P.D. James


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    Historical Mystery

    Dec-2011

    A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen's beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem. It is 1803, six years sin...

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    Suspense

    Oct-2009

    To judge by the worldwide success of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Poirot, it is not only the Anglo-Saxons who have an appetite for mystery and mayhem. Talking about the craft of detective writing and sharing her personal...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-2008

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 14

    Cheverell Manor is a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one late autumn afternoon, scheduled to have a dis...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-2005

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 13

    A secure and secluded retreat for the rich and powerful becomes the setting for an unsettling series of murders. Combe Island, off the Cornish coast, is a restful haven for the elite. But when one of its distinguished visitors is found hanging from ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-2003

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 12

    When Commander Dalgliesh is persuaded by an old friend to visit the Dupayne, a small private museum on the edge of Hampstead Heath, he can have no idea that he will return to it one week later under very different circumstances. One of the family tru...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Apr-2001

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 11

    On the East Anglican seacoast a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. Then, the body of a student is found buried in the sand, and the boy's influential father demands that Scotland Yar...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-1997

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 10

    In a masterful new Adam Dalgliesh mystery, P.D. James enters the labyrinthine world of the law, forging a deeply compelling human drama from the complex passions that lie behind both murder and justice....

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1994

    Fourteen spine-tingling stories of suspense include P. D. James's ""The Victim,"" in which a gorgeous celebrity uses her infatuated ex-husband as a murder weapon, and tales by Ruth Rendell, Patricia Highsmith, and other authors....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1994

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 9

    An Adam Dalgliesh novel, set against the backdrop of the publishing world. Commander Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of extraordinary ingenuity and complexity, and a murderer who is prepared to kill again....

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    Suspense

    Feb-1993

    It begins in England, in 2021, in a world where all human males have become sterile and no child can ever be born again. The final generation has turned twenty-five, and civilization is giving way to strange faiths and cruelties, mass suicides, and d...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1989

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 8

    A serial killer stalking women on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastland-that's only one of the passionate offenses awaiting Commander Adam Dalgliesh when he takes up residence in a picturesque windmill/cottage left to him by an eccentric aunt. Under ...

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    Suspense

    May-1988

    Three novels written by P.D. James. Unnatural Causes, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Black Tower....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1986

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 7

    Their throats slit, the two men have turned the old vestry of St. Matthew's church red with blooed. In death united, in life no men could have been more disparate: onea Baronet and Minister of the Crown; the other and alcholic derelict. Commander Ada...

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    Suspense

    Mar-1984

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    Private Investigator

    Jul-1982

    Cordelia Gray - 2

    Actress Clarissa Lisle was famous for her ravishing beauty--and her unscrupulous manipulations. Now on the death-shrouded island of Courcy, her schemes win her a starring role in a nightmare in which she can trust no one--not her deceived husband; he...

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    Suspense

    Jun-1981

    ADOPTED AS A CHILD, PHILIPPA PALFREY HAD THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. But, at eighteen, she wanted more. She wanted to know the identity of her real parents. Having always fantasized herself the illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat and a parlour maid, s...

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    Suspense

    Oct-1980

    Three complete murder mysteries by P. D. James in one book: Unnatural Causes, An Unsuitable Job For a Woman, and The Black Tower....

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    Suspense

    Sep-1980

    Three novels written by P.D. James. Cover Her Face, A Mind to Murder and Shroud for a Nightingale....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-1977

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 6

    On the surface, Dr. Lorrimer was the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body was discovered and his secret past dissected did the image being to change. Once again, Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh would...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1975

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 5

    The Killer Played No Favorites The first victim was a priest without an enemy. He left behind not a clue to his killer. The second victim was a monster of a man who spread hate wherever he went. He left behind only too many suspects. The third...

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    Private Investigator

    1972

    Cordelia Gray - 1

    A SEEDY SORT OF DEATH Handsome Mark Callender did not die the way a well-brought-up young gentleman should. He was found hanging by his neck, a lipstick stain on his mouth and a picture of a nude girl nearby. The official verdict was suicide, but ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1971

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 4

    Two student nurses lie dead, the great hospital nursing school of Nightingale House is shadowed with terror, and a secret medical world of sex, shame, and scandal is about to be exposed. It is the job of Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to probe even ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1967

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 3

    Maurice Seton was a famous mystery writer--but no murder from his imagination could equal the ghastliness of his own death. When his grotesquely mutilated corpse was found in a drifting dinghy, ripples of horror spread among his bizarre friends: the ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1963

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 2

    When the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is a called in to investigate. Dalgliesh must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1962

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery - 1

    The slain seductress Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who had used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lay across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler's fingers forever marring her lily-white th...

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