Books used

This is a list of all titles called ‘Killing time’ that I have identifed so far. Books are ordered by publication date, oldest first. Reference numbers (in square brackets) were arbitrarily assigned (with the exception of [1], which is the book that started it all off).

Active set

  1. K.T., Westlake, Donald [18] († December 31, 2008) (1962, crime): “Killing Time” is narrated by Tim Smith, a private investigator living and working in the small town of Winston. Tim is eating in a diner late one night when a stranger enters, pulls a gun and attempts to kill him. Pretty soon after that the assailant is himself shot dead by a gunman across the street, leaving Tim wondering who in Winston would want to see him dead, and just as importantly, why. Part of the answer comes with the arrival in Winston of Paul Masetti, an agent of a reform group called the Citizens for Clean Government. Having cleaned up Monequois and New Hamburg, the CCG have set their sights on Winston, and Masetti wants Tim to provide information on corruption in the town.
  2. K.T., Berger, Thomas [8] (1967, Crime): The novel opens as Arthur and Betty Bayson, arriving at her mother’s home for their annual Christmas Eve dinner, stumble on the murdered bodies of Betty’s mother and sister, as well as that of the household’s current boarder.
  3. K.T., Warner, Francis [26] (1967, Play): Killing Time, the centrepiece of Francis Warner’s war trilogy REQUIEM, is a study of war and its roots in each of us. ‘Set in the human brain, it is a series of vignettes on the subject of war, all carefully counterpointed to reflect the biological working patterns of the brain. Not so much a play as a theatrical poem or mathematical theorem, it is unashamedly intellectual, frequently provoking and always demanding.’ (The Stage)
  4. K.T., Fawkes, Sandy [6] († Dec 26, 2005) (1977, non-fiction, autobiography): The female author was a journalist who had a brief affair with the serial killer, not realizing who or what he was. She later said he kept her alive as she was a source of publicity for him. A true sociopath, he craved the limelight. Rarely are we provided with such a close perspective by an accomplished writer.
  5. K.T., (4) Jackson, Bruce [4] (1977, non-fiction). Life in the Arkansas Penitentiary – with b/w-photos
  6. Hawk 4: K.T., Brady, William S [7] (real name Harvey, John) (1980, western): A paperback original western from the popular crime writer.
  7. K.T., van Hise, Della [17] (1985, science fiction, Star trek novel). Second History: a Romulan time-tampering project that has transported the Enterprise and the galaxy into an alternate dimension of reality. Now, Kirk is an embittered young ensign and Spock is a besieged Starship commander. Lured into a Romulan trap, Captain Spock and Ensign Kirk must free themselves from both their captors and their own altered selves…before the galaxy hurtles toward total destruction!
  8. K.T., Fellowes, Noel [16] (1986, non-fiction, autobiography): This book tells the story of an ex-policeman, Noel Fellowes. He was gaoled in 1970 by a Lancashire court for the murder of Harold Parkinson, a killing he never did – and how he learned to forgive.
  9. K.T., Windsor, Patricia [12] (1987, crime). Killing time is a psychological novel about crime. The hero, Joseph Detweiler, is the world’s most courteous, sensitive, sincere and likable killer. He is even innocent of the fact that a crime has been committed. This tough and bizarre story breaks all the rules. It is not a whodunit, because the killer is already known. It is not a detective story or a sociological treatise on crime, because it is told from the point of view of the criminal.
  10. K.T., Conley, Robert J [13] (1988, western). An Evans novel of the west. Sergeant Bluff Luton receives a message and…
  11. K.T., Laiken, Deidre [28] (1990, novel. Apparently also published – unchanged? – a year later under the title ‘Killing time in Buffalo’ – author name changed to Deidre S. Laiken). Blurb on dust jacket: “Killing Time is a haunting, disturbing novel of madness, love, betrayal and murder from the author of the powerful Death among Strangers, which won the Edgar Award for first best novel.”
  12. K.T. – The Senseless Murder of Joseph Fritch. Hemsworth, Wade [19] (1994, non-fiction). Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Chapters are: The Crime; Steve Olah: Bully to Brilliant Psychopath; Jamie Ruston: Contents Under Pressure; Like Gasoline and a Match; Steve’s Last Cry for Help; The Big Job; We Just Did It to Have a Good Time; And Then There Were Two; The Crown’s Jewel; The Voice Said Kill Kill Kill; Jamies Tears; The Jury Decides; Jamie’s Fate; and Why the Hell Don’t They Act on It.
  13. K.T. The authobiography of Paul Feyerabend, Feyerabend, Paul [1] (1994, autobiography): Killing Time is the story of Paul Feyerabend’s life. Finished only weeks before his death in 1994, it is the self-portrait of one of this century’s most original and influential intellectuals. Trained in physics and astronomy, Feyerabend was best known as a philosopher of science. But he emphatically was not a builder of theories or a writer of rules. Rather, his fame was in powerful, plain-spoken critiques of “big” science and “big” philosophy.
  14. K.T., Smith, Murray [2] (1996): Tells the story of a young man, who, against all advice, decides to take action against one particular man whom he and millions of others regard as a monster, and how, against all odds, he succeeds. Graeme McQuade is being trained as a young intelligence officer with one year in the firm.
  15. K.T. The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Freed, Donald [3] (1996, non-fiction). Who murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman? The first full investigation, with startling new evidence.
  16. K.T. A Nikki Jaeger Mystery. Schell, Karen [11] (real name Turner, Robert Griffith) (1997)
  17. K.T. Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia [9] (1998, crime). By the author of “Blood Lines”, this is a Bill Slider mystery in which he investigates the death of gay dancer Jay Paloma. Slider feels his death is in some way linked to the attack on the community copper, but how and why will lead him into some curious byways and cul-de-sacs.
  18. K.T., Carr, Caleb [23] (2000, Science Fiction): It’s 2023, and the Web has almost destroyed the world. While cyberspace’s early pioneers promoted the Net as a revolution in human communication, America has instead become a society of desk-bound introverts who believe everything they read. The federal government has been “bought” by a Microsoft-style corporation. Any semblance of central authority has vanished. As the Net infiltrates India and Pakistan, fevered nationalists and terrorists find one more medium through which to spread the word.
  19. K.T., Tallis, Frank [5] (2000, art mystery): As the novel opens, we learn that Tom’s girlfriend, Anna, is missing. Tom slowly unravels the events which have led to her disappearance. We also learn of his singular obsessions – the reconstruction of a time machine, and his secret work on violent and pornographic software.
  20. K.T. Wickes, David [22] (2001, crime). Lieutenant Jack Petersen, a homicide detective, chases a serial killer in rural Minnesota. Fast action and suspense throughout. Plot twists and chapter ending cliffs keep the reader on edge to the end.
  21. K.T. An investigation into the death-row case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Lindorff, Dave [15] (2002)
  22. Invisible Detective: K.T., Justin Richards [27] (2003, children’s mystery): Cornwall, Today: Arthur Drake finally has time to think about the Invisible Detective and a past life that seems somehow linked to his own. But then he meets the ghosts of sailors shipwrecked over a century ago…London, 1937: Whatever your problem, the Invisible Detective can find the answer. Only four children know the truth about this mysterious private investigator…
  23. K.T. Melia, Paul [10] (2005, crime), Kessinger Publishing. 84-year-old Joseph Clancy has been found brutally murdered in a fishing hut near to Lindsey Ridge. The killer used asphyxiation as his execution weapon.Inspector Abaline has been handed the task of apprehending the perpetrator. But with the added presence of Abaline’s close personal friendship with the victim, emotions are running high.The Inspector knows that he must keep his own feelings contained if he is going to succeed in catching Joseph’s slayer.
  24. K.T. Schachte, Hank [30] (2005), New Star Books.
  25. KT., Howard, Linda [21] (real name Howington, Linda S)) (2006, science fiction / crime): In 1985, with much fanfare, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up, its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home–with no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered.
  26. K.T.: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom. Hollway, John  &  Gauthier, Ronald M [14] (2010, non-fiction): In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola Prison and confined to his cell for twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed that his trial had been mishandled and would step up to the plate against the powerful DA’s office. But who would fight for Thompson’s innocence when he didn’t have an alibi for the night of the murder and there were two key witnesses to confirm his guilt?
  27. K.T., Dow, David R [20] (2011, non-fiction): David Dow is a leading death row attorney in Texas, where 99 per cent of appeals are rejected. He knows his clients are guilty, but he defends them because he believes murder is wrong. Henry Quaker is a quiet man, charged with murdering his childhood sweetheart and their two children. All the evidence is against him: he’s mentally unstable, his gun is missing, his son’s blood was found in his car, and he’d taken out life insurance on his family immediately before their murder. But as Dow painstakingly pieces the case together, he gradually becomes convinced that Quaker – whose execution is just weeks away – is actually innocent.
  28. K.T., White, Daisy [29] (2012): “The world’s gonna end on April fourteenth? Yeah right! – Seventeen year old ALIA finds herself mysteriously drawn to the new kid in school, ZAC, and she knows it isn’t because of his sporting prowess, or even his good looks; this is deeper, and freakier.” (beginning of back cover text)
  29. K.T., Dalrymple, Marcus [31] (2012, fiction – designated as ‘true fiction’): When a young British tourist is kidnapped whilst travelling in southern Mexico, a chain of events is set in motion, culminating with tragic consequences in the rugged mountains of the Sierra Madre.
  30. K.T., Gerard, Cindy [24] (2013, fiction): Eva Salinas lures Mike Brown from the sultry streets of Lima, Peru, to the desolate Idaho wilderness on the hunt for the cold-blooded traitor behind a fatal military operation that haunts them both.
  31. K.T., Kerr, John [25] (2013, fiction): Demarco Salis, a brutal mountain of a man from South Africa, enters the United Kingdom, and brings with him a group of mercenaries to inflict as much terror, pain and destruction as they can.
  32. K.T., Clancy, Joanne [32] (2013, fiction): Everybody makes choices, but choices have consequences – consequences that may cost Jack Martin his life. Jack is forced to deal with the past, while desperately trying to balance the present, but he is running out of time… killing time.

Currently not used

  • K.T. Archaeology and the First World War, Saunders, Nicholas J (2007, non-fiction): The passage of time has all but extinguished any living memory of the Great War of 1914-1918, but the experiences of those who fought in the trenches of the Somme and Flanders have since become epic history and the stuff of legend. Today, hardly a month passes without some dramatic and sometimes tragic discovery being made along the old killing fields of the Western Front. Graves of British soldiers buried during battle…

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