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Mann, Jessica

Overview
Works: 103 works in 331 publications in 3 languages and 8,310 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063.A374, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Jessica Mann
 
Most widely held works by Jessica Mann
Deadlier than the male : why are respectable English women so good at murder? by Jessica Mann( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are English women so good at murder? Among the books which have survived for more than half a century, always in print and always in demand, are the murder mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and other women writers. Yet their male competitors are mostly forgotten. What is it about these women's work that has kept it alive? And what was it about the authors that gave them such violent or cunning imaginations, always hidden behind the most respectable of facades? In this book, first published in 1981, Jessica Mann brings the perception of a fellow crime writer to her investigation of her predecessors' lives and work. She discusses the changes in the mystery form over the years, and its enduring worldwide popularity, in a book that was described by one critic as 'obligatory reading for any reader of crime fiction', and of which another wrote 'I cannot recall a better work of criticism devoted to the crime story.'
Death beyond the Nile by Jessica Mann( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When British secret agent Tamara Hoyland joins an Egyptian archaeological tour to tail a scientist capable of great good--or unspeakable evil--she finds herself in the midst of an elaborate murder plot
No man's island by Jessica Mann( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living under a strict code of conduct in an all-female community 500 years after the earth's destruction, a sensitive teenaged girl raised to be a hunter discovers forbidden relics from the Time Before
Grave goods by Jessica Mann( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and German and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funeral sites by Jessica Mann( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and German and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosamund Sholto's life as an heiress is complicated by her father's other heir, Aidan Britton, who is determined to let nothing stop him from becoming the next Prime Minister of England
A private inquiry by Jessica Mann( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interweaving the narrative strands of Barbara's increasingly disturbing trials both in her career and at home into the fabric of suspense, Mann's fifteenth novel explores its heroine's growing apprehensions over the demands of her job and very mixed emotions regarding the intrusion of Clarissa Trelawny into her family's life."--Jacket
A kind of healthy grave by Jessica Mann( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamara Hoyland again investigates a murder. In 1929 a pornographic painter had burned to death in his caravan. Forty years later the repercussions were felt by many people
The sting of death by Jessica Mann( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The townspeople of Grebe Bay in Cornwall are used to the minor local disagreements, but the appearance of an unidentifiable body in the bay involves them in the dangerous world of international terrorism
Telling only lies by Jessica Mann( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accidental remark on a television programme lands novelist Anne Medlicott in a potentially very damaging libel suit. The programme is about Nazi sympathisers in England during the last war. The other two guests are Professor Sir Hans Halm, an exile from Germany, and the painter, Perdita Whitchurch. Anne has known both people since childhood. But the truth about them and herself is something she will only discover in the process of researching a new book. From Berlin of the 1936 Olympics to the present day, Jessica Mann weaves a narrative of many layers, where betrayal, subterfuge and deception must be stripped away before Anne Medlicott can come to terms with her own life and her family's past
Faith, hope, and homicide by Jessica Mann( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Former undercover agent Tamara Hoyland thinks she's left murder and mayhem behind when she retires from the British government's secret department E to return full time to archaeological work. Then botanist Louise Dench turns up dead, apparently by suicide, and Tamara can't shake the feeling that there's more to this pair of slashed wrists than meets the eye. Hoyland wants to believe that her current flame, Louise's colleague Alastair Hope, isn't involved, but where men are concerned Tamara doesn't consider herself the best judge of character; after all one of her former lovers was found guilty of murder. Alastair certainly had reason to wish the deceased out of the way; he and Louise were battling over the publication of ground-breaking discoveries made by Hope and Louise's husband geologist Robert Waugh, during the Brazilian expedition where Waugh mysteriously met his death. Others also have an interest in the findings. There's Tamara's friend professor Thea Crawford who found the body and can't seem to wipe the blood of her hands; and the Grail Foundation, which financed the expedition and is run by a pair of unscrupulous business men determined to ensure that there investment pays off"--Jacket
Out of harm's way : the wartime evacuation of children from Britain by Jessica Mann( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1940, Britain expected enemy invasion. Despite Churchill's determination to fight 'on the beaches', many parents made desperate efforts to send their families abroad to safety. Nearly half the nation's children were on a waiting list for overseas evacuation and thousands of others had already left for America, Canada, Australia and other distant countries when, on 17 September 1940, the SS City of Benares was torpedoed mid-Atlantic with the loss of 255 passengers, including 84 child evacuees. The great exodus ceased but those already in safety had to spend several years far away from everyone and everything they knew
The voice from the grave by Jessica Mann( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Fidelis Berlin is drawn into a tangle of deceit and delusion, after a total stranger leaves the doctor everything she owns
Troublecross by Jessica Mann( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Knox's profession by Jessica Mann( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retellings of eighteen tales originating in the Mediterranean about kings and princesses, rich men and poor, wizards and dwarfs, fairies, ogres, and fools
Under a dark sun by Jessica Mann( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Victoria agreed to be the executor of her aunt's will she thought it would be a simple task. But then a stranger arrives on the doorstep and claims that the considerable fortune all belongs to her. Victoria gradually uncovers the truth about distant war-time atrocities, a murder investigation and a long-hidden act of vengeance, and is led to question the rights and wrongs of retribution
A charitable end by Jessica Mann( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sticking place by Jessica Mann( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

$A"Gus and Rachael are a copule that lead different lives. Gus is outgoing and a firm believer in nationalism for Scotland, and Rachel is quieter and less self-assured. Yet both make performances of their own, Gus as an academic on television and Rachel as an accomplished singer. Gus is the director of an institute for research on nationalism, and a local Irish estate broker launches a smear campaign on him. How far is Gus involved in violence? Their rebellious teenage daughter ensures that domestic tranquility is impossible to sustain."--Jacket
Captive audience by Jessica Mann( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stroke of death by Jessica Mann( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamara Hoyland, formerly an undercover operative for government intelligence, has been a blameless wife, mother and archaeologist for nearly twenty years. Now her three sons have flown the nest, her husband is working abroad, her day job is about to fold, and death is on her mind - particularly when her father-in-law Gordon Hope passes on, and she is left to deal with the funeral arrangements. It was a natural death...wasn't it? But doubts arise when Gordon's oldest son Euan, a doctor experienced in the process of legal euthanasia, returns from America
The survivor's revenge by Jessica Mann( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War correspondent Nina Gillespie, physically recovered from wounds sustained in Dubrovnik, tries to pick up the threads of the life and job she has always loved. But she is haunted by memories of the bloodshed and takes a job as a local radio presenter. Following up a heart-rending tale from the adoptive parents of a baby from eastern Europe, Nina begins to uncover a cruel and complicated money-making scam. Nina is drawn back to eastern Europe to collect material for her programme, but there she encounters murder, terror, hatred and deceit
 
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A private inquiryOut of harm's way : the wartime evacuation of children from BritainThe voice from the graveUnder a dark sunThe sticking placeCaptive audienceThe survivor's revenge
Alternative Names
Jessica Mann britische Schriftstellerin

Jessica Mann Brits non-fictieschrijfster

Mann, Jessica

Thomas, Jessica Dorothea Esther, 1937-2018

Джессика Манн

ジェシカ・マン

マン, ジェシカ

Languages
English (175)

German (6)

Japanese (1)