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Griffin, Gordon

Works: 53 works in 273 publications in 1 language and 5,799 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Diary fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Suspense fiction  Case studies  Romance fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6119.A57, 823.92
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 773 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 485 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 343 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 218 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
Darkness and light by John Harvey( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 203 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 195 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 163 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 151 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
The painter of battles by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 143 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
Skin and bones by Tom Bale( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold January morning, a nightmare awaits in a small Sussex village. A deranged young man goes on the rampage, shooting everyone in his path before taking his own life. It is a senseless, tragic event, but sadly not an unfamiliar one. Only Julia Trent, believed to be the sole survivor, knows there was a second man involved. But after being shot and badly injured, her account of the massacre is ignored. But she cannot let it rest there. Together with Craig Walker, the journalist son of one of the victims, Julia sets out to find the truth. As they peel back the layers of a dark and dangerous conspiracy, they discover the slaughter didn't begin on that bitter day in January. And worst of all, it won't end there
Something in the sea by Yves Bonavero( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a steamy, sultry day during a hot Mediterranean summer. Terence, a rich lawyer, his wife Cathy, a doctor, and their daughter Lucy are relaxing on the yacht that is Terence's pride and joy. Suddenly, a storm whips up from nowhere and Terence battles into the night to save the lives of his family. Battered and bruised, they limp into Dubrovnik harbour. Unable to go ashore until daybreak, Cathy tends to her daughter's injuries when a large motor-cruiser pulls up alongside the yacht. Its wounded skipper, the enigmatic Kurt, comes aboard the family's yacht also seeking medical help. As the darkest hours slowly tick by, Terence and Cathy have to listen to Kurt's disturbing story. At sunrise, Terence is a changed man
The lost diary of Don Juan : a novel by Douglas Carlton Abrams( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 136 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 127 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."--Publisher description
Hotel Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From chambermaids' tips, to doormen making 2000 pounds a week, to the concierge taking backhanders--everyone in the hotel trade is on the take. Here is a trawl through the highs and lows, the extremes, tragedies, the miseries, the decadence and the debauchery of the ultimate service industry--where money not only talks, but gets you the best room, the best service, and also entitles you to behave in any way you please
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Kafka on the shore
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