WorldCat Identities

Wright, Eric 1929-

Works: 74 works in 539 publications in 5 languages and 12,770 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  College stories  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.W66, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Eric Wright
Most widely held works by Eric Wright
A sensitive case by Eric Wright( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and French and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspector Charlie Salter novel. Police inspector Charlie Salter investigates the murder of a forty-twoyear-old massage therapist with some important clients
Smoke detector : an Inspector Charlie Salter mystery by Eric Wright( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Salter tries to solve the murder of an antique dealer who died from smoke inhalation
A question of murder by Eric Wright( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toronto cop Charlie Salter must protect a British princess who may be the target of a terrorist attack, in the toughest case he has faced to date
Buried in stone : a Mel Pickett mystery by Eric Wright( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote community in Ontario, retired policeman Mel Pickett, a widower who just built himself a cabin, goes to the aid of a man falsely accused of murder. There is romance with a lady who runs the local diner. By the author of A Sensitive Case
Final cut by Eric Wright( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toronto's Special Affairs Detective Charlie Salter is a police advisor to a film crew shooting a movie about a Nazi war criminal in hiding. Costly practical jokes have plagued the project since its outset, and the producer faces ruin if he fails to meet his deadline. As damaging sabotage continues, Salter probes behind the scenes, contending with a prima donna scriptwriter, a know-it-all co-star, and assorted assistant directors
A body surrounded by water : an Inspector Charlie Salter mystery by Eric Wright( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and French and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While vacationing with his family on Prince Edward Island, Inspector Charlie Salter helps the local police solve a murder
Death on the rocks by Eric Wright( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toronto sleuth Lucy Trimble investigates a man stalking her client and learns he is a detective checking her out for an inheritance. Further probing uncovers family history her client was not aware of. A tale of jealousy and murder involving sisters in love with the same man. By the author of Death of a Sunday Writer
Death of a hired man by Eric Wright( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The day shift at the Ontario Provincial Police station has just come on duty when they receive a call: a homicide at Mel Pickett's log cabin on Larch River. Sergeant Wilkie is relieved to find that the victim is not Mel but Norbert Thompson, a local 'hired man' who had been renting Pickett's cabin."--Cover
A fine Italian hand by Eric Wright( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and French and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian-looking gentleman who registered for the room? The police first assume that the mob has disposed of Alec to settle some gambling debts. But the mob denies the charge, and Italians in general are outraged at the suggestion. Charlie's job is to calm the community and find the killer. Alec had borrowed a thousand dollars from his girlfriend on Sunday night, and had next gone to visit his great-aunt at a nursing home. After that, the movements that led to his death
Death in the old country : an Inspector Charlie Salter mystery by Eric Wright( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toronto Police Inspector Charlie Salter and his wife Annie are vacationing in England and trying to repair their marriage. One rainy afternoon while they are touring the countryside, a motorcycle crashes into their rental car, thus ending their sightseeing for the day. They decide to spend a few days at the small Boomewood Hotel and enjoy the local comforts. During their stay, they encounter a peeping tom spying on them and Charlie's pockets have been searched. He is willing to overlook these odd occurrences, and is eager to keep his police connections secret until someone at the hotel is murdered. He knows this is the end of his tranquil holiday
The night the gods smiled : introducing Inspector Charlie Salter by Eric Wright( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During dinner with his colleagues, English professor David Summers proclaimed it his lucky day and hinted at a mysterious anniversary. Soon after his strange behavior, he disappeared. Inspector Charlie Salter begins his investigation into the halls of academia, but finds them surprisingly shady. Somehow, for someone, it had been a piece of luck that killed Summers and it would take a greater one for Salter to find the killer
Death of a Sunday writer by Eric Wright( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Trimble Brenner, middle-aged part-time librarian, has sought refuge from a crumbling marriage by establishing a bed-and-breakfast in the sleepy northern Ontario town of Longborough. When a distant relative suddenly bequeaths her his ailing Toronto detective agency, Lucy soon enough finds reasons to suspect that David Trimble's death, despite appearances, may not have been natural or accidental at all. Throwing caution aside, she begins to investigate Trimble's operations and comes into contact with the raffish world of horse racing and its fringe characters, some quaint, others sinister. When finally brought to light, Trimble's journals prove to be part fact, part fiction, and it becomes progressively more difficult to determine whether or not their hints of danger are false or all too real. Meanwhile, to earn a living Lucy takes on as her first client a man who wants her to tail his agoraphobic wife on her occasional mysterious forays into Toronto's nightlife. And seasoned investigator Jack Brighton hires her to locate the missing legatee to a handsome fortune left him by his English mother, a case that leads to a squalid rural farmhouse and a fifty-year-old mystery. Wry and disarming, Death of a Sunday Writer is the story of Lucy's surprising self-discovery in the real world. As unusual events force her to question her basic assumptions, she moves toward a denouement that manages to turn all expectations totally upside down. In the end, Lucy Trimble Brenner emerges as one of Eric Wright's most engaging characters
Death by degrees by Eric Wright( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dixième enquête de l'inspecteur Charlie Salter de Toronto qui, ébranlé par un grave accident survenu à son père, décide pour se changer les idées d'enquêter sur les étranges circonstances entourant l'assassinat du doyen de Bathurst College. [SDM]
The last hand by Eric Wright( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before he retires, Staff Inspector Charlie Salter must solve the brutal murder of a well-known lawyer, an investigation that leads him to a large poker game organized by the city's top lawyers
The man who changed his name by Eric Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To prove his ex-wife wrong, Inspector Charlie Salter looks into the stalled police investigation of the murder of a Toronto social worker
The kidnapping of Rosie Dawn : a Joe Barley mystery by Eric Wright( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Barley, an English teacher and sometime private eye," investigates when Rosie Dawn, exotic dancer and mistress of a fast-food place, disappears.--Cover
A single death : an Inspector Charlie Salter novel by Eric Wright( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Charlie Salter must solve the murder of Nancy Cowell to prove to his ex-wife, Gerry--who thinks the police don't care about what happened--that not all policemen are callous
The Hemingway caper by Eric Wright( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Barley, part-time English professor and part-time private detective is given a simple case: to track Jason Tyler and find proof of his adultery. But as he's investigation, Barley stumbles across the story of a missing manuscript containing writings by a young Ernest Hemingway. What is Tyler's connection to the Hemingway papers? And why does Tyler's wife insist that Barley stay on the case, long after he's come up with the required evidence of Tyler's infidelity?
A Charlie Salter omnibus by Eric Wright( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Wright's popular detective, Charlie Salter, is introduced in this collection of the first three books in the well-loved mystery series: The Night the Gods Smiled, Smoke Detector, and Death in the Old Country. Self-righteous and outspoken, Salter has gotten himself shunted to routine duties from what he considers the "real" police work of investigation. However, circumstances give him the chance to redeem himself, and his intelligence and sensitivity guide him through the cases that follow. Interwoven in the detective work, Charlie's wry humour and perception and his personal relationships
A killing climate : the collected mystery stories by Eric Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Death of a hired man
Death on the rocksDeath of a hired manA fine Italian handDeath of a Sunday writerDeath by degreesThe last handThe kidnapping of Rosie Dawn : a Joe Barley mysteryThe Hemingway caperA Charlie Salter omnibus
Alternative Names
Eric Lloyd Wright

Eric Lloyd Wright escriptor canadenc

Eric Wright Canadees hoogleraar (1929-2015)

Eric Wright Canadian writer

Eric Wright escritor canadiense

Eric Wright kanadischer Schriftsteller und Hochschullehrer britischer Herkunft

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English (341)

French (37)

Japanese (9)

German (6)

Czech (1)