [4] of cover
The worm of death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sad variety by Nicholas Blake( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thou shell of death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

36 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fergus O'Brien, a legendary World War One flying ace with several skeletons hidden in his closet, receives a series of mocking letters predicting that he will be murdered on Boxing Day. Undaunted, O'Brien throws a Christmas party, inviting everyone who could be suspected of making the threats along with private detective Nigel Strangeways. But despite Nigel's presence, the former pilot is found dead
A question of proof by Nicholas Blake( Book )

37 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annual Sports Day at respected public school, Sudeley Hall, ends in tragedy when the headmaster's obnoxious nephew is found strangled in a haystack. The boy was despised by staff and students alike but English master Michael Evans soon becomes a prime suspect for the murder
The morning after death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smiler with the knife by Nicholas Blake( Book )

38 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple in the British countryside finds themselves fighting fascists in this suspenseful novel by "a master of detective fiction" (The Daily Telegraph). In 1930s England, Nigel and Georgia Strangeways have settled into rural bliss, thinking their days of globe-trotting detective work are behind them-but little do they know a disturbing mystery is lurking in their own front yard. When a letter arrives commanding the couple to tend their hedges, the most menial of domestic duties propels the Strangeways out of their cozy life, and into the peril of a power-hungry plot. With the help of Nigel's uncle, Sir John Strangeways, they learn of a treasonous conspiracy bigger than their small town. To expose the sinister schemers, Georgia must risk her life and infiltrate a group of fascist sympathizers before they succeed in their plan to overthrow the government ... "Good adventure-intrigue, and well-written." -Kirkus Reviews
A tangled web by Nicholas Blake( Book )

36 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Chesterman has been sentenced to death for murdering a policeman. What is his story and will an appeal be successful?
A penknife in my heart by Nicholas Blake( Book )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men, total strangers, establish the perfect alibis by arranging to switch victims. Ned Stowe will kill Stuart Hammer's wealthy uncle for which service Hammer is to eliminate Stowe's neurotic wife, Helena
The dreadful hollow by Nicholas Blake( Book )

23 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer een detective naar een klein Engels dorpje gestuurd wordt om de schrijver van anonieme lasterbrieven op te sporen, wordt hij geconfronteerd met moord
Head of a traveler by Nicholas Blake( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whisper in the gloom by Nicholas Blake( Book )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of the abominable snowman by Nicholas Blake( Book )

36 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's trouble brewing by Nicholas Blake( Book )

23 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private detective and poet Nigel Strangeways is invited to address the Maiden Astbury literary society. The picturesque Dorset town is home to Bunnett's Brewery, run by the much disliked, and feared, Eustace Bunnett and shortly before Nigel's visit, Bunnett's dog Truffles, was found dead in one of the brewery's vats. The culprit was never caught - although there was no shortage of suspects - but when a body is then found in the same vat, boiled down to its bones, Nigel is called into action to help capture the killer
The corpse in the snowman by Nicholas Blake( Book )

18 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a troubled young woman is found hanged at her brother's English country house, family and friends become suspects, and amateur detective Nigel Strangeways must find the key to the puzzle
The deadly joker by Nicholas Blake( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When John Waterson and his young wife chose Netherplash Cantorum, Dorset, for their retirement years, they could not have predicted that this idyllic spot had one severe but unforeseeable drawback: among its inhabitants was a practical joker whose fertile mind ran to the most bizarre and grotesque designs. The Village was no place for a quite retirement, or for a gentle recuperation from the nervous breakdown that had afflicted Waterson's wife. In Netherplash, the peace is continually disrupted with extraordinary events tripping over each other which, in the end, lead to a hideous and painful murder"--Publisher's web page
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A penknife in my heart
Alternative Names

controlled identityDay Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972

Blake, Nicholas

Blake Nicholas 1904-1972

Blejk, Nikolas 1904-1972

C.D.ルーイス 1904-1972

Day, Lewis C. 1904-1972

Lewis, C. Day 1904-1972

Lewis Cecil Day- 1904-1972

데이 루이스, C. 1904-1972

데이 루이스, 세실 1904-1972

루이스, C. D. 1904-1972

デイ·ルイス, セシル 1904-1972

ブレイク, N

ブレイク, ニコラス

English (455)

Spanish (23)

Dutch (20)

Japanese (18)

Italian (18)

Swedish (15)

Danish (14)

German (12)

French (5)

Polish (5)

Russian (4)

Finnish (2)

Portuguese (1)

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