Hall, Patricia 1940-
Most widely held works by Patricia Hall
Skeleton at the feast by Patricia Hall ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 831 libraries worldwide
With his career in limbo, Detective Chief Inspector Michael Thackeray heads for his alma mater, Oxford, to take a summer course where he is asked to investigate the disappearance of a senior don, a probe that brings him face to face with his own past at the university.
The Italian girl by Patricia Hall ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 733 libraries worldwide
"Nearly fifty years ago in the town of Bradfield, in Yorkshire, a beautiful Italian girl vanished and a community mourned and then forgot her. It was a rainy Coronation day in 1953 when Mariella Bonetti disappeared, and the residents of the crowded apartment building where she lived were busy families, some friendly, some distant, but all slowly recovering from the havoc a world war wrought." -- Jacket.
Death in dark waters by Patricia Hall ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 725 libraries worldwide
"The Carib Club is one of Bradfield's most popular night clubs, especially in the local black community-but it's in the heart of a Muslim district. Members of the local mosque are keen to get the club closed down, so when, after a night out clubbing, Jeremy Adams is knocked down by a taxi and left in a coma, the pressure on the Carib Club starts building. Jeremy had taken ecstasy tablets before the accident happened and his father, wealthy local businessman Grantley Adams, wants to know who supplied him with the pills. DCI Michael Thackeray is put on the case but when none of the boy's friends seem willing to talk he finds himself getting nowhere fast. Meanwhile Thackeray's girlfriend, reporter Laura Ackroyd, is conducting her own investigation into Bradfield's drugs problem. A young boy has died after falling from a tower block on the Wuthering Heights housing estate-the police are blaming the accident on a heroin overdose, but his friends swear that he was clean"--Publisher's description.
Dead on arrival by Patricia Hall ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
On a trip to London, journalist Laura Ackroyd witnesses the murder of an immigrant boy. She plans to write an article about the social implications of the crime for a London newspaper. Meanwhile, Yorkshier DCI Michael Thackeray tries to find a missing Muslim teenager.
Deep freeze by Patricia Hall ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Taking a chance at living together, reporter Laura Ackroyd and DCI Michael Thackeray find themselves investigating the same controversial case in the fatal shooting of a young teenager outside of an abortion clinic.
Perils of the night by Patricia Hall ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 623 libraries worldwide
In Yorkshire, journalist Laura Ackroyd and inspector Michael Thackeray investigate the murder of a female student. Indications are she worked as a prostitute to earn money to pay her college fees. By the author of The Dead of Winter.
Dead reckoning by Patricia Hall ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Earnshaw's Mills future hangs in the balance. Racial tensions are running high and the threat of mass redundancies in the Muslim community spells more trouble ahead. When a major shareholder is murdered, reporter Laura Ackroyd is sent to research the story and her boyfriend, DCI Michael Thackeray, is called in to investigate.
The poison pool by Patricia Hall ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
The dead of winter by Patricia Hall ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
In Yorkshire, a land development scheme gives rise to protests by environmentalists. When a woman protester is murdered, Chief Inspector Thackery has work on his hands. By the author of Dying Fall.
Dying fall by Patricia Hall ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Slovenian and held by 398 libraries worldwide
A crime-ridden council estate in Yorkshire is the setting for this police investigation into child molesting and murder. A difficult probe as the inhabitants hate the police. The protagonists are Inspector Thackeray and reporter Laura Ackroyd. By the author of Death by Election.
Death by election by Patricia Hall ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
In Bradfield, England, police are ready to arrest sociologist Richard Thurston, a candidate in an election, charging he killed a man blackmailing him as a homosexual. Reporter Laura Ackroyd thinks Thurston is innocent and turns detective, bringing her to the attention of the killer.
Sins of the fathers by Patricia Hall ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A Thackeray and Ackroyd mystery.
By death divided by Patricia Hall ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Journalist Laura Ackroyd becomes drawn into the plight of Jenny Holden and her daughter Anna when she writes an article about domestic abuse. Jenny takes flight from her husband to a women's refuge, but her dreams of safety are shattered when young Anna goes missing... Meanwhile, Mohammed Sharif is finding it difficult to keep his balance on the tightrope he walks between his family's traditional Muslim beliefs and his job as a policeman. When his young, newly married cousin Faria Aziz disappears, Mohammed tries to trace her to ease the worry of his family. But as this unofficial inquiry soon becomes a police matter, DCI Thackeray must tread carefully in his investigations.
Death in a far country by Patricia Hall ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
The body of a young woman is found in the Bradfield canal: a new case for DCI Thackeray. But with the entire town focused on the local club's match against Chelsea, no one seems able to identify the girl, let alone give any clue as to how she died. Meanwhile, Thackeray's girlfriend reporter Laura Ackroyd stumbles upon evidence of shady dealings by the club's directors and unsavoury goings-on at post-game parties. But in her pursuit of answers, Laura may be putting Thackeray's job and her life in danger.
False witness by Patricia Hall ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
A head teacher is bludgeoned to death and a teenager is arrested and case is closed until DCI Thackeray starts investigating and the quick arrest appears increasingly flawed.
The masks of darkness by Patricia Hall ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Recently divorced, Jay Morton returns to her hometown of Pendle Bridge with her young daughter Kate. She quickly secures a job helping to set up a museum at the sinister-looking Pendle House, now derelict and overgrown. But her new life takes a disturbing turn when she suspects she is being stalked.
Devil's game by Patricia Hall ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
The Ackroyd & Thackeray series. Having discovered she is pregnant, journalist Laura Ackroyd must gather the courage to tell her partner, DCI Michael Thackeray - so she could have done without the task of profiling elusive venture capitalist Sir David Murgatroyd. Gradually she discovers more about Murgatroyd, especially his power to persuade others to his way of thinking. Meanwhile, Thackeray is busy with the disappearance of Karen Bastable, who went missing after an illicit meeting in the local forest. As the two future parents' careers collide, Laura must think of her own safety as she becomes entangled in a reality far darker than she could have ever imagined.
In the bleak midwinter by Patricia Hall ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Dead beat by Patricia Hall ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
"When photographer Kate O'Donnell takes off for London from swinging Liverpool she has two things in mind: to make a career and to track down her missing older brother. But when she does find a trace of Tom, he's still missing--leaving behind a dead flatmate and some very suspicious cops, including Harry Barnard of the vice squad. Kate determines to clear her brother's name, but her investigations take her on a terrifying journey, and soon she isn't sure if even the charming Barnard can be trusted..."--Amazon.com.
The coldness of killers by Patricia Hall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Abortion services Abused women Ackroyd, Laura (Fictitious character) Audiobooks Audiobooks Brothers and sisters City and town life Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories, English Discrimination in law enforcement Drug abuse Drug traffic England England--Liverpool England--London England--London--Docklands England--London--Soho England--Oxford England--South Yorkshire England--West Yorkshire England--Yorkshire English fiction Fiction Great Britain Humorous stories Industrial relations Labor unions Large type books Missing persons Missing persons--Investigation Murder Pakistanis Police Prostitutes Race relations Racism Readers (Primary) Real estate developers Real estate development--Corrupt practices Schools Social history Social workers Talking books Thackeray, Michael (Fictitious character) University of Oxford Women journalists Women photographers Women social workers