WorldCat Identities

Simpson, Dorothy 1933-

Overview
Works: 100 works in 520 publications in 6 languages and 19,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Director
Classifications: PR6069.I422, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Dorothy Simpson
 
Most widely held works by Dorothy Simpson
Doomed to die by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Luke Thanet investigates the murder of Perdita Master--a woman who, before her death, had felt a sense of impending doom
Once too often : an Inspector Luke Thanet novel by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England, Inspector Luke Thanet investigates the death of a woman reporter who fell down a staircase in her home. Or was she pushed? There is a long list of suspects, lover, husband, and people connected to her work. By the author of A Day for Dying
Wake the dead by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She had recently suffered a stroke. But, as Thanet soon discovers, she did not die of natural causes. She was murdered, and there are more than a thousand possible suspects wandering the grounds who could have sneaked into the Hall and killed her. Or was the murderer someone closer to home? Could any of Isobel's family or friends have been brutal enough to smother a helpless old woman? As Thanet and his deputy, Sergeant Mike Lineham, delve deeper into Isobel Fairleigh's
A day for dying : an Inspector Luke Thanet novel by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England, Inspector Luke Thanet investigates the death of a playboy during his engagement party. Suspects range from former girlfriends to a jealous brother, to the none-too-eager future in-laws
Dead by morning by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delia and her husband may lose their posh country hotel if her brother, Leo, who has reappeared after a twenty-year absence reclaims his inheritance
Dead and gone by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years ago their adult daughter Caroline left the house, never to be found, and now, just after a small dinner party, the wife of Queen's counsel Ralph Mintar is found dead at the bottom of a garden well. Luke Thanet and his partner Mike Lineham find several possible suspects and a web of family secrets
Suspicious death : a Luke Thanet mystery by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman. En succesrig kvinde, der havde alt, hvad hun ønskede, findes druknet. Inspector Thanet skal opklare, om døden skyldes mord
No laughing matter by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken glass, everywhere, in chunks, shards and splinters, mostly colorless but here and there a glint of green. And blood. Blood glistening on pieces of glass ... The scene facing Inspector Luke Thanet is horrifying, the echoes of violence in shocking contrast to the stark white clinical atmosphere of the Sturrenden Vineyard laboratory. The victim is Zak Randish, expert winemaker and owner of the vineyard, who lies slumped against the wall. He seemed to have had
Dead on arrival by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luke Thanet investigates the murder of a loner--separated from his wife and estranged from his family, except his brother. On the night of his death a number of callers had knocked on his door. Who could have killed him?
The night she died by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

25 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Luke Thanet investigates the murder of a pretty, young woman with a troubled emotional life
Last seen alive : a Luke Thanet mystery by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police Inspector Luke Thanet investigates the apparently motiveless murder of Alice Parnall, a guest at the luxurious Black Swan hotel in England's Sturrenden village
Six feet under by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

INSPECTOR THANET IS CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF A SINGULARLY UNPREPOSSESSING MIDDLE-AGED SPINSTER IN A PEACEFUL KENT GARDEN
Puppet for a corpse by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and French and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Luke Thanet faces a raft of unanswered questions when Dr. Arnold Pettifer, a successful physician with a beautiful, pregnant wife and a fine son, apparently commits suicide
Element of doubt by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gentlemanly detective-inspector Luke Thanet is hard-pressed to discover who pushed beautiful but unpleasant Nerine Tarrant over the second-story balcony of her manor "High Gables" to her death below. There is no lack of suspects, and Thanet, with stolid, respectable Sgt. Lineham at his side, is kept busy interviewing them. Did Nerine's husband Roland, although seemingly shattered by her death, finally seek revenge for her many infidelities? Could her senile mother-in-law, terrified at Nerine's threats to send her to a nursing home, have given her the fatal shove? What about Celia Speed, whose husband and son were both having affairs with the promiscuous Mrs. Tarrant?"--Goodreads.com
Close her eyes : an inspector Thanet mystery by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charity Pritchard goes missing Inspector Thanet's concern deepens when the first thought of her strictly relgious family is to leave the matter in God's hands. Of course, no detective can put much faith in appearance, but it is only after Thanet finds Charity's broken body that he realises just how wrong he can be
The Maine islands, in story and legend by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1987 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Element of doubt by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Harbingers of fear by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once too often by Dorothy Simpson( Recording )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The husband of a well known journalist is found crouching over his wife's body at the foot of the stairs in their quiet suburban home, the Inspector's suspicions are naturally aroused - did she fall or was she pushed?
A matter of pride by Dorothy Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Once too often : an Inspector Luke Thanet novelWake the deadA day for dying : an Inspector Luke Thanet novelDead and goneSuspicious death : a Luke Thanet mysteryNo laughing matterThe night she diedSix feet under
Alternative Names
Dorothy Simpson Brits schrijver van misdaadromans

Dorothy Simpson writer

Simpsone, Doroteja 1933-

シンプソン, ドロシー

Languages
English (347)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

Italian (2)

Czech (2)

Welsh (1)