WorldCat Identities

Blake, Nicholas 1904-1972

Overview
Works: 50 works in 462 publications in 9 languages and 5,221 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Diary fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery stories, English  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6007.A95, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Blake
The beast must die by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
45 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman om en mands planlagte hævn over den flugtbilist, der dræbte hans søn
The sad variety by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The worm of death by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
19 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A question of proof by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
33 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The smiler with the knife by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
35 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tangled web by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
30 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 330 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?
The morning after death by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A penknife in my heart by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
16 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 297 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
Thou shell of death by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
26 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 281 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, just as predicted, and Nigel is left to aid the local police in their investigation while trying to ignore his growing attraction to one of the other guests - and suspects - explorer Georgina Cavendish
The dreadful hollow by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
23 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The whisper in the gloom by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
17 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Head of a traveler by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
9 editions published between 1949 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There's trouble brewing by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
16 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and French and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nicholas Blake treasury by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
11 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In THOU SHELL OF DEATH, Nigel is summoned to the country home of legendary World War I flying ace Fergus O'Brien. O'Brien is planning a house party over the Christmas holidays-when he believes one of his guests will try to kill him. O'Brien has received anonymous letters threatening his murder the day after Christmas, so Nigel joins the party to try to thwart the tragedy. Despite every precaution, the pilot is found slain right on cue-in his own office, with his own gun. The only clues the chagrined detective has to go on are a faded photograph of a pretty girl and a set of footprints in the snow. As Nigel interviews the guests, from Lucilla Thrale, O'Brien's histrionic discarded mistress, to Georgia Cavendish, his present love, an intrepid African explorer, it soon becomes clear that the answer lies in O'Brien's clouded past, but it takes a second death-by poisoned walnut-before he uncovers the astonishing truth! THE BEAST MUST DIE is frequently ranked as the best mystery of all time. When little Martin Cairnes is killed by a hit-and-run driver, his anguished father vows to track down the driver and extract his revenge. Unexpectedly, he finds himself living under the same roof as his intended victim ... with plenty of opportunity for murder. But this explosive story of bitter hate has a brilliant plot twist that will astound you! Nigel Strangeways tackles one of the most devilish-and heartrending-causes of his career. In THE CORPSE IN THE SNOWMAN, Nigel and his wife, Georgia, are called to Easterham Manor to investigate the strange behavior of the family cat! Pretending to be an expert in psychic phenomena, Strangeways joins the Restoricks' house party only to be confronted by a corpse when lusty daughter Elizabeth is found dead, an apparent suicide. The discovery that illicit drugs were involved soon leads to a second death-but Nigel doesn't uncover the murderer until the spring thaw, when the children's snowman reveals its grisly secret!"--BOOK COVER
The beast must die by Nicholas Blake ( )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I am going to kill a man. I don't know his name, I don't know where he lives, I have no idea what he looks like. But I am going to find him and kill him." So commences this classic story of retribution. Felix Lane is bent upon revenge for the death of his young son in a hit-and-run accident, and uses all the knowledge he has gained as a well-known crime writer to track down the culprit. The plot features amateur sleuth Nigel Strangeways, a character modelled on W.H. Auden
The deadly joker by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
24 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 126 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
The corpse in the snowman by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
11 editions published between 1941 and 1986 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murder with malice by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
8 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nicholas Blake treasury by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nicholas Blake treasury by Nicholas Blake ( Book )
in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972

Blake, Nicholas
Blake Nicholas 1904-1972
Blejk, Nikolas, 1904-1972
Lewis Cecil Day- 1904-1972
ブレイク, N
ブレイク, ニコラス
Languages
English (338)
French (12)
Dutch (7)
Spanish (4)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (2)
Polish (2)
Portuguese (1)
Russian (1)
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