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W.F. Howes, Ltd

Works: 447 works in 910 publications in 1 language and 11,724 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Humorous stories  Adventure stories  Love stories 
Classifications: PR6063.A438, 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 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1799, Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city's powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken--the consequences of which will extend beyond Jacob's worst imaginings
The hidden oasis by Paul Sussman ( )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 465 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 rapture by Liz Jensen ( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 449 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 day of the Jack Russell spooks, crooks, & a puppy dog's tale by Colin Bateman ( )
5 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 to-do list by Mike Gayle ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 440 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 428 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 420 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 377 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 335 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 complaints by Ian Rankin ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 287 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. Now he's investigating a dirty cop named Jamie Breck, but there's more to Breck than anyone thinks
Luka and the fire of life [a novel] by Salman Rushdie ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 198 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
The bone magician by F. E Higgins ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since his father disappeared under a dark cloud of scandal, Pin Carpue has been alone in the world. His work for the local undertaker keeps him busy, but his life is bleak. Then Pin encounters the Bone Magician, a man who can raise corpses and make the dead speak. As Pin is drawn into an intoxicating world of mystery and intrigue, he becomes suspicious of Juno, the Bone Magician's young assistant. A strange darkness haunts her when the Silver Apple Killer stalks the streets at night and as Pin pieces together the secrets of Bone Magic, his own life becomes fraught with grave danger."
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
Sister a novel by Rosamund Lupton ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 157 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
Wolf Hall [a novel] by Hilary Mantel ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With no male heir, the infamous Henry VIII wants to annul his 20-year marriage to allow himself to marry Anne Boleyn. When Cardinal Wolsey fails to convince the Catholic Church to follow his king's ideas, he falls out of favor. In steps Thomas Cromwell--a blacksmith's son who has seen his share of hardship. When he is able to give the king his heart's desire, he finds himself in a powerful position. But his new role is a dangerous one with the volatile king
Bryant & May off the rails by Christopher Fowler ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 146 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
The thing around your neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 141 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
Muncle Trogg by Janet Foxley ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bullied and despised for being human-sized, a young giant demonstrates his bravery and cleverness in a series of adventures
Shatter by Michael Robotham ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychologist Joe O'Laughlin fails to stop a confused woman from jumping off a bridge to her death. Joe knows she had been talking on a cellphone. Now he needs to find out who--or what--was on the other end of the line
Lights out in Wonderland by D. B. C Pierre ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caught up in his decadent lifestyle, 20-something Gabriel Brockwell decides to kill himself. But before he does, he embarks on a quest for Wonderland--a bacchanal to end all bacchanals. His journey takes him around the globe, from London to Tokyo to Berlin, to taste all of life's wildest pleasures, only to emerge with a renewed spirit and a desire to make up for some of the terrible things he's done in his life
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