WorldCat Identities

Burke, Jan

Overview
Works: 87 works in 499 publications in 9 languages and 29,893 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
Bones : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke( Book )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,229 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. When Julia Sayre disappeared, her family sought help from reporter Irene Kelly. But only one person knew where to find Sayre: her killer. Now, years later, one of death row's notorious criminals plea bargains for a life sentence by leading Irene and officials to the Sierra Nevadas, where they will discover what really happened
Kidnapped by Jan Burke( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,216 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
Flight : a novel of suspense by Jan Burke( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,108 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 )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,927 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 2012 in English and Russian and held by 1,864 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 )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,781 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 )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,649 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 )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,645 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 3 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homeless man turns out to be newspaper reporter Irene Kelly's revered college professor, Lucas Monroe. Monroe suddenly disappears, but not before becoming involved with blackmail and possible murder.--
Liar : an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,433 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 )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,405 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 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,286 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 )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irene Kelly investigates a "satanic" cult, a dirty political race, and, of course, murder
Goodnight, Irene by Jan Burke( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 744 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 615 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 603 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 587 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( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 583 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( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 557 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
Writing mysteries : a handbook( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Jan Burke American writer

Jan Burke amerikansk författare

Jan Burke amerikansk skribent

Jan Burke US-amerikanische Krimischriftstellerin

バーク, ジャン

Languages
English (299)

German (26)

French (12)

Dutch (9)

Spanish (6)

Italian (5)

Bulgarian (4)

Czech (2)

Russian (1)

Covers
KidnappedFlight : a novel of suspenseBloodlines : an Irene Kelly novelThe messenger : a novelNine : a novel of suspenseHocus : an Irene Kelly mysteryDisturbanceRemember me, Irene : an Irene Kelly mystery