WorldCat Identities

Peters, Donada

Works: 282 works in 649 publications in 1 language and 24,430 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Satire  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery 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 )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons and a labyrinth pattern engraved on the wall and on a ring hidden in a cave while on an archeological dig in southwest France. 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 Alaïs is 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
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1891 a brother and sister Anatole and Léonie Vernier a mysterious country house, La Domaine de la Cade. There, in the ancient, dark woods, Leonie comes across a ruined sepulchre and is drawn into a century's old mystery of murder, ghosts and a strange set of tarot cards that seem to hold enormous power over life and death. In 2007 Meredith Martin decides to take a break from her research trip in Paris and head down south to a beautiful hotel in the woods. She becomes fascinated by the history of the place and there her fate becomes entwined with that of Leonie
Marie Antoinette the journey by Antonia Fraser( Recording )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"France's iconic queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was alternately revered and reviled during her lifetime. For centuries since, she has been the object of debate, speculation, and the fascination so often accorded illustrious figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted child was thrust onto the royal stage and commanded by circumstances to play a significant role in European history."--Container
The perfect paragon [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 520 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
Love, lies, and liquor an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 505 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 )

7 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 471 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 )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 456 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 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depressed after being humiliated and abandoned by the two men in her life, Agatha Raisin finds a new prospect in curate Tristan Delon, whose untimely death prompts Agatha to investigate strange mysteries surrounding the victim
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hester Prynne faces the wrath of Puritan society when she commits adultery and refuses to name her lover
What came before he shot her by Elizabeth George( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 447 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 the oldest child, Toby, Joel makes a pact with the devil that ends in the murder of Thomas Lynley's wife
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( Recording )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 440 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 428 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
The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Recording )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a condemned man cursed Colonel Pyncheon from the scaffold during an execution for witchcraft, the Colonel's fate seemed to affect all of his descendants in the crumbling mansion until "young Phoebe Pyncheon from the country breathed fresh air and sunshine into the mouldering lives and rooms."
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Recording )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 414 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
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Recording )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 413 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 405 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
The deadly dance by M. C Beaton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 403 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 haunted house by M. C Beaton( Recording )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 400 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.--
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell : 11th in the Agatha Raisin series by M. C Beaton( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 144 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
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Alternative Names

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Peters, Donata

English (134)

SepulchreMarie Antoinette the journeyThe perfect paragon [an Agatha Raisin mystery]Love, lies, and liquor an Agatha Raisin mysteryA spoonful of poison [an Agatha Raisin mystery]Sense and sensibilityAgatha Raisin and the day the floods cameAgatha Raisin and the case of the curious curate