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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Devices and Desiresby P.D. James

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 19.95

    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$ 19.95

    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$ 19.95

    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...