WorldCat Identities

Dawson, Janet

Overview
Works: 37 works in 103 publications in 4 languages and 4,760 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: PS3554.A949, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Janet Dawson
 
Most widely held works by Janet Dawson
Don't turn your back on the ocean : a Jeri Howard mystery by Janet Dawson( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Jeri Howard in California probes a number of apparently unrelated mysteries which turn out to be very much related: pelicans are being mutilated, her mother's restaurant is being sabotaged and a cousin is framed for murder
Nobody's child : a Jeri Howard by Janet Dawson( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Oakland, PI Jeri Howard investigates the murder by fire of a girl who ran away from home and she searches for the girl's little daughter. A journey through the world of street people. By the author of Don't Turn Your Back on the Ocean
A credible threat : a Jeri Howard mystery by Janet Dawson( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pipe bomb is thrown into a house of women students at the University of California. Oakland PI Jerry Howard must establish the target--one who spurned a man, the one helping an abortionist, or one of the others?
Where the bodies are buried by Janet Dawson( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An employee of a food company is killed in Oakland in a fall from his apartment. Accident or was he pushed? As she investigates, PI Jeri Howard discovers the victim intended to denounce the company for selling ice cream tainted with bacteria
Kindred crimes by Janet Dawson( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Jeri Howard's search leads to a long-ago but not-quite-forgotten crime in a missing woman's family
Witness to evil by Janet Dawson( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private detective Jeri Howard finds herself in over her head when she is hired to return a wild teenager from an unauthorized Paris jaunt and uncovers evidence of a modern-day Nazi conspiracy that could get both her and her young charge killed
Take a number : a Jeri Howard mystery by Janet Dawson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and German and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death rides the zephyr : a mystery by Janet Dawson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's December 1952, and the luxurious train called California Zephyr has a full load of passengers going home for Christmas. Zephyrette (think flight attendant) Jill McLeod welcomes her passengers aboard as they leave the San Francisco Bay Area and wend eastward to Denver and then Chicago. As Jill learns more about the train's guests, the University of California, Berkeley, grad notices that several of them have connections to Los Alamos, New Mexico, including a noted physicist from Berkeley. All is going well until a string of petty thefts mount up, and then, shockingly, the professor is found murdered in his compartment
Bit player : a Jeri Howard mystery by Janet Dawson( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elderly proprietor of an Alameda, California movie memorabilia shop starts digging into her grandmother's past after she overhears PI Jeri Howard mention her actress grandmother, Jerusha Layne, in connection with the unsolved 1942 murder of British actor Ralph Tarrant
Till the old men die by Janet Dawson( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold trail : a Jeri Howard mystery by Janet Dawson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oakland PI Jeri Howard tackles her most personal case yet. Her brother, Brian, has disappeared and has been missing for four days before she is notified. The trail is getting colder as the anxious PI searches for Brian across Sonoma County for clues to explain why he disappeared. She'd thought Brian's life was in great shape. But her investigation uncovers cracks in his marriage and problems with his job. To complicate matters, there's a body on a boat along with Brian's MedicAlert bracelet, and two police detectives who think Brian is involved in the homicide
What you wish for : a novel of suspense by Janet Dawson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History professor Lindsey Page has a quiet, well-ordered life, but it's about to get complicated. Her daughter, with whom she has a troubled relationship, shows up on her doorstep. The immigrant woman Lindsey is interviewing for a book asks her for help in reclaiming the son taken from her during a massacre in her Salvadoran village. And her closest friends, the three women Lindsey has known since their college days in Berkeley where they witnessed the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, are hiding secrets that will forever change those friendships. Lindsey must grapple with questions of family identity, nature vs. nurture, truth in wartime, the ethics of power for latter-day robber barons in the US and Central America, and the law of unforeseen consequences. Moving back and forth from the 1970s to the present, from the San Francisco Bay Area to El Salvador this sprawling saga follows Lindsey, her friends, and family through tumultuous political, social, and cultural changes and choices
Death deals a hand : a California Zephyr mystery by Janet Dawson( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's April 1953, and Zephyrette Jill McLeod is back on the rails, aboard the fabled train called the California Zephyr ... She's learned to expect and deal with just about anything on the train, from troublesome passengers to long-lost relatives to high-stakes poker games. But the stakes just got even higher: Death has a seat at the table"--
Scam and eggs : stories by Janet Dawson( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A killing at the track : a Jeri Howard mystery by Janet Dawson( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This little gem of a mystery centers around murder, mayhem and race-fixing at a fictional racetrack named Edgewater Downs in Northern California... Dawson confesses to being a longtime racing fan and has really done her homework well... California racing fans should enjoy the local flavor of A Killing at the Track." California Thoroughbred -"I don't know how much Janet Dawson knew about racing before writing A Killing at the Track but she makes you feel as though she's gotten up at dawn to watch the horses work out all her life. She makes the most of her setting and peoples her story with wonderful characters. Highly recommended." Sally Powers, I Love A Mystery -Oakland private eye Jeri Howard likes to play the longshots at Edgewater Downs. Handicapping is a foreign language. She bets on horses because she likes the way they look. It's a lot of fun and she doesn't mind losing a few bucks.But some people will do anything to make a killing at the track. Dope a horse, bribe a jockey - or murder a trainer. Jeri discovers dangerous odds on the track's backside
The missing child by Janet Dawson( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeri Howard investigates the murder of an anonymous young woman, who body is found dumped in Berkeley in an empty property destroyed by the Oakland hills fire
Little red corvette by Janet Dawson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little red corvette: A car like this attracts attention, inspires greed, and tells a dark story only private investigator Jeri Howard can sort out. The Kid and the man from Pinkerton's: The Kid has killed thirty-seven men. The detective from Pinkerton's is one of the best. They're bound to meet--but where? Heels: A not-so-innocent woman is dead. Private investigator Sandy McGuinn knows how to attracts "malcontents of the opposite sex," but can she attract the killer?
The magic cage by Janet Dawson( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WATER SIGNS : a jeri howard mystery by Janet Dawson( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oakland is a city shaped by water. The waterfront, home to the port and the railyards, is also ripe for development. The remnants of World War II shipyards are being bulldozed for retail shops and condos. There's money to be made, and where there's money, greed and crime follow, as Oakland PI Jeri Howard learns when she looks into the murder of a former coworker. Cal Brady worked as a security guard at a construction site on the Embarcadero. Now he's dead, his body washed up on the Estuary shoreline. It's no accident, and Jeri is determined to find out who killed Cal, and why"--
Violinsonaten, op. 2 by Antonio Vivaldi( Recording )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nobody's child : a Jeri Howard
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