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Blake, Victoria

Overview
Works: 21 works in 82 publications in 2 languages and 2,879 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories, American  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Historical fiction  Oral histories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6102.L35, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Victoria Blake
Bloodless shadow by Victoria Blake( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samantha Falconer has always been pretty good at taking care of herself. Four times world judo champion, she now runs the Gentle Way investigation agency in London. But when her brother Mark asks her to return to Oxford to investigate the disappearance of a young woman, Sam finds herself confronting a past she hoped she'd left behind. Oxford is full of ghosts and Sam is still reeling from a recent case where she found the body of a murdered four-year-old girl. She has no idea what led her to the scene, but the closer she gets to her home town, the more the child is haunting her. Then, out of the blue, Sam receives a letter from a man who's been dead for twenty-eight years - her father..." "As Sam begins to investigate the woman's disappearance, she finds every trail leads back to the university. But the closed academic world is unwilling to give up its secrets. Soon it becomes clear that someone is determined to put an end to Sam's search for the truth, at all costs."--BOOK JACKET
Cutting blades by Victoria Blake( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This year hasn't got off to the best of starts for PI Sam Falconer. London is frozen in a January blizzard, and everywhere she goes, Sam has a creeping feeling of being watched. When she's asked to investigate the disappearance of a talented young rower from Oxford University, she hopes it will take her mind off her increasing paranoia. Harry was a stunning athlete, one of the most naturally gifted rowers the Oxford coach had ever seen. Then, just as the trials for the Boat Race were beginning, Harry literally vanished into the snow. Following the treacherous, icy waters of the Thames from Putney to Oxford, Sam begins to pick at the seams of the ruthlessly competitive world of rowing. Beneath the apparent camaraderie, there's a simmering current of jealousy and resentment. Harry haunts her - an elusive figure just beyond reach. Then a body surfaces in the water - and it's not Harry's. In discovering the truth about his disappearance, Sam must open a Pandora's Box of secrets, with deadly consequences
Jumping the cracks by Victoria Blake( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oxford: the city of dreaming spires and lofty knowledge. Or so they say. But for private investigator Sam Falconer, it seems to be a place of sin and secrets. And Sam's better placed than most to know - she grew up in an Oxford college and now she's back to set up a branch of her detective agency." "But Oxford holds a lot of memories for Sam; few of them happy. When she's asked to guard a collection of strange museum pieces, ranging from shrunken heads to bottled witches, she quickly realises that being back in Oxford means confronting her own demons, as well as those behind the glass cases." "While Sam confronts the deepest and darkest of childhood memories, she is also battling for survival in the present. Sam must follow a grisly trail of victims to work out what could be worth such bloodshed. And why does someone seem to think that Sam holds the key?"--Jacket
Skin and blister by Victoria Blake( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a student is found dead in his rooms at St Barnabas College, Oxford, it looks nothing more than an unfortunate suicide. A week later, when Sam Falconer's brother disappears, Sam begins to see a disturbing connection between the events. Then her mother receives a Catholic mass card, announcing that a funeral mass is to be said for their son. Sam begins desperately trying to trace her brother's last movements, attempting to locate the mysterious man he'd spent time with in the days before his disappearance. Behind it all is the nagging fear it could be connected to her father and the murders he committed in Northern Ireland in the seventies. As the trail leads from Oxford to Iraq and back to the troubles in Ireland, Sam learns just how strong blood ties can be
Selected stories of O. Henry by O Henry( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected Stories of O. Henry, by O. Henry, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. O. Henry mastered the art of the humorous, energetic tale that ends with a sudden, ironic twist. In &#147;After Twenty Years, for example, two boys agree to meet at a particular spot exactly twenty years later. Both are faithful, but in the intervening years one boy has turned into a criminal, the other into a policeman. Behind the rendezvous lurks a powerful dramatic situation with a fascinating moral dilemma&#151;all dealt with in a few brief pages.This is just one of the many literary gems in Selected Stories of O. Henry, a collection of 45 of O. Henry's most renowned and entertaining short stories. Each one offers insights into human nature and the ways it is affected by love, hate, wealth, poverty, gentility, disguise, and crime&#151;themes that ran through the author's own life. Born William Sidney Porter, O. Henry started writing while in prison for embezzlement. Later he moved to New York, and his tales romanticizing the commonplace, particularly the life of ordinary New Yorkers, became highly popular. The most widely read author of his time, O. Henry died penniless but left behind a wealth of short stories that endure as classics of the genre.Victoria Blake is a freelance writer. She has worked at The Paris Review and contributed to the Boulder Daily Camera, small literary presses in the United States, and English-language publications in Bangkok, Thailand. She currently lives and works in San Diego, California
Ruth Ellis by Victoria Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1955 Ruth Ellis was hanged after shooting her lover David Blakely outside a Hampstead pub. The judge ruled that provocation was not an admissible defense although Blakeley had earlier punched Ellis in the stomach and probably caused her miscarriage. The evidence against Ellis was overwhelming, but as a glamorous mother of young children she inspired considerable sympathy, and the press and public campaigned for her reprieve. This bloody histoy explores the tragic consequences of Ellis's abusive relationship with newspaper cuttings, psychiatrists reports and Ellis's letters. It also examines the controversial verdict that inspired fervent debate about the death penalty, and recent events like her family's attempt to challenge her murder conviction in 2003
Mrs Maybrick by Victoria Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence Maybrick was a 19-year-old Alabama belle when she married cotton-broker James Maybrick in 1881. She was convicted of his murder in 1889 after arsenic was found in his corpse. However, it was never established whether she administered the poison, or whether Maybrick himself a hypochondriac who used arsenic and other tonics took the fatal dose.Her death sentence was commuted to imprisonment and she served 15 years before her reprieve in 1903. This bloody history tells the compelling tale of a ruined marriage and its infidelities, examining the murder, trial and controversy through Home Office files held at the National Archives and features new photographs of Mrs. Maybrick. It concludes with a bizarre twist: James Maybrick became a Jack the Ripper suspect in 1992
Skin and blister by Victoria Blake( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford, May Morning. The city rejoices in the spring, but life at St Barnabas's College has become increasingly sinister of late, and now events have taken a deadly turn. PI Sam Falconer is perfectly placed to investigate. After all, she grew up in Oxford and her brother Mark teaches at St Barnabas's. When Mark vanishes, and Sam's mother receives a card announcing a funeral mass for him, Sam fears her family's brutal history has come back to haunt them. For the Falconers, the sins of the father are all too real
Cutting blades by Victoria Blake( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This year hasn't got off to the best of starts for PI Sam Falconer. London is frozen in a January blizzard, and everywhere she goes, Sam has a creeping feeling of being watched. When she's asked to investigate the disappearance of a talented young rower from Oxford University, she hopes it will take her mind off her increasing paranoia. Harry was a stunning athlete, one of the most naturally gifted rowers the Oxford coach had ever seen. Then, just as the trials for the Boat Race were beginning, Harry literally vanished into the snow. Following the treacherous, icy waters of the Thames from Putney to Oxford, Sam begins to pick at the seams of the ruthlessly competitive world of rowing. Beneath the apparent camaraderie, there's a simmering current of jealousy and resentment. Harry haunts her - an elusive figure just beyond reach. Then a body surfaces in the water - and it's not Harry's. In discovering the truth about his disappearance, Sam must open a Pandora's Box of secrets, with deadly consequences."--Amazon
Jumping the Cracks by Victoria Blake( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Investigator Sam Falconer grew up in an Oxford College and now she's back to set up a branch of her detective agency. When she's asked to guard a collection of strange museum pieces, ranging from shrunken heads to bottled witches, she quickly realises that being back in Oxford means confronting her own demons, as well as those behind the glass cases. While she confronts the deepest and darkest of childhood memories, she must also follow a grisly trail of victims to work out what could be worth such bloodshed - and why does someone seem to think that Sam holds the key?
Bloodless shadow. Spoken Word by Victoria Blake( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titian's boatman, or, The man with the blue sleeve by Victoria Blake( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1576 and Venice is in chaos, ravaged by disease and overrun by crime. In the midst of this anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city. Titian, most celebrated of Venetian painters, his health failing badly; Sabastiano a gondolier who is the eyes and ears of the corrupted and crumbling city and Tullia, the most famous courtesan of the age who must fight to retain her status as well as her worldly possessions. And in the present day the echoes of what happened centuries earlier still ripple as the lives of ordinary people as far distant as London and New York are touched by the legacy of old Venice
Bloodless shadow by Victoria Blake( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samantha Falconer, a private investigator has to confront a past that she left behind when she has to return to Oxford investigate the disappearance of a young woman. The closed academic world is unwilling to share its secrets and Sams starts to think that someone wants her to stop searching for the truth
Far away by Victoria Blake( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an Italian prison camp in the summer of 1942, British officers captured in Africa are starving. It is in these unpromising circumstances that two men, Michael Armstrong and Harry Maynard, first meet. Before the war, Michael, the son of a Norfolk teacher, was expected to embark on a glittering career in law. Harry is the son of a Hull tram conductor. To relieve the boredom of captivity, Michael suggest that they write together. Initially dismissive, Harry finally agrees and the two men begin to write side by side in the same notebooks. While Michael produces an autobiographical account of his war, Harry writes a fairytale about an orphan girl, Pelliger, who is raised by crows and longs to fly. Centring around her quest for identity, he writes about the most powerful human impulse of longing for love. Many years later, Michael's son, Ian, is selling his father's house and stumbles across his wartime notebooks. His dad never spoke about the war but now Ian finds himself encountering a father he never knew. At a charity lunch, Ian meets Rose, Harry's elderly sister, and her daughter, Clare. Rose identifies Harry as the writer of the fairytale and explains that she longs to find out what happened to her brother, as he never returned home from Italy. She later confides in Ian about her brief encounter with Michael, which led to the birth of Clare. After learning the truth, Ian and Clare decide to travel to Italy to try and solve the puzzle of what really happened to Harry
Patricia Garza (Mechi) oral history interview : by Patricia (Mechi) Garza( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mechi was an author, teacher, social worker, and healer. Her ancestry was Choctaw, Cherokee, and Irish. She discusses: living in Mexico before she moved to Appalachia; comparisons between Native American spirituality and Buddhism; her experiences with different religions; Native American culture; relationships between men and women and her views on the differences between men and women, with some discussion on abusive relationships; her social work; the government welfare program; her negative views about modern America; and her views on multicultural America
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1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An excerpt of a novel entitled No good place by Victoria Blake( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Titian's Boatman : A rich and captivating tale where past meets present across three enchanting cities by Victoria Blake( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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