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Dellaporta, Penelope

Overview
Works: 58 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 5,532 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
Publication Timeline
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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 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There has been a murder at Styles Court. Detective Poirot comes out of retirement to solve who would want the rich heiress Inglethorp dead, and would have the impudence to poison her. The jagged plot turns keep Poirot - and the reader - guessing as suspicion shifts from one peculiar character to the next. In Agatha Christie's first published work, the reader meets Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, destined to become the central detective of her mystery novels
The secret adversary by Agatha Christie( Recording )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 435 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 321 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 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart, superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. Dalgliesh must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which of their unresolved conflicts resulted in murder
Shroud for a nightingale by P. D James( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 300 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 292 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( )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 289 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 271 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 261 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 256 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
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
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
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 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
P.D. James is "the greatest living mystery writer"--People. Private detective Cordelia Gray is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to protect the vainly beautiful actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her life. Within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, she finds the stage is set for death
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 137 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
It is 2025, and the human race faces imminent extinction. Since 1994, not a single child has been born on earth. Now, a pervasive lethargy blankets the world. Anarchy reigns in the prisons; immigrants are enslaved; renegades terrorize the land
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Recording )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 88 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 84 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 80 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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