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Dellaporta, Penelope

Overview
Works: 58 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 5,557 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Detective and mystery stories  Domestic fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  Bildungsromans  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6060.A467, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Penelope Dellaporta
The Mysterious affair at Styles by Agatha Christie ( )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Agatha Christie's first mystery, Hercule Poirot is called to an English estate after its heiress is murdered
The secret adversary by Agatha Christie ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1919, young couple Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley form a partnership, hiring themselves out as "young adventurers". Their first case, however, is more of an adventure than they expect - working to find documents that, if they were known to the general public, would fuel a communist revolution in Britain. Undercover agents Tommy and Tuppence know that Jane Finn was carrying top secret documents when she disappeared five years ago. What they don't know is that a killer is targeting a sinister older woman because she knows all about Jane. Soon Tommy and Tuppence are in grave danger
Cover her face by P. D James ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill
A mind to murder by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychiatric clinic's head dies with a chisel driven through her heart. Commander Dalgliesh gets the call
Shroud for a nightingale by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commander Dalgliesh investigates a murder at a hospital nursing school, uncovering its secret world of sex and ambition
The black tower by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fifth mystery in the acclaimed and bestselling Adam Dalgliesh series "the reigning mistress of murder" (Time), P.D. James, is now available on CD. Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. It is merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more?
A taste for death by P. D James ( )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commander Dalgliesh searches for the killer of two men - a baronet and an alcoholic - who turn up with their throats slit
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
P.D. James is "the reigning mistress of murder"--Time. Handsome Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died hanging by the neck with a faint trace of lipstick on his mouth. When the official verdict is suicide, his wealthy father hires fledgling private investigator Cordelia Gray to find out what led him to self-destruction. What she discovers instead is a twisting trail of secrets and sins, and the strong scent of murder
A certain justice by P. D James ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a man for murder, the case appears open and shut. But when Aldridge is found dead in her office, Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team must make sense of events. In the meanwhile, the murders continue
Death of an expert witness by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An evil-empered forensic scientist is put to death, putting many of his colleagues out of misery. Dr. Lorrimer appeared to be the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body is discovered and his secret past dissected does the image begin to change. Once again, Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh learns that there is more to human beings than meets the eye, and more to solving a murder than the obvious clues
Devices & desires by P. D James ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on the remote Larksoken headland on the Norfolk coast in a converted windmill left to him by his aunt. But he cannot so easily escape murder. A psychotic strangler of young women is at large in Norfolk, and getting nearer to Larksoken with every killing. And when Dalgliesh discovers the murdered body of the Acting Administrative Officer on the beach, he finds himself caught up in the passions and dangerous secrets of the headland community and in one of the most baffling murder cases of his career
Unnatural causes by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Award-winning author P.D. James third mystery in her bestselling series featuring Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh is now available on CD! Maurice Seton was a famous mystery writer--but no murder from his imagination could equal the ghastliness of his own death. When his grotesquely mutilated corpse is found in a drifting dinghy, ripples of horror spread among his bizarre neighbors: the cruel and cynical drama critic, the celebrated recluse, and the rakish young heir
Innocent blood by P. D James ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid. The terrifying truth about her parents and a long-ago murder is only the first in a series of shocking betrayals. Philippa quickly learns that those who delve into the secrets of the past must be on guard when long-buried horrors begin to stir
The skull beneath the skin by P. D James ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hired as a bodyguard to faded actress Clarissa Lisle, the recent recipient of numerous death threats, Cordelia Gray accompanies the actress to an island castle, whose owner collects funeral paraphernalia
Original sin by P. D James ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Gerard Etienne turns up dead at the English publishing firm he has just taken over, there is no shortage of suspects. The ruthless new chairman of Peverell Press had a host of enemies : rejected authors, disenchanted colleagues and a discarded lover. Detective Adam Dalgliesh and company untangle this mess, replete with complex dynamics and hiding a killer who won't hesitate to strike again
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire Moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden
The children of men by P. D James ( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told with P.D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The children of men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian Theodore Faron, apathetic toward a future without a future, spends most of his time reminiscing
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer, who has a terrible secret
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In addressing the question of women and fiction, the author explores the lack of equal opportunity for women. She describes a tour of Oxbridge, a mythical English university, and the obstacles to education a woman encounters there. She concludes that "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
September by Rosamunde Pilcher ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violet watches as her son's marriage disintegrates as he fights with his wife about sending their young son to boarding school, and Pandora Blair, an old flame, returns. Bestseller 1990
 
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