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James, P. D.

Overview
Works: 567 works in 2,910 publications in 24 languages and 82,836 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Historical fiction  History  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Novels  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PR6060.A467, 823.914
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Most widely held works by P. D James
The lighthouse by P. D James( Book )

96 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,701 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 )

125 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,647 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 )

88 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,552 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 )

104 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 4,457 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 )

117 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,390 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 )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,967 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 )

146 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,746 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 )

121 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 3,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

85 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 3,266 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 2,773 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 )

97 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to an old friend's call, Commander Adam Dalgliesh travels to Toynton Grange, a convalescence home in Dorset, where he finds his friend dead and, himself weakened by a recent illness, encounters multiple murder and malicious intrigue
A mind to murder by P. D James( Book )

102 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,435 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
Death comes to Pemberley : a novel by P. D James( Recording )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,564 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
Talking about detective fiction by P. D James( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,554 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 murder room by P. D James( Recording )

46 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team investigate the murder of a trustee in a small private museum on the edge of London. Soon other murders take place, all echoing crimes that are featured in the Murder Room of the museum.--
The maul and the pear tree : the Ratcliffe Highway murders, 1811 by P. D James( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 1,533 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
The private patient by P. D James( Recording )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,414 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
The lighthouse by P. D James( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,181 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 is called in to solve the mystery quickly and discreetly, but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team. Dalgliesh is uncertain about his 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 than 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
A certain justice by P. D James( Recording )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a man for murder, the case appears open and shut. But when Aldridge is found dead in her office, Dalgliesh and his team must make sense of events
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Book )

52 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third installment in the classic Adam Dalgliesh mystery series, Unnnatural Causes is another must-read page-turner from bestselling author P.D. James, "the reigning mistress of murder" (Time). Maurice Seton was a famous mystery writer'but no murder he ever invented was more grisly than his own death. When his corpse is found in a drifting dinghy with both hands chopped off at the wrists, ripples of horror spread among his bizarre circle of friends. Now it's up to brilliant Scotland Yard inspector, Adam Dalgliesh, and his extraordinary aunt to uncover the shocking truth behind the writer's death sentence, before the plot takes another murderous turn. Unnatural Causes inspired Cosmopolitan to fervently hope, "if we're lucky, there will always be an England and there will always be a P.D. James."
 
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The lighthouse
Alternative Names
Baroness James of Holland Park

Dzheĭms, Phillis Doroti

James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy James White, Baroness

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

James, Phillis D.

James , Phyllis D.

James , Phyllis Dorothy

P. D. ジェームズ

Queen of Crime

White James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-

White, Phyllis D. 1920-

White, Phyllis Dorothy

White, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-

White, Phyllis Dorothy James

White, Phyllis Dorothy James 1920-

Джеймс, Филлис Дороти

Дмеймс, Филлис Дороти

ג׳יימס, פי־די

ג'יימס, פ. ד.

ジェームズ, P. D.

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A certain justiceDeath in holy ordersA taste for deathThe children of menInnocent bloodAn unsuitable job for a womanDeath of an expert witnessThe skull beneath the skin