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Griffin, Gordon

Works: 54 works in 294 publications in 1 language and 5,946 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Diary fiction  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romance fiction  Adventure stories  Spy fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6119.A57, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gordon Griffin
Winter in Madrid by C. J Sansom( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member 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( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member 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
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member 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
The stranger house by Reginald Hill( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Flood is a young Australian post-grad en route to Cambridge. Miguel Madero is a Spanish historian in flight from a priests' seminary. They have nothing in common and no connection, except that they both want to dig up bits of the past that some people would rather keep buried. Once their paths cross, they become increasingly entangled as they pursue what at first seems to be separate quests, finding out the hard way who to trust and who to fear in this ancient village whose lines of power run from Illthwaite Hall
Alan Turing : the enigma by Andrew Hodges( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alan Turing, the revolutionary inventor of computer science
Darkness and light by John Harvey( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member 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
The people's act of love by James Meek( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member 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
Fatal lies : a conspiracy of silence hides a terrible secret by Frank Tallis( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna, 1903. In St Florian's military school, a young cadet is found dead - his body lacerated with razor wounds. Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt calls on his friend Doctor Max Liebermann to help with the investigation. In the closed society of the school, power is everything. Suspicion falls on an elite group of cadets, with a penchant for sadism and dangerous games. But when it is discovered that the dead boy was a frequent guest of the deputy headmaster's attractive young wife, other motives for murder suggest themselves
Ultimate weapon by Chris Ryan( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two members of the SAS go behind enemy lines to fight their way through a war-ravaged Iraq as the regime of Saddam collapses around them. It is a desperate race to find the woman they both love. And to unlock the secret of the Ultimate Weapon
Without warning by Carol Smith( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rush hour on the underground and a killer is at large in London, striking apparently haphazardly in a series of vicious attacks. Andy Brewster, ex-SAS, on sick leave from active service in Iraq, works undercover for the Metropolitan police with his bomb expert partner, Burgess. Together they must find the killer before he strikes again. So far the victims have all been women with no apparent connection. Then the 7 July bombs go off and public awareness is raised, Brewster and Burgess have a race against time to apprehend the stalker. But danger comes not just from knives and bombs. Murder is deadlier when the heart is involved
Blue lightning by Ann Cleeves( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiance home to Fair Isle, the tiny island he comes from, to meet his parents. The island is a magnet for bird watchers, who congregate at the local inn and lighthouse. When a local married celebrity, who had an eye for the lads, is murdered, Perez discovers that the suspects are very close to him indeed
The painter of battles by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man lives alone in a watchtower by the sea. On the circular walls of the tower he is painting a grand mural - the timeless landscape of a battle. He is a former war photographer, and the painting is his attempt to capture the photo he was never able to take. But one day a stranger knocks on his door and announces that he has come to kill him. The man is a shadow from his past, one of the myriad faces of war, and now the consequences of his actions are brought home to him
The lost diary of Don Juan : a novel by Douglas Carlton Abrams( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An editor receives a manuscript purporting to be the lost diary of history's greatest lover, Don Juan. An orphan left on the steps of a convent, Don Juan grew up within the church but his ambitions towards the priesthood fell to the wayside when he was seduced by a young nun. Evicted from the convent, he was taken under the wing of the libertine Don Pedro, the Marquis of Mota, who coached him in skills both courtly and amorous and then employed him as a spy at court. So began a life devoted to giving and receiving pleasure. To Abrams' Don Juan is no playboy; instead Don Juan's mastery of the arts of passion liberates the women he meets. Through his connections with Don Pedro, he is made an 'hidalgo', an honorary nobleman, and is therefore protected from the wrath of the Inquisition by the King, but his position is precarious. Then Don Juan embarks on the most perilous adventure of all - he falls in love, and finds that not only his reputation but also his life is in danger
Stirred but not shaken : the autobiography by Keith Floyd( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Keith Floyd started out in a hotel kitchen in Bristol. He made and lost fortunes, was married four times, and dealt with a level of fame that bemused him. Now, in this revealing memoir, he reflects upon his colourful career. As irrepressible, funny and charming as the man himself, this is a must-read for anyone who loves life, food, women ... and a quick slurp."
Raven black by Ann Cleeves( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Jimmy Perez, is a very private and perceptive man whose bailiwick is a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands. It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man--loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when detective Jimmy Perez and his colleagues from the mainland insist on opening out the investigation, a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbors nervously lock their doors, while a killer lives on in their midst .Ann Cleeves is sure to dazzle U.S. mystery readers with this unforgettable series debut
Red bones by Ann Cleeves( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find-or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is fatally shot and Ann Cleeves's popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself totally in the dark. This series is the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, which attracted over 12 million viewers in its first two nights on the air
White nights by Ann Cleeves( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist Bella Sinclair throws a party to launch an exhibition of her work and to introduce the paintings of Fran Hunter. The following day an Englishman is found hanging from a rafter in a boathouse on the jetty, a clown's mask on his face. Detective Jimmy Perez is convinced that this is a local murder. Then, Bella's nephew too is murdered
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