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Pacey, Steven

Works: 80 works in 537 publications in 1 language and 7,308 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Romance fiction  Children's audiobooks  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Translator
Classifications: PR6119.M586, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steven Pacey
Gentlemen & players by Joanne Harris( Recording )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald's Grammar School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture there for more than thirty years. But this year the wind of unwelcome change is blowing. Suits, paperwork, and information technology are beginning to overshadow St. Oswald's tradition, and Straitley is finally, and reluctantly, contemplating retirement. He is joined this term by five new faculty members, including one who holds intimate and dangerous knowledge of St. Oswald's ways and secrets. Harboring dark ties to the school's past, this young teacher has arrived with one terrible goal: to destroy St. Oswald's. As the new term gets under way, a number of incidents befall students and faculty alike. Beginning as small annoyances, they are initially overlooked. But as the incidents escalate in both number and consequence, it soon becomes apparent that a darker undercurrent is stirring within the school. With St. Oswald's unraveling, only Straitley stands in the way of its ruin. The veteran teacher faces a formidable opponent, however
Bleeding hearts by Ian Rankin( Recording )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Weston is a gun for hire. He's paid well to do his job and ask no questions. But after successfully assassinating a TV reporter, the cops are quickly on his tail. How did they know how to find him? And who is his anonymous employer? Why did he or she want the reporter dead in the first place? Was he set up to be caught and thrown in jail? The answers may lie with Hoffer, a private detective who has been hunting him for years--ever since Michael dispatched a bullet and accidentally hit an innocent young American girl. Her grieving father has kept Hoffer on retainer and on a mission to bring Weston to justice no matter what the cost. Could Hoffer have finally trapped him? The only way Michael can stay ahead of the police is to find his mysterious employer and figure out who has been playing him like a puppet on strings--or he may find himself on the other end of the rifle
The absent one by Jussi Adler-Olsen( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Morck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen's coldest cases. The result wasn't what Morck--or readers--expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen's shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Morck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he's naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects--part of a group of privileged boarding-school students--confessed and was convicted
The pregnant widow : a novel by Martin Amis( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1970, and it's a long, hot summer. In a castle on a mountainside in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on a sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing--twenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel--is struggling to twist feminism and women's ascendency toward his own ends
The death collector by Justin Richards( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three teens and a curator of unclassified artifacts at the British Museum match wits with a madman determined to use unorthodox methods to reanimate the dead, both humans and dinosaurs
The pure in heart by Susan Hill( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy is kidnapped as he stands with his satchel at the gate of his home, waiting for his lift to school. An ex-con finds it impossible to stay straight. A severely handicapped young woman dies in the night--has someone who loves her helped her out of this world? It's up to enigmatic policeman Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler to solve the crimes
The shadows in the street : a Simon Serrailler crime novel by Susan Hill( Recording )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up a particularly exhausting and difficult case and is on sabbatical on a far-flung Scottish island when he is called back to Lafferton by the Chief Constable. Two local prostitutes have been found strangled. When the wife of the St. Michael's Cathedral Dean goes missing and then another respectable woman is taken on her way to work, the townspeople grow angry and afraid. Serrailler is in the greatest danger of his life
The various haunts of men : a Simon Serrailler crime novel by Susan Hill( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill," an area locally known for its tranquility and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet town. Young policewoman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, and dedicated. She and the enigmatic detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler have the task of unraveling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of events
The risk of darkness : a Simon Serrailler crime novel by Susan Hill( Recording )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kidnapper is at large, a schoolboy has disappeared and there are no leads. Then DCI Serrailler receives a call: a child has been snatched in Yorkshire, has the abductor struck again?
The other side of midnight by Sidney Sheldon( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A total spellbinder ... sex, love, hate, revenge ... read it." A native American wife finds herself caught in a game of terror, passion, and revenge. The players in this game: her husband, Larry Douglas, a handsome aviator whose career went ... Noelle Page, a mysterious French actress who has never forgotten the past ... and, finally, Constantine Demiris, a Greek magnate who ties them all together
The vows of silence by Susan Hill( Recording )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Serrailler investigates a seemingly random series of murders targeting young women in the cathedral town of Lafferton, cases he is certain are related in spite of their varying methods
Memories of midnight by Sidney Sheldon( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hypnotic ... the master of the plot twister has done it once again." The survivors of The other side of midnight come back for one last round of play in this compelling sequel set in post-war Europe. Catherine Douglas, a victim of tragedy and amnesia, is taken in by the world's richest man. Haunted by faint memories of the past, Catherine must remember the truth before the man who put an end to her husband sets his murderous sights on her
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the Party stance that there can be no murder in Communist Russia. Leo is the perfect soldier of the regime. But suddenly his confidence that everything he does serves a great good is shaken. He is forced to watch a man he knows to be innocent be brutally tortured. And then he is told to arrest his own wife. Leo understands how the State works: Trust and check, but check particularly on those we trust. He faces a stark choice: his wife or his life. And still the killings of children continue
The betrayal of trust by Susan Hill( Recording )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a series of flash floods throughout Lafferton exposes the skeleton of a teenager who went missing 20 years earlier, Simon Serrailler investigates the girl's tragic family story and uncovers bizarre complexities and dangers
London fields by Martin Amis( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murderee is Nicola Six, a "black hole" of sex and self-loathing who is intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts; or the rich, honorable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch. As Nicola leads her suitors towards the precipice, London-and, indeed, the whole world-seems to shamble after them in a corrosively funny novel of complexity and morality
Gardens of water by Alan Drew( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Gardens of Water' is a debut novel about a family's struggle following a devastating natural disaster in a town on the outskirts of Istanbul
Pompeii by Robert Harris( Recording )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples fails, Roman engineer Marius Primus heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to investigate, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe. Some strong language. 2004
Love, etc. by Julian Barnes( Recording )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Talking it over, Gillian and Stuart were married until Oliver -- witty, feckless Oliver -- stole her away. In Love, etc., Julian Barnes revisits Stuart, Gillian and Oliver, using the same intimate technique of allowing the characters to speak directly to the listener, to whisper their secrets, to argue for their version of the truth.--Container
A question of identity by Susan Hill( Recording )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One snowy night, an old lady is murdered - dragged from her bed and strangled with a length of flex. DCS Simon Serrailler and his team are aware of bizarre circumstances surrounding her death - but they keep some of these details secret
Night of the fox by Jack Higgins( )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring 1944. D-Day is the greatest military secret in history. Or is it? On the German-occupied British island of Jersey, Colonel Hugh Kelso, the only man in the world who could give it all away, washes ashore. The Allied High Command dispatches Harry Martineau, an American-born Oxford professor turned deadly Nazi impersonator, and Sara Drayton, a young British girl posing as his French mistress, with orders to rescue Kelso-or silence him. But on the day after they arrive, they learn that Field Marshal General Erwin Rommel, the man appointed by Hitler himself to prevent the invasion, is about to arrive. Now the future of Europe will be decided by deception and murder
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Gentlemen & players
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Bleeding heartsThe pregnant widow : a novelThe death collectorThe pure in heartThe shadows in the street : a Simon Serrailler crime novelThe various haunts of men : a Simon Serrailler crime novelThe other side of midnightMemories of midnight