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Dams, Jeanne M.

Overview
Works: 74 works in 394 publications in 3 languages and 26,526 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3554.A498, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeanne M Dams
The corpse of St James's : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, have just visited Buckingham Palace, where Alan was awarded the George Cross, when they and a friend, retired Chief Inspector Jonathan Quinn, stumble across the body of a young girl hidden in St James's Park. Wondering what led to the unfortunate girl's demise, Dorothy can't help but get involved in the case when Jonathan calls the next day and admits he knew who the victim was
Death in lacquer red : a Hilda Johansson mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1900 South Bend, Indiana, Swedish maid Hilda Johansson investigates the murder of a missionary woman just back from China. The victim was the sister of Hilda's employer. A new series
To perish in Penzance : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She was about twenty years old, with long blond hair, and her body was found a few days after she fell from the cliffs to her death on the rocks below. The action of the water and sea life made circulating a picture of her impossible, but even with a description, no one identified her; no one reported a girl gone missing from any of the nearby villages. Her death was a mystery that had haunted Alan Nesbitt, Dorothy Martin's now-retired chief constable husband, since 1968. It ws an investigative failure that he's carried for years."--Jacket
Sins out of school : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expatriate American in England, Dorothy Martin finds her plans to celebrate Thanksgiving threatened when she assists at the local school after teacher Amanda Doyle, the prime suspect in the murder of her husband, mysteriously vanishes
The victim in Victoria Station : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuthing American widow Dorothy Martin goes undercover as a temporary secretary for a London computer company to solve a murder. The victim was an American director of a firm making software. By the author of Death in Lacquer Red
The evil that men do : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are on holiday in the idyllic English village of Broadway when they stumble across the body of a man who appears to have fallen down a disused quarry. When it is revealed that the man, a local farmer, was probably pushed over the edge, and that the police have failed to find any suspects or motives for the murder, Dorothy can{u2019}t help but get involved
Holy terror in the Hebrides : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community leaders from various churches in Chicago descend on a small Scottish island for an exercise in brotherhood. The exercise ends with the murder of a member of the group, and it is up to Dorothy Martin, a 60-year-old widow to find the killer
Winter of discontent : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her best friend's beau is found murdered in the basement of the town museum, Dorothy Martin explores the victim's identity as a veteran, curator, and history teacher while investigating the disappearance of his young assistant
A dark and stormy night : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are invited to a country house weekend at a lovingly restored old mansion, they expect nothing more explosive than the Guy Fawkes fireworks. Having read every Agatha Christie ever written, Dorothy should have known better, but even she could not have anticipated the terror that is unleashed by an epic storm and the discovery of a body among the roots of a fallen oak tree. Rendered isolated and incommunicado by the storm, Dorothy and Alan need to work out what in the world has been happening at ancient Branston Abbey, but they soon find that their investigation uncovers some nasty surprises.--From inside front book jacket
Red, white, and blue murder : a Hilda Johansson mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another mystery involving the maid Hilda Johansson, the immigrant who migrated in the early 1900s to America to find the American dream, who works for the Studebaker Estate in South Bend, Indiana. The story takes us in the middle of turmoil in the Studebaker Estate, with President McKinley just being assassinated. Hilda Johansson expects the coachman for the Studebakers may be involved in the assassination. Despite pleas for her to mind her own business Hilda begins to investigate
The body in the transept : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After she attends a Christmas service, Dorothy Martin, 60, an American widow living in England whose outrageous hats are the talk of the village, stumbles over the body of the local canon. She turns sleuth to help out the chief constable, also a widower. A debut in fiction for an Indiana writer
Shadows of death : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt go to Orkney in Scotland to see some intriguing Stone Age excavations. When the donor of the dig is found murdered, Dorothy and Alan launch an unofficial investigation into the murder
Killing Cassidy : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Martin travels back to Hillsburg, Indiana, along with her English husband, to claim an inheritance, but "in addition to the money, Kevin Cassidy has left her a note suggesting that if he dies, he's been murdered."--Jacket
Green grow the victims : a Hilda Johansson mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Relatives of the man Hilda loves find Uncle Dan, the flamboyant Democratic candidate for the city council whom the police suspect of murder. Dan was last seen talking to the victim, his political rival. His blood-stained shillelagh was left next to the body. And the only eyewitness is the parish priest who swears it was Dan who did it. Hilda's wealthy employers allow her a week off with pay to find Uncle Dan."--Amazon.com
Day of vengeance by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Martin's husband, Alan Nesbitt, is heavily involved in the complex and lengthy process of choosing a new bishop for Sherebury Cathedral. The very day that the short list is announced publicly, one of the candidates is found murdered in his own church. With a long list of possible suspects, including Alan himself, Dorothy and Alan start to delve into the history of the victim, hoping to find some clue to a motive for murder. Then a second candidate is found dead, and the case becomes very complicated indeed. Who is murdering England's clergymen and why . . .?
Murder at the castle by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are invited to join their close friends Nigel and Inga Evans at a Welsh music festival. Amid the glorious surroundings of Welsh castles and the history of long-ago battles, the stage is set for an enjoyable event. However, when a tragic accident takes the life of one of the choir, and the same fate befalls the star soloist, Dorothy and Alan find themselves in the midst of an investigation as tumultuous, passionate and complicated as any opera
The gentle art of murder by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One late-summer's evening, before the beginning of the new term, Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Newbitt, are guests at Sherebury University art department's drinks party to introduce the new teaching assistant sculptress Gillian Roberts. However, tragedy strikes on a tour of the art department, when the lift breaks down ans a corpse is discovered at the bottom of the shaft. Dorothy and Alan become involved in the ensuing investigation, putting their local knowledge and sleuthing skills to good use once again. But when another member of the art faculty goes missing and someone receives threatening phone calls, it seems the killer still has something to hide and may very well strike again
Silence is golden : a Hilda Johansson mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilda Johansson is delighted by her reunion with her family, but when one of her brother's friends turns up badly beaten, Hilda turns sleuth to uncover the truth
Malice in miniature : a Dorothy Martin mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her son is accused of theft, a charwoman turns for help to Dorothy Martin, the American wife of the constable of Sherebury. No sooner does Dorothy clear his name, than he is arrested again, this time for the murder of a housekeeper
Crimson snow : a Hilda Johansson mystery by Jeanne M Dams( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fifth installment of Agatha winner Dams's beloved cozy series set in early 20th-century Indiana, Hilda Johansson, head housemaid for a wealthy family and part-time sleuth, looks into the brutal murder of a popular 22-year-old schoolteacher, Sophie Jacobs. Hilda quickly discovers that other young women have gone missing, including Miss Jacobs's best friend, Miss Lewis, who recently left town, supposedly to go to her parents' house to recuperate from an illness, but the word on the street is that she was pregnant. A hotel maid named Nellie, who might just know something, has also vanished without a trace. Based on a real, unsolved case from 1904, the novel seamlessly integrates historical details with a suspenseful plot. Fans will welcome the latest developments in Hilda's relationship with her beau, fireman Patrick Cavanaugh
 
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Death in lacquer red : a Hilda Johansson mystery
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To perish in Penzance : a Dorothy Martin mysterySins out of school : a Dorothy Martin mysteryThe victim in Victoria Station : a Dorothy Martin mysteryThe evil that men do : a Dorothy Martin mysteryHoly terror in the Hebrides : a Dorothy Martin mysteryWinter of discontent : a Dorothy Martin mysteryA dark and stormy night : a Dorothy Martin mysteryRed, white, and blue murder : a Hilda Johansson mystery
Alternative Names
ダムズ, ジーン・M

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