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Linwood Barclay

Autor(a) de No Time for Goodbye

39+ Works 12,978 Membros 866 Críticas 28 Favorited

About the Author

Linwood Barclay was born in the United States, but moved to Canada just before turning four years old. He received a B.A. in English from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He worked for the Peterborough Examiner before joining the Toronto Star in 1981. He held such positions as assistant mostrar mais city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper's humor columnist in 1993. On June 28, 2008, he wrote his last column announcing his retirement from the Star. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction works including Last Resort; Bad Move; Bad Guys; Lone Wolf; Stone Rain; No Time for Goodbye; Too Close to Home; Fear the Worst; and Never Look Away. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras por Linwood Barclay

No Time for Goodbye (2007) 2,285 exemplares
Too Close to Home (2008) 1,156 exemplares
Fear the Worst (2009) 1,086 exemplares
Never Look Away (2010) 1,057 exemplares
The Accident (2011) 774 exemplares
Trust Your Eyes (2012) 735 exemplares
A Tap on the Window (2013) 589 exemplares
A Noise Downstairs (2018) 534 exemplares
Broken Promise (2015) 513 exemplares
Elevator Pitch (2019) 489 exemplares
Far From True (2016) 395 exemplares
No Safe House (2014) 394 exemplares
Bad Move (2004) 378 exemplares
Find You First (2021) 363 exemplares
The Twenty-Three (2016) 332 exemplares
Never Saw It Coming (2013) 269 exemplares
Bad Guys (2005) 235 exemplares
Parting Shot (2017) 233 exemplares
Take Your Breath Away (2022) 232 exemplares
Lone Wolf (2006) 205 exemplares
Stone Rain (2007) 184 exemplares
The Lie Maker (2023) 148 exemplares
Clouded Vision (2011) 106 exemplares
Look Both Ways (2022) 64 exemplares
Chase (2017) 57 exemplares
Final Assignment (2016) 50 exemplares
Escape (2018) 37 exemplares
Last Resort (2001) 32 exemplares
Mike Harris Made Me Eat My Dog (1998) 10 exemplares
Jacket Man [short story] (2016) 9 exemplares
Ford AbomiNation (2019) 3 exemplares
Disparue à cette adresse (2024) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

FaceOff (2014) — Contribuidor — 503 exemplares
Tödliche Gaben: Die spannendsten Weihnachtskrimis (2009) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2007 v06 #294 (2007) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Dead in the Water (2006) — Prefácio — 9 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1955-03-20
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Canada
Locais de residência
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Educação
Trent University (Peterborough)
Ocupações
assistant city editor
chief copy editor
news editor
Life section editor
Humour Columnist
author
Relações
Barclay, Neetha (Wife)
Barclay, Spencer (Son)
Barclay, Paige (Daughter)
Organizações
Toronto Star

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At the age of 22, Linwood left the resort and got his first newspaper job, at the Peterborough Examiner.
In 1981, he joined the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest circulation newspaper. For twelve years he held a variety of editing positions, then became the paper’s humour columnist in 1993. A few thousand columns later, he retired from the paper in 2008 to write books full-time.

After writing four comic thrillers featuring the character Zack Walker, Linwood turned to darker, standalone novels, starting with No Time for Goodbye, which became an international hit. The novel has been translated into nearly forty languages, was the single bestselling novel in the UK in 2008, and has been optioned for film by Eric McCormack. Since then, all of Linwood’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists, and more his books have been optioned.

Linwood studied English Literature at Trent University. He was fortunate to have some very fine mentors; in particular, the celebrated Canadian author Margaret Laurence, whom Linwood first met while she was served as writer-in-residence at Trent, and Kenneth Millar, who, under the name Ross Macdonald, wrote the acclaimed series of mystery novels featuring the private eye Lew Archer.

It was at Trent where he met his wife Neetha. They have been married more than thirty years, and have two children, Spencer and Paige.

Membros

Discussions

Chat em Book Discussion : A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay (Janeiro 2019)
Chat em Book Discussion : A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay (Dezembro 2018)

Críticas

Bought in Waitrose, not worth the money. An OK story but boring in the end.
 
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Katealayne | 8 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2024 |
Jack is a struggling author, barely scraping by on the royalties from his moderately successful first book. So when the U.S. Marshals approach him with a lucrative opportunity, he's in no position to turn them down. They're recruiting writers to create false histories for people in witness protection - people like Jack's father. The coincidence is astonishing to Jack at first, but he soon realises this may be a chance to find his dad.

The story jumps between characters to reveal their situations, which made things interesting and moved the story at a good pace. Jack is a likable character. There’s some humor sprinkled throughout. There’s some excitement in the end if a bit far-fetched but was an entertaining read.… (mais)
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gaylebutz | 8 outras críticas | Mar 25, 2024 |
I have a new rule: as soon as authors start using their characters to espouse political opinions that are clearly the author wanting to express his OWN opinion, I'm out. It's disingenuous and lazy writing. Just write an Op Ed for the NYT.
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kittykitty3 | 11 outras críticas | Mar 2, 2024 |
Some elements of this plot were a little far-fetched, but this was the sort of book where I was prepared to roll with it. Barclay knows how to write a page-turning story. I was relieved to find that I was not afraid of elevators while reading this book, although the highest elevator I had to take during the time I read the book was 12 stories and not the 90-some stories or more that some of the characters would have to take.
 
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rabbitprincess | 32 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |

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Obras
39
Also by
15
Membros
12,978
Popularidade
#1,800
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
866
ISBN
733
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
28

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