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.

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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.

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The Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries

Cover Her Face
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A Mind to Murder
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Original Sin
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A Mind to Murder
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Sleep No More
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