WorldCat Identities

Cross, Amanda 1926-2003

Works: 63 works in 500 publications in 10 languages and 22,019 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery stories, American  Suspense fiction, American 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3558.E4526, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Amanda Cross
An imperfect spy by Amanda Cross( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Kate Fansler and her husband investigate the death of the only woman teacher at the sexist and chauvinist Schuyler Law School in New York City
The puzzled heart by Amanda Cross( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A law professor is abducted in New York, the perpetrators demanding that his wife renounce her feminist views as a condition of his release. Sleuth Kate Fansler ignores the demand and sets out to rescue her husband
The edge of doom by Amanda Cross( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic sleuth Kate Fansler confronts a troubling mystery when a man arrives claiming to be her true father, an encounter that reveals life-threatening secrets that could unleash dangerous repercussions for Kate's family
Honest doubt by Amanda Cross( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Estelle "Woody" Woodhaven is hired to investigate the murder of the widely hated Professor Charles Haycock. Woody enlists the help of amateur sleuth Professor Kate Fansler
The players come again by Amanda Cross( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manda Cross has written her most uncommon work to date, as academic Kate Fansler takes her detecting skills to the world of literary skullduggery. Kate must unravel the secret of the Foxx family women--unusual women guarding an even more unusual msytery
A trap for fools by Amanda Cross( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English professor and sleuth Kate Fansler investigates the apparent suicide of the unpopular Canfield Adams at the behest of a feckless university administration
The James Joyce murder by Amanda Cross( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor and amateur detective Kate Fansler searches for the murderer of a neighborhood nuisance, in a case involving an unpublished manuscript by Joyce
Death in a tenured position by Amanda Cross( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Janet Mandelbaum is made the first woman professor at Harvard's English Department, the men are not happy. They are unhappier still when her tea is spiked and she is found drunk on the floor of the women's room. With a little time, Janet's dear friend and colleague Kate Fansler could track down the culprit, but time is running out ... --From
No word from Winifred by Amanda Cross( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Fansler abandons her academic pursuits to investigate the disappearance of Winifred Ashby--the honorary niece of noted British novelist Charlotte Stanton--who vanishes after agreeing to cooperate with a would-be biographer of her "aunt."
Sweet death, kind death by Amanda Cross( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Clare College's resident eccentric Patrice Umphelby is found drowned in the campus lake, it's called a suicide. But the college president grows suspicious and calls in noted professor/detective Kate Fansler to research the matter. Ingratiating herself with her academic colleagues to learn more about Patrice's life, Kate digs up the evidence she needs to understand her death
The Theban mysteries by Amanda Cross( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's more than cherished memories waiting for literature professor and sometime-detective Kate Fansler when she returns to the Theban, an exclusive preparatory school on Manhattan's Upper East Side for wealthy New York girls, to teach a seminar on Antigone. Because hidden behind the century-old doors of the Theban's hallowed halls lurks a real-life tragedy of ancient Greek proportions--and a parallel nightmare with a life all its own that's destined to envelop Kate's alma mater and everyone connected with it.--From
The question of Max by Amanda Cross( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English professor and part-time sleuth Kate Fansler takes on the tangled estate of a famous English novelist whose executor is her formidable colleague, Max Reston, and whose legacy includes the body of one of her graduate students.--From
Poetic justice by Amanda Cross( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student riots have ravaged the distinguished New York City university where Kate Fansler teaches. In the ensuing disarray, the survival of the university's plebeian stepchild, University College, seems doubtful. President Jeremiah Cudlipp is snobbishly determined to ax it; and as sycophantic professors fall in line behind him, the rally of Kate and few rebellious colleagues seems doomed. It is a fight to the death, and only a miracle--or perhaps a murder--can save their beloved institution. . . . From the Paperback edition
The collected stories by Amanda Cross( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten literary mystery stories starring Kate Fansler, academic sleuth. One is on the disappearance of a university colleague, another on the enigma of a nameless toddler who emerges from the bushes one summer afternoon, while a third is on the theft of a 17th Century painting from a Texas convent
In the last analysis by Amanda Cross( Book )

41 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in 8 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When beautiful Janet Harrison asks English professor Kate Fansler to recommend a Manhattan psychoanalyst, Kate immediately sends the girl to her dear friend and former lover, Dr. Emanuel Bauer. Seven weeks later, the girl is found stabbed to death on Emanuel's couch--with incriminating fingerprints on the murder weapon. To Kate, the idea of her brilliant friend killing anyone is preposterous, but proving it seems an impossible task--for Janet had no friends, no lover, no family. Why, then, should someone feel compelled to kill her? Kate's analytic techniques leave no stone unturned--not even the one under which a venomous killer once again lies coiled and ready to strike.--From
The secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Drew and her friends find more adventures during their visit to Red Gate Farm
Triple Cross : the first three Kate Fansler mysteries by Amanda Cross( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first three books in the Kate Fansley Mystery Series, featuring literature professor and amateur sleuth Kate Fansley
A death in the faculty by Amanda Cross( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and Finnish and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El caso James Joyce by Amanda Cross( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imperfect spy by Amanda Cross( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth Kate Fansler meets Harriet who gets her involved in the death of the only tenured female professor at the Schuyler Law School
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The puzzled heart
Alternative Names

controlled identityHeilbrun, Carolyn G., 1926-2003

Carolyn G. Heilbrun écrivaine américaine

Carolyn Gold Heilbrun Amerikaans romanschrijfster (1926-2003)

Carolyn Heilbrun US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Cross, Amanda

Cross, Amanda pseud

Cross, Amanda pseud. de Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Heilbrun, Carolyn

Heilbrun, Carolyn G.

Heilbrun, Carolyn Gold 1926-2003


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English (319)

German (51)

French (20)

Spanish (14)

Japanese (4)

Finnish (4)

Dutch (2)

Catalan (2)

Russian (1)

Italian (1)

The puzzled heartThe edge of doomHonest doubtThe players come againA trap for foolsThe James Joyce murderDeath in a tenured positionNo word from Winifred