WorldCat Identities

Macdonald, Marianne

Works: 3 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 643 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6113.A2612, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marianne Macdonald
Faking it : a Dido Hoare mystery by Marianne Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido Hoare, antiquarian bookseller, is pleased to welcome Gabriel Steen when he returns after a long absence, for Steen is a book scout with some nice Victoriana to sell. But he receives a disturbing call on his mobile phone and suddenly offers her a share in one last item: a mediaeval illustrated manuscript of unknown origin but - maybe - great value. Against her better judgement Dido pays him in cash - and Gabriel goes off to a violent death. What is this mysterious object which Dido now controls, and is it the reason for the murder? Why are police of three different British forces, not to mention the Netherlands and the USA, so interested in Steen's little book?
The lotus eaters by Marianne Macdonald( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The gate clanged - I looked up. A woman was coming down the faded pink steps, humming in the white core of the sun. She set down each foot slowly, with a kind of pleasure, her skin melted white, like a candle, and her sunglasses burned. Her figure was a Forties siren's, crammed into a straining white cotton dress. She radiated a kind of joyful, don't-care sensuality: you wanted to know her - you wanted to be like her. She gave off a tantalising endurance, too, as if she might put up with things you couldn't imagine. I stood up. 'Patty Bell? I'm Lottie.' In Beverley Hills in 1998, British celebrity interviewer Lottie meets Patty Belle, a minor Hollywood actress, also English. In the scorching heat, as she drinks her Virgin Mary and her companion sips champagne, Lottie immediately recognises her magnetic appeal - wants to understand the levels of experience she senses in her, even wants to be her. But they are fated not to meet again until many months later back in London, when they become flatmates. Patty is in love with being in love. Strikingly beautiful, she both knows, and at some level is entirely unaware of, the impact she has on men. As she falls for one after another of Lottie's male friends, destroying relationships and marriages, her line is simply 'We just couldn't help ourselves'. Eventually Patty manages to destroy even her friendship with Lottie and indeed with everyone else she has ever been close to, except those most damaging to her. A Marilyn for London in the 1990's, she is lovable, frustrating, and slightly mad
Dragon for sale by Marianne Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma wants a puppy but she only has enough money to buy a little lizard, but when the lizard starts to grow she realizes that she bought a fire-breathing dragon
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.16 for Dragon for ... to 0.75 for The lotus ...)

Faking it : a Dido Hoare mystery
Alternative Names
Macdonald, M. D.

English (11)

The lotus eatersDragon for sale