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Matera, Lia

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Works: 45 works in 120 publications in 3 languages and 6,900 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Classifications: PS3563.A83537, 813.54
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Publications about Lia Matera
Publications by Lia Matera
Most widely held works by Lia Matera
Last chants : a Willa Jansson mystery by Lia Matera( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Lawyer Willa Jansson, the wisecracking sleuth, stages a phony kidnaping with herself in the role of hostage to permit a falsely accused friend to escape from police. But now they have to evade the real killer
Havana twist : a Willa Jansson mystery by Lia Matera( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
Lawyer Willa Jansson becomes involved with spies, smugglers, and a jailed poet as she searches Havana for her missing mother. The mother failed to return from a goodwill visit to Cuba which she made with a group of women
Designer crimes : a Laura Di Palma mystery by Lia Matera( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Lawyer Laura Di Palma investigates an unusual vigilante operation in San Francisco. Employees unable to obtain recourse through regular channels can seek redress from "designer crimes," the punishment tailored to fit the offending employer
Star witness : a Willa Jansson mystery by Lia Matera( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 libraries worldwide
In San Francisco, lawyer Willa Jansson undertakes to defend a man who claims, not he but spacemen crashed his car into another, killing the driver. The man's explanation stops being a joke when a hitchhiker corroborates the presence of a UFO
The good fight : a Laura DiPalma mystery by Lia Matera( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Face value : a Laura Di Palma mystery by Lia Matera( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
San Francisco lawyer Laura Di Palma takes on the case of a woman who has been victimized by a guru named Brother Mike
Prior convictions by Lia Matera( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 604 libraries worldwide
A hard bargain by Lia Matera( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Irreconcilable differences by Lia Matera( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories on personal violence. The protagonists are mainly spouses settling scores, but one story, Joyce Carol Oates' Tusk, features a revengeful boy in school, armed with a knife
Where lawyers fear to tread by Lia Matera( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Hidden agenda by Lia Matera( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Havana twist by Lia Matera( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Hoping to find her mother and risking her career, Willa Jansson travels to communist-ridden Cuba and from there follows her mother to Mexico and back to Havana again
Counsel for the defense and other stories by Lia Matera( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
A radical departure by Lia Matera( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 122 libraries worldwide
The smart money by Lia Matera( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
San Francisco attorney Laura DiPalma made a name for herself by successfully defending Wallace Bean, a man who had gunned down two conservative senators. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and served a minimal sentence in a state mental facility. Now she has taken a leave of absence from her career at one of the city's most prestigious law firms to return to her northern California hometown. She is still bitter over her failed marriage and, with the help of her cousin Hal and San Francisco PI Sander (Sandy) Arkelett, is determined to exact revenge on her ex-husband by ruining his career. Before she can set her plan in motion, though, Bean shows up at Laura's door. When he turns up dead later that night -- shot in the back of the head execution-style -- Laura is forced to shift her energy toward catching a killer before he catches her
Star witness by Lia Matera( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Willa Jansson is horrified to learn her new client, up on charges of vehicular manslaughter, claims he was kidnapped by aliens and has no memory of the fatal hit-and-run crash
Last chants by Lia Matera( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Willa Jansson gets herself in trouble when she helps her friend Arthur, a mythology professor, evade arrest. Arthur's assistant, it seems, a Kwakiutl shaman, has been murdered. The pair hide out until the real killer appears
Havana twist a Willa Jansson mystery by Lia Matera( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Facelifting by Lia Matera( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Havana twist a Willa Jansson mystery by Lia Matera( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A pulse-pounding, white-knuckle ride of a mystery in which attorney Willa Jansson risks her career in hopes of finding her mother on the island of Cuba. Making her way to communist-ridden Havana, Willa realizes that nothing there is quite as it seems. As she follows clues to the darkest corners of the city and into the finest luxury hotels, Willa is manipulated, misled, and nearly arrested. But resiliently, in a deadly game of cat and mouse, she follows her mother from Havana to Mexico City and back to Havana, all the while barely keeping one step ahead of two angry governments
 
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Alternative Names
マテラ, ライア
Languages
English (83)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
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