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James, P. D.

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The murder room by P. D James( Book )

122 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dupayne, a small private museum on the edge of London's Hampstead Heath devoted to the interwar years 1919-39, is in turmoil. The trustees--the three children of the museum founder, old Max Dupayne--are bitterly at odds over whether it should be closed. Then one of them is brutally murdered, and what seemed to be no more than a family dispute erupts into horror. For even as Commander Adam Dalgiesh and his team investigate the first killing, a second corpse is discovered. Clearly, someone at the Dupayne is prepared to kill, and kill again. The case is fraught with danger and complexity from the outset, not least because of the range of possible suspects--and victims. And still more sinister, the murders appear to echo the notorious crimes of th epast featured in one of the museum's most popular galleries, the Murder Room. For Dalgiesh, P.D. James's formidable detective, the search for the murderer poses an unexpected complication. After years of bachelorhood, he has embarked on a promising new relationship with Emma Lavenham--first introduced in Death in Holy Orders--which is at a critical stage. Yet his struggle to solve the Dupayne murders faces him with a frustrating dilemma: each new development distances him further from commitment to the woman he loves. The Murder Room is a story dark with the passions that lie at the heart of crime, a masterful work of psychological intricacy
Devices and desires by P. D James( Book )

160 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 4,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh leaves London to vacation in Norfolk and becomes enmeshed in the hunt for the perpetrator of a series of murders of young women, which continues even after the murderer's capture
The lighthouse by P. D James( Book )

95 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A subtle and powerful work of contemporary fiction. Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered. Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called on to solve a sensitive high profile case on Combe Island off the Cornish coast of England at a time when Dalgliesh is dealing with his uncertain future with Emma Lavenham, the woman he loves; Detective Inspector Kate Miskin has her own emotional problems; and the ambitious Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith is worried about working under Kate. Hardly has the team begun to unravel the complicated motives of the suspects when there is a second brutal killing, and the whole investigation is jeopardized when Dalgliesh is faced with a danger more insidious and as potentially fatal as murder. This eagerly awaited successor to the international bestseller The Murder Room displays all the qualities that lovers of P.D. James's novels the world over have come to expect: sensitive characterization, an exciting and superbly structured plot and vivid evocation of place
A certain justice by P. D James( Book )

146 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British woman lawyer is murdered soon after successfully defending her client who was on trial for murder. As he opens an investigation, Commander Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard learns the man recently became engaged to the lawyer's daughter. Is there a connection? By the author of Original Sin
A taste for death by P. D James( Book )

192 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander Adam Dalgleish investigates the throat-slash murders, in a London Church, of Sir Paul Berowne, former Minister of State, and a tramp named Harry Mack, murders that lead Dalgleish onto surprising English pathways
Death in holy orders by P. D James( Book )

119 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander Adam Dalgliesh investigtes a murder at St. Anselm's, a small East Aglian theological college
The children of men by P. D James( Book )

125 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 2021, and the human race is - quite literally - coming to an end. Since 1995 no babies have been born, because in that year all males unexpectedly became infertile. Great Britain is ruled by a dictator, and the population is inexorably growing older. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and, incidentally, cousin of the all-powerful Warden of England, watches in growing despair as society gradually crumbles around him, giving way to strange faiths and cruelties: prison camps, mass organized euthanasia, roving bands of thugs. Then, suddenly, Faron is drawn into the plans of an unlikely group of revolutionaries. His passivity is shattered, and the action begins." "The Children of Men will surprise - and enthrall - P.D. James fans. Written with the same rich blend of keen characterization, narrative drive and suspense as her great detective stories, it engages powerfully with new themes: conflicts of loyalty and duty, the corruption of power, redemption through love. Ingenious, original, irresistibly readable, it confirms once again P.D. James's standing as a major novelist."--Jacket
Death comes to Pemberley : [a novel] by P. D James( Book )

70 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball. But now, Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennett's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband Wickham has been murdered
The private patient by P. D James( Book )

103 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam is called into investigate the murder of an investigative journalist at a private clinic in Dorest
Original sin by P. D James( Book )

139 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, the managing director of a stately publishing house is found dead, a stuffed snake in his mouth. The suspects are many: a rejected author, a discarded mistress, a resentful employee, to mention just a few. Commander Adam Dalgliesh sifts through their lives and the company's finances in order to find the killer
The skull beneath the skin by P. D James( Book )

132 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired as a bodyguard to faded actress Clarissa Lisle, the recent recipient of numerous death threats, Cordelia Gray accompanies the actress to an island castle, whose owner collects funeral paraphernalia
Innocent blood by P. D James( Book )

131 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 18, Philippa Palfrey, the confident adopted daughter of a celebrated academic, exercises her right to learn the names of her real parents. What she discovers is a terrible secret that will change her life forever
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James( Book )

139 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left alone by her partner's suicide, Cordella Gray struggles to manage the private detective agency they once shared
Death of an expert witness by P. D James( Book )

165 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mystery revolving around a community of forensic scientists who, in spite of their seen-it-all-before attitude with regard to murder and mayhem, are taken by surprise when a member of their own team is found murdered
The black tower by P. D James( Book )

157 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
Cover her face : [an Adam Dalgliesh mystery] by P. D James( Book )

167 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When headstrong and beautiful housemaid Sally Jupp is found strangled in her bed behind a bolted door, Detective Chief-Inspector Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must unmask her killer from a houseful of suspects--most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Each new clue he uncovers leads to a dramatic twist in this ingeniously plotted mystery"--Cover, p. 4
A mind to murder by P. D James( Book )

190 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Dalgluish was called to the elegant Steen Psychiatric Clinic to investigate why the body of Enid Bolan was found with a chisel through her heart
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Book )

185 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Dalgliesh and his extraordinary aunt set out to discover the shocking truth about the past of a famous mystery writer--whose ghastly murder left a circle of bizarre friends terrified that they are next on the killer's list
Shroud for a nightingale by P. D James( Book )

144 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious and tragic deaths of two student nurses send Adam Dalgliesh, Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard, to hunt the vicious killer seeking refuge in the Nightingale House
Talking about detective fiction by P. D James( Book )

34 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.D. James--one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today--gives us a personal, lively exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it. She examines the genre from top to bottom, beginning with the mysteries at the hearts of such novels as Charles Dickens's Bleak House, and bringing us into the present with such writers as Colin Dexter and Sara Paretsky. She compares British and American Golden Age mystery writing. She discusses detective fiction as social history, the stylistic components of the genre, her own process of writing, how critics have reacted over the years, and what she sees as a renewal of detective fiction--and of the detective hero--in recent years.--From publisher description
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The lighthouse
Alternative Names
Baroness James of Holland Park

Džeimsa, Filosa Dorotija, 1920-

Džeimsa, P. D., 1920-

Džejms, Filis Doroti 1920-

Dzheĭms, Fillis Doroti 1920-

Dzheĭms, Phillis Doroti

Dzheims, Phillis Doroti, 1920-2014

Gʹeims, P.D. 1920-2014

Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy James \of 1920-

Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy James \of 1920-2014

James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-

James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-2014

James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy, Baroness, 1920-2014

James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy James White, Baroness

James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy White  1920-2014

James, P. D.

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James, P. D., Dame, 1920-2014

James, P. D. (Phyllis Dorothy), 1920-

James, P. D. (Phyllis Dorothy), 1920-2014

James, Phillis D.

James, Phillis Dorothy.

James , Phyllis D.

James, Phyllis D. 1920-2014

James , Phyllis Dorothy

James, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-

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P.D. James angielska pisarka

P. D. James britisk politikar og skribent

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P. D. James Brits schrijfster (1920-2014)

P.D. James brittisk politiker och författare

P. D. James englische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

P. D. James English crime writer

P. D. James scrittrice britannica

P. D. Jamesová

P. D. 제임스


P. D. ジェームズ


Phyllis Dorothy James

Queen of Crime

White James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-

White James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy  1920-2014

White, Phillis Dorothy.

White, Phyllis D. 1920-

White, Phyllis D. 1920-2014

White, Phyllis Dorothy

White, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-

White, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-2014

White, Phyllis Dorothy James

White, Phyllis Dorothy James 1920-

White, Phyllis Dorothy James 1920-2014

Джеймс Д. 1920-

Джеймс Ф.Д. 1920-

Джеймс, Ф. Д. (Филис Дороти), 1920-

Джеймс, Филлис Дороти

Дмеймс, Филлис Дороти

Пи Ди Џејмс

ג׳יימס, פי־די

ג'יימס, פ. ד.

גʹיימס, פ.ד. 1920-2014

ג'יימס, פיליס דורותי 1920-

ג'ימס, פיליס דורותי 1920-

ג'ימס, פיליס דורותי, 1920-2014

ג'מס, פ. ד.

ג'מס, פיליס דורותי, 1920-2014

פ.ד. ג'יימס פיליס דורותי ג׳יימס

بي دي جيمس

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제임스, P. D. 1920-

제임스, 필리스 도로시 1920-

ジェイムズ, P. D.

ジェームズ, P. D.

Devices and desiresThe lighthouseA certain justiceA taste for deathDeath in holy ordersThe children of menThe private patientOriginal sin