WorldCat Identities

Spencer, Sally

Overview
Works: 75 works in 309 publications in 1 language and 19,870 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6069.P483, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sally Spencer
Echoes of the dead by Sally Spencer( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third book in the series featuring DCI Monika Paniatowski - When a recently released prisoner claims in a deathbed confession that he is innocent of the rape and murder of a young girl for which he was convicted twenty-two years earlier, DCI Monika Paniatowski is tasked to lead an unofficial investigation into his claims. At first she is reluctant, but when she learns that her old mentor Charlie Woodend was the lead detective in the case, she knows she must do everything she can to protect his reputation
The ring of death by Sally Spencer( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DCI Monika Paniatowski finds herself handicapped by a colleague she doesn't trust and being watched by an old enemy as she tries to unravel a series of clues left by a deranged murderer
The dead hand of history by Sally Spencer( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Monika's first day in the new job, a severed female hand is discovered on the riverbank. Only hours into the case, she finds she can no longer trust her colleagues-- or even herself
Dangerous games by Sally Spencer( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Inspector Woodend finds himself confronting the work of a possible serial killer when a murdered man is found hanging from a bridge and another is found dangling from a crane
Backlash : a Monika Paniatowski mystery by Sally Spencer( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Inspector Monika Paniatowski's bitter personal history with Chief Superintendent Tom Kershaw makes her resent the emphasis being put on finding his wife, who has apparently been kidnapped following an automobile accident, and when young prostitute Grace Meade also disappears, Monika sees enough similarities to justify widening her search, even though she has been told to devote her time to the Kershaw case
A long time dead by Sally Spencer( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Captain Robert Kineally went missing from Haverton American Army base in Devon in 1944, it was generally assumed he had lost his nerve and deserted. But now, twenty years after the War ended, a body found on the near-derelict base seems to tell an entirely different story. DCI Charlie Woodend has strong reasons for not wanting the case. As a sergeant on secondment to the Americans, he served at Haverton himself; he left Haverton only a few days before the murder, so he is personally involved. However, he is given the case, and it is soon plain that while the British Government expects one outcome, the American Government will be happy with nothing less than the opposite
Death watch : a Chief Inspector Wooden novel by Sally Spencer( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angela Jackson has been missing for over twenty-four hours and, in the opinion of Dr. Stevenson, the psychiatrist who Woodend turns to for advice, her kidnapper will first torture and then kill her. With damaging strains operating within his own team, the more the investigation proceeds the less hope Woodend can see. And he knows deep within himself that he will fail in bringing Angela back alive
Death's dark shadow by Sally Spencer( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped on the lonely canalside, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is--but no one seems to know
A walk with the dead by Sally Spencer( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A killer who can't be classified--a killer who can't be profiled ... When a young girl, Jill Harris, is murdered, the case soon becomes personal for Monika Paniatowski. She saw the victim looking distressed only hours before she was killed, and Jill was the same age as her own daughter, Louisa. Driven by guilt and pity, Monika throws herself into the investigation, but both the chief constable, who is away, and Colin Beresford--her right-hand man--think she is too emotionally involved to handle it. What none of them know is that the killer is planning to strike again
Fatal quest : Woodend's first case by Sally Spencer( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Woodend has a murder to solve. Trouble is, nobody seems to want him to solve it not Eddie, a Liverpudlian thug sent to threaten him; not DCI Bentley; not Deputy Commissioner Naylor, whose word is law in Scotland Yard; not even the dead girl's mother herself. But Woodend cares. He will find the murderer, he promises himself, even if that means putting his career and perhaps even his own life on the line
Supping with the devil : a DCI Paniatowski mystery by Sally Spencer( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DCI Monika Paniatowski recognises her latest assignment as advisor to the Earl of Ridley's rock festival for what it really is - an attempt by the chief constable to destroy her career. Yet it soon becomes apparent that matters are not as simple as they appear. Why, for instance, did the earl choose to employ the notorious Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang to provide the security for the festival? And to what lengths will his mother, the dowager countess, go to destroy it? But it is when the half naked body of a tabloid journalist is discovered in the middle of Whitebridge that things really start to hot up
Blackstone and the wolf of Wall Street by Sally Spencer( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Sam Blackstone and his partner Alan Meade investigate after reclusive millionaire William Holt is kidnapped from his Coney Island home and a huge ransom is demanded from the victim's sons
Blackstone and the endgame by Sally Spencer( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1916. Inspector Sam Blackstone is suspicious when he is called to the office of Superintendent Brigham the new head of special branch and confused that Brigham seems to want to see him as little as Sam himself wishes to be there. An already stranger situation grows more strange when Sam discovers what hes there for: a German traitor wants 25000 in exchange for secret intelligence on U boat locations and Max has specifically asked for Blackstone to be the one to deliver the money alone. Blackstone and his sergeant Archie Patterson are certain theres more to it than that but Blackstone cant turn down the job if he doesnt do it some other poor fool will have to. But that is little comfort when as suspected it all goes wrong and Blackstone finds himself on the run from his own colleagues with Patterson languishing in a cell looking at a twenty year stretch if hes lucky
Best served cold by Sally Spencer( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night the Whitebridge Players staged their last ever performance, the idealistic young actors in the company resolved that twenty years on they would return to the same theatre and stage the same play. But two decades later, old resentments have grown and new jealousies have germinated, and it is a very different company that returns to re-enact the Spanish Tragedy. The cast members all have their axes to grind - and some have clear targets for those axes...It is in this world - where normal rules and standards have no meaning - that DCI Monika Paniatowski finds herself, once a tragedy within the Tragedy has occurred. But how can she uncover the killer's motive when everyone seemed to want the victim dead? And how can she decide who is telling the truth - when all these people lie for a living?
Lambs to the slaughter by Sally Spencer( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The colliery village of Bellingsworth is already divided over an impending strike, so the last thing it needs is a murder, but that's exactly what it gets when a retired miner called Len Hopkins is found battered to death in his outside lavatory"--Dust jacket flap
The witch maker by Sally Spencer( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The village of Hallerton is home to a murder when the maker of the witches effigy is himself discovered strangled and tied to the Witching Post. DCI Woodend wonders why there have been so many suicides in this sleepy hamlet and why the villagers are so reluctant to help the police
Blackstone and the new world : an Inspector Blackstone mystery by Sally Spencer( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is July 1900. Sam Blackstone has only gone to New York to pick up a prisoner, but he soon finds himself drafted in to investigate the murder of Inspector O'Brien, a man famed for rooting out police corruption. Working with Alex Meade, an enthusiastic young detective who worshipped O'Brien, Blackstone scours the depths - and the heights - of the city in search of the killer. And the more he searches, the more he becomes convinced that the police department doesn't really want the murder to be solved
Dying in the dark by Sally Spencer( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend investigates the rape and brutal murder of secretary Pamela Rainsford and discovers the victim may have had a secret life
Thicker than water by Sally Spencer( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DCI Monika Paniatowski investigates a case that could be the making - or, more likely, breaking - of her career DCI Monika Paniatowski has only been back from maternity leave for three days when she is called in to investigate a nightmare of a case. Not only is the murder victim a mother of three small children, but her husband is a wealthy politician. Monika knows that if she can't make a quick arrest her career is on the line. It's lucky, then, that within minutes of meeting Councillor Danbury, she has a bruised face - and a prime suspect. But then the case takes a nasty twist, and suddenly the investigation is national news. Monika's sure she has the right man - but how to prove it?
Blackstone and the Great War by Sally Spencer( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrounded by young men less than half his age, Inspector Blackstone must face the horror of modern warfare and the prejudices of the officer class if he is to gain justice for the murdered grandson of a British general
 
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Echoes of the dead
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The ring of deathThe dead hand of historyDangerous gamesBacklash : a Monika Paniatowski mysteryA long time deadDeath watch : a Chief Inspector Wooden novelFatal quest : Woodend's first caseBlackstone and the wolf of Wall Street