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  • The Lighthouseby P.D. James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Private Patientby P.D. James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    National Bestseller Cheverell Manor is a beautiful old house in Dorset, which its owner, the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell, uses as a private clinic.  When the investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, arrives to have a disfiguring facial scar removed, she has every expectation of a successful operation and a peaceful week recuperating. ... more...

  • Talking About Detective Fictionby P.D. James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    In a perfect marriage of author and subject, P. D. James?one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today?gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it. P. D. James examines the genre from top to bottom, beginning with the mysteries... more...

  • Talking About Detective Fictionby P.D. James

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 25.95

    P. D. James examines the genre of detective fiction from top to bottom, beginning with the mystery plots at the hearts of such novels as Great Expectations and Jane Eyre, and bringing us firmly into the present with such writers as Amanda Cross and Henning Mankell. Along the way she writes about Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie,... more...

  • The Private Patientby P.D. James

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 10.99

    With all the qualities that P. D. James?s readers have come to expect: a masterly psychological and emotional richness of characterization, a vivid evocation of place and a credible and exciting mystery. When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, books into Mr. Chandler-Powell?s private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring,... more...

  • Devices and Desiresby P.D. James

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 17.95

    Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline. Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on... more...

  • Shroud for a Nightingaleby P.D. James

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 17.95

    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery by an award-winning, internationally acclaimed novelist. Two student nurses lie dead, the great hospital nursing school of Nightingale House is shadowed with terror, and a secret medical world of sex, shame, and scandal is about to be exposed. It is the job of Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to probe even deeper into the... more...

  • Unnatural Causesby P.D. James

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 17.95

    Maurice Seton was a famous mystery writer -- but no murder from his imagination could equal the ghastliness of his own death. When his grotesquely mutilated corpse is found in a drifting dinghy, ripples of horror spread among his bizarre neighbours: the cruel and cynical drama critic, the celebrated recluse, the rakish young heir, the terrified woman... more...

  • Cover Her Faceby P.D. James

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    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 across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler?s fingers forever marring her lily-white throat. Someone has decided that the wages of sin should be death...And it is up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find out who... more...

  • Death of an Expert Witnessby P.D. James

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    Dr. Lorrimer appeared to be the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body is discovered and his secret past dissected does the image begin to change. Once again, Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh learns that there is more to human beings than meets the eye -- and more to solving a murder than the obvious clues.... more...