WorldCat Identities

Cosham, Ralph

Works: 261 works in 1,598 publications in 1 language and 34,166 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Satire  Musical fiction  Political fiction  Poetry  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction  Drama 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, Author
Classifications: PR9199.4.P464, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ralph Cosham
Most widely held works by Ralph Cosham
Still life by Louise Penny( Recording )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,246 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 nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, 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 bow hunter. Still Life, a Debut Dagger honor book in the U.K., 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
The beautiful mystery by Louise Penny( Recording )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,241 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
How the light gets in by Louise Penny( Recording )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,230 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
The long way home by Louise Penny( Recording )

20 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,194 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
The brutal telling by Louise Penny( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,151 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 rule against murder by Louise Penny( Recording )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 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
A trick of the light by Louise Penny( Recording )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,062 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
A fatal grace by Louise Penny( Recording )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,043 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 Sûreté du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive to kill her
Bury your dead by Louise Penny( Recording )

19 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 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 )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 984 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
Animal farm by George Orwell( Recording )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 956 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 )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 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( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 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( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 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( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 495 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( )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 486 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 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bells, The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven, The black cat, Berenice, The Man Who Was All Used-Up
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 418 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( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 417 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 wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Recording )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A rule against murder
The brutal tellingA rule against murderA trick of the lightA fatal graceBury your deadWatership DownAnimal farmThe cruelest month
Alternative Names

controlled identityHoward, Geoffrey, 1936-

Cosham, Ralph H.

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