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Wynne, Frank

Works: 80 works in 361 publications in 1 language and 19,613 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Novels  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ2712.E485, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frank Wynne
Ripper : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world"--
Alex by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are vital. Police Commandant Camille Verh ven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, no hope. But as he begins to understand more about Alex, he starts to realise she is no ordinary victim
The elementary particles by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives and fortunes of Bruno and Marcel, born to a bohemian mother during the 1960s, who are brought up separately and pursue their own individual paths-as Bruno battles madness and sexual obsession and Michel, a molecular biologist, comes up with a unique way to express his disgust with the violence of humankind
Irène by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Commandant Verhoeven life is beautiful: he's happily married, and expecting his first child with the lovely Irène. But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder so savage that even the most hardened officers on the force are shaken to the core. In the face of the seemingly motiveless horror, only Verhoeven makes the vital connection--the crime scene resembles one described in a James Ellroy novel too closely for there to be any coincidence. As the stylized murders continue, Verhoeven traces the crimes' literary inspirations, and risks his superiors' ire by taking out advertisements to inform the killer of his progress. Before long, the case develops into a personal duel, with each man hell-bent on outsmarting his opponent. There can only be one winner--whoever has the least to lose
The siege : a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cádiz, 1811. The Spanish port city has been surrounded by Napoleon's army for a year. Their backs to the sea, its residents endure routine bombardments and live in constant fear of a French invasion. And now the bodies of random women have begun to turn up throughout the city, victims of a shadowy killer. Police Comisario Rogelio Tizón has been assigned the case. Known for his razor-sharp investigation skills--as well as his brutal interrogation methods--Tizón has seen everything. Or so he thought"
Blood wedding by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normally happy and well-adjusted, Sophie Duguet doesn't understand what's happening to her: she has begun losing things, from her recently delivered mail to the car she parked the night before. She is constantly forgetting things she's said and done, too ... only to be reminded of them by her acquaintances. She's even detained by the police for shoplifting--a crime she has no memory whatsoever of having committed. But this is just the beginning. As she slowly sinks deeper into dementia, things go from troubling to alarming. Soon she finds herself connected to the deaths of several people around her: a neighbor boy she is babysitting is murdered while in her care; a stranger seeks shelter with her and winds up dead; and finally, her employer is killed in a way that suggests she was responsible. And she doesn't remember a thing about any of it. Desperate to escape the nightmare, a confused and horrified Sophie changes her name and relocates, hoping to outrun the demons that have begun to plague her. But this may not be enough to stop the evil that has poisoned her life and begun to claim the lives of everyone around her
Camille by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she is trapped in the middle of a raid on a jewelry store. Shot three times, she is lucky to survive--and morbidly unlucky to remember the face of her assailant. Followed home from her hospital bed, Anne is in grave danger. But one thing stands in her favor--a dangerously vengeful partner, carrying the scars of devastating loss, who will break all the rules to protect the woman he loves: Commandant Camille Verhoeven"--
I was Vermeer : the rise and fall of the twentieth century's greatest forger by Frank Wynne( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the true story of Han van Meegeren, one of the world's greatest art forgers, who was charged with treason for selling a forged "Vermeer" painting to Nazi Commander Hermann Goring in 1945
Platform : a novel by Michel Houellebecq( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bureaucrat with a preference for pre-packaged goods, Michel Renault travels to Thailand where he begins to gain a taste for the exotic and sensual, an interest that draws him into an intense love affair with Valerie
Pig's foot : a novel by Carlos Acosta( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oscar Kortico, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales--some taller than others--of slavery, revolution, family secrets, love, and identity that span three generations. One day, Oscar wakes to find that he is alone in the world. As the sole descendent of his family line, he is not sure what to do or where to go, but he holds fast to what his grandfather always told him: "No man knows who he is until he knows hispast, the history of his country."As Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village of Pata de Puerco and the meaning of the magical pig's-foot amulet he has inherited, the search for his country's hidden history becomes entangled with the search for the truth about himself. Ambitious in scope, yet intimate in tone, rippling with vitality and driven by passion, full of dark comedy, magical history, and startling revelations, Pig's Foot is a dazzling evocation of Cuba's tumultuous history--a spellbinding and unexpected debut from an author of many talents"--
Windows on the world : a novel by Frédéric Beigbeder( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is an evocation of the last moments for a father and his children on top of the World Trade Centre on September 11th
The Patagonian hare : a memoir by Claude Lanzmann( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces his life in film and journalism, describing his early experiences as an underground soldier in occupied Paris, his affair with Simone de Beauvoir, and the making of his seminal documentary Shoah
The German mujahid by Boualem Sansal( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel and Malrich are the sons of a German father and an Algerian mother. Born in a small village in the Algerian hinterland, they are sent to Paris to be educated. Rachel excels under the French education system to become a successful businessman working for a multinational, but Malrich, 15 years younger, grows up in the banlieue, drops out of school and mixes with the wrong crowd. The brothers keep a wary distance from each other until the day their parents are killed in an Islamic fundamentalist raid. When their father's personal effects reach Paris, Rachel discovers that Hans Schiller was a reputed chemist before the war, who joined the Nazi party and then the Waffen SS. Posted to Auschwitz, he played an active part in the extermination of thousands of people. At the end of the war, he escaped to Egypt. There Nasser lent him to the burgeoning Algerian FLN, and after Independence, he settled in Ain Deb, where he started a family, enjoying the respect given to the mujahideen
The impostor : a true story by Javier Cercas( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about Enric Marco, a Spanish man who claimed to have been a prisoner in Nazi German concentration camps, until historian Benito Bermejo found out that his story was not true
Public enemies : dueling writers take on each other and the world by Bernard-Henri Lévy( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What begins as an exchange between bitter enemies evolves into a joint personal meditation among France's premier literary and philosophical live wires on their lives, their writing, and what it means to think
The great swindle by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1918, the war on the Western Front all but over. An ambitious officer, Lieutenant Henry D'Aulnay-Pradelle, sends two soldiers over the top and then surreptitiously shoots them in the back to incite his men to attack the German lines. When another of D'Aulnay-Pradelle's soldiers, Albert Maillard, reaches the bodies and discovers how they died, the lieutenant shoves him into a shell hole to silence him. Albert is rescued by fellow soldier, the artist Edouard Péricourt, who takes a bullet in the face. The war ends and both men recover, but Edouard is permanently disfigured, and fakes his death to prevent his family from seeing him as a cripple. In gratitude for Edouard's rescue, Albert becomes the injured man's companion and caregiver. Finding that the postwar gratitude for the soldiers' service is nothing more than lip-service to an empty idea, the two men scramble to survive, ultimately devising a scam to take money for never-to-be-built war memorials from small towns. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Pradelle has married Edouard's sister Madeline and is running a scam of his own that involves the exhumation of war victims. In this sorrowful, heart-searching novel, the interwoven lives of these three men create a tapestry of the human condition as seen through the lens of war, revealing brutality and compassion, heroism and cowardice, in equal measure."--provided by publisher
Three days and a life by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1999, in the small provincial town of Beauval, France, twelve-year-old Antoine Courtin accidentally kills a young neighbor boy in the woods near his home. Panicked, he conceals the body and to his relief--and ongoing shame--he is never suspected of any connection to the child's disappearance. But the boy's death continues to haunt him, shaping his life in unseen ways. More than a decade later, Antoine is living in Paris, now a young doctor with a fiancée and a promising future. On a rare trip home to the town he hates and fears, Antoine thoughtlessly sleeps with a beautiful young woman from his past. She shows up pregnant at his doorstep in Paris a few months later, insisting that they marry, but Antoine refuses. Meanwhile, the newly discovered body of Antoine's childhood victim means that the case has been reopened, and all of his old fears rush back. Then the young woman's father threatens Antoine with a paternity test--which would almost certainly match the DNA found on the dead child's body. Will Antoine finally be forced to confront his crime? And what is he prepared to do to keep his secrets buried in the past?"--
The occupation trilogy : La Place de l'Étoile, the night watch, Ring roads by Patrick Modiano( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born at the close of World War II, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano was a young man in his twenties when he burst onto the Parisian literary scene with these three brilliant, angry novels about the wartime Occupation of Paris. The epigraph to his first novel, among the first to seriously question Nazi collaboration in France, reads: "In June 1942 a German officer goes up to a young man and says: 'Excuse me, monsieur, where is La Place de l'Étoile?' The young man points to the star on his chest." The second novel, The Night Watch, tells the story of a young man caught between his work for the French Gestapo, his work for a Resistance cell, and the black marketeers whose milieu he shares. Ring Roads recounts a son's search for his Jewish father who disappeared ten years earlier, whom he finds trying to weather the war in service to unsavory characters. Together these three brilliant, almost hallucinatory evocations of the Occupation attempt to exorcise the past by exploring the morally ambiguous worlds of collaboration and resistance. Award-winning translator Frank Wynne has revised the translations of The Night Watch and Ring Roads --long out of print--for our current day, and brings La Place de l'Étoile into English for the first time. The Occupation Trilogy provides the perfect introduction to one of the world's greatest writers."--Publisher description
Purgatory : a novel by Tomás Eloy Martínez( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simón Cardoso had been dead thirty years when his wife, Emilia Dupuy, spotted him at lunchtime in the lounge bar in Trudy Tuesday. So begins Purgatory. Simón, a cartographer like Emilia, vanished during a trip to map an obscure road in Argentina's back country. Later, testimonies suggested that he was one of the thousands of "subversives" arrested, tortured, and executed by the military regime. Yet Emilia, daughter of the regime's chief propagandist, has refused to accept this. She has spent her life longing for Simón to return, following elusive leads, never giving up hope. The husband who reappears to her, however, has not suffered those same years of uncertainty; for him, no time has passed at all.--From back cover
Kamchatka by Marcelo Figueras( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, a young boy flees Buenos Aires with his opposition-supporting family, renames himself after his hero Harry Houdini, and dedicates his time in exile to mastering his role model's escape artistry
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The elementary particles
I was Vermeer : the rise and fall of the twentieth century's greatest forgerPlatform : a novelWindows on the world : a novelThe Patagonian hare : a memoirThe German mujahidPublic enemies : dueling writers take on each other and the worldPurgatory : a novelKamchatka
Alternative Names
Frank Wynne escriptor irlandès

Frank Wynne escritor irlandés

Frank Wynne Irish literary translator and writer

Frank Wynne Irish writer

Frank Wynne taalkundige uit Ierland

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