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Peters, Donada

Works: 272 works in 564 publications in 1 language and 19,613 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories  Biography  Drama  Historical fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6052.E196, 823.914
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Publications about Donada Peters
Publications by Donada Peters
Most widely held works by Donada Peters
Marie Antoinette the journey by Antonia Fraser( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
France's beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an unparalleled time and place, and was commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in history. Antonia Fraser's lavish and engaging portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the most recognizable women in European history, excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the listener not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era
The perfect paragon [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
When Robert Smedley is determined to prove that his wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife, young and pretty and a regular volunteer at church. Although Smedley's case doesn't look promising, Agatha's attentions are diverted when she stumbles across the body of missing teenager, Jessica Bradley. In a sudden gesture of kindness (and good public relations), Agatha offers to investigate Jessica's death free of charge. As Agatha juggles her two biggest cases, things are turned upside down when Robert Smedley is found poisoned in his office. The prime suspect, his sainted wife Mabel, immediately hires Agatha to find the real killer
Love, lies, and liquor an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
The seventeenth installment in the beloved Agatha Raisin series. Agatha Raisin thinks she's in for a treat when her ex-husband James Lacey invites her on a seaside vacation; but to Agatha's horror, James' idea of a holiday destination is a small, rundown town called Snoth-on-Sea. And when a woman staying in the same hotel as Agatha and James is murdered, Agatha's notoriously prickly demeanor soon gets her into trouble--as she's quite quickly pegged as the prime suspect. If Agatha can't solve the murder in time, she'll be meddling in all her future cases from the inside of a prison cell!
A spoonful of poison [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
"Cranky but lovable sleuth Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that she wants nothing more than to take quality time for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she begins closing the agency on weekends, she remembers that when she has plenty of quality time, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete--especially when the fair's organizer, George Selby, turns out to be a gorgeous widower. Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete, all right, but there's more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive family event becomes the scene of two murders. Along with her young and (much to her dismay) pretty sidekick, Toni, Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering, keep the church funds safe from theft, and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the village--all while falling for handsome George, who may have secrets of his own"--Publisher's wbe site
Agatha Raisin and the day the floods came by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
Agatha Raisin, is feeling miserable and rejected by the world. She has recently lost her husband, not to another woman, but to God. At this very moment, James Lacey is in France, training to take holy orders at a monastery. To escape the dreariness of her Cotswold cottage, Agatha takes a plane to a remote island in the South Pacific. There she observes a couple - a bearded man and a blond girl - but senses something is wrong, and the girl later turns up drowned. Upon returning home, Agatha comes upon another strange drowning of a pretty young blonde. The police say suicide, but Agatha suspects murder. With the help of her handsome new neighbor, she sets out to prove the police wrong
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
A public relations executive in London, until her recent retirement to Cotswold village, Agatha begins to soften her image. She enters a "best quiche" competition, buying one in London to pass off as her own. It doesn't win but is taken home by Mr. Cummings-Browne, the judge. He eats it and dies. Agatha is sure there's murder afoot and nearly loses her own life before she proves it
Agatha Raisin and the case of the curious curate by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
When Agatha Raisin's ex-husband James abandons her and she is humiliated by an unseemly proposition from her handsome neighbor John Armitage, she gives up on make-up and takes to wearing the loose cotton dresses and flat sensible shoes that she has always abhorred. But then along comes Tristan Delon, Carsley's blue-eyed, blonde-haired new curate, beloved of the lady parishioners. And to Agatha's surprise, he even seems to take a special interest in her. But despite his many charms, there's something odd about the curate. When he turns up dead in the vicar's study, Agatha and John must join forces to investigate
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
As a garden show approaches in the English Cotswolds, plants are mysteriously uprooted, poisoned and burned. The suspect is a beautiful divorcee, until she is found dead, head planted in a pot. Agatha Raisin goes to work
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
On her return from London, Agatha Raisin experiences soon-relieved boredom when her handsome new neighbor Paul Chatterton asks her to investigate the whispers and footsteps elderly Mrs. Witherspoon has been hearing in her house. Soon Mrs. Witherspoon is found dead under suspicious circumstances, and Agatha is involved in yet another puzzling murder mystery
The deadly dance by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
"Agatha Raisin has finally opened her own detective agency. But when it seems like all she's doing is looking for missing cats while being outclassed by her sixty-seven year-old secretary, she wonders if she has finally bitten off more than she can chew? When the wealthy Mrs. Laggat-Brown walks in, claiming that her daughter is receiving death threats, Agatha realizes that this is the chance she's been waiting for. But as she careens through the case, flirting with the chief suspect and alienating her friends, Agatha herself begins to wonder if she will be able to solve this case"--Container
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
In England, an argument rages over the right of people to cross farmers' fields. When the presiding lady of a walking club is found murdered in a wheat field, suspicion turns on the owner. Sleuth Agatha Raisin goes looking for the real killer. By the author of Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Who is Madame Bovary? Flaubert's answer to this question was superb: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi." Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, the work catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's greatest novelists. This volume, with its fine translation by Lowell Bair, a perceptive introduction by Leo Bersani, and a complete supplement of essays and critical comments, is the indispensable Madame Bovary
Kissing Christmas goodbye by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Agatha Raisin is bored and is looking for something exciting to spice up her life. She plans a romantic Christmas dinner for her ex to see if they can rekindle their love, and she accepts a new case. A wealthy widow claims a member of her family is trying to kill her, and when she drops dead after a high tea Agatha must find out who hated her enough to poison her
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Faced with the disappearance of her husband and the death of his mistress, Agatha must summon her own ex-lover to solve all
The skeleton in the closet [a mystery] by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Since the death of his father, Fellworth Dolphin has been supporting both himself and his miserly mother with the meager wages he earns as a waiter in a local hotel. When his mother suddenly dies, Fellworth is shocked to find that she has left him a sizable inheritance. Not knowing where the money could have possibly come from, Fell teams up with Maggie, a plain girl with a similar background, to discover the source of the riches
Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
"A public relations executive in London until her recent retirement to the Cotswolds, Agatha is ready for some romance and excitement in her life. However, she gets more than she bargained for when the charming yet sinister new veterinarian in town dies of an injection meant for the horse he was about to operate on. Agatha is sure it was murder and turns to her distinguished neighbor, the retired military man James Lacey, for aid. Together, the odd couple begin to investigate Dr. Bladen's death and the curious lack of sorrow shown by his divorced wife. But will they succeed in unmasking a killer before suffering an 'accident' of their own?"--Container
Agatha Raisin and the terrible tourist by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
While holidaying in Cyprus with her fiance, sleuth Agatha Raisin witnesses the murder of a woman tourist who is stabbed to death in a discotheque. As Agatha opens a probe, someone tries to kill her
Agatha Raisin and the wizard of Evesham by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
British sleuth Agatha Raisin investigates the death by poison of her hairdresser. He is believed to have been blackmailing his customers
Agatha Raisin and the murderous marriage by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Former public-relations woman now Cotswold resident Agatha Raisin is about to be married to her next-door neighbor, James Lacey. Then Agatha's long-absent but undivorced husband turns up. That night he turns up dead. Although Agatha and James agree the marriage is off, they decide to team up, as they've done in the past, to solve the murder and clear themselves as suspects
Agatha Raisin and the fairies of Fryfam by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
When a fortune-teller informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny, and true love, lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening. Random objects go missing from people's homes and odd little lights are seen dancing in the villagers' gardens and yards. Stories soon begin circulating about the presence of fairies. But when a prominent resident is found murdered and some suspicion falls on her and her friend Sir Charles Fraith, Agatha decides she's had enough of this fairy nonsense and steps up her sleuthing for a human killer.--Container
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