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Cosham, Ralph

Overview
Works: 257 works in 1,417 publications in 1 language and 33,605 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Musical fiction  Political fiction  Poetry  Satire  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, 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 )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time. No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as "the beautiful mystery." But 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 S?ret? du Qu?bec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between
How the light gets in by Louise Penny( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas is approaching, and in Québec 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. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people in the world and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo. As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna's friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines, and if so, at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?
The long way home by Louise Penny( Recording )

19 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,179 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
A rule against murder by Louise Penny( Recording )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irene Finney and her four adult children have come together to commemorate their late father's life at a beautiful lakeside getaway. However, past secrets and unfinished jealousies ignite when a corpse is found the day after the ceremony with a slew of possible suspects to blame
The brutal telling by Louise Penny( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried--but not forgotten
A trick of the light by Louise Penny( Recording )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,045 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 not longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light
Still life by Louise Penny( Recording )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec 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. Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces--and this series--with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny
A fatal grace by Louise Penny( Recording )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to a village south of Montreal to investigate the death of CC de Poitiers, an extremely unpopular woman apparently killed in an electrical accident, Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive to kill her
Bury your dead by Louise Penny( Recording )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 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
Watership Down by Richard Adams( Recording )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 957 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. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos. Fiver's vision finally leads them to Watership Down, an upland meadow. But here they face their most difficult challenges of all
Animal farm by George Orwell( Recording )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this political fable, the animals of Manor Farm revolt against their human rulers to establish the democratic Animal Farm. But as the society evolves, leaders become rulers and totalitarianism is re-established
The cruelest month by Louise Penny( Recording )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 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( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 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."
The phantom of the opera by Gaston Leroux( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 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
Paradise lost by John Milton( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 488 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
A grief observed by C. S Lewis( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
Classic Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Recording )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of horror tales
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 408 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
Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 406 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 American by Martin Booth( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla--Mr. Butterfly--for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous mornings spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafes, and evenings talking with his friend, the town priest, over a glass of brandy. Yet there are other sides to this gentleman's life: Clara, the young student who moonlights in the town bordello, and another woman, who arrives with one hundred thousand dollars and a commission--but not for a painting of butterflies. With this assignment returns the dark fear that has dogged Signor Farfalla's mysterious life. Almost instantly, he senses a deadly circle closing in on him, one which he may or may not elude
 
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A rule against murder
Alternative Names

controlled identityHoward, Geoffrey, 1936-

Cosham, Ralph H.

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The brutal tellingA trick of the lightStill lifeA fatal graceBury your deadWatership DownAnimal farmThe cruelest month