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Langton, James

Overview
Works: 211 works in 990 publications in 1 language and 18,713 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  History  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.A3774, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Langton
The book of three by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taran, the assistant pig-keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his journey to heroism with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved homeland, Prydain. Taran's adventures chronicle the brave battle he wages against the forces of evil to protect it
The black cauldron by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper of Prydain, faces dangers as he seeks the Black Cauldron, the chief implement of the evil powers of Arawn, lord of the Land of Death
The castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Princess Eilonwy is sent to the Isle of Mona for training, she is bewitched by the evil enchantress Achren, so Taran and other friends must try to rescue her
The high king by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero
Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book of the Prydain cycle tells of the adventures that befell Taran when he went in search of his birthright and the truth about himself
The farm by Tom Rob Smith( Recording )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the moment he receives a frantic call from his father, Daniel believed his parents were headed into a peaceful, well-deserved retirement. They had sold their home and business in London and bid farewell to England, setting off to begin life anew on a remote, bucolic farm in rural Sweden. But with that phone call, everything changes. Your mother's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things--terrible, terrible things. She has had a psychotic breakdown and been committed to a mental hospital. Daniel prepares to rush to Sweden on the first available flight. Before he can board the plane, his father contacts him with even more frightening news: his mother has discharged herself from hospital, and he doesn't know where she is. Then his mother calls: "I'm sure your father has spoken to you. Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad. I don't need a doctor. I need the police. I'm about to board a flight to London. Meet me at Heathrow." Caught between his parents and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, lies, a horrible crime, and a conspiracy that implicates his own father
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14 fact-inspired fictions about travels to, in and from North America. With the turn of each page, the protagonists of these stories go astray in various senses. They are emigrants, runaways, drifters; gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross borders of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, under duress or incognito
The curious charms of Arthur Pepper : a novel by Phaedra Patrick( Recording )

17 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met-a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, likes nothing more than to relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist the chance to unravel a mystery. Prudence Smith, one of Jane's former servants, is dead of an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The grand house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prue had dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by the motive for the girl's death. When another body turns up during the London season's most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. Was it jealousy that killed Prudence Smith? Or was it something else entirely? And can Lenox find the answer before the killer strikes again-this time, disturbingly close to home?
Here, there be dragons by James A Owen( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young men are entrusted with the Imaginarium Geographica, an atlas of fantastical places to which they travel in hopes of defeating the Winter King whose bid for power is related to the First World War raging in the Real World
The zig zag girl by Elly Griffiths( Recording )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of magicians who served together in World War II track a killer who's performing their deadly tricks. Brighton, 1950. The body of a girl is found cut into three pieces. Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is convinced the killer is mimicking a famous magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old war friend of Edgar's. They served together in a shadowy unit called the Magic Men, a special ops troop that used stage tricks to confound the enemy. Max is on the traveling show circuit, touring seaside towns with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls. He's reluctant to leave this world to help Edgar investigate
The September Society by Charles Finch( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small hours of the morning one fall day in 1866, a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox. Lady Annabelle's problem is simple: her beloved son, George, has vanished from his room at Oxford. When Lenox visits his alma mater to investigate he discovers a series of bizarre clues, including a murdered cat and a card cryptically referring to "The September Society." Then, just as Lenox realizes that the case may be deeper than it appears, a student dies, the victim of foul play. What could the September Society have to do with it? What specter, returned from the past, is haunting gentle Oxford? Lenox, with the support of his devoted friends in London's upper crust, must race to discover the truth before it comes searching for him, and dangerously close to home
Black ice by Andy Lane( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1868 and fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes faces his most baffling mystery yet. Mycroft, his older brother, has been found with a knife in his hand, locked in a room with a corpse. Only Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent. But can he prove it? In a chase that will take him to Moscow and back, Sherlock must discover who has framed Mycroft and why-before Mycroft swings at the gallows
The demon's lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping new friends Jamie and Mae, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret
The hanging valley : a novel of suspense by Peter Robinson( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one dreamed something so hideous could grow in so beautiful a place ... Many who visit the valley are overwhelmed by its majesty. Some wish they never had to leave. One didn't: a hiker whose decomposing corpse is discovered by an unsuspecting tourist. But this strange, incomprehensible murder is only the edge of the darkness that hovers over a small rural village and its tight-lipped residents, who guard shattering secrets of sordid pasts and private shames. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that both the grim truth and a cold-blooded killer are hiding here, far from the city, the noise, and safety. And he's determined to walk into the valley of death to expose them both
Twain & Stanley enter paradise by Oscar Hijuelos( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows famed 19th century journalist-explorer Henry Stanley, his wife, the painter Dorothy Tennant, and Stanley's long friendship with Mark Twain, as they venture to Cuba in search of Stanley's father. Told through a fictitious manuscript and imagined correspondence between Stanley, Tennant, and Twain. The manuscript, in the works for decades, was found by Hijuelos's widow after his death
A burial at sea : a mystery by Charles Finch( Recording )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck
A necessary end by Peter Robinson( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peaceful demonstration in the normally quiet town of Eastvale ended with fifty arrests-and the brutal stabbing death of a young constable. But Chief Inspector Alan Banks fears there is worse violence in the offing. For CID superintendent Richard "Dirty Dick" Burgess has arrived from London to take charge of the investigation, fueled by professional outrage and volatile, long-simmering hatreds. Almost immediately, Burgess descends with vengeful fury upon the members of a sixties-style commune-while Banks sifts through the rich Yorkshire soil around him, turning over the earthy, unsettling secrets of seemingly placid local lives. Crossing "Dirty Dick" could cost the chief inspector his career. But the killing of a flawed Eastvale policeman is not the only murder that needs to be solved here. And if Banks doesn't unmask the true assassin, his superior's misguided obsession might well result in further bloodshed
Island of silence by Lisa McMann( Recording )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over Quill
The moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fabulous yellow diamond, an ancient talisman Hindu priests have waited for many years to reclaim, becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted. Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrates the story in turn, and each speculates on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together"--Container
 
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The book of three
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The black cauldronThe castle of LlyrThe high kingTaran WandererHere, there be dragonsThe demon's lexiconThe hanging valley : a novel of suspenseA necessary endThe moonstone