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  • The Detection Collectionby The Detection Club; Colin Dexter; Robert Goddard; Reginald Hill; P.D. James; Simon Brett

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 9.46

    Ten years since it was first published in hardback, and now for the first time as an eBook, this volume of short stories by the cream of British crime writing talent celebrates 75 years of the quintessential Detection Club. more...

  • The Lighthouseby P.D. James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.95

    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 the island?s famous lighthouse in what appears to have been a murder, the peace is shattered. Commander... more...

  • Cover Her Faceby P.D. James

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 9.29

    The first in the series of scintillating mysteries to feature cunning Scotland Yard detective, Adam Dalgliesh from P.D. James, the bestselling author hailed by People magazine as ?the greatest living mystery writer.? Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lies... more...

  • Death in Holy Ordersby P.D. James

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    From the award-winning master of literary crime fiction, a classic work rich in tense drama and psychological insight. On the East Anglian seacoast, a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. When the body of a student is found buried in the sand, the boy?s influential father demands that... more...

  • The Murder Roomby P.D. James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    National Bestseller  Murders present meet murders past in P.D. James?s latest harrowing, thought-provoking thriller. Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne--a museum dedicated to the interwar years, with a room celebrating the most notorious murders of that time--when he is called to investigate the killing of one... more...

  • Time to Be in Earnestby P.D. James

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    In 1997, P. D. James, the much loved and internationally acclaimed author of mysteries, turned seventy-seven. Taking to heart Dr. Johnson's advice that at seventy-seven it is "time to be in earnest," she decided to undertake a book unlike any she had written before: a personal memoir in the form of a diary. This enchanting and highly original volume... more...

  • A Taste for Deathby P.D. James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict of the lowest order? Challenged with the investigation of a crime that... more...

  • The Children of Menby P.D. James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    Told with P. D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian... more...

  • Death in Holy Ordersby P. D. James

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 10.19

    When the body of a theology student is found on a desolate stretch of coast in East Anglia, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to pay a visit to the young man's theological college, St Anselm's, a place he knew as a boy, expecting no more than a nostalgic... more...

  • A Taste for Deathby P. D. James

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 10.19

    Two men lie in a welter of blood in the vestry of St Matthew's Church, Paddington, their throats brutally slashed. One is Sir Paul Berowne, a baronet and recently-resigned Minister of the Crown, the other an alcoholic vagrant. Dalgliesh and his team, set up to investigate crimes of particular sensitivity, are faced with a case of extraordinary complexity... more...