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Dellaporta, Penelope

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Works: 58 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 5,078 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Children's audiobooks  Original cast recordings  Musicals  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6060.A467, 823.914
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Publications about Penelope Dellaporta
Publications by Penelope Dellaporta
Most widely held works by Penelope Dellaporta
The Mysterious affair at Styles by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
There has been a murder at Styles Court. Detective Poirot comes out of retirement to find out who would want the rich heiress Inglethorp dead, as well as have the impudence to poison her. The jagged plot turns keep Poirot and the listener guessing as suspicion shifts from one peculiar character to the next
The secret adversary by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 441 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 documents that, if they were known to the general public, would fuel a communist revolution in Britain. Undercover agents Tommy and Tuppence know that Jane Finn was carrying top secret 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( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 293 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( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 274 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( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
P.D. James is "the greatest living mystery writer"-- People. The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. Another student dies equally mysteriously, and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills
A taste for death by P. D James( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 266 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( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 263 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( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 252 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( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline. 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
A certain justice by P. D James( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 236 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 Sc--
Death of an expert witness by P. D James( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 230 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( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid. The terrifying truth about her parents and a long-ago murder is only the first in a series of shocking betrayals. Philippa quickly learns that those who delve into the secrets of the past must be on guard when long-buried horrors begin to stir
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
The peaceful village of Monksmere had been Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh's retreat from the daily routine of Scotland Yard. Now a man has been murdered and the village reveals its concealed lies and hatreds
Original sin by P. D James( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 201 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( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 185 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 the original Broadway cast album by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Mary 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( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 110 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( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer, who has a terrible secret
September by Rosamunde Pilcher( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 76 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 71 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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