WorldCat Identities

Blake, Nicholas 1904-1972

Works: 95 works in 789 publications in 12 languages and 7,199 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Drama  Film adaptations  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator
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 )

103 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respected crime writer Frank Cairns plots the perfect murder - a murder that he himself will commit. Cairns intends to murder 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
The private wound by Nicholas Blake( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The widow's cruise by Nicholas Blake( Book )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 368 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
Thou shell of death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

33 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 319 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
A tangled web by Nicholas Blake( Book )

36 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 297 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 271 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 240 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 )

22 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's trouble brewing by Nicholas Blake( Book )

21 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and French and held by 169 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 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly joker by Nicholas Blake( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 117 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
Que la bête meure by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pour venger la mort de son fils, tué par un chauffard, Charles Thenier se lance sur la piste du coupable. Il parvient bientôt à retrouver sa trace et devient un intime de sa famille. Paul Decourt se révèle un être abject haï de tous. Charles prépare sa vengeance..." (Source : jaquette)
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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 (286)

Spanish (23)

Dutch (18)

Italian (16)

Japanese (14)

French (12)

Danish (12)

German (8)

Swedish (6)

Polish (3)

Finnish (2)

Russian (2)

Thou shell of deathA tangled webA penknife in my heart