WorldCat Identities

Kay, Christopher

Works: 403 works in 710 publications in 1 language and 9,957 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Popular works  Biographical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: Q143.L5, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christopher Kay
Leonardo : the first scientist by Michael White( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White weaves the history of early scientific endeavor, Leonardo's colorful personal life, including his deprived childhood, homosexuality, and relationships with contemporaries such as Machiavelli and Borgia
George Orwell by Gordon Bowker( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest writers of the 20th century, George Orwell left an enduring mark on our language and culture, with concepts such as "Big Brother," "Room 101," and "Newspeak." His reputation rests not only on his political shrewdness and his sharp satires, but also on his clear writing style and his essays
To lie with lions by Dorothy Dunnett( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#1 in The House of Niccol series. The time is the 15th century, when merchants become the new knighthood of Europe. Nicholas travels to Iceland in search of the ultimate business deal. He confronts merchants, polar bears and the frozen north, only to have his estranged wife threaten to topple his achievements. Dunnett at her best
River of darkness by Rennie Airth( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's 1912 when the bloodied bodies of Colonel Fletcher, his wife, and two staff are found in a manor house in Surrey. The police have put the murders down to a violent robbery, but Detective Inspector madden from Scotland Yard has his own suspicions."--Container
The villa of mysteries by David Hewson( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young woman is found dead in a peat bog near the banks of the river Tiber, Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, thinks she is the victim of an ancient pagan ritual. Inspector Leo Falcone, however, knows this case is recent history and the horror is still very much alive
Leave the grave green by Deborah Crombie( Recording )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A body fished from the Thames opens this British-style whodunit by an American author. It stars the Scotland Yard superintendent, Duncan Kincaid, and his sergeant, Gemma Jones, as they investigate the drowning of the black sheep of a wealthy family. Zest is added to the probe by the growing attraction between Kincaid and the victim's widow, something which his lady sergeant frowns upon
Blind to the bones by Stephen Booth( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the desolate moors of Dark Peak, villagers of Withens are being murdered. And one has been dead for two years - though not everyone will believe it. As far as the parents of missing student Emma Renshaw are concerned, their daughter is alive - which doesn't help DS Dian Fry in her efforts to re-open the case. DC Ben Cooper's attempts to solve the killings come up against an equally impenetrable barrier in the shape of the Oxley family. They stick to their own area like the hefted sheep on the hillsides, passing on secret knowledge through generations and guarding their traditions from the likes of Cooper
The secret hunters by Ranulph Fiennes( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The journal is found in Antarctica. Travelling back to England, the finder reads Derek Jacobs' amazing diary of his horrific childhood in Nazi concentration camps with his mother, Jacobs survives and is brought up in Canada, where he joins The Secret Hunters, a group who exact their revenge on perpetrators of genocide."--Container
Adam's curse : a future without men by Bryan Sykes( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sykes tackles what may be the most provocative question geneticists have ever considered: Are we facing a future where men become extinct? Bold, controversial, and endlessly fascinating, Adam's Curse is certain to spark discussion and provoke debate
London : a history by A. N Wilson( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This entertaining volume provides a concise history of one of the world's premiere cities. Acclaimed author A.N. Wilson starts at the beginning, when London was founded by the Romans, and continues to contemporary times, hitting all the historical highlights along the way
The grail tree by Jonathan Gash( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Grail appears to have surfaced once again in the antiques world. Lovejoy is not unduly surprised--there has never been a shortage of cups alleged to be this particular artifact. Until someone takes it seriously and the cup is stolen and the owner is found dead in rather gruesome circumstances
Traitor's kiss by Gerald Seymour( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officially, the Cold War is over, and the hand of friendship has been exchanged in public. In private, though, the intelligence war continues. A British trawler strays into Russian waters. On its return, the captain has a package for British Intelligence. For the next four years, a high-ranking Russian naval officer provides MI6 with priceless information. But suddenly he goes quiet. Clearly under suspicion, the decision is made to get him out. But his controllers in London know nothing about him
Black dog by Stephen Booth( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When teenager Laura Vernon goes missing during a hot summer in the Peak District, local policd mount a full-scale search. But it's retired miner Harry Dickinson who finally discovers Laura's body, and he seems determined to obstruct the investigation. Ben Cooper, a young D.C. has known the villagers all his life, but his instinctive feelings about the case are called into question by the arrival of Diane Fry, a ruthlessly ambitious detective from another division. As the investigation twists and turns, Ben and Diane discover that to understand the present, they must also understand the past; and in a world where no one is entirely innocent, no one can avoid pain
Stormrider by David Gemmell( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swords of night and day by David Gemmell( Recording )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priestly class has reawakened ancient technology that allows them to prolong life indefinitely, create lycanthropic man-beast combinations called Jiamads and fashion magical weapons such as the two legendary blades Skilgannon once carried, the Swords of Night and Day
Author, author by David Lodge( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins in December 1915, with dying author Henry James surrounded by his relatives and servants. Then it loops back to the 1880s, to chart the course of Henry's "middle years, " focusing particularly on his friendship with genial Punch artist and illustrator George Du Maurier. By the end of the decade Henry is seriously worried by the failure of his books to "sell, " and decides to try and achieve fame and fortune as a playwright. At the same time, Du Maurier, whose sight is failing, diversifies into writing novels. The consequences for both men are surprising, ironic, comic, and tragic
The lost by Jonathan Aycliffe( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael is a teacher at a prep school in Cambridge. Barely thirty, he's tired of his life. So Michael takes a sabbatical to Romania to claim the property of his grandparents. What he finds is an ancient stronghold in the Transylvanian Alps, an irresistible dark-eyed girl, and an evil that reaches back to the very origins of his shattered family.--
Sabbath morn' by John Wainwright( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogate-on-Sands is a seaside town whose population consists mainly of the retired and whose economy is reliant on the annual influx of summer visitors. The small local police force copes efficiently with the petty crimes. Then a police constable is murdered and there is a rash of arson attacks in the town
The Judas pair : a Lovejoy mystery by Jonathan Gash( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antiques dealer Lovejoy is commissioned to hunt down what he considers to be a mythical object, the Judas pair, the supposed thirteenth pair of duelling pistols made by the famous maker Durs. After two murders, Lovejoy is certain that the pistols do exist, and are now in the hands of the murderer."--Container
Spend game by Jonathan Gash( Recording )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Lovejoy leaves a mundane auction, he witnesses the calculated murder of a fellow dealer. When someone hands him a letter written by the victim, his cover is blown
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