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Burke, Jan

Overview
Works: 96 works in 497 publications in 8 languages and 30,230 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Occult fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3552.U72326, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jan Burke
 
Most widely held works by Jan Burke
Kidnapped by Jan Burke( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,237 WorldCat member 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
Bones : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,231 WorldCat member 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 )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Harriman is called in to investigate when a Las Piernas police detective disappears while under suspicion of murder
Bloodlines : an Irene Kelly novel by Jan Burke( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member 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
The messenger : a novel by Jan Burke( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,883 WorldCat member 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
Nine : a novel of suspense by Jan Burke( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,825 WorldCat member 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
Hocus : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke( Book )
30 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member 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
Disturbance by Jan Burke( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member 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
Remember me, Irene : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member 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
Liar : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,457 WorldCat member 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 )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member 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 the threat of death
Dear Irene : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a strange letter signed "Thanatos"--the ancient Greek name for death--lands on Irene Kelly's desk, the intrepid reporter doesn't think much of it; she gets crazy mail all the time. A less cryptic message is sent when a body turns up the next morning. As more letters roll in, the death toll mounts...and Irene fears that her mysterious pen pal has cast her in his own private Greek tragedy as Cassandra, the seer whom others refused to believe. It's the killer's dream to challenge Irene to follow his ancient blueprint for murder. It's his ultimate desire to make her face the inevitable--that she is the next to die
Sweet dreams, Irene by Jan Burke( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irene Kelly, a California newspaper reporter, investigates a satanic cult operating in a shelter for the homeless, scene of some gruesome murders. Irene is kidnapped and undergoes a beating
Writing mysteries : a handbook ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weaves advice and experience from today's top mystery authors (Michael Connelly, Ann Rule, Lawrence Block, Tess Gerritson, and more) into a comprehensive mystery writing "how-to" guide
Goodnight, Irene by Jan Burke( )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The morning after Irene says goodnight to her old journalist friend O'Connor, he is killed suddenly upon opening a letter bomb. As the smoke clears, a devastated Irene determines to find the mail-bomber by tracing threads of an unsolved crime from 1955--the same cold case O'Connor had been obsessed with
Dear Irene by Jan Burke( )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intrepid investigative reporter Irene Kelly begins receiving letters from a psychotic pen pal. It seems someone is bent on creating a real life Greek tragedy--and in this play, everyone is supposed to die
Hocus an Irene Kelly novel by Jan Burke( )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irene's sleuthing is put to the ultimate test when her husband is taken hostage by a terrorist organization calling itself Hocus
Sweet dreams, Irene by Jan Burke( )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member 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
Remember me, Irene by Jan Burke( )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigative reporter Irene Kelly encounters an unexpected blast from the past in Las Pernas--a city where people will kill to keep a secret
Bones by Jan Burke( )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigative reporter Irene Kelly joins a team leading a serial killer into the Sierra Nevadas to locate the graves of his victims
 
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Alternative Names
バーク, ジャン
Languages
English (301)
Dutch (7)
Spanish (6)
Japanese (6)
French (5)
Bulgarian (3)
Czech (2)
Russian (1)
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