Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales (Paperback)
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Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales (Paperback)

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Published: 04/10/2018
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Collecting 40 years of P.D. James cosy crime short tales. However, as this is James country, ‘that cosiness is something of an angora mitten on a closed fist,’ states The Essex Serpent’s Sarah Perry.

The acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', P. D. James, was a past master of the short story, weaving together motifs of the Golden Age of crime-writing with deep psychological insight to create gripping, suspenseful tales.

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories contained four of these perfectly formed stories, and this companion volume contains a further six, published here together for the first time.

As the six murderous tales unfold, the dark motive of revenge is revealed at the heart of each. Bullying schoolmasters receive their comeuppance, unhappy marriages and childhoods are avenged, a murder in the small hours of Christmas Day puts an end to the vicious new lord of the manor, and, from the safety of his nursing home, an octogenarian exerts exquisite retribution. The punishments inflicted on the guilty are fittingly severe, but here they are meted out by the unseen forces of natural justice rather than the institutions of the law.

Once again, P. D. James shows her expert control of the short-story form, conjuring motives and scenarios with complete conviction, and each with a satisfying twist in the tail.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571339884
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 172 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 14 mm
Edition: Main

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“Six Murderous Tales”

Don't you just love that as a tagline, 'six murderous tales'!  And that's exactly what the reader gets, the demise of some very deserving victims and the ingenious souls who plot their downfall.... More

Hardback edition
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“A Delightful Collection of Short Stories”

This collection of short stories from the late PD James, just reminds us how much she was loved and will be missed. She delivers in each short story something other authors fail to deliver in a full-scale novel. All... More

Hardback edition
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“good, wholesome fun”

This collection of short stories is my introduction to P.D. James' work and I am hooked. I won't go into too much detail about the stories within, as I went in blind and enjoyed them immensely, but I will... More

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