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Burnip, Richard

Works: 85 works in 235 publications in 1 language and 1,926 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Railroad stories  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  War fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6068.O1964, 823.92
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Most widely held works by Richard Burnip
The war that ended peace : the road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The century since the end of the Napoleonic wars had been the most peaceful era Europe had known since the fall of the Roman Empire. In the first years of the twentieth century, Europe believed it was marching to a golden, happy, and prosperous future. But instead, complex personalities and rivalries, colonialism and ethnic nationalism, and shifting alliances helped to bring about the failure of the long peace and the outbreak of a war that transformed Europe and the world
The loney by Andrew Michael Hurley( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eerie, suspenseful debut novel hailed by Stephen King as "an amazing piece of fiction" and taking the world by storm. When the remains of a young child are discovered during a winter storm on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney, a man named Smith is forced to confront the terrifying and mysterious events that occurred forty years earlier when he visited the place as a boy. At that time, his devoutly Catholic mother was determined to find healing for Hanny, his disabled older brother. And so the family, along with members of their parish, embarked on an Easter pilgrimage to an ancient shrine. But not all of the locals were pleased to see visitors in the area. And when the two brothers found their lives entangling with a glamorous couple staying at a nearby house, they became involved in more troubling rites. Smith feels he is the only one who knows the truth, and he must bear the burden of his knowledge--no matter the cost. Proclaimed by London's Sunday Telegraph as a "modern classic," The Loney marks the arrival of an important new voice in fiction
Black water : a novel by Louise Doughty( Recording )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he lies awake at night, listening to the rain on the roof, he believes his life may be in danger. But he is less afraid of what is going to happen than of what he's already done. In a local town, he meets Rita, a woman with her own tragic history. They begin an affair, but can they offer each other redemption? Or do the ghosts of the past always catch up with us in the end?
Children of the revolution by Peter Robinson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body of a disgraced college lecturer is found on an abandoned railway line. In the four years since his dismissal for sexual misconduct, he'd been living like a hermit. So where did he get the five thousand pounds found in his pocket? Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks begins to suspect that the victim's past may be connected to his death. Forty years ago the dead man attended a university that was a hotbed of militant protest and divisive, bitter politics. And as the seasoned detective well knows, some grudges are never forgotten--or forgiven. Just as he's about to break the case open, his superior warns him to back off. Yet Banks isn't about to stop, even if it means risking his career. He's certain there's more to the mystery than meets the eye and more skeletons to uncover before the case can finally be closed
Tatiana : [an Arkady Renko novel] by Martin Cruz Smith( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko--cynical, analytical, and quietly subversive--has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith's most ambitious novel since Gorky Park, the melancholy hero finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia herself. The fearless investigative reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire, Grisha Grigorenko, is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. No one makes the connection, but Arkady is transfixed by the tapes he discovers of Tatiana's voice, even as she describes horrific crimes hidden by official versions
The real great escape by Guy Walters( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1942 the Germans opened a top-security prisoner-of-war camp in Lower Silesia for captured Allied airmen. Called Stalag Luft III, the camp soon came to contain some of the most inventive escapers ever known. They were led by Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, code-named 'Big X', who masterminded an attempt to smuggle hundreds of POWs down a tunnel built right under the noses of their guards. The escape would come to be immortalised in the famous film The Great Escape, in which the ingenuity and bravery of the men was rightly celebrated. The plan involved multiple tunnels, hundreds of forged documents, as well as specially made German uniforms and civilian clothing. In this book Guy Walters takes a fresh look at this remarkable event and asks the question, what was the true story, not the movie version? He also examines what the escape really achieved, and the complex nature of the man who led it
Target Tirpitz by Patrick Bishop( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tirpitz, Hitler's greatest weapon, was reputed to be unsinkable and the battleship inflamed an Allied obsession: to destroy her at any cost. More than thirty daring operations were launched against the 52,000 ton monster. But still the Tirpitz remained a significant threat to Allied operations. It was not until November 1944 that a brilliant operation by RAF Lancaster Bombers, under the command of one of Britain's greatest but least-known war heroes finally killed off Hitler's last battleship."--Container
Armada by John Stack( Recording )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Varian is a captain in Drake's navy, rising quickly through the ranks. But he guards a secret - one for which he would pay with his life if discovered: he is a Catholic. He is about to find his conflicting loyalty to his religion, to his Queen, and to his country tested under the most formidable of circumstances: facing the Armada
All the colors of darkness by Peter Robinson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are swimming in the river near Hindswell Woods. But the idyll is shattered by their discovery of a man's body, hanging from a tree. DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, the well-liked set designer for the Eastvale Theatre's current production of Othello. Everything points to suicide, and Annie is mystified. Then Annie's investigation leads to another shattering discovery, and DCI Alan Banks is called back from the idyllic weekend he had planned with his new girlfriend. Banks soon finds himself plunged into a shadow-world where nothing is what it seems, where murder is seen as the solution to a problem. Nobody is safe."--Publisher description
Anarchy by Stewart Binns( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anarchy is the knuckle-whitening third novel in Stewart Binns' The Making of England series. Ruthless brutality, greed and ambition: the Anarchy. The year is 1186, the thirty-second year of the reign of Henry II. Gilbert Foliot, Bishop of London, has lived through long Henry's reign and that of his grandfather, Henry I. He has witnessed the terrifying civil war between Henry II's mother, the Empress Matilda, and her cousin, Stephen; a time so traumatic it becomes known as the Anarchy. The greatest letter writer of the 12th Century, Folio gives an intimate account of one of England's most troubled eras. Central to his account is the life of a knight he first met over fifty years earlier, Harold of Hereford. Harold's life is an intriguing microcosm of the times. Born of noble blood and legendary lineage, he is one of the nine founders of the Knights Templar and a survivor of the fearsome battles of the Crusader States in the Holy Land. Harold is loyal warrior in the cause of the Empress Matilda. On his broad shoulders, Harold carries the legacy of England's past and its dormant hopes for the future
Six four : a novel by Hideo Yokoyama( )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nightmare no parent could endure. The case no detective could solve. The twist no listener could predict. For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as 'Six Four'. They would never forgive the authorities their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find
The pastor's wife by Elizabeth Von Arnim( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingebor Bullivant, the put-opon daughter of the Bishop of Redchester, suddenly rebels and takes a week's tour to Lucerne. Constantly in the company of a ponderous German pastor, she is put into a quandary when he proposes marriage. Faced with her father's wrath on her return, she accepts Herr Dremmel with simple relief. But as a pastor's wife in East Prussia, she finds she has merely exchanged one set of rules for another
The Somme stations by Andrew Martin( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

York, 1914. An army enlistment notice is pinned up in the railway police office. Detective Sergeant Jim Stringer recognises that he must do his patriotic duty and join what would become known as the Railway Pals and set sail for France. July 1916, the first day of the Somme. Friendships and enmities have already been born among the Pals. Before they departed for France, a member of Jim's unit was murdered. Jim and his comrades operate the trains carrying munitions to the Front by night. Close co-operation and trust are vital. And as a military policeman pursues the original killing, the finger of accusation begins to point towards Jim
The lost luggage porter by Andrew Martin( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his adventures as an amateur sleuth, Jim Stringer is now an official railway detective. The local paper carries a story highly unusual by York standards: two brothers have been shot to death. Meanwhile, Jim is hot on the trail of pickpockets, "station loungers" and other small fry of the underworld. Then in a tiny, one-room pub he enters the orbit of a dangerous villain who is playing for much higher stakes. Historical mystery
Crusade by Stewart Binns( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1072. England is under the heel of its new Norman rulers. The few survivors of the English resistance look to Edgar the Atheling, heir to the English throne, to overthrow William the Conqueror. Years of intrigue and vicious civil war follow, which will see brother against brother, family against family, friend against friend
The wilding by Maria McCann( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is struggling to return to normal after the horrific tumult of the Civil War. In the village of Spadboro Jonathan Dymond, a 26-year old cider-maker who lives with his parents, has until now enjoyed a quiet, harmonious existence. As the novel opens, a letter arrives from his uncle with a desperate request to speak with his father
The kissing gates by Mackenzie Ford( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When English soldier Hal strikes up a conversation with German Lieutenant Wilhelm during the ceasefire in no-man's-land on Christmas Day 1914, he has no idea the impact this chance meeting will have. Wilhelm is in love with an English woman, Sam, and presses a photograph into Hal's hand - if he survives the war Hal must promise to find Sam and give her this token of affection. Invalided home while the battle goes on, Hal goes in search of Sam - but the moment he sees her he is in trouble. With WIlhelm's photograph hidden in his pocket, Hal begins a life - and a love affair - meant for someone else."--Publisher description
I was Vermeer by Frank Wynne( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, a small-time Dutch art dealer was arrested for selling a forgery of a priceless national treasure - a painting by Vermeer - to Hitler's right-hand man. The charge was treason; the only possible sentence, death. And yet Han van Meegeren languished in his dank prison cell, incapable of uttering the words that would set him free: "I am a forger". This riveting account of greed, hubris, excess, treason and fine art is the story of a failed artist and the greatest forger of all time. --Container
Bomber by Len Deighton( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Bomber' follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of 1943. It portrays all the participants in a terrifying drama, in the air and on the ground, in Britain and Germany
So he takes the dog by Jonathan Buckley( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a beach in southern England a dog returns to its owner with a human hand in its mouth. The hand belongs to Henry, the homeless eccentric who has been wandering south west England for the last 30 years. A local policeman and his colleague, in piecing together his movements prior to his death, uncover an extraordinary life
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