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Mann, Jessica

Overview
Works: 97 works in 280 publications in 3 languages and 8,244 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063.A374, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Jessica Mann
Deadlier than the male : why are respectable English women so good at murder? by Jessica Mann( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Why are English women so good at murder? Among the books which have survived for more than half a century, always in print and always in demand, are the murder mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and other women writers. Yet their male competitors are mostly forgotten. What is it about these women's work that has kept it alive? And what was it about the authors that gave them such violent or cunning imaginations, always hidden behind the most respectable of facades? In this book, first published in 1981, Jessica Mann brings the perception of a fellow crime writer to her investigation of her predecessors' lives and work. She discusses the changes in the mystery form over the years, and its enduring worldwide popularity, in a book that was described by one critic as 'obligatory reading for any reader of crime fiction', and of which another wrote 'I cannot recall a better work of criticism devoted to the crime story.'
Death beyond the Nile by Jessica Mann( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
When British secret agent Tamara Hoyland joins an Egyptian archaeological tour to tail a scientist capable of great good--or unspeakable evil--she finds herself in the midst of an elaborate murder plot
No man's island by Jessica Mann( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Living under a strict code of conduct in an all-female community 500 years after the earth's destruction, a sensitive teenaged girl raised to be a hunter discovers forbidden relics from the Time Before
Funeral sites by Jessica Mann( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and German and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Rosamund Sholto's life as an heiress is complicated by her father's other heir, Aidan Britton, who is determined to let nothing stop him from becoming the next Prime Minister of England
A private inquiry by Jessica Mann( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 536 libraries worldwide
"Interweaving the narrative strands of Barbara's increasingly disturbing trials both in her career and at home into the fabric of suspense, Mann's fifteenth novel explores its heroine's growing apprehensions over the demands of her job and very mixed emotions regarding the intrusion of Clarissa Trelawny into her family's life."--Jacket
A kind of healthy grave by Jessica Mann( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Tamara Hoyland again investigates a murder. In 1929 a pornographic painter had burned to death in his caravan. Forty years later the repercussions were felt by many people
The sting of death by Jessica Mann( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
The townspeople of Grebe Bay in Cornwall are used to the minor local disagreements, but the appearance of an unidentifiable body in the bay involves them in the dangerous world of international terrorism
Telling only lies by Jessica Mann( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 libraries worldwide
An accidental remark on a television programme lands novelist Anne Medlicott in a potentially very damaging libel suit. The programme is about Nazi sympathisers in England during the last war. The other two guests are Professor Sir Hans Halm, an exile from Germany, and the painter, Perdita Whitchurch. Anne has known both people since childhood. But the truth about them and herself is something she will only discover in the process of researching a new book. From Berlin of the 1936 Olympics to the present day, Jessica Mann weaves a narrative of many layers, where betrayal, subterfuge and deception must be stripped away before Anne Medlicott can come to terms with her own life and her family's past
Faith, hope, and homicide by Jessica Mann( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Out of harm's way : the wartime evacuation of children from Britain by Jessica Mann( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
The voice from the grave by Jessica Mann( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Dr Fidelis Berlin is drawn into a tangle of deceit and delusion, after a total stranger leaves the doctor everything she owns
Mrs. Knox's profession by Jessica Mann( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
One of Mrs. Knox's confidantes, Sarah, discovers that her illicit love affair has unleashed terror and violence. She would have been better off at her kitchen sink
Under a dark sun by Jessica Mann( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
When Victoria agreed to be the executor of her aunt's will she thought it would be a simple task. But then a stranger arrives on the doorstep and claims that the considerable fortune all belongs to her. Victoria gradually uncovers the truth about distant war-time atrocities, a murder investigation and a long-hidden act of vengeance, and is led to question the rights and wrongs of retribution
Troublecross by Jessica Mann( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
A charitable end by Jessica Mann( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
The sticking place by Jessica Mann( Book )
3 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
$A"Gus and Rachael are a copule that lead different lives. Gus is outgoing and a firm believer in nationalism for Scotland, and Rachel is quieter and less self-assured. Yet both make performances of their own, Gus as an academic on television and Rachel as an accomplished singer. Gus is the director of an institute for research on nationalism, and a local Irish estate broker launches a smear campaign on him. How far is Gus involved in violence? Their rebellious teenage daughter ensures that domestic tranquility is impossible to sustain."--Jacket
The survivor's revenge by Jessica Mann( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
War correspondent Nina Gillespie, physically recovered from wounds sustained in Dubrovnik, tries to pick up the threads of the life and job she has always loved. But she is haunted by memories of the bloodshed and takes a job as a local radio presenter. Following up a heart-rending tale from the adoptive parents of a baby from eastern Europe, Nina begins to uncover a cruel and complicated money-making scam. Nina is drawn back to eastern Europe to collect material for her programme, but there she encounters murder, terror, hatred and deceit
Captive audience by Jessica Mann( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Hanging fire by Jessica Mann( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Tess Redpath is sacked from "The Argus" by the paper's new, high-flying proprietor. She perseveres as a freelancer and discovers some startling conenctions between the three stories she was working on. Then when her flat is ransacked and set on fire she realises she is in dire peril
The eighth deadly sin by Jessica Mann( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and German and held by 113 libraries worldwide
"A man meets a woman at their publisher's cocktail party; he takes her out to dinner and the evening finishes in bed in his office. Afterwards, they return to their respective homes and spouses. They then embark on a casual affair which becomes more serious, at least for Mike, if not for Jane. Then one day, she doesn't turn up to meet him -- and Mike begins his quest to track her down. He knows little about Jane except what she likes in bed, and he's read her first novel from cover to cover. The eighth deadly sin? As long as one isn't found out ---"--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Jessica Mann britische Schriftstellerin
Jessica Mann Brits non-fictieschrijfster
Jessica Mann English novelist
Mann, Jessica
Джессика Манн
ジェシカ・マン
マン, ジェシカ
Languages
English (155)
German (4)
Japanese (1)
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