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Kendall, Roe

Works: 24 works in 208 publications in 1 language and 3,515 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Action and adventure fiction  Domestic fiction  Audio adaptations  Excerpts  Songs 
Roles: Narrator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roe Kendall
The hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Ludel, ten-year-old son of Richard Ludel, becomes the new lord at Eaton. The boy's grandmother wishes him to make a marriage of convenience but he defies her. Cuthred, a hermit, has taken up residence in Eyton Forest with a young companion, Hyacinth, who befriends Richard. Richard disappears and a corpse is found in the forest
Dead man's ransom by Ellis Peters( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is early in the twelfth century and the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud rages with renewed vigor. In the battle of Lincoln, the sheriff of Shropshire is captured and the king himself is detained by his enemies. An exchange of prisoners is arranged: the sheriff will be bartered for a young Welsh lordling who has been captured during a misguided assault on a convent
The dark portal by Robin Jarvis( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a rescue mission, a few daring mice journey below to the sewers to an evil world populated by rats who peel mice before eating them and worship the Dark Lord
Whose body? : a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder-especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby, knew better. In this, his first murder case, Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bath. First published in 1923, Whose Body? established the disarmingly debonair-and somewhat foppish-Wimsey as one of the most enduring characters in English literature. It remains one of the most significant (and most charming) of the Golden Age mysteries
An excellent mystery by Ellis Peters( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the eleventh chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, at Shrewsbury. In the year of our Lord 1141, August comes in golden as a lion, and two monks ride into the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul bringing with them disturbing news of war-and a mystery. The strangers tell how the strife between the Empress Maud and King Stephan has destroyed the town of Winchester and their priory. Now Brother Humilis, who is handsome, gaunt, and very ill, and Brother Fidelis, youthful, comely-and totally mute-must seek refuge at Shrewsury. And from the moment he meets them, Brother Cadfael senses something deeper than their common vows binds these two good brothers. What the link is he can only guess ... what it will lead to is beyond his imagining
The pilgrim of hate by Ellis Peters( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the tenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, at Shrewsbury. In the year of our Lord 1141, civil war over England's throne leaves a legacy of violence and the murder of a knight dear to Brother Cadfael. And with the gentle bud-strewn May, a flood of pilgrims comes to the celebration of Saint Winifred at the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, carrying with it many strange souls ... and perhaps the knight's killer
The final reckoning by Robin Jarvis( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Deptford Mice and their allies rush once again into battle with old enemies, grown much more powerful, as a devastatingly cold winter threatens to keep the Green Mouse from returning in the spring
The crystal prison by Robin Jarvis( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of the Deptford Mice continues in this sequel to The dark portal. The evil rat Jupiter has been defeated, and the young Deptford mice emerge from the sewers to start a new life in the country. But the albino mouse Oswald is seized by an illness and lies near death. His friend Audrey enlists the help of the ancient squirrel mystic Starwife, who agrees to heal him on one condition. She reintroduces Audrey to the once villainous rat Madam Akkikuyu, whose mind is now broken, and decrees that Madam Akkikuyu must stay with Audrey until she dies. In the country, the mice find a bucolic existence, until they find themselves embroiled in a series of murders. The country mice suspect that headstrong city mouse, Audrey, is the culprit. But the truth is far more sinister, as Audrey witnesses the return of the supernatural evil she thought had been destroyed
The mistress by Philippe Tapon( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a French doctor navigates between serving the German occupier and the Resistance. Complicating his life is that he must also navigate between his wife and his mistress. When war ends the Resistance accuses him of collaborating and his wife of the theft of her dowry
Camille : or, the lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men of great wealth bought her love. She gave it to only one. Marguerite Gautier, the greatest beauty in Paris, was known to all as "the Lady of the Camellias" because she was never seen without her favorite flowers. She was luxuriously kept by the richest men in France, who thronged to her boudoir to lay their fortunes at her feet. She lived violently, spending herself and her money in reckless abandon. She had many lovers, but she never really loved--until she met Armand Duval. Realizing that her only assets in life were her face and figure, Marguerite had learned how to make men pay. But what happens to a cool, calculating beauty when she herself suffers the wound of love?
Stately pursuits by Katie Fforde( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Hettie Longden, freshly dumped and broken-hearted, who agrees to look after her great-uncle's long-abandoned mansion in the countryside. She is at something of a life-time low: no job, no lover, no prospects, and no particular talent for resuscitating crumbling estates. So she hopes for nothing more than a good old-fashioned escape. What she finds, though, is a cast of quirky and ever-present neighbors, a couple of sensitive New-Age guys, some very humorless bank officials, two disarming little canines, one gracious, dilapidated, romantic old house--and, just maybe, enough elbow grease to polish everything up again
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ronit Krushka learns of the death of her estranged father, the pre-eminent rabbi of the London Orthodox Jewish community in which she was raised, she leaves behind her Friday-night takeout, her troublesome romance, and her boisterous circle of friends to return home
Medieval people by Eileen Power( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic of social history, the author describes the lives of five obscure men and women of the Middle Ages and one famous one. She draws on account books, records, letters, diaries, and wills to make the life of those times as concrete and comprehensible as our own."--Container
The sleeping beauty : and other fairy tales from the old French by Arthur Quiller-Couch( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation four French fairy tales
A pale view of hills by Kazuo Ishiguro( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. In a story where past and present confuse, she relives scenes of Japan's devastation in the wake of World War II
Maggie's market by Dee Williams( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1935, and Maggie Ross loves her life among the stallholders in Kelvin Market, where her husband Tony has a bric-a-brac stall and where she lives, with her young family, above Mr. Goldman's tailoring shop. But when, one fine spring day, her husband disappears into thin air, her world collapses. The last anyone saw of Tony was at Rotherhithe station, where Mr. Goldman glimpsed him boarding a train. Maggie can only guess at her husband's destination or his reason for leaving so suddenly when she's got a baby on the way. What she does begin to learn is who her real friends are, as she struggles to bring her children up alone. There's outspoken, golden-hearted Winnie, and cheeky Eve whom she's known since girlhood. And then there's Inspector Matthews, the policeman sent to investigate her husband's disappearance, to whom Maggie is increasingly drawn
Mystical paths by Susan Howatch( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicholas Darrow, a strong-willed and independent young man, has grown up under the shadow of the Church of England and the loving but watchful eye of his father, an Anglican priest. Like his father, he too has both a gift and a burden in the form of psychic abilities. Although his father warns him to nurture his special powers with care, Nicholas can see no harm in the occasional dazzling "psychic flourish"--Until one results in a friend's attempted suicide. Now, staggering under the weight of remorse, horrified by the dangerous edge of his powers, Nicholas moves toward the brink of emotional collapse. When a terrifying vision suggests to him that he might literally be possessed, he must at last begin to face the truth of his past--and, in particular, of his relationship with his father--to find the one path that may lead him out of the seemingly impenetrable darkness"--Publisher's website
The real Diana by Colin Campbell( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains startling new revelations about Diana which Lady Colin Campbell has unearthed since Diana's tragic death, including new theories on her untimely death itself
The murder on the links : a Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsieur Renauld dies on a golf course just days after sending a plea for help to Detective Hercule Poirot. Since Renauld possessed a plundered fortune, a scorned wife, a mistress, and an estranged son, there is no lack of suspects. It's up to Poirot to put the police onto the culprit before more murders occur. His insistence that the police have arrested the wrong man in their investigation into the killing is proven correct when a second murder takes place
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy Orczy( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the peak of the French Revolution someone is freeing aristocrats from prison and smuggling them to England. The only clue is the image of the flower for which he becomes known. He must be stopped, but who is he or she?
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Dead man's ransomThe dark portalWhose body? : a Lord Peter Wimsey mysteryAn excellent mysteryThe pilgrim of hateThe final reckoningThe crystal prisonThe mistress