WorldCat Identities

Laurence, Janet

Overview
Works: 39 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 5,315 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Cookbooks  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6062.A795, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Janet Laurence
Death at the table by Janet Laurence( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wine-and-dine show on British television is disrupted by the death on camera of an Australian vineyard owner. Culinary writer and part-time detective Darina Lisle, also taking part in the program, proceeds to search for the killer which places her life in danger
Recipe for death by Janet Laurence( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the family is reeling from its loss, Darina starts asking questions. She does not have time to make sense of one death before another occurs. The second tragedy has her involved with pieces of poisoned pate and a lethal tree. Confused by the clues, Darina can't get a handle on the killer's motive until she receives help from an irresistible source
Canaletto and the case of the Westminster Bridge by Janet Laurence( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a visit to London, the 18th century Venetian painter Canaletto clears the name of a jailed young woman who saved his life after he was attacked. A case of murder and corruption surrounding the building of Westminster Bridge
Hotel Morgue by Janet Laurence( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turbulent relations of the establishment's troubled owners, a bewildered blond widow and her grown stepson, whose icy blue eyes hold a compelling appeal. And while Darina grows increasingly more intrigued with this enigmatic pair, William is busy investigating the murder of a beautiful employee of another, far more elegant local hotel, piecing together the dead woman's scandalous affairs with the help of his able assistant, Pat James, a pert young female detective
A tasty way to die by Janet Laurence( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gourmet cook Darina Lisle agrees to help out at her friend Eve's catering business, and all is good fun until Eve's assistant dies, poisoned by a deadly mushroom that seems to have been meant for Eve
Death and the epicure by Janet Laurence( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Darina Lisle is asked to write a cookery book sponsored by Finer Foods, a firm that imports exotic gourmet delicacies, she sees it as an exciting challenge. But Darina soon discovers that Finer Foods' profits are plummeting and the finances are in a shambles. To add to all of this, she notices a deep-seated antagonism between the new managing director, Joel Madoc, and the other directors, and the tension is only heightened when Joel announces his engagement to the
A deepe coffyn by Janet Laurence( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in German and English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beim jährlichen Treffen der Gesellschaft für historische Kochkunst wird deren Vorsitzender ermordet. Zahlreiche Symposiumsteilnehmer sind verdächtig, auch die Köchin Darina Lisle, die alles daran setzt, den wahren Mörder zu entlarven
To kill the past by Janet Laurence( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman awakens in a hospital, not knowing who she is. She is told she was in a car accident in which a close relative was killed and that she inherited a country estate. Acquaintances and relatives are hostile and Felicity Frear--that is here name--cannot understand why. Nor can she recognize them. Even living in the house she's apparently known since childhood does nothing to clear her amnesia. One day the phone rings and a cold, detached voice says, "Now that you are back I want what is mine."
Appetite for death by Janet Laurence( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mermaid's feast by Janet Laurence( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darina Lisle is on a cruise on the Empress of India with her husband Detective William Pigram. Unfortunately her plans of a relaxing break are shattered when Purser Phil Burrell disappears and can't be found anywhere on board. Did he jump?
Death à la Provençale by Janet Laurence( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diet for death by Janet Laurence( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canaletto and the case of the privy garden by Janet Laurence( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canaletto and the case of Bonnie Prince Charlie by Janet Laurence( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The food and cooking of Norway : traditions, ingredients, tastes, techniques and over 60 classic recipes by Janet Laurence( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The food and cooking of Scandinavia : Sweden - Norway - Denmark : 150 authentic regional recipes shown in 800 stunning photographs by Anna Mosesson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadly inheritance : an Ursula Grandison mystery by Janet Laurence( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Ursula Grandison accompanies Belle Seldon to visit her sister, Helen, Countess of Mountstanton, commissioned by their father, multi-millionaire Chauncey Seldon, to discover what is wrong with Helen's marriage and what has happened to her dowry. At decaying stately Mountstanton House, Ursula finds the Earl is a cold fish, the Dowager Countess of Mountstanton the mother-in-law from hell, and Helen has not forgiven her for stealing her great love. Ursula discovers the drowned body of Polly, the nursemaid, thought to have deserted the household. Neither the Earl's brother, Colonel Charles
The Scandinavian cookbook : fresh and fragrant cooking of Sweden, Denmark and Norway by Anna Mosesson( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the delights and distinctive tastes of Scandinavian cuisine! This book features recipes from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, along with an overview of the landscapes, festivals and celebrations of each country
A little Scandinavian cookbook by Janet Laurence( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fatal freedom : an Ursula Grandison mystery by Janet Laurence( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London 1903: American Ursula Grandison is once again involved with murder, this time in London. As she struggles to make a living in a society where women have few rights and little freedom, she teams up with old friend and private investigator Thomas Jackman, who soon finds himself once again drawing on Ursula's investigative abilities as they battle to save an innocent woman from the noose. Set against a background of Edwardian constraints and the fight for women's suffrage, Ursula and Jackman gradually realise they are up against a subtle and dangerous killer who strikes again before they can close the case
 
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Death at the table
Alternative Names
Janet Laurence British writer

Laurence, J.

Lisle, Julia

Languages
English (108)

German (4)

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Canaletto and the case of the Westminster BridgeHotel MorgueA tasty way to dieDeath and the epicureA deepe coffynAppetite for deathThe mermaid's feastDeath à la Provençale