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  • 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...

  • The Black Towerby P.D. James

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 16.00

    Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more? "Splendid, macabre," wrote the London Sunday Telegraph. "The Black Tower... more...

  • Death of an Expert Witnessby P.D. James

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 10.29

    In yet another page-turning installment in the bestselling Adam Dalgliesh mystery series from P.D. James, ?the reigning mistress of murder? ( Time), the Inspector must investigate the murder of a twisted forensic scientist and explore the dark secrets within his laboratory. When a brilliant forensic scientist is found murdered in his own laboratory,... more...

  • The Murder Roomby P.D. James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    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... more...

  • Death in Holy Ordersby P.D. James

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Private Patientby P.D. James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    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$ 14.00

    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$ 19.95

    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$ 11.99

    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...