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Dellaporta, Penelope

Overview
Works: 57 works in 178 publications in 1 language and 5,292 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Detective and mystery stories  Domestic fiction  Drama  Children's audiobooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6060.A467, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Penelope Dellaporta
The Mysterious affair at Styles by Agatha Christie( Recording )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 516 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 )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 442 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 secret documents that, if they were known to the general public, would fuel a communist revolution in Britain. They know that Jane Finn had the 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 307 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 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Dalgluish was called to the elegant Steen Psychiatric Clinic to investigate why the body of Enid Bolan was found with a chisel through her heart
Shroud for a nightingale by P. D James( Recording )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 283 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 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Is it 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( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 275 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 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left alone by her partner's suicide, Cordelia Gray struggles to manage the private detective agency they once shared
A certain justice by P. D James( Recording )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 257 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
Devices & desires by P. D James( Recording )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline. 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
Death of an expert witness by P. D James( Recording )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 239 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
Innocent blood by P. D James( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippa Palfrey, adopted as a child, applies for a copy of her birth certificate when she becomes eighteen. Her fantasy about being the illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic father ends when she learns the shocking truth about her parents
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Recording )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peaceful village of Monksmere had been Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh's retreat from the daily routine of Scotland Yard. Now a man has been murdered and the village reveals its concealed lies and hatreds
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 skull beneath the skin by P. D James( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 196 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
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Recording )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 129 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 108 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 86 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
September by Rosamunde Pilcher( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 80 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
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf( Recording )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 78 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."
 
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The secret adversaryCover her faceA mind to murderShroud for a nightingaleThe black towerA taste for deathAn unsuitable job for a womanA certain justice