P. D. James
Over the course of fourteen exemplary novels, with the complex character of Adam Dalgliesh, P.D. James became a luminary of British crime fiction. Debuting with 1962’s classic Cover Her Face, James brought a certain depth and modernity to the genre, weaving the traditional tropes of the ‘gentleman detective’ with a very contemporary world. In parallel, James also penned two novels featuring private detective Cordelia Gray, including An Unsuitable Job for a Woman; Dalgliesh plays a role in both. Intriguingly, in 1992, the author stepped away from crime to very successfully address science fiction in the near-future Children of Men. Death Comes to Pemberley, James’s 2011 pastiche sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, proved to be her final complete novel.
Published for the first time in book form, The Part-Time Jobis a deliciously dark and exquisitely devious masterpiece from the queen of crime, P.D. James. An exquisitely composed story of a revenge served very, very cold, The Part-Time Job is classic crime fiction at its most ingenious.
The Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries
Cordelia Gray Mysteries
Other Novels, Anthologies and Non-Fiction Works
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