WorldCat Identities

Marnika, Dino

Works: 88 works in 278 publications in 1 language and 1,888 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Anecdotes  Biography  Australia 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PR9619.3.B342, A823.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dino Marnika
The Rod Clement collection by Rod Clement( Recording )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The butterflies, the pink mushrooms, the frogs, the insects, the delicately positioned orchids and blades of grass and a darling bird, packed with unlikeable faults but the most charming little heroine you could possibly imagine
The Dons by Archimede Fusillo( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Paul and his Italian grandfather, Nonno and the very special bond they share. Paul faced with the realisation that his grandfather is slowly slipping into the grips of dementia
Les Norton and the case of the talking pie crust by Robert G Barrett( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yes, Les Norton is back! And so is his best friend Warren with his new girlfriend, Beatrice, a part-time coin collector who Les calls Ugly Betty. Bodine Menjou is an Albanian would-be filmmaker. The film he most wants to make is The Case of the Talking Pie Crust, based on the cartoons of Emile Mercier. So when the script goes missing, Bodine calls in Les to track it down. Set in Bondi and the Central Coast, this is vintage Les Norton giving advice to Bodine on his politically correct film Gone with the Willy Willy, featuring gay Muslims, hunchback lesbians, a Maori suicide bomber and a flagon of Grange Hermitage. Along the way Les encounters an enraged ice addict who will not stay down, a guy with a machine gun, and an exploding building. All the action, all the larrikin humour, all the babes that readers have come to expect from Bob
Wolf on the fold by Judith Clarke( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenny is fourteen. His dad has just died and to keep the family together, Kenny must find work. "Be careful going through the flatlands," his mother warns him. "Don't stop for anyone." But Kenny does stop, and what happens next will define the man he becomes
Crime scene Cessnock by Robert G Barrett( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les is back and on the detox. All it took was a summer's day and a flat tyre on his push-bike, and Les is out on bail and on the run from a gun-happy street gang intent on a drive-by. So, with Warren's help, Les Norton defendant, becomes Len Gordon film director, safely ensconced at the ultra-swish Opal Springs Health Resort till Eddie can sort things out back in Sydney. Unfortunately, the first thing Les finds on arrival is motivational guru Alexander Holden dead at the front gate. Before he knows it, Les is up to his neck in a land of a thousand acronyms, fighting off steroid-happy body builders, sex-scrazed socialites, violent greyhound owners and, worst of all, caffeine withdrawals
Silent kill by Peter Corris( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, murder and sex push PI Cliff Hardy to the limit in the latest thrilling tale from the godfather of Australian crime writing. When Cliff Hardy signs on as a bodyguard for charismatic populist Rory O?Hara, who is about to embark on a campaign of social and political renewal, it looks like a tricky job; O?Hara has enemies. Sure enough, a murder and a kidnapping soon cause the campaign to fall apart
Ghost gum valley by Johanna Nicholls( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English aristocrat Isabel de Rolland is sent to Australia to marry Marmaduke Gamble, the debts of her family being paid in exchange for the respectability her lineage gives the rich ex-convict Gamble family. Despite all odds, Isabel and Marmaduke develop a grudging friendship that over time blooms into something more. But the secrets of the past continue to haunt them and the madness in both their families threatens their hard-won happiness
The godson by Robert G Barrett( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les thought that playing minder to Peregrine Normanhurst III sounded like a dead-set snack: Les would keep Peregrine out of trouble. So what if he was on the run from the IRA? They'd never follow him to Australia ... But Les quickly finds himself thrust into an adventure that moves at breakneck speed from the corridors of power in Canberra to the grimy tenements of Belfast, to climax in a nerve-shattering, blood-spattered shootout on a survivalist fortress in the Tweed Valley
A bridge to Wiseman's Cove by James Moloney( Recording )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ACarl Matt - even his name mocks him. The people of Wattle Beach do their best to grind him under foot. What are the Matts such pariahs? The answer lies in Wiseman's Cove, a short ride across the straight where Carl finds refuge in the most unlikely place. Wiseman's Cove has been waiting for Carl - waiting a long time
Guns 'n' Rose by Robert G Barrett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norton needed a holiday, anywhere, as long as it was out of Bondi. Price was only too willing to oblige, Les could have his house at Terrigal. All he had to do was look after George Brennan's nephew for a week while he was there. Jimmy Rosewater was young, cool and the original brown-eyed handsome man. But, Jimmy was also supposed to be in jail. Before he knows it, Norton is fighting off the usual yobbos looking for trouble and getting shot at by feral bikies, and all the time Les has a feeling Jimmy's up to something
The day of The Gecko by Robert G Barrett( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving into his old flame Susie's flat in Bondi should have been a piece of cake for Les Norton - except that Price and Eddie had other ideas. There were two bodies buried under the handball courts at Bondi baths. The man to get them out? Major Garrick Lewis, aka, The Gecko. With Norton for company, The Gecko literally took Bondi, and everything that went with it, in his stride, Mossad hit squads, the KGB, ASIO, yobbo builders and loose women looking for action. For once, Les was flat out keeping up
Comeback by Peter Corris( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliff Hardy has his PI licence back, but does he still have what it takes to cut it on the mean streets of Sydney? Cliff reckons the skills are still there, if a little rusty, and actor Bobby Forrest's case looks promising. Bobby's a nice enough guy, but why is he being stalked by a red-hot brunette? And why did he have to go online to find a date? When Bobby is murdered, it comes as a shock. Cliff's only solid lead is a white Commodore, the most ubiquitous car around. Somehow Cliff has to put it all together without losing his licence again, but in true Hardy fashion he's managing to find his way into trouble, not out of it
The Tesla legacy by Robert G Barrett( Recording )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electrician Mick Vincent is searching for a pressure plate for his 1936 Buick Roadmaster ; he finds it, but also finds a diary belonging to electronics genius Nikola Tesla. What was Nikola Tesla doing in New South Wales in 1925? The United States Department of National Security would be interested in knowing, too, and Mick's life is in danger
Came back to show you I could fly by Robin Klein( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the summmer holidays and eleven-year-old loner, Seymour, is bored. He meets Angie - beautiful, charismatic Angie who bewitches him and opens up his world but Angie is not as she seems. She is a drug addict
Follow the money by Peter Corris( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When beautiful young women kiss you on the cheek you know you're over the hill, but I didn't really feel like that. As Wesley said, I still had the moves.' Cliff Hardy may still have the moves but he's in trouble. The economy's tanking and he's been conned by an unscrupulous financial advisor and lost everything he's got. Cliff only knows one way, and that's forward, so he's following the money trail. It's a twisted road that leads him down deep into Sydney's underbelly, into the territory of big money, bent deals, big yachts and bad people. Cliff's in greater danger than ever before, but he's as tenacious as a dog with a bone
Between the Devlin and the deep blue seas by Robert G Barrett( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place is falling down, the council is reclaiming the land, there's been a murder in Flat 5, and the tenants are the biggest bunch of misfits since the Manson family. And that's just the good news, because the longer Les owns the Blue Seas Apartments, the more money he loses. Les Norton's apartment block in Randwick was proving to be nothing but trouble, full of mayhem and murder. It seemed the longer he owned it the more money he lost. But while he's trying to solve his financial problems, Les still has time to fight hate-crazed roadies, sort out a drug deal after fighting a gang of bikies, help a feminist Balmain writer with some research she won't forget in a hurry, and get involved with Franulka, a super-sexy leadsinger of an all-girl rock band, The Heathen Harlots. And with the help of two ex-Romanian Securitate explosive experts, he might even be able to sort out his investment. But can Les pull off the perfect crime?
No time for fear : [how a shark attack survivor beat the odds] by Paul de Gelder( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul de Gelder lost his right arm and leg to a violent shark attack in Sydney Harbour when he was going about his work as a Navy clearance diver in February 2009. He was lucky to survive, let alone resume work as a diver. His life up to the attack had already been a pretty wild ride, with a madcap escape from suburban Canberra to a drug-and-alcohol fuelled stint working in Sydney strip clubs, then an unlikely career move: joining the Army. Nothing can really prepare you for surviving and recovering from a shark attack, but Paul drew on all his life experiences to get him through in record time. He refused to take no for an answer at every stage of his rehab. While at first he resisted the fact that his story 'inspired people' he has come to accept that if other people can draw strength from his life experiences then it's worth talking about. In the defence forces, Paul was inspired by the US Marines unofficial mantra: improvise, adapt and overcome. He didn't know how important that mantra would become in his survival. Paul is very frank, a natural storyteller who takes 'never say die' to a whole new level
Mele kalikimaka Mr Walker by Robert G Barrett( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Norton's Hawaiian holiday should have been just like in the tourist brochures. Balmy days, blue seas, palm tress swaying in the moonlight. And it would have been if Les had minded his own business. But what are you supposed to do when a cop you know and an old friend are in trouble? Especially at Christmas? The detective was okay. But Norton's old friend turned out to be the biggest brothel owner in America. Madam to the stars. Through her, Les met Mitzi Moonkiss; he also met the Japanese Yakuza, lesbian geisha girls and every time he put his head out the door some boofhead US Marine was looking for a fight. And these were all the nice people. Somewhere in the middle a crazed serial killer was on the loose with a bayonet. Aloha, Les
You wouldn't be dead for quids by Robert G Barrett( Recording )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Norton, a big red-headed country boy from Queensland, has just arrived int eh big smoke and is set to make his mark. Working as a bouncer at an illegal casino in the Cross, Les encounters a number of fascinating characters who make up the seamier side of one of the most exciting cities in the world - gamblers, conmen, bookies, bouncers, hookers and hit men, who ply their respective trades from the golden sands of Bondi to the tainted gutters of Kings Cross ... ususally on the wrong side of the law
What men don't talk about by Maggie Hamilton( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do men and boys long for, agonise over, aspire to? Why are men often silent in dark and difficult situations? Why do so many find it hard to express how much they care? What do they look for in women? What do they want from committed relationships, from friendships? How do they feel about kids? What motivates them? What do they worry about? How do they see their bodies? What is life like for them as they age? Why do so many resort to suicide? Every day we read articles about men - men at home, men at work, men in bed - but still the confusion and frustration between the sexes remain. Can we put the differences between men and women down to the influence of Venus and Mars, or are there more intricate dynamics at play?
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The Dons
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