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Blair, Isla

Overview
Works: 35 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 2,061 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  History  Television series  Vampire films  Horror films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Singer
Classifications: PR6063.C4, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Isla Blair
 
Most widely held works by Isla Blair
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member 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?
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old Dutch watchmaker and his two daughters become the center of a major underground operation: to hide Jewish refugees from the occupying Germans. They break all the rules to save the lives of men, women, and children being hunted by the Nazis. The cost of their bravery is betrayal, and they end up in the dreaded Ravensbruck concentration camp. Nevertheless, they continue their efforts to save those around them
The harlequin tea set and other stories by Agatha Christie( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of mystery, The Harlequin Tea Set, and Other Stories brings together nine rare and brilliant Christie tales of murder and detection that span nearly half a century of her storytelling genius. In "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest," Hercule Poirot unravels the psychological conundrums that motivate a killer; in "The Actress," a great star's shady past becomes the plaything of a blackmailer; and in "The Harlequin Tea Set," Mr. Harley Quin helps a man save his loved ones from the greedy hand of murder. These and six other stories of danger and detection complete this truly stellar collection
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna. Then a villager who was stealing falcon eggs from the inventor's wife turns up dead. Barnaby & Troy begin to investigate the possible link between the two cases
Miss Marple's final cases by Agatha Christie( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story collection: a man is found dying in the church sanctuary; the puzzle of Uncle Henry's hidden legacy intrigues; a murder is committed with a tape-measure; a caretaker exhibits curious conduct; and Mrs. Rhodes is stabbed
Double sin and other stories by Agatha Christie( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human, and sinister, traits. . . . A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed. . . . While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible. . . . In a small country church, a dying man's last word, sanctuary, becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime. Only the Queen of Mystery could have conceived such delicious treats for suspense lovers. Only the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple could solve them with such chilling perfection
Taste the blood of Dracula( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's the boys' night out, time for bawdy fun. Yet revelry alone can't satisfy these community leaders out on a lark. There's still an adventure they can be duped into trying, one that will transform a certain Count from moldering dust into blood-lusting flesh"--Container
The regatta mystery : and other stories by Agatha Christie( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to audio.Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Christie's wildly unconventional investigator Parker Pyne all make appearances in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories, a riveting collection of short stories featuring a host of murderous crimes.There's a body in a trunk, a dead girl's reflection is caught in a mirror, and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What's behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it's going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes. In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest--Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Parker Pyne--and puts them each to the test in the most challenging cases of their careers. Included are:"The Regatta Mystery""The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest""How Does Your Garden Grow?""Problem at Pollensa Bay""Yellow Iris""Miss Marple Tells a Story""The Dream""In a Glass Darkly""Problem at Sea"
Inspector Morse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Morse is a melancholy, enigmatic and romantic man who never uses his first name and who find solace in real ale, classical music, and difficult crosswords. Together with his able sergeant Lewis, Morse uses his considerable intellect and passion for truth and justice to investigate death and murder in the English university town of Oxford. (Cherubim & seraphim) While Morse goes on leave to explore his stepniece's suicide, Lewis probes the death of a youth killed by a train. Similarities in the cases point to possible drug use. (Deadly slumber) When the founder of a private clinic is found murdered in his car, suspicion falls on a rich bookmaker whose daughter is in a coma. (The day of the devil) Hunting for an escaped rapist, Morse and Lewis are drawn into a disturbing world of devil worship, and a bloody showdown in a quiet suburb
While the light lasts : short stories by Agatha Christie( Recording )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These previously unpublished short stories showcase Christie's talents across a range of styles from romance to the supernatural. Though these are not all crime stories, they reflect Christie's ability to deliver an unexpected twist in the tale
Taggart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Glasgow, Scotland, Detective Chief Inspector Jim Taggart is a tough, sarcastic copper in the Maryhill Police Department
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dracula, a centuries-old nobleman damned to an eternal blood-crazed half-life, travels from his native Transylvania to London and to a savage fate. In the decadent nightlife he finds new victims. He also finds Dr. Van Helsing, a brilliant scientist, who becomes Dracula's implacable foe in a bat-and-mouse game of blood-red Gothic gore
Born to run by Michael Morpurgo( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can't bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn't he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep - only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face
Midnight is a lonely place by Barbara Erskine( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning novel of contemporary and historical betrayal and revenge, from the author of LADY OF HAY. After a broken love affair, biographer Kate Kennedy retires to a remote cottage on the wild Essex coast to work on her new book until her landlord's daughter uncovers a Roman site nearby and long-buried passions are unleashed... In her lonely cottage, Kate is terrorized by mysterious forces. What do these ghosts want? That the truth about the violent events of long ago be exposed or remain concealed? Kate must struggle for her life against earthbound spirits and ancient curses as hate, jealousy, revenge and passion do battle across the centuries
Atonement by Ian McEwan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently returned from Cambridge. By the end of the day the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone."--Container
A fully dramatized recording of William Shakespeare's Henry VI, part two by William Shakespeare( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rife with intrigue and treachery, this history play depicts the onset of the fifteenth-century Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York. Young King Henry VI has married the beautiful Margaret of Anjou but the new queen is ruthless and ambitious. Supported by the powerful Duke of Suffolk, Margaret plots the overthrow of her enemies, chief among them the Duke of Gloucester. But the Duke of York also aspires to the crown, and the common people, led by Jack Cade, are in rebellion. To the despair of the mild young king, England descends into civil war. David Tennant plays Henry VI, and Kelly Hunter plays Queen Margaret. Norman Rodway is the Duke of Gloucester, Isla Blair the Duchess of Gloucester, and Clive Merrison plays the Duke of York
Burns by Robert Burns( Recording )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tree of hands by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once, when Benet was about fourteen, they had been in a train together, alone in the carriage, and Mopsa had tried to stab her with a carving knife. Threatened her with it, rather. Benet had been wondering why her mother had brought such a large handbag with her, a red one that didn't go with the clothes she was wearing. Mopsa had shouted and laughed and said wild things and then she had put the knife back in her bag. But Benet had been very frightened by then. She lost her head and pulled the emergency handle that Mopsa had called the 'communication cord'. The train stopped and there had been trouble for everyone involved and her father had been angry and grimly sad
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine( Recording )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Welsh and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her iconic debut novel, Lady of Hay, brings Barbara Erskine's eerie, atmospheric and utterly compelling story to a new generation. A story spanning centuries. A long awaited revenge. In London, journalist Jo Clifford plans to debunk the belief in past-lives in a hard-hitting magazine piece. But her scepticism is shaken when a hypnotist forces her to relive the experiences of Matilda, Lady of Hay, a noblewoman during the reign of King John. She learns of Matilda's unhappy marriage, her love for the handsome Richard de Clare, and the brutal death threats handed out by King John, before it becomes clear that Jo's past and present are inevitably entwined. She realises that eight hundred years on, Matilda's story of secret passion and unspeakable treachery is about to repeat itself
"A Needle For the Devil" : And Other Stories by Ruth Rendell( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of compelling short stories by the author of the Wexford novels - A Needle for the Devil, The Dreadful Day of Judgement, A Glowing Future, A Case of Coincidence, The Wrong Category and Paint Box Place When Alice Gibson married Lieutenant Colonel Clarigate (Retd.) she discovered that her mother had been right. The devil does indeed find work for idle hands to do
 
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The hiding place
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Miss Marple's final casesWhile the light lasts : short storiesBorn to runMidnight is a lonely placeAtonementA fully dramatized recording of William Shakespeare's Henry VI, part twoThe tree of handsLady of Hay"A Needle For the Devil" : And Other Stories
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