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P. D. James

Biography

P. D. James

P. D. James was the author of 20 books, many of which feature her detective hero Adam Dalgliesh and have been televised or filmed. She was the recipient of many honors, including the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature, and in 1991 was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

P. D. James

Books by P. D. James

by P. D. James - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

The newly appointed Sgt. Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that is "pure Agatha Christie." A "pedantic, respectable, censorious" clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder. A bestselling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in 50 years earlier. Dalgliesh's godfather implores him to reinvestigate a notorious murder that might ease the godfather's mind about an inheritance, but will reveal a truth that even the supremely upstanding Adam Dalgliesh will keep to himself. Each of these previously uncollected stories by P. D. James is as playful as it is ingeniously plotted.

by P. D. James - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Inspired by a lifelong passion for Jane Austen, mystery writer P. D. James draws the characters of Austen’s beloved novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.