Most widely held works by Ric Jerrom
The Ravenscar dynasty by Barbara Taylor Bradford ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
When several family members are killed in a fire, Edward Deravenel and his cousin become suspicious.
13 steps down a novel by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Mix Cellini is superstitious about the number 13. In musty St. Blaise House, there are thirteen steps down to the landing below his rooms, which he keeps spick and span. His elderly landlady, Gwendolen Chawcer, was born in St. Blaise House, and lives her life through her library, so she cannot see the decay and neglect around her. The Notting Hill neighborhood has changed radically over the last fifty years, and 10 Rillington Place, where the notorious John Christie committed a series of murders, has been torn down. Mix is obsessed with the life of Christie; both landlady and lodger inhabit weird worlds of their own. But when reality intrudes into Mix's life, a long pent-up violence explodes.
Make death love me by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Alan Groombridge was husband to a woman he didn't like, father to children he never wanted, and manager of a tiny bank. All that saved him was his fantasy of stealing enough of the bank's money to allow him just one year of freedom--a different kind of life. A brutal and chilling nightmare begins one day when the bank is robbed, and the manager and cashier disappear.
The face of trespass by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Losing ground by Catherine Aird ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The dramatic theft of an 18th Century painting is discovered just moments before the old manor house uniquely depicted in the background of the portrait is set alight. Coincidence? Events become decidedly more complex as a grisly spectacle is sighted in the blazing inferno moments before the roof collapses. The pile of bones spotted in the burning room only deepens the mystery which Detective Inspector Sloan and Detective Constable Crosby have to piece together. It is up to the team to sift through this assortment of characters and illuminate the truth; in this close knit village of Berebury somebody must have answers.
The killing doll by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
No one would have described Manningtree Grove as fashionable. Few would have found it especially interesting. But it was not an unpleasant place to live: the old railway line lay in a valley, and the gardens looked onto it. It was the kind of place where nothing ever happened. Yet it was here that Peter Yearman first sold his soul to the devil...
Remote control by Andy McNab ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Nick Stone left the Special Air Service in 1993, five years after being involved in the shooting of IRA terrorists in Gibraltar. Now working for British intelligence, he discovers the seemingly senseless murders of fellow SAS soldier Kev Brown and his family in Washington DC. Only Kelly, seven years old, has survived - and immediately the two of them are on the run from unidentified pursuers.
Overture to death by Ngaio Marsh ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
It was planned as an act of charity: getting up an amusing play to finance a new piano for the parish hall. The question now under bitter discussion is, who shall play the overture? Though Eleanor Prentice wins, on the night of the performance she cannot play. Miss Campanula steps triumphantly into the breach, a chord is struck, a shot rings out and Miss Campanula is dead, shot between the eyes.
Off with his head by Ngaio Marsh ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
When the pesky Anna Bunz arrives at the village of Mardian to investigate the rare survival of folk-dancing still practised there, she quickly antagonises the villagers. But Mrs Bunz is not the only source of friction - two of the other enthusiasts are also spoiling for a fight. When the sword dancers' traditional mock beheading of the winter Solstice becomes horribly real, Superintendent Roderick Alleyn finds himself faced with a case of great complexity and of gruesome proportions.
Death on the air by Ngaio Marsh ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 98 libraries worldwide
'Death on the Air and Other Stories' serves both as the perfect introduction to Ngaio Marsh and as a nostalgic journey for the aficionado. It is the only collection of Ngaio Marsh short stories, first published to celebrate her centenary. Those included: 'Roderick Alleyn', Portrait of Troy', 'Death on the Air', 'I Can Find My Way Out', 'Chapter and Verse: The Little Copplestone Mystery', 'The Hand in the Sand', 'The Cupid Mirror', 'A Fool about Money', 'Morepork', 'Moonshine', 'Evil Liver' and 'My Poor Boy'.
Spinsters in jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
High in the mountains stands the magnificent Saracen fortress, home of the mysterious Mr Oberon, leader of a coven of witches. It is not the historic castle, however, that intrigues Roderick Alleyn, on holiday with his family, but the suspicion that a huge drugs ring operates from within its ancient portals. But before the holiday is over, someone else has stumbled upon the secret. And Mr Oberon decides his strange and terrible rituals require a human sacrifice.
Others by James Herbert ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Past tense by Catherine Aird ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English, Middle and English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Detectives Sloan and Crosby find themselves assigned two rather puzzling cases. A young woman's body was discovered in the River Alm, and there's the mysterious break-in at the Berebury Nursing Home. It becomes apparent that the two cases are connected--but how? And who can the killer be?
The four last things by Andrew Taylor ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
A woman minister of the Anglican Church in England and her husband, who is a policeman, search for their daughter who was abducted from the baby sitter's. Sally and Michael Appleyard learn that the snatch was the work of professional kidnapers and one of them is a killer.
The judgement of strangers by Andrew Taylor ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A beautiful girl grows up to become a serial killer in this novel narrated by her father, the vicar of a church in an English village. A prequel to The Four Last Things.
The tallow image by Jane Brindle ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
In 19th-century Australia, a hauntingly beautiful woman, Rebecca Norman, is awaiting execution. Her beauty obsesses one of the prison guards. In doing so, he unleases an evil that will possess his children and his children's children, an evil embodied in the strange tallow dolls made by Rebecca Norman as she waits for death. One of these dolls falls into the hands of young, newly-married Cathy Slater more than a century later. And, under its malign influence, she begins to change beyond all recognition ...
No heaven, no hell by Jane Brindle ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Virginia is the living image of her great-grandmother. But behind her smile lies a terrible secret ...
Black as he's painted by Ngaio Marsh ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 libraries worldwide
When the exuberant president of Ng'ombwana proposes to dispense with the usual security arrangements on an official visit to London, his old school mate, Chief Superintendent Alleyn, is called in to persuade him otherwise. Consequently, on the night of the embassy's reception, the house and grounds are full of police. Nevertheless, an assassin does strike, and Alleyn finds he has no shortage of help, from Special Branch to a tribal court, as well as a small black cat named Lucy Lockett who out-detects them all.
Colour scheme by Ngaio Marsh ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
It was a horrible death-- Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left there to die. Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for German agents, knew that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he had hated, the New Zealanders he had despised or the Māori he had insulted. Even the spies he had thwarted-- if he wasn't a spy himself ...
Thirteen steps down by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Superstitious Mix Cellini is obsessed with 10 Rillington Place where the notorious John Christie once committed a series of foul murders.
Abduction Adultery Adventure stories Alleyn, Roderick (Fictitious character) Appleyard family (Fictitious characters) Arson Art thefts--Investigation Audiobooks Audiobooks Bank robberies Banks and banking Bird watching Byfield family (Fictitious characters) Children--Crimes against Crosby, Detective Constable W. (Fictitious character) Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories, English Detective and mystery stories, New Zealand England England--London England--London--West End Families Fiction Girls Great Britain History Inheritance and succession Intelligence officers Landlord and tenant Manors Missing children Murderers Murder--Investigation New Zealand fiction Novelists Nursing homes Plantagenet, House of Police Private investigators Roger the Chapman (Fictitious character) Serial murderers Serial murders Sloan, C. D. (Fictitious character) Talking books Terrorism Texas Villages Women clergy York family