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Dellaporta, Penelope

Overview
Works: 58 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 5,550 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Love stories  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 563 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 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful, scheming young girl comes to Mrs. Maxie's house to help look after her invalid husband. When a murder upsets the peaceful country household, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is called in from Scotland Yard
A mind to murder by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 319 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 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
P.D. James is "the greatest living mystery writer"-- People. The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. Another student dies equally mysteriously, and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 274 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 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A British woman lawyer is murdered soon after successfully defending her client who was on trial for murder. As he opens an investigation, Commander Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard learns the man recently became engaged to the lawyer's daughter. Is there a connection?
A taste for death by P. D James ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 263 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
The black tower by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 263 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?
Unnatural causes by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 248 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
Devices and 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
Innocent blood by P. D James ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 239 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
Death of an expert witness by P. D James ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 225 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
The skull beneath the skin by P. D James ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 217 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 216 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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old orphan Mary Lennox 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 109 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
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 94 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."
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 92 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 90 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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