WorldCat Identities

Roy, Jacques (Jacques David)

Overview
Works: 61 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 5,332 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Legal stories  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  War fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3562.E78, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jacques Roy
Fatal : a novel by John T Lescroart( Recording )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate loves her life. At forty-four, she's happily married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children, and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. Everything changes, however, when she and Ron attend a dinner party and meet another couple, Peter and Jill. Kate and Peter only exchange a few pleasant words but that night, in bed with her husband, Kate is suddenly overcome with a burning desire for Peter. What begins as an innocent crush soon develops into a dangerous obsession and Kate's fixation on Peter results in one intense, passionate encounter between the two. Confident that her life can now go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on
The rule of law : a novel by John T Lescroart( Recording )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attorney Dismas Hardy finds himself in the unlikely position of having to defend his faithful longtime assistant, Phyllis, from being charged as an accessory to murder at the same time her brother is released from prison
Poison by John T Lescroart( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the master of the legal thriller, John Lescroart, comes a dramatic family drama in which attorney Dismas Hardy is called on to defend a former client against the accusation of murder
Tear me apart : a novel by J. T Ellison( Recording )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During surgery after a crash, doctors discover a young skier has leukemia and must have a stem cell transplant, but when her parents are tested, the truth emerges that she is not their daughter, and the race to save her life will tear a family apart
The tangled tree : a radical new history of life by David Quammen( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life's history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature
The room on Rue Amelie : a novel by Kristin Harmel( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When newlywed Ruby Henderson Benoit arrives in Paris in 1939 with her French husband Marcel, war is looming on the horizon, and as France falls to the Nazis, her marriage begins to splinter, too. Charlotte Dacher is eleven when the Germans roll into the French capital. After the Jewish restrictions take effect and Jews are ordered to wear the yellow star, Charlotte can₂t imagine things getting much worse. But then the mass deportations begin, and her life is ripped forever apart. Thomas Clarke joins the British Royal Air Force to protect his country, but when his beloved mother dies in a German bombing during the waning days of the Blitz, he wonders if he₂s really making a difference. Then he finds himself in Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, and he discovers a new reason to keep fighting, and an unexpected road home. When fate brings them together, Ruby, Charlotte, and Thomas must summon the courage to defy the Nazis, and open their own broken hearts, as they fight to survive
Girl in snow : a novel by Danya Kukafka( Recording )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched--not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters--Cameron, Jade, and Russ--must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both. In crystalline prose, Danya Kukafka offers a brilliant exploration of identity and of the razor-sharp line between love and obsession, between watching and seeing, between truth and memory."--From container cover
Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster by Adam Higginbotham( Recording )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through two decades of reporting, journalist Adam Higginbotham tells the full dramatic story of the disaster that changed the world's perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, and our understanding of the planet's delicate ecology, while bringing down the Soviet Union's teetering economy and revealing to its population a state built upon a pillar of lies
The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties' most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet's final frontier? This was the moon landing before the 1960s. Everyone wanted to join the adventure. Rockefellers and Vanderbilts begged to be taken along as mess boys, and newspapers across the globe covered the planning's every stage. The night before the expedition's flagship launched, Billy Gawronski--a skinny, first generation New York City high schooler desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery business--jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard. Could he get away with it? From the grimy streets of New York's Lower East Side to the rowdy dance halls of sultry Francophone Tahiti, all the way to Antarctica's blinding white and deadly freeze, Laurie Gwen Shapiro's The Stowaway takes you on the unforgettable voyage of a gutsy young stowaway who became an international celebrity, a mascot for an up-by-your bootstraps age
Poison : a novel by John T Lescroart( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting new book by "master of the legal thriller" (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart, attorney Dismas Hardy investigates the murder of a wealthy man whose heirs are all potential suspects.Finally recovered from two glancing gunshot wounds, Dismas Hardy is looking forward to easing into retirement and reconnecting with his family. But he is pulled back into the courtroom when Grant Wagner, the steely owner of a successful family business, is murdered. The prime suspect is Wagner's bookkeeper Abby Jarvis, a former client of Hardy's, who had been receiving large sums of cash under-the-table from the company--but she insists that she's innocent. Preparing for trial, Dismas investigates the Wagner clan, discovering dark, twisted secrets, jealous siblings, gold-digging girlfriends, betrayals, and blackmail. The closer he gets to the Wagners, the clearer it becomes that Dismas has a target painted on his back. With Lescroart's razor-sharp dialogue and whip-smart plotting, Poison is a nail-biter that will keep you guessing until the very last page
You know you want this : Cat person and other stories by Kristen Roupenian( Recording )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant exploration of the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Spanning a range of genres and topics from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural, these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure
Limetown by Zack Akers( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three hundred people simply vanish from a research facility in Limetown, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock discovers that her uncle, Emile Haddock, is among the missing and her parents refuse to discuss what might have happened. As a student journalist, Lia begins an investigation that will take her far from her home, discovering clues about Emile's past that lead to a shocking secret-one with unimaginable implications not only for the people of Limetown, but for Lia and her family. The only problem is she's not the only one looking for answers
Foe : a novel by Iain Reid( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the near-future, Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm. And arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta will have company. Familiar company
A book about love by Jonah Lehrer( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing people's lives
Feast your eyes by Myla Goldberg( Recording )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling and wholly original story about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood, a balancing act familiar to women of every generation
Wedding from hell by J. R Ward( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the three books of the Wedding from Hell series
Traitor by Jonathan De Shalit( Recording )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sprawling, international high-stakes thriller that pits the intelligence of one man against one of the most successful spies ever to operate against American interests
The Verdun affair : a novel by Nick Dybek( Recording )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ... novel set in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and Los Angeles in the 1950s, about a lonely young man, a beautiful widow, and the amnesiac soldier whose puzzling case binds them together even as it tears them apart."
Crown of feathers by Nicki Pau Preto( Recording )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush debut fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle
The accomplished guest : stories by Ann Beattie( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magnificent new collection from award-winning author Ann Beattie--featuring recent O. Henry, Pushcart, and Best American Short Story selections. Surprising and revealing, set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, Ann Beattie's astutely observed new collection explores unconventional friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging. One theme of The Accomplished Guest is people paying visits or receiving visitors, traveling to see old friends, the joys and tolls of hosting company (and of being hosted). The occasion might be a wedding, a birthday, a reunion, an annual Christmas party, or another opportunity to gather and attempt to bond with biological relatives or chosen families. In some stories, as in life, what begins as a benign social event becomes a situation played for high stakes. The stories in The Accomplished Guest are marked by an undercurrent of loss and an unexpected element of violence, with Beattie's signature mordant humor woven throughout. Some characters provide welcome diversions, others are uninvited interruptions, all are indelibly drawn by the endlessly amusing and accomplished Ann Beattie. Beattie's debut collection Distortions was published forty years ago, but her writing is as fresh, funny, and relevant as ever. She is "a national treasure, the author of short stories that will endure and continue to inspire" (Jay McInerney, The New York Times Book Review)
 
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