WorldCat Identities

Blake, Nicholas 1904-1972

Works: 106 works in 832 publications in 13 languages and 7,520 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Detective and mystery stories, English  Action and adventure fiction  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
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 )

96 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 523 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 )

33 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of chapter by Nicholas Blake( Book )

36 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Wenham & Geraldine are a long-established and very well respected publishing firm, so when a printer's proof is sabotaged and libellous passages are mysteriously reinstated, they call in private detective Nigel Strangeways. But the situation takes a turn for the worse when one of the publishers' best-selling authors - glamorous novelist Millicent Miles - is found dead in the offices. A Nigel Strangeways murder mystery - the perfect introduction to the most charming and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.;MORE VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERIES MARGERY ALLINGHAM Mystery Mile Police at the Funeral Sweet Danger Flowers for the Judge The Case of the Late Pig The Fashion in Shrouds Traitor's Purse Coroner's Pidgin More Work for the Undertaker The Tiger in the Smoke The Beckoning Lady Hide My Eyes The China Governess The Mind Readers Cargo of Eagles E. F. BENSON The Blotting Book The Luck of the Vails NICHOLAS BLAKE A Question of Proof Thou Shell of Death There's Trouble Brewing The Beast Must Die The Smiler With the Knife Malice in Wonderland The Case of the Abominable Snowman Minute for Murder Head of a Traveller The Dreadful Hollow The Whisper in the Gloom End of Chapter The Widow's Cruise The Worm of Death The Sad Variety The Morning After Death EDMUND CRISPIN Buried for Pleasure The Case of the Gilded Fly Holy Disorders Love Lies Bleeding The Moving Toyshop Swan Song A. A. MILNE The Red House Mystery GLADYS MITCHELL Speedy Death The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop The Longer Bodies The Saltmarsh Murders Death and the Opera The Devil at Saxon Wall Dead Men's Morris Come Away, Death St Peter's Finger Brazen Tongue Hangman's Curfew When Last I Died Laurels Are Poison Here Comes a Chopper Death and the Maiden Tom Brown's Body Groaning Spinney The Devil's Elbow The Echoing Strangers Watson's Choice The Twenty-Third Man Spotted Hemlock My Bones Will Keep Three Quick and Five Dead Dance to Your Daddy A Hearse on May-Day Late, Late in the Evening Fault in the Structure Nest of Vipers
Minute for murder by Nicholas Blake( Book )

31 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 395 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 )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 374 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
A question of proof by Nicholas Blake( Book )

43 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 359 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 worm of death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geheimzinnige verdwijning van een bekende arts is voor de familieleden aanleiding de hulp van een particulier detective in te roepen
Thou shell of death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

34 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 333 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 smiler with the knife by Nicholas Blake( Book )

42 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 332 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
The sad variety by Nicholas Blake( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The morning after death by Nicholas Blake( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tangled web by Nicholas Blake( Book )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 299 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 )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 281 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 )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 247 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 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whisper in the gloom by Nicholas Blake( Book )

21 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's trouble brewing by Nicholas Blake( Book )

24 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 199 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 case of the abominable snowman by Nicholas Blake( Book )

33 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly joker by Nicholas Blake( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 132 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 )

18 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 126 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
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A penknife in my heart
A question of proofThou shell of deathA tangled webA penknife in my heart
Alternative Names

controlled identityDay 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

English (496)

Spanish (26)

Dutch (23)

French (20)

Swedish (18)

Italian (16)

German (14)

Danish (10)

Japanese (10)

Russian (7)

Finnish (5)

Polish (5)

Portuguese (1)