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James, Dean (Darryl Dean)

Overview
Works: 18 works in 98 publications in 2 languages and 4,894 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Film adaptations  Catalogs  Detective and mystery fiction  Handbooks and manuals  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS374.D4, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dean James
By a woman's hand : a guide to mystery fiction by women by Jean Swanson( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over 200 profiles of acclaimed authors, book plots and titles, popular mystery characters, and more"--Cover
Death dines in( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assortment of culinary mystery tales features such works as "License to Koi" by Carole Nelson Douglas, Parnell Hall's "Lethal Luncheon," Lyn Hamilton's "Start Terror at Tea-Time," and other stories by notable mystery writers
Decorated to death by Dean James( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrival of the flamboyant, obnoxious TV decorating star Hezekia "Zeke" Harwood in the peaceful Bedforshire village of Snupperton Mumsley at the invitation of Lady Prunella Bliterington, who has asked him to redecorate her drawing room, leads to disaster when Harwood turns up dead and Simon Kirby-Jones must investigate to prove that the prime suspect, Lady Prunella, is innocent
Baked to death : a Simon Kirby-Jones mystery by Dean James( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer, vampire, and sleuth extraordinaire Simon Kirby-Jones becomes immersed in medieval mayhem when a renaissance fair comes to town bringing with it Tristan Lovelace, the man who made him a vampire, and murder. 20,000 first prinitng
Posted to death : a Simon Kirby-Jones mystery by Dean James( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luckily for Simon, a dandy new drug has made blooksucking and sun damage passe. Which makes it possible for him to work himself into the daily life of Snupperton Mumsley. While attending a meeting of SMADS (the Snupperton Mumsley Amateur Dramatic Society), a fierce contretemps brews between Lady Prunell Blitherington, the pompous matriarch of the village's "first family" and Abigail Winterton, the mean-spirited post-mistress, over which play to perform."--Jacket
Faked to death : a Simon Kirby-Jones mystery by Dean James( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American vampire sleuth Simon Kirby-Jones is invited to be a speaker at a writer's workshop at Kinsale House, but finds himself hunting a killer when someone impersonating bestselling mystery author Dorinda Darlington is murdered
Killer books : a reader's guide to exploring the popular world of mystery and suspense by Jean Swanson( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the mystery genre uses readers' tastes in subject matter, genre, movies, and TV shows to discover which mystery writers they will most enjoy
Deadly women : the woman mystery reader's indispensable companion( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the role of women in crime fiction through interviews, recommended lists, and more
The Robert B. Parker companion by Dean James( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
The Dick Francis companion by Jean Swanson( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closer than the bones by Dean James( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently retired from teaching high school English, Ernestine Carpenter freely admits that she's more than a bit nosy. Ernie-(as she's called by her nearest and dearest) is also good at solving problems, and she's let it be known, amongst them, that she's willing to take on...interesting...jobs. Mary Tucker McElroy, well-known in Southern literary circles as a generous patron. Six months earlier, her literary group had gathered for the Christmas festivities at Idlewild, Miss McElroy's ancestral home in north central Mississippi, and one guest, writer Sukey Lytton, turned up dead in the pond one day, an apparent, but suspicious suicide. Miss McElroy is convinced that Sukey Lytton was murdered, and she wants Ernie to help her figure out the guilty party. But who can it be? Was it Lurleen Landry, best-selling author of Southern women's fiction? Did Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Russell Bertram kill her? Or was it his nasty, vindictive wife Alice? Maybe it was literary enfant terrible Brett Doran, who seems to have more than one secret to hide. Could Sukey Lytton's missing manuscript be the motive? When the killer strikes again, it's up to Ernie to save her friends and find the killer...or she may be next!
Death by dissertation by Dean James( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Andy Carpenter, graduate school is stressful enough without adding romantic complications to the mix. First, Andy has to contend with the presence of Rob Hayward, newly enrolled in the history PhD program. He thought Rob was out of his life for good, but now he has to confront his unresolved feelings and not let his work suffer. When Andy discovers the body of fellow graduate student Charlie Harper in the university library, his ex, Rob, looks like the chief suspect in the murder. And just what was the relationship between Rob and Charlie? Andy and his best friend, Maggie McLendon, agree that Rob isn't a murderer, and they decide the best way to exonerate him is to figure out who really killed Charlie. Who else might have had a motive for murder? When a second murder occurs, Andy, Maggie, and Rob must work quickly to find the killer before Rob ends up charged with two murders he didn't commit...or even worse, dead!
Cruel as the grave by Dean James( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From New York Times bestselling author of A Cat in the Stacks mystery series, a novel about murder, family secrets and the deep, deep South... A Deep South Mystery (#1) Graduate student Maggie McLendon is at home in Houston, studying for exams, when a letter from her great aunt arrives, bearing bad news. Maggie's grandfather, Henry McLendon is seriously ill in Jackson, Mississippi. Maggie's never met her relations: her father, English professor Gerard McLendon, has been estranged from his family since Maggie was an infant; perhaps now there is one last chance for the McLendons to be reunited. The family welcomes Maggie and her father with open arms to Jackson, but almost immediately, a murderer strikes-and Gerard McLendon is the chief suspect. But when the killer strikes a second time, it looks like Maggie's father could be the next victim... Racing against time, Maggie delves deep into the mystery surrounding her grandmother's suspicious death 25 years ago and discovers long-held family secrets that could lead her straight to the killer. If only she can get there in time to save her father
A translation and study of the Chronicon Monasterii de Abingdon by Dean James( )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By a woman's hand by Jean Swanson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas Smith : a neglected humanist by Dean James( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Melrose Place : non arrenderti mai by Dean James( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Faked to death /cDean James by Dean James( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Kirby-Jones, amateur sleuth, gay American vampire living in the cozy British village of Snupperton Mumsley, is a respected historian and also, under a well-guarded pseudonym, a bestselling crime writer. When he's invited to an exclusive writer's conference he's astonished and outraged to see that "Dorina Darlington" is the featured speaker. Clearly the woman is an imposter, because Simon is the real Dorina Darlington! And when the fake Dorina turns up dead, Simon suspects he's next on the killer's list ... There are definite advantages to being undead little fear of being murdered is high on the list. But Simon is as nosy as he is kind, so he decides to unearth the true killer before any of his fellow writers fall prey!
 
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By a woman's hand : a guide to mystery fiction by women
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Death dines inDecorated to deathBaked to death : a Simon Kirby-Jones mysteryPosted to death : a Simon Kirby-Jones mysteryFaked to death : a Simon Kirby-Jones mysteryKiller books : a reader's guide to exploring the popular world of mystery and suspenseDeadly women : the woman mystery reader's indispensable companionThe Robert B. Parker companion