WorldCat Identities

Peters, Donada

Overview
Works: 289 works in 764 publications in 1 language and 26,043 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Satire  Historical fiction  Biography  Gothic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4034, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donada Peters
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse( Recording )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, while on an archaeological dig in southwest France, Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons, a ring, and a small leather bag in a cave where a labyrinth pattern has been engraved on the wall. They trigger visions of the past and propel her into a dangerous race against those who want the mystery of the cave for themselves. In 1209, seventeen-year-old Alaïs was entrusted, by her father, with a book that is part of a sacred trilogy connected to the Holy Grail. Guardians of the trilogy are operating against evil forces
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Recording )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hester Prynne faces the wrath of Puritan society when she commits adultery and refuses to name her lover
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse( Recording )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conducting research in southwest France, an American graduate student finds the grand old hotel where she is staying eerily familiar and experiences strange dreams and visions about a sister and brother whose visit to the same region a century earlier had unexpected otherworldly consequences
Marie Antoinette : the journey by Antonia Fraser( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France's beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an unparalleled time and place, and was commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in history. Antonia Fraser's lavish and engaging portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the most recognizable women in European history, excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the listener not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( Recording )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forbidding Yorkshire moons fram the story of a star-crossed and often cruel love.--
The perfect paragon : [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robert Smedley is determined to prove that his wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife, young and pretty and a regular volunteer at church. Although Smedley's case doesn't look promising, Agatha's attentions are diverted when she stumbles across the body of missing teenager, Jessica Bradley. In a sudden gesture of kindness (and good public relations), Agatha offers to investigate Jessica's death free of charge. As Agatha juggles her two biggest cases, things are turned upside down when Robert Smedley is found poisoned in his office. The prime suspect, his sainted wife Mabel, immediately hires Agatha to find the real killer
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell by M. C Beaton( Recording )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha Raisin has finally married the man of her dreams. But now her life is nothing short of a nightmare ... The honeymoon is most definitely over for Agatha Raisin and her new husband, James Lacey. It's only been a short time since their wedding--and already they aren't getting on. But his wandering eye and her God-awful housekeeping are the least of their problems. Just days after a very public, very ugly marital row, James disappears--and when his mistress is later found murdered, he's the prime suspect. Agatha just doesn't buy it. Sure, he's a liar and a sneaky, low-down cheat. But a murderer? That's bloody impossible! And as some speculate on the role Agatha may have played in his vanishing, the forever-feisty Mrs. Raisin must piece together the most unsavory parts of the dead woman's past to clear James's name-and her own
Love, lies, and liquor : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeenth installment in the beloved Agatha Raisin series. Agatha Raisin thinks she's in for a treat when her ex-husband James Lacey invites her on a seaside vacation; but to Agatha's horror, James' idea of a holiday destination is a small, rundown town called Snoth-on-Sea. And when a woman staying in the same hotel as Agatha and James is murdered, Agatha's notoriously prickly demeanor soon gets her into trouble--as she's quite quickly pegged as the prime suspect. If Agatha can't solve the murder in time, she'll be meddling in all her future cases from the inside of a prison cell!
A spoonful of poison : [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cranky but lovable sleuth Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that she wants nothing more than to take quality time for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she begins closing the agency on weekends, she remembers that when she has plenty of quality time, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete--especially when the fair's organizer, George Selby, turns out to be a gorgeous widower. Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete, all right, but there's more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive family event becomes the scene of two murders. Along with her young and (much to her dismay) pretty sidekick, Toni, Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering, keep the church funds safe from theft, and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the village--all while falling for handsome George, who may have secrets of his own"--Publisher's wbe site
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sense and sensibility" is the story of an English family of sisters who are turned out of their family home by the laws of primogeniture. They must seek their fortunes through advantageous matches. Elinor Dashwood represents "sense" among the sisters, embodying moderation and prudence. Her sister Marianne represents "sensibility," a susceptibility to feelings that causes her much pain but also opens her up to the richness of love. Jane Austen's acute observations of differences in class and wealth, as well as her sharp mocking wit, helps her to limn her memorable characters as they find their way towards mates who will be true, frank, and honest with them. The sisters' experiences, both good and bad, leave them the wiser and ourselves much the richer
Agatha Raisin and the day the floods came by M. C Beaton( Recording )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha Raisin, is feeling miserable and rejected by the world. She has recently lost her husband, not to another woman, but to God. At this very moment, James Lacey is in France, training to take holy orders at a monastery. To escape the dreariness of her Cotswold cottage, Agatha takes a plane to a remote island in the South Pacific. There she observes a couple - a bearded man and a blond girl - but senses something is wrong, and the girl later turns up drowned. Upon returning home, Agatha comes upon another strange drowning of a pretty young blonde. The police say suicide, but Agatha suspects murder. With the help of her handsome new neighbor, she sets out to prove the police wrong
Agatha Raisin and the case of the curious curate by M. C Beaton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Agatha Raisin's ex-husband James abandons her and she is humiliated by an unseemly proposition from her handsome neighbor John Armitage, she gives up on make-up and takes to wearing the loose cotton dresses and flat sensible shoes that she has always abhorred. But then along comes Tristan Delon, Carsley's blue-eyed, blonde-haired new curate, beloved of the lady parishioners ... When he turns up dead in the vicar's study, Agatha and John must join forces to investigate--Container
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A public relations executive in London, until her recent retirement to Cotswold village, Agatha begins to soften her image. She enters a "best quiche" competition, buying one in London to pass off as her own. It doesn't win but is taken home by Mr. Cummings-Browne, the judge. He eats it and dies. Agatha is sure there's murder afoot and nearly loses her own life before she proves it
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Recording )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming of age story of Catherine Morland who is taken to the fashionable resort of Bath with her friends the Allens. While in Bath, she meets Henry Tilbey and his sister Eleanor. The Tilney's invite Catherine to Northanger Abbey, the Tilney's family estate. Catherine, an avid reader of Gothic novels, soon becomes obsessed with the thought that possible atrocities are going on at the Abbey
The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Recording )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological drama concerning the Pyncheon Family, the curse upon their house and the love that frees them
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by M. C Beaton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a garden show approaches in the English Cotswolds, plants are mysteriously uprooted, poisoned and burned. The suspect is a beautiful divorcee, until she is found dead, head planted in a pot. Agatha Raisin goes to work. By the author of Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Recording )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Who is Madame Bovary? Flaubert's answer to this question was superb: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi." Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, the work catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's greatest novelists. This volume, with its fine translation by Lowell Bair, a perceptive introduction by Leo Bersani, and a complete supplement of essays and critical comments, is the indispensable Madame Bovary
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( Recording )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England, an argument rages over the right of people to cross farmers' fields. When the presiding lady of a walking club is found murdered in a wheat field, suspicion turns on the owner. Sleuth Agatha Raisin goes looking for the real killer. By the author of Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house by M. C Beaton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her return from London, Agatha Raisin experiences soon-relieved boredom when her handsome new neighbor Paul Chatterton asks her to investigate the whispers and footsteps elderly Mrs. Witherspoon has been hearing in her house. Soon Mrs. Witherspoon is found dead under suspicious circumstances, and Agatha is involved in yet another puzzling murder mystery.--
 
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Peters, Donata

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The scarlet letterSepulchreMarie Antoinette : the journeyWuthering HeightsThe perfect paragon : [an Agatha Raisin mystery]Agatha Raisin and the love from hellLove, lies, and liquor : an Agatha Raisin mysteryA spoonful of poison : [an Agatha Raisin mystery]