WorldCat Identities

Harris, Lee 1935-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 164 publications in 3 languages and 5,786 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3562.E23, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lee Harris
 
Most widely held works by Lee Harris
The silver anniversary murder by Lee Harris( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine receives a chilling phone call which police trace to an apartment whose tenants have vanished, leaving behind only a telephone and a trace of blood on the carpet. Why have they abandoned everything, even, it seems, their identities?
The Cinco de Mayo murder by Lee Harris( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Christine Bennett is invited on a sightseeing trip to Arizona, she jumps at the chance for a little adventure. But the excursion reminds her of a former high school classmate, Heinz Gruner, who died twenty years earlier on Cinco de Mayo while hiking Picacho Peak near Tucson. Chris decides to contact Heinz's mother, who has been wondering all these years how her beloved son, an experienced hiker, plunged to his death
The bar mitzvah murder : a Christine Bennett mystery by Lee Harris( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former nun Christine Bennett tackles her latest whodunit in the newest celebration-themed mystery by the author of "The April Fool's Day Murder." Original
The April Fool's Day murder by Lee Harris( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-nun Christine Bennett decides to investigate when Willard Platt, having faked his own murder as an April fool stunt for the high school drama club, turns up dead the next day, leaving his family in turmoil
The happy birthday murder : [a Christine Bennett mystery] by Lee Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth Christine Bennett is moved by two mementos treasured by her late Aunt May: a note mourning the death of a young man lost in a Connecticut wood and an obituary of a wealthy local manufacturer who killed himself after his 50th birthday celebration. In both cases, murder was just the icing on the cake
Murder in Hell's Kitchen by Lee Harris( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twenty years of loyal service, Detective Jane Bauer is just two months and one case away from leaving the NYPD for a cushy desk job. Her last assignment: working for a special unit that tackles unsolved crimes. At a crossroads in her personal life, Jane relishes the chance to lose herself in a challenging investigation. Four years ago, Arlen Quill was found dead in the entryway to his apartment building--leaving no clues, no witnesses, and no leads. When Jane decides to interview Quill's old neighbors, she makes a startling discovery: Every single occupant at the time of the murder subsequently disappeared. Like any seasoned New Yorker, Jane knows that mere homicide isn't enough to drive people from their rent-controlled apartments. In Hell's Kitchen, where a cold case suddenly heats up--Jane soon finds herself face-to-face with a killer
The mother's day murder by Lee Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can evidence ever lie? Chris prays that it can. But as she frantically searches for the link between the anonymous woman who gave away her newborn two decades ago and a brutal murder this Mother's Day, it seems only a miracle can save Sister Joseph from a life behind bars
The Good Friday murder by Lee Harris( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Bennett has left the cloistered world of nuns for the profane world of New York State, where murder and madness are often linked. At a town meeting, Christine volunteers to investigate a forty-year-old murder case long since closed. Now she'll move heaven and earth to exonerate a pair of retarded savant twins, now senior citizens, of their mother's murder on Good Friday in 1950
The Father's Day murder by Lee Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, the Morris Avenue Boys--chums since childhood--gather for a Father's Day reunion dinner. Now late in middle age, these men can bask in the rewards of honest success. So which of them seizes the opportunity that fateful evening to pull out an ice pick and stab to death the group's most celebrated member, novelist Arthur Wien? As investigator--and former nun--Christine Bennett peels back the layers of the past, 40 years' worth of secrets emerge from the shadows
Murder in Alphabet City by Lee Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly promoted to detective first-grade with the NYPD, Jane Bauer, is back to work after a nearly fatal run-in with a killer. But while she?s happy to be back on the job, her new assignment?another cold case?seems to hold little promise of being solved. Eight years ago, Anderson Stratton, a schizophrenic, was found dead of starvation in his apartment. Nothing on the scene indicated foul play, and although he left no note, the death was ultimately ruled a suicide. Stratton?s well-connected sister, Flavia Constantine, never accepted that conclusion, and has insisted that the case be reopened. But in their investigation, Jane and her team stumble upon another grisly suicide?and realize that the two may very well be connected. As her inquiry intensifies, Jane is led to a shocking and horrible truth?and once again finds herself on the threshold of death. " -- from the publisher
The Valentine's Day murder by Lee Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three old friends disappear on Valentine's Day, two are later discovered murdered and the third, still missing, is accused, prompting his desperate wife to appeal to ex-nun-turned-investigator Christine Bennett for help
The New Year's Eve murder by Lee Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Susan Stark disappears on New Year's Eve, Christine Bennett steps into the missing girl's life and meets a Susan no one else knows, one who is haunted by a secret life and strange obsessions
The Passover murder by Lee Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years after Iris Grodnik's strange disappearance and murder during a Passover seder, her relatives ask former nun Christine Bennett--now married to a New York City cop--to make a last attempt to discover the truth
The Christmas night murder by Lee Harris( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a snowy Christmas at St. Stephen's Convent, where a cheerful party awaits an old friend, Father Hudson McCormick. However, he never arrives. Christine Bennett, a former St. Stephen's nun, is called to investigate the disappearance. Has Father McCormick, unable to face the scene of his sins, gone underground? Or has someone taken belated revenge, ensuring that the truth will never be known?
The Thanksgiving day murder by Lee Harris( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nun-turned-sleuth Christine Bennett searches for a mysterious woman who disappeared at a Thanksgiving Day parade and about whom even her distraught husband seems to know little
Murder in Greenwich Village : a Manhattan mystery by Lee Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When NYPD detective Jane Bauer and her team check in for their new assignment, they reopen a cold case that's a real killer. Ten years earlier, police responding to a spate of late-night 911 calls from Greenwich Village discovered a young African American undercover cop, Micah Anthony, shot dead on Waverly Place. The killer left no clues, and the murder remains an inscrutable mystery . . . except for two things: Anthony had infiltrated a lucrative gun-trading operation in the city, and it seemed likely that he knew and trusted the killer" -- publisher website (May 2007)
The Yom Kippur murder by Lee Harris( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mr. Herskovitz, the lonely widower she had been helping, is found murdered in his apartment, ex-nun Chris Bennett is determined to find the killer
The St. Patrick's day murder by Lee Harris( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Model police officer Scotty Mceigh was one of new York's finest, until someone pumped a pair of bullets into his body on St. Patrick's Day. Former nun Christine Bennett and her police-detective boyfriend find this motiveless murder puzzling. Could there be a connection between McVeigh's murder and the other unsolved murders of off-duty cops?
The christening day murder : [a Christine Bennett mystery] by Lee Harris( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending the christening of her friend's baby in her old childhood home, former nun Christine Bennett stumbles upon the skeletal remains of a body--the grim result of a thirty-year-old murder
The Labor Day murder by Lee Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Island old-timer are stunned by the shooting death of Blue Harbor's popular fire chief, followed by the mysterious torching of his house. Rumors soon begin to flare up about the chief's rumored affairs with a vacationing lady lawyer and a girl half his age. But when former nun (now sleuth) Christine Bennet and her police detective husband start asking questions, a thick fog of evasiveness closes in. for this is not the first fire to scorch Blue Harbor. Nor, Chris suspects, is it the first murder--as she soon discovers that the passions that turn good people bad run long and deep and deadly". -- back cover
 
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Czech (22)

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The Cinco de Mayo murderThe bar mitzvah murder : a Christine Bennett mysteryThe April Fool's Day murderThe happy birthday murder : [a Christine Bennett mystery]Murder in Hell's KitchenThe mother's day murderThe Good Friday murderThe Father's Day murder