WorldCat Identities

Hall, Patricia 1940-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 229 publications in 3 languages and 10,014 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  College stories  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6058.A46, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia Hall
Skeleton at the feast by Patricia Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 658 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member 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
Deep freeze by Patricia Hall( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member 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
Dead reckoning by Patricia Hall( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thackeray and Ackroyd confront economic and racial struggles in their Yorkshire town
Dead beat by Patricia Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member 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
Dead on arrival by Patricia Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member 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
Perils of the night by Patricia Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member 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
The dead of winter by Patricia Hall( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member 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
The poison pool by Patricia Hall( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dressed to kill by Patricia Hall( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963, a young photographer from Liverpool finds the darker side of London's fashion industry when she goes to work for at a fashion photographer's studio
By death divided by Patricia Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Ackroydk, journalist girlfriend of DCI Michael Thackery, becomes drawn into the plight of Julie Holden and her daughter Anna when she writes an article about domestic abuse. Julie takes flight to a women's refugek, but her dreams are shattered when Anna goes missing
Death by election by Patricia Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 331 WorldCat member 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
Blood brothers by Patricia Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1963. When a mutilated corpse is discovered on the site of the new Centre Point Tower, it's assumed to be a gangland killing. But DS Harry Barnard isn't convinced. At the same time, Kate O'Donnell's assignment with a national newspaper's crime reporter is causing a rift in her relationship with Harry and will lead her into unexpected danger
Death trap by Patricia Hall( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Beatlemania having finally reached the capital, it's an exciting time to be in London. Especially for young photographer Kate O'Donnell, who left her native Liverpool six months previously to share a dilapidated flat with two girlfriends in Trendy Nottingham
Dying fall by Patricia Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member 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 in a far country by Patricia Hall( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following morning the body of a young girl is found in the canal. DCI Thackeray, recently returned to the force after a bungled kidnapping operation left him near death, is put on the case. But with the entire town's attention focused on the football team's upcoming match against Chelsea, no one seems to be able to tell the police anything about how the girl died, let alone identify her." "Thackeray's girlfriend, reporter Laura Ackroyd, also has much to investigate. The appointment of a female chairman at the football club has annoyed many people, in particular the men who dominate the shareholders and who will apparently stoop to any depth to force her out." "Thackeray and Ackroyd soon discover that their two stories are linked, and the common denominators are the shady dealings of the club's directors and the unsavory goings-on at the infamous post-game parties. But as Laura becomes more and more involved in the case, does she risk putting Thackeray's job and her life in danger?"--BOOK JACKET
Sins of the fathers by Patricia Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Thackeray and Ackroyd mystery
The masks of darkness by Patricia Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Pendle Bridge has changed in the last twenty years. Pendle House, once a children's home and now derelict and overgrown, is converted into a museum, but the building still has some terrible secrets
Devil's game by Patricia Hall( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen Bastable longs for more excitement in her life, & illicit group meetings in a local forest have added spark & pleasure recently. That is until one night she meets a man in search of a more sinister kind of gratification. When her abandoned car is discovered days later, the case becomes a race against time for DCI Michael Thackeray
 
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Skeleton at the feast
Alternative Names

controlled identityO'Connor, Maureen, 1940-

O'Connor, Maureen

Languages
English (133)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)

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The Italian girlDeath in dark watersDeep freezeDead reckoningDead beatDead on arrivalPerils of the nightThe dead of winter