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W.F. Howes, Ltd

Works: 494 works in 969 publications in 1 language and 13,674 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Humorous stories 
Classifications: PR6063.I785, 823.914
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Most widely held works by W.F. Howes, Ltd
The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell( Recording )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as Japan's outpost for the Dutch East Indies Company. There, Jacob de Zoet has come to make a fortune large enough to return to Holland and marry the woman he loves
The hidden oasis by Paul Sussman( )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the help of her sister's friend, Flin Brodie, Freya Hannen sets out in search of the legendary lost oasis of Zerzura in Egypt, which supposedly houses a mythic stone, and could help Freya find out the truth behind her sister Alex's mysterious death
The day of the Jack Russell spooks, crooks, & a puppy dog's tale by Colin Bateman( )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incognito owner of a mystery bookstore still enjoys fighting crime after hours--especially when no danger's involved. But when he tries to apprehend billboard vandals, the situation escalates into something much more sinister
The rapture by Liz Jensen( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After recuperating from a horrendous car accident, Gabrielle Fox longs to rebuild her life and begins a new job at a psychiatric hospital for violent children. But when she meets a patient named Bethany, Gabrielle is intrigued by her visions of natural disasters. Hoping to avert future catastrophes, Gabrielle enlists the help of a physicist to validate Bethany's predictions
The to-do list by Mike Gayle( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gayle humorously recounts his real-life reluctance to "grow up." Like most people, Mike has a lot to do. But when he reaches his mid-30s and realizes he's still not a proper adult, he decides it's time to get serious. So he compiles a list of everything he still needs to accomplish
The woodcutter by Reginald Hill( )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From humble origins as a woodcutter's son, Wolf Hadda has risen to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, happily married to the girl of his dreams. But a knock on the door ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison while protesting his innocence, abandoned by friends and family, Wolf retreats into silence. Now, seven years later, he is out on parole. There was a mysterious period in Wolf's youth when he disappeared from home and was known to his employers as the Woodcutter. And now the Woodcutter is back, looking for the truth--and with the truth, revenge
The Australian's society bride by Margaret Way( )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parties at the Blanchard estate draw the cream of society. Glamorous women made a beeline for Boyd Blanchard--the most eligible bachelor in Australia. Leona had known Boyd since childhood, but he was so out of her league that she carefully hid behind a wall of cool indifference. Then a kiss set tongues wagging and gave Boyd the opportunity to make the stubborn, sensual redhead his
The wreckage by Michael Robotham( Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a story inspired by a real-life heist at the Central Bank of Iraq, millions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will stop at nothing to find the money. But the closer he gets to the truth, the more his actions reverberate around the world
Vulture peak by John Burdett( Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep organizes a massive sting operation to end human organ trafficking in Thailand, an effort that is complicated by an aging rock star with liver disease and rumors about Sonchai's ex-prostitute wife
The bone clocks : a novel by David Mitchell( Recording )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vast, intricate novel that weaves six narratives and spans from 1984 to the 2030s about a secret war between a cult of soul-decanters and a small group of vigilantes called the Night Shift who try to take them down. An up-all-night story that fluently mixes the super-natural, sci-fi, horror, social satire, and hearbreaking realism
The complaints by Ian Rankin( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nobody likes The Complaints--they're the cops who investigate other cops. It's a department known within the force as "The Dark Side," and it's where Malcolm Fox works. His new case: investigate a cop named Jamie Breck. As Fox takes on the job, he learns that there's more to Breck than anyone thinks--dangerous knowledge, especially when a vicious murder takes place far too close to home
Elizabeth of York [a Tudor queen and her world] by Alison Weir( Recording )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the first Tudor queen, who was the only living descendent of Yorkist King Edward IV, and mother of the infamous Henry VIII, sheds new light on the life of this enigmatic woman and mother of the Tudor dynasty
Luka and the fire of life [a novel] by Salman Rushdie( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Rashid's fertile intellect spring bedazzling tales his son Luka devours with a child's earnestness. But when Rashid succumbs to an unending sleep, Luka must enter a magical world ruled by video-game logic
Sister a novel by Rosamund Lupton( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Beatrice learns her sister Tess is missing, she goes to London to join the search. And when everyone else gives up, only Beatrice soldiers on--determined to cut through the dark secrets and learn the truth behind her sister's disappearance
Tigerlily's orchids by Ruth Rendell( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stuart Font throws a housewarming party in his flat and generously invites the entire building. But the pleasant gathering takes on a deadly tinge when the beautiful but reclusive Asian woman living across the hall--who Stuart calls Tigerlily--casts a spell on everyone living at Lichfield House
Bryant & May off the rails by Christopher Fowler( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthur Bryant, John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit are on the trail of an enigma: a young man called Mr Fox. But his identity is false, his links to society are invisible and his home yields no clues. All they know is that somehow he escaped from a locked room and murdered one of their best and brightest. Now the detectives are being lured down into the darkest recesses of the London Underground where their quarry, expertly disguised, has struck again
Wolf Hall [a novel] by Hilary Mantel( Recording )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
England is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and Catholic Europe oppose him. The king's quest for freedom destroys his advisor, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and creates a years-long power struggle between the Church and the Crown. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell, a wholly original man, both a charmer and a bully, an idealist and an opportunist: Cromwell is a consummate politician, hardened by years abroad and his personal losses. Implacable in his ambition and self-taught, Cromwell soon becomes the country's most powerful figure after Henry. When Henry pursues his desire to marry Anne Boleyn, it is Cromwell who breaks the deadlock and allows the king his heart's desire
Muncle Trogg by Janet Foxley( Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bullied and despised for being human-sized, a young giant demonstrates his bravery and cleverness in a series of adventures
The thing around your neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's collection of stories focuses on life's many clashes like tradition with modernity and African cultures with America
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie( Recording )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected
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