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Dellaporta, Penelope

Works: 61 works in 209 publications in 1 language and 5,132 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Radio plays 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6060.A467, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Penelope Dellaporta
The Mysterious affair at Styles by Agatha Christie( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 512 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 )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 431 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 )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 299 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 )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 280 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 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander Dalgliesh investigates a murder at a hospital nursing school, uncovering its secret world of sex and ambition
A taste for death by P. D James( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Taste for Death is a masterful mystery and a precise and elegant literary treat from one of the finest novelists writing today. In the little vestry of St. Matthew's Church in London, two bodies lie side by side like butchered animals--one a government minister and the other a local derelict
The black tower by P. D James( Recording )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 266 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?
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James( Recording )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 242 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
A certain justice by P. D James( Recording )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 239 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? By the author of Original Sin
Innocent blood by P. D James( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 228 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
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
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Recording )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 220 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
Original sin by P. D James( Recording )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 198 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 187 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
The children of men by P. D James( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 117 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
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Recording )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 113 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
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Recording )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The self-assured Jane Eyre becomes governess at Edward Rochester's mansion, where she and the master fall in love
September by Rosamunde Pilcher( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 74 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 )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 67 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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A taste for death
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The secret adversaryCover her faceA mind to murderShroud for a nightingaleA taste for deathThe black towerAn unsuitable job for a womanDevices & desires