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Jerrom, Ric

Works: 124 works in 466 publications in 2 languages and 5,792 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Narrator, Other
Classifications: PS3552.R2147, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ric Jerrom
The Ravenscar dynasty by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Recording )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family's future changes for ever. When Cecily Deravenel tells her 18-year-old son Edward of the death of his father, brother, and cousins in a fire, a part of him dies as well. Edward is comforted by his cousin Neville Watkins, who is suspicious of the deaths. The two men vow to seek the truth, avenge the deaths and take control of the business empire usurped from Edward's great uncle sixty years before. And so begins an epic saga about an astonishing family, set in extraordinary times. Power and money, passion and adultery, ambition and treachery--all illuminate a dramatic saga set against the backdrop of the Edwardian Era and the Belle Epoque, just before the first World War
13 steps down : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member 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
The girl next door by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the waning months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood outside London. Throughout the summer of 1944, until one father forbids it, the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and their memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface. Alan, stuck in a passionless marriage, begins flirting with Daphne, a glamorous widow. Michael considers contacting his estranged father, who sent Michael to live with an aunt after his mother vanished in 1944. Lewis begins remembering details about his Uncle James, an army private who once accompanied the children into the tunnels, and who later disappeared. In The Girl Next Door Rendell brilliantly shatters the assumptions about age, showing that the choices people make, and the emotions behind them, remain as potent in late life as they were in youth
Dark corners : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father's bizarre collection of homeopathic 'cures' that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills. Mistake number three was selling fifty of those diet pills to a friend, who is then found dead. "A story set in London of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and of one man's spiral into darkness as he falls victim to a diabolical foe he cannot escape"--Provided by publisher
Make death love me by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member 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
Losing ground by Catherine Aird( Recording )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member 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 - goes up in fames. Coincidence? The stolen portrait, painted by a renowned local artist, portrays the Baronet of Tolmie Park alongside crabs and lobsters. Does the reputation of the Baronet as a hell-raiser and member of the Crustacean club have any connection to the fire? Events become decidedly more complex as a grisly spectacle is sighted in the blazing inferno moments before the roof collapses. Detective Inspector Sloan and Detective Constable Crosby are soon on the case
Past tense by Catherine Aird( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and English, Middle and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detectives Sloan and Crosby find themselves assigned two rather puzzling cases. First, there's the young woman's body which has been discovered in the River Alm. And then there's the mysterious break-in at the Berebury Nursing Home. To be precise, it's Josephine Short's room at the nursing home that's been entered, although nothing seems to be missing. What could the intruder have been after? It becomes apparent to Sloan and Crosby that the two cases are connected-but who can the killer be?
The face of trespass by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years ago he had been a promising young novelist. Now he survived, you could hardly call it living, in a near-derelict cottage with only an unhooked telephone and his own obsessive thoughts for company. Two years of loving Drusilla, the bored, rich, unstable girl with everything she needed, and a husband she wanted dead. The affair was over. But the long slide into deception and violence had just begun
The killing doll by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member 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
Black as he's painted by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLAYAWAY. 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
The verdict of us all : new stories from the Detection Club by H. R. F Keating( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the delight of mystery fans everywhere, London's legendary Detection Club has chosen to celebrate the 80th birthday of past-president and acclaimed mystery author H.R.F. Keating with this enjoyable anthology of 17 short stories by some of the biggest names in the business. Authors include P.D. James, Peter Lovesey and Colin Dexter. The standouts are from James and Lovesey; Baroness James takes a break from chronicling Commander Dalgleish's exploits to present a taut psychological tale of murder in Hearing Ghote, while Lovesey's Popping Round to the Post ranks with that author's smartest and most twisty efforts
Death on the air : and other stories by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 97 WorldCat member 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."
Colour scheme by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left to die. Chief Inspector Alleyn knew that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated or the New Zealanders he'd despised
Overture to death by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member 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
Remote control by Andy McNab( Recording )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Stone left the SAS 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
Off with his head by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the pesky Anna Bünz arrives at the village of Mardian to investigate the rare survival of folk-dancing still practised there, she quickly antagonises the villagers. But Mrs Bünz 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
Portobello by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Portobello area of West London has a rich personality. It also has an edge to it. There is nothing safe about Portobello. Eugene Wren was fifty, with prematurely white hair. He also had an addictive personality. But he had cut back on alcohol and had given up cigarettes. Which was just as well, considering he was going out with a doctor. On a shopping trip one day, Eugene, quite by chance, came across an envelope containing money. He picked it up
The Crowfield curse by Pat Walsh( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will knows a secret. Somewhere in the forest, behind the abbey where he lives, is a grave. And beneath the snow lies something he thought could never die. But Will is not alone in knowing the truth behind the Crowfield Curse. Hidden in the dusk, someone else is watching ... An atmospheric, beautifully imagined fantasy-mystery set in an intriguing medieval world, and told through the eyes of a boy and a curious magical creature, a hob
The watermen by Patrick Easter( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dark and slimy streets of Wapping a prostitute is beaten half to death. So begins this tale, set in 1798 in the port of London, as cruel villain Boylin and marine policeman Tom Pascoe go head-to-head to outwit each other
Spinsters in jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member 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
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The Ravenscar dynasty
13 steps down : a novelMake death love mePast tenseThe face of trespassThe killing dollRemote control