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Wickham, Peter

Works: 433 works in 922 publications in 1 language and 5,977 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Spy fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Naval history  Domestic fiction  War stories 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: D810.S8, 635.092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Wickham
The trader's reward by Anna Jacobs( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Fergus Deagan's wife dies, leaving him to care for their small children, he doesn't know how to manage. He's always been envious of his older brother Bram's good fortune but now he reluctantly knows he needs his help, and sets off with his family for Western Australia. When he gets there, he finds that the problems with Bram's ice-making venture are threatening to ruin his brother. Can Fergus help find a solution and make amends with Bram at last?
Sidney Chambers and the perils of the night by James Runcie( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1955. Canon Sidney Chambers, loveable priest and part-time detective, is back. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler. Alongside his sleuthing, Sidney has other problems. Can he decide between his dear friend, the glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, the beguiling German widow? To make up his mind Sidney takes a trip abroad, only to find himself trapped in a web of international espionage just as the Berlin Wall is going up
Blood storm by Colin Forbes( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As three men plot to convert Britain into Police State GB, Tweed and Paula are faced with two horrific murders. Tweed insists there is a link between the murders and the creation of State Security but can he solve the puzzle in time?
Non-combatants by Alexander Fullerton( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer, 1940: Andy Holt has signed on as Second Mate in the SS Barranquilla, sailing in ballast from the Clyde for Nuevitas in Cuba. From there she'll be routed up the US seaboard to Halifax, Nova Scotia, assembly-point for homebound convoys. The homebound ones are the worst - U-boats prefer their victims to be fully laden. Andy has joined Quilla at the last minute and not with an easy mind, having just heard that his girlfriend Julia is pregnant. He loves her and is ready to do the honourable thing, but he could be away for another ten weeks or more. That's if he makes it. At the moment the odds are against any individual ship getting over "the pond" and back?
The bodyguard's story : [Diana, the crash, and the sole survivor] by Trevor Rees-Jones( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the prelude to Paris, when he [Trevor] found himself minding the Princess and her two sons in the south of France, to the crash itself, this book reveals the true, first-hand account of one of the most sensational news stories of the 20th century"--Container
The Spanish hawk by James Pattinson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were five dead men in the cabin of the boat, lying under six fathoms of Caribbean water. But the men had not been drowned: they had been shot through the head at close range. John Fletcher had gone down to photograph a sunken ship, but he took photographs of the boat and its cargo of dead men instead. Soon he is having trouble with the island police, some men from President Clayton Rodgers' private army of thugs and two CIA agents. Now Fletcher wishes he had followed his first impulse and said nothing to anyone
The cell by Colin Forbes( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for a frighteningly powerful murderer leads Tweed and his two colleagues, Paula Grey and Bob Newman, once again to travel the world. This time they are joined by Jules Beaurain, old friend of Tweed's and ex-police officer from Belgium
Dover beach by Leslie Thomas( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer 1940. The evacuation of Dunkirk proved that the British can rise to a challenge, but now the soldiers walk the streets of Dover, wandering through Woolworths, taking weary turns on the town's ice rink. Somehow, life must go on and people take comfort where they can. Toby Hendy, a fighter pilot, is awaiting orders when he meets Giselle, a young Frenchwoman who escaped occupied France with the English troops. Their love affair feels like a summer idyll, but can it withstand the forces of war?Meanwhile, reserve naval commander Paul Instow has been called up to fight in a war for which he feels too old. A young Dover prostitute, distracts him from his worries. But is their tender, happy relationship born out of desperation or is it something more permanent?Chronicling the lives and loves of ordinary people, Thomas conveys besieged Britain in tense, but curiously elated days
Dead weight by John Francome( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phil Nicholas has a problem - he's lost his nerve. It's what every jump jockey dreads. His problem, though, is not as serious as recent attacks on racing people by a madman with a grudge against the entire sport. Then the assaults turn to murder and Phil must face his fear - if he wants to save his wife
The main chance by Colin Forbes( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the urgent plea of a friend, SIS Deputy Chief Tweed visits Bella Main, formidable matriarch of the Main Chance, the most powerful private bank in Europe. She tells him that she has refused an enormous offer from the villainous Calouste Doubenkian. Within days she is dead, and Tweed and Paula Grey return to investigate an atrocious murder. At Hengistbury HQ, based in a huge Elizabethan manor hidden in The Forest, Tweed is reacquainted with the two families that have run the bank for generations: the arrogant, slippery Marshal Main, co-director with his brother, Warner Chance, who is quieter and harder to read, and their children. Tweed detects hatred between the two families, unearthing deceit and dangerous secrets as he mingles with these strange characters. Then the news arrives that Calouste is in England. A second murder is committed and a battle ensues between Tweed's team and Calouste's killers - the race is on to prevent yet another murder. Descriptions of violence. 2006
Knave of spades : the growing pains of a gardener by Alan Titchmarsh( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Alan left school at fifteen little was expected of him, but in the ancient greenhouses of the local nursery Mrs T's little lad found his spiritual home. Yorkshire would be left behind as he journeyed south to college and then to Kew Gardens, where he encountered rare plants collected by Captain Cook and a varied assortment of eccentrics in the world's most famous garden. Spells as a teacher and editor followed, until fate took a hand when he landed a job on BBC's Nationwide as gardening presenter. His childhood dream of inheriting the mantle of gardening god Percy Thrower was beginning to come true..."--Publisher's description
Agent Zigzag : a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben Macintyre( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2.13a.m, 16th December 1942: a Nazi parachutist lands in Cambridgeshire. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His German masters call him Fritz. The British police know him as the crook Eddie Chapman. Within weeks, Chapman is in the hands of MI5 operating as Agent Zigzag. So opens the most sensational chapter in the history of British espionage. Unpredictable, dashing and louche, Chapman proved to be a handful for both his German and British spymasters. Weaving together diaries, letters and memories, along with fascinating top-secret MI5 files, Ben Macintyre creates an exhilarating account of the many lives of Eddie Chapman
Sidney Chambers and the shadow of death by James Runcie( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a 32-year-old bachelor. Tall, with eyes the colour of hazelhunts, he is both an unconventional clergyman and a reluctant detective. Working in association with his friend, Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is able to go where the Police cannot, eliciting surprise revelations and confessions from his parishioners; whether it involves the apparen suicide of a local solicitor, a scandalous jewellery theft at a New Year's Eve dinner party, or the unexplained death of a jazz promoter¡s daughter. Alongside his inquiries, Sidney also manages to find time to enjoy cricket, warm beer, hot jazz, and the company of an attractive, lively young woman called Amanda
The time of singing by Elizabeth Chadwick( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One woman forced to make a heartbreaking sacrifice ... When Roger Bigod, heir to the powerful earldom of Norfolk, arrives at court in 1177 to settle a bitter inheritance dispute with his half-brothers, he encounters Ida de Tosney, young mistress to King Henry II. A victim of Henry's seduction and the mother of his son, Ida is attracted to Roger and sees in him a chance of lasting security; but in deciding to marry Roger, she is forced to make a choice. As Roger's importance as a mainstay of the Angevin government grows, it puts an increasing strain on his marriage. Against a volatile political background the gulf between them threatens to widen beyond crossing, especailly when so many bridges have already been burned
Traitor by Rory Clements( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elizabethan navy has a secret weapon: an optical instrument so powerful it gives England unassailable superiority at sea. Spain will stop at nothing to steal it and seize the two men who understand its secrets - William Ivory, the 'Queen's Eye', and the magician Dr Dee. With a second Armada threatened, intelligencer John Shakespeare is sent north to escort Dr Dee to safety. But he finds Dee's host, the Earl of Derby, dying in agony, apparently poisoned. Who wants him dead and why? What lies behind the lynching of a recusant priest, and how is the mysterious and beautiful Lady Eliska involved? While Shakespeare attempts to untangle a plot that points to treachery at the very highest reaches of government, he also faces serious accusations far closer to home. With so much at stake, must he choose between family and his duty to Queen and country?
Sidney Chambers and the problem of evil, James Runcie by James Runcie( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only the innocent by Rachel Abbott( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo's killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details about he uncovers. And yet nothing compares to the secret Laura guards, a secret that could bring the guilty to justice - or destroy an innocent life forever
By force of arms by James L Nelson( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the War of Independence begins in earnest, American merchant seamen prepare to strike the first blows. None strikes more deftly than Isaac Biddlecomb, captain of the Judea, whose smuggling activities are making a mockery of His Majesty's Royal Navy. Pursued by HMS Rose, he sacrifices the ship and his fortune to the depths rather than surrender. On the run from the enraged forces of King George, Isaac dons a disguise and finds himself on a brig bound for Jamaica. Fate tests Isaac's mettle as he is captured by the enemy and faces a life of servitude under the deranged captain and sadistic crew of the HMS Icarus
Rhinoceros by Colin Forbes( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tweed, Paula Grey and Bob Newman are on the trail of five heads of state who are conspiring to cause massive civil unrest throughout the Western world. Tweed knows the identity of four of the ringleaders - but who is the fifth? 2000
Maxwell's crossing by M. J Trow( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Leighford High, Peter "Mad Max" Maxwell is temporarily promoted to Head of History when his colleague is chosen for an American exchange. His counterpart is Hector Gold, who is accompanied by his eccentric family including his in-laws, Jeff and Alana O'Malley. Jeff O'Malley has been gate-crashing the local poker school. When Sarah Gregson, one of the poker school¡s members, is found murdered, newly-promoted Inspector Jacquie Carpenter Maxwell and Henry Hall investigate, with the assistance of Maxwell. As it becomes apparent Sarah suspected Jeff of cheating and Jeff was sacked in LA for being a crooked cop, is this simply a case of murder as revenge for name-calling? Being quite the expert in solving murders, Maxwell believes there is more to it
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