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Dobson, Joanne 1942-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 6,668 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3554.O19, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joanne Dobson
Dickinson and the strategies of reticence : the woman writer in nineteenth-century America by Joanne Dobson( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold and pure and very dead by Joanne Dobson( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen Pelletier, assistant professor of English at prestigious Enfield College in Massachusetts, has opened a can of 44-year-old worms by telling New York Times writer Marty Katz that, in her opinion, Oblivion Falls was the greatest literary work of the past century
The Northbury papers by Joanne Dobson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth Karen Pelletier, a professor at a New England college, comes under suspicion when a wealthy woman dies after changing a $10-million will in Pelletier's favor. By the author of Quieter Than Sleep
The Maltese manuscript by Joanne Dobson( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Enfield College Professor Karen Pelletier hides a visiting author, Sunnye Hardcastle, when invaluable texts are stolen from the library, igniting an investigation headed by her policeman lover
Quieter than sleep by Joanne Dobson( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a New England college, a professor and a student are murdered. Scholar Karen Pelletier starts an inquiry and discovers that both victims were involved in a historical research which the murderer might have wanted for himself alone
The raven and the nightingale : a modern mystery of Edgar Allan Poe by Joanne Dobson( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Karen Pelletier investigates the murder of a fellow academic at a New England university. The victim was something of a prima donna in the literature department and academic rivalry appears to be the motive
Death without tenure by Joanne Dobson( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her rival for a tenured spot in the English Department is found dead from an overdose of Peyote buttons, Karen is first on the list of suspects
The hidden hand, or, Capitola the Madcap by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Face of the enemy : a New York in wartime mystery by Joanne Dobson( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December 1941, patriotism and paranoia grip New York as the city mobilizes for war. Nurse Louise Hunter is outraged when the FBI arrests Masako Fumi, an avant-garde artist and newcomer to the city. Then Masako's art dealer is found dead in the gallery where he'd been closing down her show and Masako's troubles multiply. Louise hires a radical lawyer and enlists the help of her journalist roommate. Louise and homicide detective Michael McKenna must defy both racism and ham-fisted government agents to expose the real killer"--Page 4 of cover
Death without tenure by Joanne Dobson( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Karen Pelletier is up for tenure in the English department at New England's exclusive Enfield College. Then her rival for the one tenured spot, Professor Joseph Lone Wolf, whose ethnicity gives him minority-preference status, is found dead. Karen, first on the list of suspects, is harassed by a homicide cop with a grudge against Karen's boyfriend, Lieutenant Charlie Piotrowski. Meanwhile, political passions rage on campus, and two of Karen's favorite students--Khalida Ahmed, a hijab-wearing Muslim, and Hank Brody, a coal-miner's son on full scholarship--are caught up in the furor. Without the presence of her beloved Charlie, now serving in Iraq, will Karen be able to survive the investigation, protect her students, and find a permanent niche in the world of academia? And what if the killer feels the need to strike again?
Face of the enemy : a New York in wartime mystery by Joanne Dobson( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, racism and a murder endangers artist Masako Fumi, wife of the desperately ill Professor Oakley. Nurse Louise vows to help the professor save her, defying government agents to expose the real killer
The Kashmiri shawl : a novel by Joanne Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Dickinson and mid-nineteenth-century American women writers : a community of expression by Joanne Dobson( )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The raven and the nightingale by Joanne Dobson( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unexpected bequest sends waves of violence through the placid groves of academe in Joanne Dobson's third mystery to feature Professor Karen Pelletier. Still untenured, and therefore on shaky academic ground, feisty young Enfield College professor Pelletier finds herself going head-to-head with the resident Edgar Allan Poe expert, Elliot Corbin, an academic windbag of monumental proportions who is lobbying to be appointed to the much-coveted and recently vacated Palaver Chair. So when Karen receives a serendipitous bonanza in the form of never-before-seen manuscripts and journals by the nineteenth-century poet Emmeline Foster, who is rumored to have killed herself for the love of Poe, Corbin is predictably put out. Subsequently, the corrosive Corbin is stabbed to death in his home on Thanksgiving Day. Karen has an airtight alibi, but other suspects abound--from the head of the women's studies program, who also pines for the Palaver Chair; to Visiting Poet Jane Birdwort, whose history with Corbin turns out to be far longer (and closer) than anyone had known; to the perpetually disgruntled department secretary; to a young female adjunct professor whose unbridled ambition will not be denied. Then Karen's office is ransacked, and a number of the Emmeline Foster journals and poems are stolen, so it looks more and more as if Corbin's death may be inextricably entwined with the muse of his life--poet of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. The undeniably attractive Lieutenant Piotrowski is called in, and, as in the past, he solicits Karen's help, involving her once more in the thankless task of investigating her not-always-so-collegial colleagues. As she did in her first two widely acclaimed novels, Joanne Dobson uses her savvy insider's knowledge of academic politics and her considerable talent for complex plotting to produce a witty and eminently satisfying entertainment
Face of the Enemy : It's a Helluva War by Joanne Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The hidden hand, or, Capitola the Madcap by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The hidden hand : subversion of cultural ideology in three mid-nineteenth-century American women's novels by Joanne Dobson( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joanne Dobson New Writing Series reading, [3/10/10] by Joanne Dobson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Author Joanne Dobson reads from her novel, Death without tenure
Portraits of the lady : imagining women in nineteenth-century America by Joanne Dobson( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Cold and pure and very dead
Alternative Names
Joanne Dobson American writer

Joanne Dobson Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Languages
English (109)

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The Northbury papersThe Maltese manuscriptQuieter than sleepThe raven and the nightingale : a modern mystery of Edgar Allan PoeDeath without tenureThe hidden hand, or, Capitola the MadcapDeath without tenureThe raven and the nightingale