Nettles, John 1943-
Most widely held works by John Nettles
Midsomer murders. Set twelve ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Four funerals and a wedding: Every year, the Skimmington Fayre, a medieval ritual, rekindles an age-old battle of the sexes in Broughton. But this year, the men decide to reclaim their dignity and the bodies really start to accumulate. Country matters: With the town of Elverton in an uproar over a new supermarket, an environmental consultant hired by the store is found stabbed to death. Death in chorus: The new director of the Midsomer Worthy choir wants to win the upcoming choral competition in the worst way. He demands perfection from his singers. When tenor and local artist Connor Simpson is murdered after practice and other choir members receive threatening notes, disharmony reigns. Last year's model: Annie Woodrow is the wife of a pop music impresario who stands accused of killing her best friend. All the evidence points to Annie as the killer, but DCI Barnaby begins to doubt her guilt. With friend and clinical psychologist Pru Plunkett feeding his suspicions, Barnaby sets out to find the truth.
Midsomer murders. Set six ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. A talent for life: Sordid affairs and financial secrets boil silently beneath the surface in the village of Malham Bridge until a double murder stirs the waters. Death and dreams: Investigating a string of deaths in Midsomer Worthy, Barnaby follows a trail of strange clues, nearly to his own demise. Painted in blood: When Joyce Barnaby finds a fellow painter from her Midsomer Florey watercolor class stabbed to death, two National Intelligence Squad agents take over the case. A tale of two Hamlets: Someone is decimating the ancient Smyth-Webster family, and the bad blood between the villages of Upper and Lower Warden is renewed with a vengeance. Birds of prey: Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death. Can Barnaby and Troy find the link?
Midsomer murders. Set one ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Death's shadow: A successful theatrical director, Simon Fletcher, returns to Badger's Drift, his head filled with disturbing childhood memories. Soon after, a local property developer becomes the first in a string of baffling murders. Strangler's wood: When a beautiful Brazilian woman is found strangled with a striped necktie in Raven's Wood, Barnaby experiences a disturbing sense of déjà vu. His investigation leads him to a trail fo blackmail, greed and betrayal. Blood will out: Barnaby is enlisted to keep the peace when the arrival of two feuding clans of travelers disrupts the tranquility of Martyr Warren. Local magistrate and Falklands War veteran Hector Bridges gets fired up about the interlopers and unwisely marches into the fray. Beyond the grave: First the portrait of a wealthy village forefather is found slashed to shreds in a local museum. Then a string of unearthly happenings in the museum and its graveyard terrify the community. Barnaby and Troy are called upon to separate fact from fiction.
Death of a hollow man ( Visual )
54 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
A murder victim is discovered in a lake near where Barnaby is rehearsing for an amateur theatrical production.
Midsomer murders. Set two ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Dead man's eleven: Schock ripples across the village of Fletcher's Cross when a prominent businessman's trophy wife is bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. While the victim had no apparent enemies, her avaricious husband, Robert Cavendish, is hated by all. Death of a stranger: As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the woods, a filthy tramp runs for cover, stumbles and falls into a pit screaming. This suspicious death, and the puzzling behavior of several villagers, leads Barnaby to discover a tangle of sordid secrets. Blue herrings: When Muriel Harrap's lifeless body is found late one night in the elevator at Lawnside, a home for the elderly, everyone assumes she died of natural causes. But when another seemingly healthy woman dies, rumers of fraud and murder terrify the residents. Judgement day: Amid the excitement of preparations for the Perfect Village Competition in Midsomer Mallow, a local rogue is found brutally murdered. Barnaby discovers a wealth of suspects, all of whom appear to be lying, and a determination by the villagers to keep his investigation quiet so as not to jeopardize their chances in the competition.
Midsomer murders. Set 4 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Likable family man Tom Barnaby is the down-to-earth Chief detective for a cluster of idyllic English country villages where some of the rose-covered cottages are home to murderers, thieves, and blackmailers. Barnaby exposes the criminals with the help from his eager young assistant Sargeant Troy and from his supportive wife.
Midsomer murders. Set ten ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Second sight: A mysterious death brings Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby and his young assistant Sergeant Dan Scott to Midsomer Mere, where villagers claim psychic powers. Hidden depths: Barnaby and Scott face a bizarre crime scene when a local oenophile gets killed by a combination of catapult, croquet, and Chateau Lafite. Sauce for the goose: After a visitor dies while touring Plummer's relish factor, Barnaby and Scott investigate the local food wars. Midsomer rhapsody: Barnaby links a long-deceased local composer with odd events that crescendo to a murderous conclusion.
Midsomer murders. Set thirteen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these four contemporary British television mysteries. Dance with the dead: A young man's apparent suicide leads Barnaby and his team searching for the man's missing girlfriend and ballroom dance partner. Animal within: When a woman presumed dead in a plane crash visits her uncle's estate three years later, she surprises everyone there, but it's an even greater shock when the uncle is murdered without a clear heir. King's crystal: Barnaby investigates a bitter feud at the heart of a family-owned glassworks involving the death of the family accountant. Axeman cometh: An aging band making a comeback tour stops for a concert in Midsomer, but someone's out to murder the band members one by one.
Midsomer murders. Set 15 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these four contemporary British television mysteries. Blood Wedding -- Cully's wedding day is fast approaching, but a series of bizarre murders at an upper-class wedding leave Barnaby distracted. Shot at Dawn -- A long-standing family feud erupts into violence after a disgraced soldier's name is placed on a World War I memorial. Left for Dead -- Barnaby discovers a potential link between a double murder and a decades-old disappearance in the sleepy town of Dunstan. Bonus disc: Super Sleuths, a documentary about Midsomer Murders in which John Nettles, Caroline Graham, Anthony Horowitz, and others reflect on the show's first decade.
Midsomer murders. Set five ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The killings at Badger's Drift: The death of an elderly woman and the persistence of her lifelong friend draw Barnaby into a case that reveals the sordid side of this quaint village. Written in blood: Investigating the brutal murder of a Midsomer Worthy writer, Barnaby discovers that the victim had been living a fictitious life. Death of a hollow man: In Causton, Barnaby and his family take part in an amateur theatrical production of Amadeus that provides an abundance of real-life drama. Faithful unto death: When the wife of a wealthy local businessman disappears, Barnaby finds that Fawcett Green harbors a complex web of financial and romantic entanglements. Death in disguise: Barnaby needs all his wits about him as he investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune.
Midsomer murders. Set seven ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The green man: Troy passes his inspector's exam and is moving on, but not before one more challenging case with Barnaby in Midsomer Worthy. Bad tidings: Dan Scott, Barnaby's new partner, gets a baptism by fire with a case in Midsomer Mallow that implicates Cully and her old schoolmates. The Fisher King: Barnaby and Scott follow a maze of Celtic rites, ancient artifacts, and twisted relationships to find the murderer of a Midsomer Barrow landowner. Sins of commission: Murder attends the annual literary festival in Midsomer St. Michael, leading Barnaby and Scott to discover a hotbed of corruption within the highbrow crowd.
Midsomer murders. Set eleven ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The house in the woods: According to local legend, Winyard is haunted, and it lives up to its reputation when a young couple dies on the property in a grisly fashion. Dead letters: As Midsomer Barton celebrates Oak Apple Week, the mother of a former festival queen drowns herself. But is it really suicide? Vixen's run: At a family gathering, thrice-married baronet Freddy Butler keels over dead, leaving an estate worth killing for. Down among the dead men: The shotgun slaying of accountant Martin Barrett leads Barnaby and Jones on a trail of blackmail.
Midsomer murders. Set nine ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Things that go bump in the night: A series of grisly murders rocks the village of Fletcher's Cross and local spiritualists fall under suspicion. Dead in the water: Barnaby and Scott immerse themselves in the luxurious world of rowing after a murder mars the annual Midsomer Regatta. Orchis fatalis: In the orchid-mad village of Midsomer Malham, Barnaby and Scott must discover who would kill to own an extremely rare specimen. Bantling boy: Why did the owner of Bantling Hall bequeath his champion thoroughbred to four Midsomer villagers? The only person who knows doesn't live to tell the tale.
Midsomer murders. Set 14 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these four contemporary British television mysteries.
Midsomer murders. Set three ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Garden of death: One of the most beautiful spots in Midsomer Deverell becomes a source of contention and then something far worse. Destroying angel: When the owner of the Easterly Grange Hotel dies, the hotel's manager fails to show up at the funeral or at the reading of the will that names him part-owner. The electric vendetta: A mutilated body found in the middle of a crop circle leads some to suspect that aliens have invaded Midsomer Parva. Who killed Cock Robin?: In Newton Magna, a murder mars plans for the upcoming wedding of the village squire's daughter. Dark autumn: In Goodman's Land, the postman is brutally murdered. Turns out he was delivering more than mail to the village women.
Midsomer murders. Set 16 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these four contemporary British television mysteries. Midsomer Life -- Guy Sandys, owner and editor of Midsomer Life magazine, has made a name for himself by publishing unfavorable reviews of local businesses. When his ex-wife's lover is found dead, the detectives are forced to dig into the editor's past, where they find a tangled web of affairs, criminal associations, and blackmail. Things turn personal for Barnaby when Joyce gets involved, placing herself in great danger. The Magician's Nephew -- Barnaby and Jones discover that Midsomer County is home to a secret pagan cult after one of its more prominent members is murdered. Suspicion initially falls on the author of a book alleging that the sect's rituals are merely the product of drink and an overactive imagination. But soon it seems that all of the members of the Magic Circle have something to hide. Days of Misrule -- Barnaby and Jones attend an exasperating team-building exercise, run by a young and overly ambitious acting chief superintendent. They're released from their misery after an explosion at a trucking company operated by one of the most hated men in Midsomer. The detectives soon realize that the intended victim had many enemies among the townswomen, including his own grandmother. Talking to the Dead -- Two couples living on the edge of Barton Woods disappear, leaving the village abuzz with rumors of supernatural causes. According to a local priest, the woods are haunted by the ghosts of monks slaughtered there in the 16th century. As the body count rises, a local psychic offers his services--much to Barnaby's chagrin.
Midsomer murders. Set eight ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The Maid in Splendour: Unrequited love, secret business deals, and passionate affairs threaten the lives of those connected to The Maid in Splendour, Midsomer Worthy's beloved local pub. When one of the pub's bartenders is found murdered in the nearby woods, Barnaby and Scott uncover a deadly clash of cultures in the gossipy village. The straw woman: When a curate dies tragically at a festival revival, some villagers of Midsomer Parva suspect black magic. Barnaby and Scott unravel a centuries-old mystery, complicated by Scott's attraction to a schoolteacher who has been branded a witch by the village. Ghosts of Christmas past: The Villiers family has gathered to celebrate Christmas exactly nine years after Ferdy Villiers suicide. When another member of the family dies mysteriously, Barnaby and Scott find they must investigate the past as well as the present.
Midsomer murders. Set 17 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these four contemporary British television mysteries. The Dogleg Murders -- A peaceful afternoon on the links turns fatal when a man is bludgeoned at the notoriously difficult 13th hole. The crime scene is a high-status local golf club that has long stirred up resentments between the moneyed members and villagers clamoring for a taste of luxury. Barnaby's investigation sees him coping with haughty club members, sibling rivalry, and the icy Eileen Fountain--the club's domineering manager. The Black Book -- When a painting by celebrated landscape artist Henry Hogson goes up for auction, art dealers descend upon the village. Local collectors are outraged when the work sells to an out-of-towner for a princely sum. Soon after, a brutal murderer begins targeting the Midsomer art world. Further complicating the case, the usually collected Barnaby becomes besotted with a pretty art teacher with a dubious past. Secrets and Spies -- Something is killing sheep in Midsomer Parva, and whispers abound that it's the mysterious "beast of Midsomer." Meanwhile, Barnaby's former career in espionage comes to light after he reluctantly agrees to officiate at a cricket match. The situation turns sinister when the beast moves on to human prey, leading Barnaby to believe that the killings are connected to a Cold War grudge. The Glitch -- Software magnate Clinton Finn funds the construction of a new building for a local school, but not everyone is impressed with his generosity. George Jeffers claims the air-traffic control program he created for Finn is defective and possibly deadly, but the millionaire American insists they press on with the lucrative product. After several people are killed, the detectives must discern who had the most to gain by withholding information about the faulty software.
The Agatha Christie hour. Set 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
"In these stories, lesser-known Christie heroes and heroines solve crimes of the heart as well as puzzling cases of larceny and murder. With just the right mix of danger and deception, romance and revenge, innocence and intrigue, these classic adaptations are Christie at her best"--Container.
The Hound of the Baskervilles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the reappearance of a seemingly supernatural hound, bent on destroying the House of the Baskervilles in accordance with an ancient curse.
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