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Dellaporta, Penelope

Overview
Works: 62 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 5,032 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  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( file )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
There has been a murder at Styles Court. Detective Poirot comes out of retirement to solve who would want the rich heiress Inglethorp dead, and would have the impudence to poison her. The jagged plot turns keep Poirot - and the reader - guessing as suspicion shifts from one peculiar character to the next. In Agatha Christie's first published work, the reader meets Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, destined to become the central detective of her mystery novels
The secret adversary by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 429 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( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Commander Dalgliesh investigates the murder of a social climber, her climb abruptly ended by a strangler's fingers
A mind to murder by P. D James( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Psychiatric clinic's head dies with a chisel driven through her heart. Commander Dalgliesh gets the call
A taste for death by P. D James( file )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Commander Dalgliesh searches for the killer of two men - a baronet and an alcoholic - who turn up with their throats slit
Shroud for a nightingale by P. D James( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Commander Dalgliesh investigates a murder at a hospital nursing school, uncovering its secret world of sex and ambition
The black tower by P. D James( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 264 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 )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Left alone by her partner's suicide, Cordelia Gray struggles to manage the private detective agency they once shared
Devices and desires by P. D James( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 239 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 231 libraries worldwide
When lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a man for murder, the case appears open and shut. But when Aldridge is found dead in her office, Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team must make sense of events. In the meanwhile, the murders continue
Innocent blood by P. D James( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 225 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
Death of an expert witness by P. D James( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 222 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
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 217 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 )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 192 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 )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Hired as a bodyguard to faded actress Clarissa Lisle, the recent recipient of numerous death threats, Cordelia Gray accompanies the actress to an island castle, whose owner collects funeral paraphernalia
The children of men by P. D James( file )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 119 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
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 105 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
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 73 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 73 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 )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Virginia Woolf's pioneering work on women in literature. An accessible yet fiercely astute essay, it is a crystallisation of the intelligent analysis behind her novels, and confirms her as a writer not only of style, but of undeniable substance
 
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