WorldCat Identities

Lessner, Joanne Sydney

Works: 11 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 651 library holdings
Genres: Musical films  Drama  Fiction  Filmed performances 
Roles: Performer, Author, Librettist, Lyricist
Classifications: M3.1.R674, 780
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joanne Sydney Lessner
Impetuosities by Joshua Rosenblum( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sundry notes : more music of Joshua Rosenblum by Joshua Rosenblum( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fermat's last tango( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical fantasy inspired by Andrew Wiles and his encounters with Fermat's Last Theorem
Fermat's last tango : a new musical by Joshua Rosenblum( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandora's bottle : a novel by Joanne Sydney Lessner( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lonely, middle-aged financier Sy Hampton is obsessed with a legendary bottle of Bordeaux once owned by Thomas Jefferson, which, through a quirk of preservation, may yet be drinkable. After spending half a million dollars on it at auction, he disappoints the wine community by choosing to uncork it privately with a female companion, rather than share it at a public event. But this decision has drastic consequences -- not only for Sy and his date, but also for a determined waiter on the verge of his long-awaited Broadway debut, and an ambitious restaurateur who can't resist an opportunity for much-needed publicity. Their competing agendas are not the only things to collide on that fateful night"--Page 4 of cover
The temporary detective by Joanne Sydney Lessner( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phones, light typing...and murder.Think breaking into show business is hard? Try landing a temp job without office skills. That's the challenge facing aspiring actress Isobel Spice when she arrives in New York City, fresh out of college and deficient in PowerPoint. After being rejected by seven temp agencies for her lack of experience, Isobel sweet-talks recruiter James Cooke into letting her cover a last-minute vacancy at a bank. New to his own job, and recently sober, James takes a chance on Isobel, despite his suspicion that she's a trouble-magnet. His misgivings are borne out by lunchtime, when she stumbles across a dead secretary in a bathroom stall. With her fingerprints on the murder weapon, Isobel sets out to prove her innocence by investigating the crime herself. While learning to juggle phone lines and auditions, she discovers an untapped talent for detective work--a qualification few other office temps, let alone actresses, can claim
Byron Janis : an evening of song with pianist as composer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The program dedicated to the 80th birthday of American classical pianist and composer Byron Janis
Last tango a new musical( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bad Publicity : Isobel Spice Mysteries, no. 2 by Joanne Sydney Lessner( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the world of PR, there's only one crime worse than killing a deal--killing a client.Aspiring actress and office temp Isobel Spice finds a warm welcome at Dove & Flight Public Relations, thanks to her old school friend Katrina Campbell. However, the atmosphere chills considerably when Isobel unwittingly serves an important client a deadly dose of poisoned coffee. Her stalwart temp agent, James Cooke, rushes to her aid, but balks when he learns that the victim was the fraternity brother who got him expelled from college. News that Dove & Flight is being acquired by an international conglomerate quickly supplants the murder as the hot topic of office gossip, but Isobel is convinced the two events are related. When all roads of inquiry lead back to Katrina, Isobel is forced to consider the possibility that her friend's killer instincts go beyond public relations
And Justice for Some : Isobel Spice Mysteries, no. 3 by Joanne Sydney Lessner( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinner theater can be a death sentence. Actress Isobel Spice and her best friend Delphi Kramer are thrilled to finally have an opportunity to perform together, even if it's just a cheesy interactive murder mystery at a judge's lifetime achievement dinner. But when Isobel's dramatic death scene is upstaged by a real murder and Delphi is left holding the still-smoking gun, Isobel drops the role of victim and assumes the role of detective. With the help of her precocious brother Percival and her reluctant temp agent James Cooke, Isobel peels back layers of deception to reveal a shocking abuse of power--and no shortage of suspects eager to deliver justice to a man who denied it to so many
Offed Stage Left : Isobel Spice Mysteries, no. 4 by Joanne Sydney Lessner( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's one role you don't want a callback for: Prime Suspect.Aspiring actress Isobel Spice lands her first regional theater job, playing a supporting role and understudying the lead in "Sousacal: The Life and Times of John Philip Sousa." A series of minor backstage accidents culminates in the suspicious death of the leading lady on opening night. When Isobel takes over the role, her mastery of the material makes her more suspect than savior, and she realizes the only way to clear her name is to discover the identity of the murderer--before he or she strikes again
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