WorldCat Identities

Peters, Donada

Works: 357 works in 825 publications in 1 language and 31,703 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4034, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donada Peters
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse( Recording )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, becomes a target after discovering a pair of crumbling skeletons in the Pyrenees mountains, while eight hundred years in the past, Alais, the daughter of a crusader, must safeguard the location of the Holy Grail
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 606 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 )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 591 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 570 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
With no one as witness by Elizabeth George( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an adolescent boy's mutilated body is found, it doesn't take long for the police to realize that this is the work of a serial killer
The perfect paragon [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 522 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 )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha's marriage isn't what she expected, James is critical and suspects that he has been visiting his ex-lovers, Melissa's company. When James disappears and Melissa is violently murdered Agatha enlists the help of her ex-lover Sir Charles Fraith to help search for James and find the killer
Love, lies, and liquor an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 503 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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 493 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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's classic is the tale of two temperamental sisters
Agatha Raisin and the day the floods came by M. C Beaton( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 460 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
What came before he shot her by Elizabeth George( Recording )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In North Kensington three orphaned mixed-race children are bounced from one home to another. The middle child Joel takes care of the youngest, Toby, who isn't quite right. When a local gang threatens Toby, Joel makes a pact with the devil that ends in the murder of Thomas Lynley's wife
Agatha Raisin and the case of the curious curate by M. C Beaton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 456 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. And to Agatha's surprise, he even seems to take a special interest in her. But despite his many charms, there's something odd about the curate. When he turns up dead in the vicar's study, Agatha and John must join forces to investigate
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( Recording )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 442 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
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by M. C Beaton( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 427 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
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Recording )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of 'Gothic novels' by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction."
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Recording )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 412 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
The deadly dance by M. C Beaton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agatha Raisin has finally opened her own detective agency. But when it seems like all she's doing is looking for missing cats while being outclassed by her sixty-seven year-old secretary, she wonders if she has finally bitten off more than she can chew? When the wealthy Mrs. Laggat-Brown walks in, claiming that her daughter is receiving death threats, Agatha realizes that this is the chance she's been waiting for. But as she careens through the case, flirting with the chief suspect and alienating her friends, Agatha herself begins to wonder if she will be able to solve this case"--Container
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( Recording )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 407 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 )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 403 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

English (147)

The scarlet letterSepulchreMarie Antoinette the journeyWith no one as witnessThe 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]