WorldCat Identities

Coles, Manning

Overview
Works: 64 works in 323 publications in 4 languages and 5,935 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3505.O43, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Manning Coles
A toast to tomorrow by Manning Coles( Book )

18 editions published between 1914 and 2008 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a man who loses his memory after the war and wanders through Germany in search of his earlier life
Drink to yesterday by Manning Coles( Book )

15 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Basle express by Manning Coles( Book )

10 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British Intelligence agent Tommy Hambledon had the mistaken notion when he arrived at Innsbruck that he had left behind all connections with Herr Bastien, who had been shot in the railway compartment they shared on the Anglo-Swiss Express. But when he was commanded by a belligerent Austrian taxi driver to disrobe, and then forced at gunpoint to hike barefoot over the Alps, Hambledon ruefully decided that his vacation was over. With the help of a horse-faced English tourist - and over the opposition of some escaped lunatics, an enormously stout gentleman with a feather in his hat, a village idiot, and a Communist named Medeski - Tommy Hambledon unravels this gripping and intrigue-ridden international mystery"--Jacket
Now or never by Manning Coles( Book )

6 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploits of Tommy Hambledon by Manning Coles( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1959 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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No entry by Manning Coles( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young George Micklejohn managed to have a British Cabinet Minister for a father, to cross the East-West German frontier, to get his hands on some top-secret Russian plans - and to disappear. Which was when Tommy Hambledon of the Foreign Office's Intelligence Service made his entry
Without lawful authority by Manning Coles( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A knife for the juggler by Manning Coles( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alias Uncle Hugo by Manning Coles( Book )

8 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth man by Manning Coles( Book )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They tell no tales by Manning Coles( Book )

18 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not negotiable by Manning Coles( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1964 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death of an ambassador; A Tommy Hambledon story by Manning Coles( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1973 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Green hazard by Manning Coles( Book )

18 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search for a sultan by Manning Coles( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief candles by Manning Coles( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in English and Swedish and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ghostly comedy with assorted rogues & crooks
Duty free by Manning Coles( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The far traveller by Manning Coles( Book )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous story of two ghosts who return to earth
Come and go by Manning Coles( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy returns by Manning Coles( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2000 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emboldened by strong drink, tourists James and Charles Latimer met an untimely end while foolishly trying to stop a German advance during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and were put to their not-so-eternal rest in a cemetery in a small French village. But whenever a relative is in trouble, these two benevolent spooks rise from the grave to use their unique talents to right wrongs. This time it's 1954 and they're off to Lake Como in Italy where Uncle Quentin finds his confirmed bachelor status is in serious danger from an eager widow who just won't take no for an answer. Along the way, they learn how to drive -- more or less -- an automobile, outwit a couple of bank robbers, stage an old-fashioned duel, and solve a murder with a little help from the victim, a fellow ghost. Accompanying them on the journey is their pet monkey. Ulysses, whose love for wine and adventure wreaks havoc on a small French garrison town when he helps free a bevy of circus animals, including an educated elephant who feels the show must go on
 
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Brief candles
Alternative Names

controlled identityGaite, Francis

Coles, Cyril Henry 1899-1965

Coles, Manning, pseud.

Gaite, Francis

Hammerton, Tom

Manning, Adelaide

Manning, Adelaide Frances Oke

Manning, Adelaide Frances Oke -1959

Manning, Adelaide Frances Oke, d. 1959

Languages
English (183)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (1)

French (1)

Covers
Drink to yesterdayWithout lawful authorityThe fifth manThey tell no tales... Green hazardBrief candlesThe far travellerCome and goHappy returns