WorldCat Identities

Cosham, Ralph

Works: 251 works in 675 publications in 1 language and 24,885 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Musical fiction  Poetry  Detective and mystery fiction  Satire  Science fiction  Dystopian fiction  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PR9199.4.P464, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Ralph Cosham
Most widely held works by Ralph Cosham
The beautiful mystery by Louise Penny( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Surete du Quebec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony
The long way home by Louise Penny( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind
Still life by Louise Penny( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter
The brutal telling by Louise Penny( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chaos is coming, old son." With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets buried in the wilderness
How the light gets in by Louise Penny( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him
A rule against murder by Louise Penny( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic drawing room mystery, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is looking forward to celebrating his wedding anniversary at the remote, luxurious Manoir Bellechasse. As Gamache's holiday becomes a busman's anniversary, he learns that the seemingly peaceful lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them
Bury your dead by Louise Penny( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by a botched investigation, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache retreats to in Quebec City for some rest. However, the murder of Samuel de Champlain, a historian obsessed with finding the remains of Quebec's founder, leaves Gamache reluctant to return home. Meanwhile, an old friend has been convicted of murder in Three Pines, forcing Gamache to come to terms with his past
A trick of the light by Louise Penny( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Gamache is called to a tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light
The cruelest month by Louise Penny( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate the death of a villager at an Easter séance that was held at the Old Hadley House
The screwtape letters by C. S Lewis( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of congenial letters from Screwtape, an elderly devil, advising his nephew Wormwood, an apprentice devil, how to corrupt his earthly "patient."
1984 by George Orwell( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fairy tale about farmer Jone's domesticated animals, who, when they revolt against their cruel master are then taken over by the pigs, and soon find they have succeeded in exchanging one form of tyrrany for another, and once again are forced to unite in a common cause
The phantom of the opera by Gaston Leroux( Recording )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of an elusive and grotesque "phantom" who abducts a beautiful opera singer into the labyrinthine bowels of the Paris Opera. A dramatic search for the missing girl leads to the truth about her strange captor
A fatal grace by Louise Penny( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gamache is called in to investigate the fatal electrocution of a women at a curling match. As he investigates the dead woman's past he discovers a history of secrets and enemies
Watership Down by Richard Adams( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the Warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits
A grief observed by C. S Lewis( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments," "A grief observed" is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man, or at any rate a man like me, out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe and how he can gradually regain his bearings
Inferno the world at war, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, for the first time, Max Hastings gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of World War II in its entirety. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people, he provides an intimate portrait of the world at war. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Doyle created the immortal Sherlock Homes and his assistant Dr. Watson, no other mystery writer has come close to eclipsing him as the standard bearer in crime fiction. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective," Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and renowned for his skillful use of astute observation, deductive reasoning, and inference to solve difficult cases
Paradise lost by John Milton( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often considered the greatest epic in any modern language, Paradise Lost tells the story of the revolt of Satan, his banishment from Heaven, and the ensuing fall of Man with his expulsion from Eden. It is a tale of immense drama and excitement, of innocence pitted against corruption, of rebellion and treachery, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle ranges across heaven, hell, and earth, as Satan and his band of rebel angels conspire against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, motivated by all too human temptations, but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love. Written in blank verse of unsurpassed majesty, Paradise Lost is the work of a mastermind involved in a profound search for truth
The divine comedy Inferno ; Purgatorio ; Paradiso by Dante Alighieri( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dante's theme is universal. ... The story is an allegory representing the soul's journey from spiritual depths to spiritual heights. As mankind exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice, it experiences 'Inferno' or hell, 'Purgatorio' or purgatory, and 'Paradiso' or heaven, a vision of a world of beauty, light, and song"--container
Bloodlands [Europe between Hitler and Stalin] by Timothy Snyder( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Snyder examines the bloody legacy left by World War II tyrants Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin
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A rule against murder
Alternative Names

controlled identityHoward, Geoffrey, 1936-

Cosham, Ralph H.

English (130)

The brutal tellingA rule against murderBury your deadA trick of the lightThe cruelest monthThe screwtape letters1984The phantom of the opera