WorldCat Identities

Hancock, Lewis

Works: 42 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 980 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  War fiction  Spy fiction  War stories 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PR6062.A938, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lewis Hancock
A lily of the field by John Lawton( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Vienna quietly comes under Nazi rule, young music pupil Meret Voytek reluctantly wears the uniform when her orchestra becomes a wing of the Hitler Youth. Meanwhile, Hungarian physicist Karel Szabo has been interned on the Isle of Man. Illustrating the parallels of the enemy alien, Lawton describes their unexpected intersection
Old flames : an Inspector Troy novel by John Lawton( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1956, at the height of the Cold War, Khrushchev and Bulganin, leaders of the Soviet Union, are in Britain on an official visit. Chief Inspector Troy of Scotland Yard is assigned to be Khrushchev's bodyguard and to spy on him. Soon after, a Royal Navy diver is found dead and mutilated beyond recognition in Portsmouth Harbour. Troy embarks on an investigation that takes him to the rotten heart of MI6, to the distant days of his childhood, and into the dangerous arms of an old flame. Brilliantly evoking the intrigue of the Cold War and 1950's London, Old Flames is a thrilling adventure of intrigue and suspense
Second violin by John Lawton( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

March 1938. The Germans take Vienna without a shot being fired. Covering Austria for the English press is a young journalist named Rod Troy. Back home his younger brother joins the CID. November 1938. Kristallnacht. The Jews leave Vienna - Sigmund Freud with an American escort on a sleeper train, Josef Hummel tied to the underside of a boxcar. June 1940. Sergeant Troy is seconded to Special Branch to help in the round-up of 'enemy' aliens, among whom are Hummel and his brother Rod
Killing hour by Andrew Gross( Recording )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He heard voices in his head, in between the crashing of waves. Then he was gone, a drop in the ocean. A fisherman found his broken body on the rocks below. A phone call shatters Dr. Jay Handler's romantic anniversary dinner. The thought of his troubled nephew, helpless and doomed, will haunt Jay forever
Unfinished portrait by Mary Westmacott( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christie's 6 forgotten psychological romance novels are being published under her own name for the first time - Mary Westmacott. Bereft of her mother, husband & daughter, Celia's on the verge of suicide when she meets Larraby, a painter
The cutting room by Jilliane Hoffman( Recording )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body of a student who went missing from a Florida nightclub is found in a dumpster. A horrifying scene, but nothing compared to what she had to endure before her murder. She was drugged and tortured -- all broadcast live for the twisted pleasure of a snuff club. Detective Manny Alvarez works the homicide alongside young hotshot Assistant State Attorney Daria DeBianchi. The media spotlight shines on the accused, a privileged playboy seen leaving the club with the victim. But without cast-iron evidence, Daria and Manny must dig deeper to crack the case
Black out by John Lawton( Recording )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DS Frederick Troy is forced to enter a corrupt world of bloody consequences, stateless refugees, and mysterious women as he unearths a chain of secrets leading straight to Allied high command
Flesh wounds by John Lawton( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old flame has returned to Troy's life, and Joey Rork is hired to make sure her liaisons don't ruin her husband's career. But before Rork can find out, he meets a gruesome end, and he isn't the only one
The prodigal son : a Carmine Delmonico mystery by Colleen McCullough( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim and Millie Hunter have it all: good looks, brilliant minds, and a meteoric rise to fame in scientific world. But others in their academic circle have got the knives out, jealous of their success. So when a double murder is perpetrated, using poison stolen from Millie's research lab, the couple face some very serious accusations
Codex by Adrian Dawson( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bomb explodes aboard Flight 320 killing everyone onboard, Jack Bernstein chess Grandmaster turned IT entrepreneur, is informed that his daughter Lara, missing for the past three years, was on board and making her way home. Jack believes the bombing was a terrorist act, but when he is sent an ELS code to decipher the truth about his daughter's death reveals that the bombing was something altogether more sinister ... What he uncovers is a global conspiracy, and a corporation that will stop at nothing to get their hands on Jack's computer system and its near perfection of Artificial intelligence
Blue rondo by John Lawton( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London in the late 1950s. The East End is ripe for redevelopment: corruption is rife and the old guard are on their way out. When Alf Marx, "King of the East End", is sent down for life, a new breed of gangster appears and the battle for the East End begins. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy is caught in the cross fire - quite literally - when he is hit by the blast from a car bomb. His girlfriend and his boss want him to retire, but then his past emerges in the form of an old mistress, and the things he did as a young man return to haunt him. It is time for Troy to return to the fray
The lost library by A. M Dean( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arno Holmstrand is about to die, his life cut short by an organization intent on laying claim to the secrets he has spent a lifetime guarding: the location of the lost Library of Alexandria, and the vast knowledge it has hidden for centuries. Emily Wess is about to have her life change beyond all recognition. One minute she is a professor of history, the next she is on a journey to the far corners of the world, deciphering strange clues left by her mentor, Arno Holmstrand. She is being tested, but for what? They are the Council and crave power and position. Their corruption spreads from the highest levels of government to the assassins they employ to commit their crimes. They will kill for the ancient knowledge contained in the Library. And Emily Wess has exactly what they want."--Publisher description
Then we take Berlin by John Lawton( Recording )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Wilderness finds himself in the Royal Air Force, facing a stretch in military prison when along comes Lt. Colonel Burne-Jones to tell him MI6 has better use for his talents
The gun-maker's gift by Matthew Plampin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spring, 1853. After a triumphant display at the Great Exhibition in London, the legendary American entrepreneur and inventor Colonel Samuel Colt expands his gun-making business into England. He acquires a riverside warehouse in Pimlico and sets about converting it into a pistol works capable of mass producing his patented revolvers on an unprecedented scale - aware that the prospect of war with Russia means huge profits. The young, ambitious Edward Lowry is hired by Colt to act as his London secretary. Although initially impressed by the Colonel's dynamic approach to his trade, Edward comes to suspect that the American's intentions in the Metropolis are not all they appear. Among the workforce Colt has gathered from the seething mass of London's poor are a gang of desperate Irish immigrants, embittered refugees from the potato famine, who intend to use stolen six-shooters for a political assassination in the name of revenge."--Publisher description
Friends and traitors by John Lawton( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest novel in a series regularly singled out for its exceptional quality features Inspector Troy of Scotland Yard in a tale of Cold War spy dealings centered around double agent Guy Burgess-a story of betrayal, espionage, and the dangers of love. London, 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Britain, is not looking forward to a European trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod has decided to take his entire family on the "grand tour" for his fifty-first birthday: a whirlwind of restaurants, galleries, and concert halls from Paris to Florence to Vienna to Amsterdam. But Frederick Troy only gets as far as Vienna. It is there that he crosses paths with an old acquaintance, a man who always seems to be followed by trouble: British spy turned Soviet agent Guy Burgess. Suffice it to say that Troy is more than surprised when Burgess, who has escaped from the bosom of Moscow for a quick visit to Vienna, tells him something extraordinary: "I want to come home." Troy knows this news will cause a ruckus in London-but even Troy doesn't expect an MI5 man to be gunned down as a result, and Troy himself suspected of doing the deed. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy is haunted by more than just Burgess' past liaisons-there is a scandal that goes up to the highest ranks of Westminster, affecting spooks and politicians alike. And the stakes become all the higher for Troy when he reencounters a woman he first met in the Ritz hotel during a blackout-falling in love is a handicap when playing the game of spies
Second violin by John Lawton( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Europe on the brink of war, Frederick Troy, recently promoted to Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, is put in charge of rounding up a list of German and Italian enemy aliens, but as the bombs begin to fall on London, he finds himself investigating a series of murdered rabbis
The unfortunate Englishman by John Lawton( Recording )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directed by MI6 to Berlin in 1963 to negotiate a delicate prisoner exchange on either side of the wall, Joe Wilderness covertly plans to use the operation to make a little something extra on the side, with unexpected results
Bluffing Mr. Churchill : an Inspector Troy novel by John Lawton( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1941. Wolfgang Stahl, an American spy operating undercover as an SS officer, has just fled Germany with Hitler's henchmen on his trail. He is carrying valuable cargo-the blueprint of the Fuhrer's secret plan to invade Russia. Stahl's man in the American embassy, the shy and sheltered Calvin M. Cormack, is teamed with a boisterous MI5 officer, Walter Stilton, to find the spy and bring him to safety. Their investigation takes them across war-torn London, from the shelled-out blocks to the ubiquitous pubs to the underground counterfeiting shops; and in Cormack's case, into the arms of Kitty, his partner's rambunctious daughter. As Cormack and Stilton close in on Stahl, bodies begin turning up-and the duo realize they may not be the only ones in pursuit of the spy. Someone, it seems, wants the German dead. When his partner is suddenly murdered in the line of duty, Cormack must turn to the ingenious devices of his lover Kitty's old flame-Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard. Together, they investigate the trail of murders and are forced to ask themselves a horrifying question-are Cormack and his spy being played by one of their own in the American embassy'Brilliantly re-creating London in the time of ration tickets and clothing coupons, Bluffing Mr. Churchill is a blistering page-turner peopled by magnetic characters
The blood whisperer by Zoë Sharp( Recording )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uncanny abilities of London crime-scene specialist Kelly Jacks to coax evidence from the most unpromising of crime scenes once earned her the nickname of The Blood Whisperer. Then six years ago all that changed. Kelly woke next to the butchered body of a man, the knife in her hands and no memory of what happened. She trusted the evidence would prove her innocent. It didn't. Now released after serving her sentence for involuntary manslaughter, Kelly must try to piece her life back together. Shunned by former colleagues and friends, the only work she can get is for the crime-scene cleaning firm run by her former mentor. But old habits die hard. And when her instincts tell her things are not as they appear at the scene of a routine suicide, she can't help but ask questions that somebody does not want answered. Plunged into the nightmare of being branded a killer once again, Kelly is soon fleeing from the police, Russian thugs and a local gangster. Betrayed at every turn, she is fast running out of options. But Kelly acquired a whole new set of skills on the inside. Now street-smart and wary, can she use everything she's learned to evade capture and stay alive long enough to clear her name?
The woman in the water by Will Barton( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bath, 1761. Lizzie Yeo has had a hard life, but fortunately secures a position as wet nurse for the young son of vicar Jonathan Harding. When the boy starts school, Harding finds her a job with local apothecary Mr. Leslie, delivering the curing waters of Bath to invalids. But when a body shows up in the river, and her friend Nancy disappears, Lizzie is determined to find answers. However, she is being watched, and after she is attacked in the street and then caught in a deadly house fire, it's clear that someone wants her gone. But who? And is it all connected to The Woman in the Water?
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