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James, P. D.

Overview
Works: 622 works in 3,580 publications in 25 languages and 98,365 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Historical fiction  Science fiction  History  Novels  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Editor, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6060.A467, 823.914
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The murder room by P. D James( Book )

100 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dupayne, a small private musuem on the edge of London's Hampstead Heath devoted to the interwar years 1919-1939, is in turmoil. The trustees- the three children of the musuem founder, old Max Dupayne- are bitterly at odds over whether it should be closed
The lighthouse by P. D James( Book )

95 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,684 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
Devices and desires by P. D James( Book )

84 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 4,675 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
A certain justice by P. D James( Book )

134 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,630 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
Death in holy orders by P. D James( Book )

113 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untimely death of a young priest in training draws Commander Adam Dalgliesh back to East Anglia to investigate at the request of the young man's father, as Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into a complex and violent mystery
A taste for death by P. D James( Book )

96 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 4,403 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
The children of men by P. D James( Book )

123 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,384 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 )

52 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,177 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
Innocent blood by P. D James( Book )

148 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,730 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 )

102 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,418 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 )

123 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,404 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 skull beneath the skin by P. D James( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 2,747 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
The black tower by P. D James( Book )

99 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,684 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?
Shroud for a nightingale by P. D James( Book )

150 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,509 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
A mind to murder by P. D James( Book )

98 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,396 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 )

113 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,347 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
Talking about detective fiction by P. D James( Book )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,654 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
The maul and the pear tree : the Ratcliffe Highway murders, 1811 by P. D James( Book )

56 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery writer and a police historian draw on original research to reconstruct the crimes known as the Radcliffe Highway murders, a series of particularly brutal murders that shocked Regency London
Death comes to Pemberley : a novel by P. D James( Recording )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,551 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
The private patient by P. D James( Recording )

43 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a murder at a private nursing home for rich patients being treated by the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell
 
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The lighthouse
Alternative Names
Baroness James of Holland Park

Džeimsa, Filosa Dorotija 1920-

Džeimsa, P. D. 1920-

Dzheĭms, Phillis Doroti

James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy James White Baroness

James, P. D. 1920-

James, Phillis D.

James, Phyllis Dorothy

James, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-

P. D. ジェームズ

Queen of Crime

White, Phyllis Dorothy James

Джеймс, Ф. Д 1920-

Джеймс, Филлис Дороти

Дмеймс, Филлис Дороти

ג׳יימס, פי־די

ג'יימס, פ. ד

ジェイムズ, P. D

ジェームズ, P. D.

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