Most widely held works by Gordon Griffin
Winter in Madrid by C. J Sansom ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
It is 1940. The Spanish Civil War is over, and Madrid lies ruined, its people starving, while the Germans continue their relentless march through Europe. And as Britain stands alone, General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter into the war. Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett, ex-public schoolboy, traumatised veteran of Dunkirk, and, now, reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. Sent to gain the confidence of Sandy Forsyth, an old school friend turned shady Madrid businessman, he finds himself involved in a dangerous game--and surrounded by memories.
The hidden oasis by Paul Sussman ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
With the help of her sister's friend, Flin Brodie, Freya Hannen sets out in search of the legendary lost oasis of Zerzura in Egypt, which supposedly houses a mythic stone, and could help Freya find out the truth behind her sister Alex's mysterious death.
Play to the end by Robert Goddard ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Actor Toby Flood arrives in Brighton for the final week of the production of a Joe Orton play. That night he is visited by his estranged wife, Jenny, who is worried that she is being stalked by a strange man. She asks Toby, for old times' sake, to follow the man and get to the bottom of things.
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Kafka on the shore is the latest novel by Japan's leading literary novelist, who developed a world-wide cult reputation with Norwegian wood. In Kafka on the shore, Murakami continues with his remarkable combination of profound insight into humankind with a totally credible touch of the fantastical -- a unique tour de force. The teenager Kafka Tamura goes on the run and holes up in a strange library in a small country town. Concurrently, Nakata, a finder of lost cats, goes on a puzzling odyssey across Japan. Only gradually do we find how these stories interweave.
Blackout by Chris Ryan ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Blackout--three cities all lose power and noone claims responsibility. the fear is of an imminent terrorist attack. Josh Harding is a tough SAS soldier. Yet his disregard for authority has landed him a secondment to MI6's anti-terrorist unit. In the wake of the mysterious "Three Cities" attacks, Josh finds himself on the way to the USA, on the trail of a pair of intrepid young hackers who are out to try and make themselves a fortune, and who are in grave danger from those who would kill for the secrets they have managed to uncover--how to control the power of the Western world.
Sight unseen by Robert Goddard ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 libraries worldwide
On a summer's day in 1981, a two-year-old girl is abducted and her seven-year-old sister killed by the kidnapper's van. These events will have a devastating effect on the lives of those involved--and on the lives of those who were merely bystanders.
Land of fire by Chris Ryan ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Flesh and blood by John Harvey ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Following his wife's betrayal and his own retirement from the force, Detective Inspector Elder has fled as far as it is possible to go in England without running out of land. But he is haunted by the past and in particular by the unsolved disappearance of 16-year-old Susan Blacklock.
Good news, bad news by David Wolstencroft ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A secret agent is trained to try to think of every possible outcome and eventuality. Who could have guessed, though, that a bureaucratic error would send two men to the same "cover" job, working in a shabby photo-processing booth, where each must keep his real identity secret from the other, while awaiting orders? Or that those orders would be to assassinate each other? Thrown together by this apparently ghastly mistake, Charlie and George decide to go on the run together. In the whole world, the only people they can trust are each other. Or can they?
The increment by Chris Ryan ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
The Incriment is the super-secret assassination unit of the SAS--and it has one less member. Matt Browning has been served his walking papers after having the temerity to challenge an order. But his association with Britain's premier fighting unit is not at an end: his ex-colleagues enlist him to help a massive drug company get rid of counterfeit medicines manufactured by ruthless European gangsters. But it transpires that an old army colleague of Matt's is on what looks like a psychotic killing spree--and he's not alone.
The people's act of love by James Meek ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Siberia 1919. In the outer reaches of a country recently torn apart by civil war, lives a small Christian sect and its enigmatic leader, Balashov. Stationed nearby is a regiment of Czech soldiers, desperate to get home but on the losing side in the recent conflict. Uncertainty prevails. Into this isolated community trudges Samarin, an escapee from Russia's northernmost gulag. Immediately apprehended, he is brought before Captain Matula, the regiment's megalomaniac comander. But the stranger's arrival has also caught the attention of others, including Anna, a beautiful young war widdow. And when the local Shaman lies dead, suspicion and terror engulf the town.
Oxygen by Andrew Miller ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Two brothers return to their childhood home to care for their terminally ill mother.
The lost army of Cambyses by Paul Sussman ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
In 532 BC, the Persian pharaoh Cambyses dispatched an army across Egypt's western desert to destroy the oracle at Siwa. Legend has it that somewhere in the middle of the Great Dune Sea his army was overwealmed by a sandstorm and lost forever. Two and a half millennia later, a mutilated corpse is washed up on the banks of the Nile at Luxor, an antiques dealer is savagely murdered in Cairo, and a British archaeologist is found dead at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara.
Blindfold by Lyndon Stacey ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
One night, in the depths of winter, Gideon Blake - a successful artist and animal behaviourist - finds his home violently invaded. He is kidnapped and taken to a secret location where he is given a bizarre task: to bring under control a stallion that threatens the life and limb of anyone who approaches it. Gideon istold that the job will hae an even more dangerous twist: he will be handcuffed and blindfolded.
A family man by Amanda Brookfield ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Ash and bone by John Harvey ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
In his Cornish hideaway, retired Detective Inspector Frank Elder's solitary life is disturbed by a frantic phone call from his estranged wife. His seventeen-year-old daughter Katherine is running wild, unbalanced by a rape he feels he should have prevented. Meanwhile, in London, the capture of a violent criminal goes badly wrong. Detective Sergeant Maddy Birch is uneasy about the reasons why, an uneasiness that is compounded when she starts to believe she is being stalked. Maddy and Frank have a connection, a brief and clumsy encounter years before. Now their lives connect again when a second phone call pulls Frank out of retirement, only to find the cold case has a devastating present-day impact.
Days without number by Robert Goddard ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Nick Paleologus is summoned to the unyielding bosom of his family to help resolve a dispute which threatens to set his brothers and sisters against their aged and irascible father. Michael Paleologus lives alone in a remote and rambling house on the Cornish bank of the River Tamar. A ridiculously generous offer has been made for the house, but he refuses to sell despite the urgings of his children, for whom the proceeds would solve many problems. Nick accomplishes little as mediator, but the stalemate is soon tragically broken. Only then do Nick and his siblings discover why their father was bound at all costs to reject the offer and what may really be the motives of the prospective buyer.
The hit list by Chris Ryan ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Neil has left the SAS, however, as he tries to make a new life for himself, he discovers that some habbits are hard to break.
It was you by Adam Baron ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
As she walks hom from work one night, Josephine Thomas is brutally attacked and left to bleed to death. Billy Rucker had known her, briefly, and he investigates the murder. As he begins tentative enquiries, things move horrifically close to home. A friend of Billy's is found killed, and in the throes if what seems to be a crazy nightmare, Billy must bury his grief and tackle his most dangerous investgation yet.
Darkness and light by John Harvey ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector Frank Elder's first case was unsolved. A dead woman, lying on a bed, immaculately dressed. The murderer was never found - free to kill again. Eight years later, Elder's estranged wife contacts him in his Cornish hideaway. Her friend's sister Claire has mysteriously disappeared. Elder reluctantly agrees to help. Then Claire is found dead, arranged with meticulous detail on her bed, and it doesn't take long for Elder to make the connection. It's obviously the work of the same unbalanced individual. And to find the killer, Elder must shine a light into the darkest recesses of human behaviour.
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