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Lee, John Rafter

Works: 315 works in 2,049 publications in 1 language and 57,363 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  Political fiction  Biography  Spy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR6056.O45, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Rafter Lee
Fall of giants by Ken Follett( Recording )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits. Gus Dewar finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House. Brothers Grigori and Lev Peshkov embark on radically different paths when their plan to immigrate to America falls afoul. Billy's sister Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London
Winter of the world by Ken Follett( Recording )

41 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families, American, German, Russian, English, Welsh, enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits a deed of great courage and heartbreak. American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific. English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism. Daisy Peshkov, a driven American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war, but the war to come. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever increasing complexity
Edge of eternity by Ken Follett( )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conclusion to Ken Follett's historical series that follows the fortunes of five intertwined families, American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh, through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most chaotic eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution, and rock n' roll
World without end by Ken Follett( Recording )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the town of Kingsbridge, a Gothic cathedral and the priory are at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge. Proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, as the Black Death captures the city
This body of death : an inspector Lynley novel by Elizabeth George( Recording )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. While Lynley works on the case in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest--and to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking
The pillars of the earth by Ken Follett( Recording )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known ... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul ... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame ... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother
The redeemer by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Christmas approaches, Detective Harry Hole investigates the murder of a Salvation Army singer, who turns out to have been shot by mistake
The heir by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Recording )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Deravenel has been in charge of his family's trading company for most of his adult life. At age 33, Edward has made his company in one of the most successful companies in the world. He plans on leaving his vast wealth for his beloved son. However, his scheming brother and his dishonest wife plan on duping Edward, and take his money
A column of fire by Ken Follett( Recording )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A half-century love affair between a man in service to Elizabeth I and a woman on the opposing side of England's religious divide is challenged by violent ideological power shifts, torn loyalties and the queen's circle of spies
The thirst by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past
The old wine shades by Martha Grimes( Recording )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While sitting in a London pub Richard Jury hears a story told by Harry Johnson about the disappearance of a good friend's wife and son (and dog). The vanished woman's husband excels in the esoteric subject of quantum mechanics, could this explain the disappearance? The dog did come back but how and from where?
A banquet of consequences by Elizabeth George( Recording )

18 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful fac̦ade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit. The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind who will have to deal with its unintended consequences. Could there be a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?
A few of the girls : stories by Maeve Binchy( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of stories previously unpublished in the United States
The white tiger : a novel by Aravind Adiga( Recording )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No saris. No scents. No spices. No music. No lyricism. No illusions. This is India now. Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life-having nothing but his own wits to help him along. Born in a village in the dark heart of India, Balram gets a break when he is hired as a driver for a wealthy man, two Pomeranians (Puddles and Cuddles), and the rich man's (very unlucky) son. Through Balram's eyes, we see India as we've never seen it before: the cockroaches and the call centers, the prostitutes and the worshippers, the water buffalo and, trapped in so many kinds of cages that escape is (almost) impossible, the white tiger. And with a charisma as undeniable as it is unexpected, he teaches us that religion doesn't create morality and money doesn't solve every problem-but decency can still be found in a corrupt world, and you can get what you want out of life if you eavesdrop on the right conversations
Dust : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Recording )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Yard superintendent, Richard Jury investigates the murder of wealthy bachelor Billy Maples in a shady London motel. He discovers connections between the murder and the distant past through Maples' grandfather, who served as one of Britain's top code breakers during WWII
Double cross : the true story of the D-Day spies by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the spies that helped with the D-Day invasion of Normandy
Police : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The police urgently need Harry Hole ... a killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical
The English assassin by Daniel Silva( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. A prominent Swiss banker has called him to Switzerland to restore his Raphael. The problem is that Allon finds the banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter, wracked by guilt, tells him that her father's cache of French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during the Second World War, has been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the banker's wartime misdeeds, he attracts the attention of a secret Swiss organization dedicated to suppressing knowledge of all such crimes, and he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."
Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an Allied victory by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles World War II's pivotal deception by two British naval officers who successfully fed false intelligence to the Nazis about where Allied forces were planning an attack in southern Europe
Shades of grey : [a novel] by Jasper Fforde( Recording )

18 editions published between 1009 and 2011 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper Fforde unfolds the tale of Eddie Russett, a boy living in a world without color. As he works for the Color Control Agency, the very entity that oppresses society's ability to see colors, Eddie falls in love with Jane, a girl from the unlit side of the village. However, when the two start to discuss rebelling against their oppressors, they undertake an adventure of a lifetime
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This body of death : an inspector Lynley novel
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Lee, John (John Rafter)

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World without endThis body of death : an inspector Lynley novelThe pillars of the earthThe heirThe old wine shadesThe white tiger : a novelDust : a Richard Jury mysteryThe English assassin