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Dellaporta, Penelope

Overview
Works: 58 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 5,107 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Children's audiobooks  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Detective and mystery radio programs 
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 510 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 436 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 293 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 278 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 276 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( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 268 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?
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James( Recording )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 249 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
Devices & desires by P. D James( Recording )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 241 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
A certain justice by P. D James( Recording )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 235 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?
Death of an expert witness by P. D James( Recording )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 226 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 224 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 216 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 202 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 182 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 secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Recording )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 118 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 113 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 81 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 76 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 69 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 nightingaleA taste for deathThe black towerAn unsuitable job for a womanDevices & desires