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Bishop, Diana

Overview
Works: 484 works in 1,046 publications in 1 language and 7,888 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Biographies  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Other, nar
Classifications: PR6057.R386, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Diana Bishop
 
Most widely held works by Diana Bishop
Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet by M. C Beaton( Recording )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the delightful Cotswold village of Carsely, the air is heady with romance. sty Agatha Raisin is convinced that the new vet has taken a shine to her. But before she can get anywhere, handsome Dr Paul Bladen is accidently killed while attending to Lord Pendlebury's horse. So was it really an accident? The circumstances are decidedly suspicious
Talking about detective fiction by P. D James( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking about the craft of detective writing and sharing her personal observations on one of the most popular and enduring forms of literature, P. D. James examines the challenges of a genre which has fascinated her for nearly fifty years. From the Golden Age of detective writing between the wars, to the achievements of the present and a glimpse at the future, P. D. James explores the metamorphosis of a genre which has entertained the popular imagination
The course of honour by Lindsey Davis( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Rome's most turbulent period is recreated in this story of the Emperor Vespasian and his mistress, Caenis, a freed slave. As their forbidden romance blossoms, she is embroiled in political intrigue, while he embarks on a glorious career
Bad heir day by Wendy Holden( Recording )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna, recently dumped by her boyfriend, ends up working for Cassandra, the social climber from hell with a philandering rock star husband! Anna, desperate to escape, meets Jamie, the heir to a Scottish castle, but she shouldn't believe her luck
A prize for Sister Catherine by Kathleen Rowntree( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prioress at Albion Priory is old and in poor health, and must name her successor. But her fruitless management has led to spiritual discontent and financial peril. There are two very different candidates to choose from: sister Margaret, bold, bossy, stopping at nothing to get her own way; and Sister Catherine, who has a more innate spirituality that may benefit the group in the long run. Only sweeping reforms can save the convent from ruin
Sixpenny girl by Meg Hutchinson( Recording )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helpless Saran stands by as her mother and sister are sold by her stepfather. Although penniless and friendless she swears she will not rest until she secures her family's release
Introducing Agatha Raisin : The quiche of death and The vicious vet by M. C Beaton( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Quiche of Death, Agatha Raisin enters a baking contest with a store-bought pie only to be snubbed by the judge, who then falls over dead. In The Vicious Vet, Agatha's healthy tabby endures a nasty physical exam in the name of romance. But his sacrifice is all for naught when the vet is found dead
The garden party by Sarah Challis( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alice Baxter knows the best things in life are free. But the approach of her 40th wedding anniversary and 60th birthday surely warrants a proper celebration. With visions of a glorious family gathering complete with a marquee, champagne and sunshine, Alice has big plans for the day. Her husband David isn't so enthused. He seems to have lost his lust for life since retiring from his job. And he's not the only one who isn't in the mood to celebrate. Each of Alice and David's four grown-up children has their own problems to contend with. As Alice focuses on preparations for the party, her family begins to unravel around her"--Container
Five quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow named after a respberry liquer, plies her culinary trade at the creperie and lets her memory play strange games. Into this world comes the threat of revelation as Framboise's nephew attempts to exploit the growing success of the country recipes she has inherited from her mother. As the spilt blood of a tragic wartime childhood flows again, exposure beckons for Frammboise, the widow with an invented past
Act of will by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a fashion designer rebels against her mother's glamorous lifestyle
The constant princess by Philippa Gregory( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. She will do anything to achieve her aim; even if it means telling the greatest lie, and holding to it
The multiple cat by Marion Babson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When A woman is mistaken for a top interior designer and invited to redecorate a reclusive millionaire's London flat, she little realices what the deception will lead to; she gets into character, finding that of all the people in his life, the only one he cares about is Sally, a stray cat
The Pursued by C. S Forester( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marjorie had never seen a dead body until she got home one summer evening and found her sister Dot on the kitchen floor in a pretty dress, with her head in the oven. She looked peaceful. But their mother suspects that Dot's death was far from natural
Guilt trip by Judith Cutler( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment Lina Townend and Griff Tripp, set up their antiques stall at the weekend fair, Lina knows they¡ve made a mistake. But Lina¡s day is brightened when local director Emilia Cosworth begs Griff to take part in her latest play. Lina¡s own good luck seems in short supply. Griff¡s frequent rehearsals put strain on her relationship with DI Morris; a new antiques centre threatens their business; and Lina is visited by a man who wants her to work for him and seems disinclined to take no for an answer. But worse is yet to come - when a series of "pranks" played on the cast of Curtain Call turn nasty, Lina wonders if the name of the play might be an omen
Chocolat by Joanne Harris( Recording )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exotic stranger opens a chocolate boutique in a French village at the beginning of Lent, the traditional season for self-denial, dividing the community and causing a conflict that escalates into a "Church not Chocolate" battle
Guilt edged by Judith Cutler( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a middle-aged woman enters Lina Townend's antiques shop wanting to sell a white Beswick china horse which she claims is a cherished heirloom, Lina's instincts tell her to avoid the sale. Suddenly, wherever she goes, Lina sees the supposedly rare white horses. Something strange is afoot. As she looks further into the matter, it turns out the horses are merely the tip of the iceberg. But Lina's investigations are attracting unwelcome attention. With her business partner Griff laid up in hospital and her relationship with her boyfriend Morris floundering, when she herself falls under suspicion for theft, Lina doesn't know where to turn
Burying the past by Judith Cutler( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Superintendent Fran Harman is preparing for her forthcoming wedding to Assistant Chief Constable Mark Turner, but renovations at the rectory they plan to move into are disrupted by the discovery of a skeleton buried in the vegetable patch. As investigations into its identity progress, it's also clear that Mark's two grown-up children are less than ecstatic at the prospect of their father's forthcoming nuptials. In fact, at least one of them seems to be behaving very strangely indeed
The house by the Dvina : a Russian childhood by Eugenie Fraser( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique & moving account of life in Russia before, during & immediately after the Revolution, 'The House by the Dvina' is the fascinating story of two families, separated in culture & geography, but bound together by a Russian-Scottish marriage
The unexpected guest ; The pale horse by Agatha Christie( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A foggy night ... a lonely country house ... and a woman with a gun in her hand quietly surveying the dead body of her husband. It looked like a straightforward case of murder. Or was it? As the ghosts of an old wrong begin to emerge from the past, the case begins to look anything but straightforward ... First staged at the Duchess Theatre in London in 1958, this play ran for 604 performances and is as gripping and ingenious as you would expect from the Queen of Crime
The grass widow's tale by Ellis Peters( Recording )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left alone in the house, after her husband is called away on a urgent police business, Bunty feels depressed and goes to the local pub. There she meets a disturbed stranger which changes her loneliness into a terrifying situation
 
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The course of honourFive quarters of the orangeAct of willThe multiple catThe unexpected guest ; The pale horse
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