Most widely held works by Jan Burke
Bones : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke ( Book )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,196 libraries worldwide
A serial killer leads authorities in Nevada to the graves of his women victims which he has secretly booby trapped. A grave explodes, killing several people and he escapes in the confusion, but reporter Irene Kelly survives and goes after him.
Flight : a novel of suspense by Jan Burke ( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,175 libraries worldwide
Frank Harriman is called in to investigate when a Las Piernas police detective disappears while under suspicion of murder.
Kidnapped by Jan Burke ( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,094 libraries worldwide
When Irene Kelly's articles profiling missing children run in the Las Piernas Express, she anticipates the renewed public interest and the deluge of phone tips and remembered clues; she even anticipates the renewed pain of the anguished parents. What she doesn't expect is that the articles will set off a murderous chain reaction -- and put her life in peril. Perhaps one of the more tragic disappearances in recent Las Piernas history was that of Jenny Fletcher, just shy of her fourth birthday. The body of Jenny's father, Richard, a graphic artist, was found bludgeoned in his studio; hours later Jenny's stepbrother Mason was apprehended with the murder weapon and bloody clothing in his car. But little Jenny was never found. As the years pass, everyone assumes Jenny is dead. Everyone except her brother Caleb, who not only believes Jenny survived but steadfastly believes in Mason's innocence. Caleb, now a graduate student studying with forensic anthropologist Ben Sheridan, works on cases for the Las Piernas Police Department. When bones are discovered at the old Sheffield estate just days after the missing-children articles appear, Caleb finds himself drawn into a case that threatens to bring personal tragedies back to the present. He has a fierce ally in reporter Irene Kelly, who will stop at nothing to solve the mysteries of his father's murder and his sister's disappearance.
Bloodlines : an Irene Kelly novel by Jan Burke ( Book )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,970 libraries worldwide
Investigating an attempt on the life of his mentor, reporter Jack Corrigan, young Conn O'Connor struggles to find a connection between a bloodstained car, a missing yacht, and a stolen infant heir, a mystery that deepens years later when fledgling reporter Irene Kelly explores a young man's claim that he is the missing baby.
Hocus : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke ( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,895 libraries worldwide
In California, a police officer is abducted by two men for publicity purposes. The pair want police to reopen the case of their murdered father, claiming a policeman was a party to the killing. Newspaper reporter Irene Kelly, the wife of the abducted policeman, tries to obtain his release.
Liar : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke ( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,836 libraries worldwide
In California, reporter Irene Kelly investigates why an uncle and aunt left their fortune to her, rather than to their son. As she digs, skeletons come tumbling out the family cupboard.
Goodnight, Irene by Jan Burke ( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,812 libraries worldwide
When a fellow reporter is blown up while investigating an unsolved murder from 1955, Irene Kelly is determined to solve the mystery despite attempts on her own life.
Remember me, Irene by Jan Burke ( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,772 libraries worldwide
Reporter Irene Kelly of Las Piernas, California, investigates the death of her high school teacher who became a street person. It turns out that shortly before his death the teacher visited a number of influential people and showed them a photograph. A tale of corruption and murder. By the author of Dear Irene.
Dear Irene : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,707 libraries worldwide
Reporter Irene Kelly matches wits with a killer who is giving her advance notice of his kills with riddles from Greek mythology. He signs himself Thanatos, as the Greeks called death, addresses her as Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but whom no one believed, and warns that Clio will be the first to die, a reference to the muse of history. The very same night a woman professor is murdered. By the author of Sweet Dreams, Irene.
Nine : a novel of suspense by Jan Burke ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and German and held by 1,707 libraries worldwide
LAPD homicide detective Alex Hartwick tackles a perplexing case in which all the victims in a series of murders are on the FBI's Most Wanted list, a situation that is further complicated when his own nephew is implicated.
Sweet dreams, Irene by Jan Burke ( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,451 libraries worldwide
As the race for District Attorney heats up the mudslinging begins, and soon one candidate's son is branded a satanist. He claims innocence, but chilling events soon point intrepid news reporter Irene toward a greater conspiracy.
The messenger : a novel by Jan Burke ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,437 libraries worldwide
Two centuries ago, Tyler Hawthorne bargained for his life. In exchange, he became a Messenger, one who hears the final thoughts of the dying, and conveys their last messages to their loved ones. Since that time, his life has been nomadic and solitary until he meets Amanda Clark in the foothills above Los Angeles and grows closer to her, unaware that he is being pursued by an old enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy him, or that he can only leave his role of the Messenger behind at a dreadful cost.
Disturbance by Jan Burke ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,319 libraries worldwide
Despite her reporter's nose for trouble, Irene Kelly's life has almost returned to normal, the Las Piernas News Express wobbles along in defiance of its financial woes, and with the help of her husband, Frank, and a good therapist, she has recovered from the debilitating post traumatic stress disorder that haunted her after her near fatal encounter with notorious serial killer Nick Parrish. Then she receives some unwelcome news: Parrish, once thought permanently paralyzed by the injuries he sustained fleeing recapture, is walking again. And the rumor among the Moths, Parrish's online fan club, is that he is coming after Irene.
Writing mysteries : a handbook ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Weaves advice and experience from today's top mystery authors (Michael Connelly, Ann Rule, Lawrence Block, Tess Gerritsen, and more) into a comprehensive mystery writing "how-to" guide.
Eighteen by Jan Burke ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and German and held by 363 libraries worldwide
A collection of eighteen short mysteries.
18 by Jan Burke ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
A collection of eighteen short mysteries, from points of view of young men, older women, lonely children, and others.
Botten : thriller by Jan Burke ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Dutch and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Een moordenaar doodt zijn slachtoffers voor de kick om gepakt te worden, maar krijgt na elf doden een geduchte tegenstandster.
Grabesstille Roman by Jan Burke ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Da waren's nur noch drei Roman by Jan Burke ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Morgen früh, wenn Gott will Kriminalroman by Jan Burke ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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