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Peters, Donada

Works: 322 works in 921 publications in 1 language and 24,890 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Satire  Historical fiction  Gothic fiction  Biography 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Publications about Donada Peters
Publications by Donada Peters
Most widely held works by Donada Peters
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
In 2005, Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons and a labyrinth pattern engraved on the wall and on a ring hidden in a cave while on an archeological dig in southwest France. They trigger visions of the past and propel her into a dangerous race against those who want the mystery of the cave for themselves. In 1209 Alaïs is entrusted, by her father, with a book that is part of a sacred trilogy connected to the Holy Grail. Guardians of the trilogy are operating against evil forces
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Hester Prynne faces the wrath of Puritan society when she commits adultery and refuses to name her lover
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Conducting research in southwest France, an American graduate student finds the grand old hotel where she is staying eerily familiar and experiences strange dreams and visions about a sister and brother whose visit to the same region a century earlier had unexpected otherworldly consequences
Marie Antoinette : the journey by Antonia Fraser( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 514 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
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
A story of love turning in on itself and the violence and misery that result from thwarted longing
The perfect paragon : [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 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
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Agatha's marriage isn't what she expected, James is critical and suspects that he has been visiting his ex-lovers, Melissa's company. When James disappears and Melissa is violently murdered Agatha enlists the help of her ex-lover Sir Charles Fraith to help search for James and find the killer
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
It is the story of the lives and loves of two Dashwood sisters who pursue love and happiness around the pillars of genteel society
A spoonful of poison : [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 457 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
Love, lies, and liquor : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
When Agatha Raisin and her old flame James Lacey go on a holiday, Agatha becomes the prime suspect in a murder at the hotel where they are staying
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 libraries worldwide
A pretty, well-intentioned, but unsophisticated girl of 17 sets off for the pleasures of Bath, finds only trouble
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 420 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
The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 libraries worldwide
The Pyncheons, having lived for generations under the curse of a supposed witch who once occupied the land on which the family mansion was built, gain a new lease on life with the arrival of young Phoebe Pyncheon from the country
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 413 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 case of the curious curate by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 406 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
What came before he shot her by Elizabeth George( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
In North Kensington three orphaned mixed-race children are bounced from one home to another. The middle child Joel takes care of the youngest, Toby, who isn't quite right. When a local gang threatens the oldest child, Toby, Joel makes a pact with the devil that ends in the murder of Thomas Lynley's wife
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 383 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. By the author of Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet
Rip Van Winkle & other stories by Washington Irving( Sound Recording )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
You are probably familiar with the popularized stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," but have you heard the original unabridged versions by Washington Irving? His skillfully written and colorful tales have much more meaning and depth. In "Rip Van Winkle," Irving makes a profound social comment about the changes that were happening in his America, and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" isn't just a chilling tale about the Headless Horseman but an enchanting story about two rival suitors.Equally enjoyable tales of suspense and the supernatural included in this collection are:-"The Spectre Bridegroom" -"The Adventure of the German Student"-"The Devil and Tom Walker" -"The Adventure of the Mason"-"Legend of the Rose of Alhambra"-"The Governor and the Notary"-"Governor Manco and the Soldier"This collection will demonstrate just why Washington Irving is widely recognized as the "Father of American Literature."
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 378 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 haunted house by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 373 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.--
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