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James, P. D.

Overview
Works: 629 works in 3,263 publications in 21 languages and 86,524 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, Author of introduction, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PR6060.A467, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by P. D James
The lighthouse by P. D James( Book )

95 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,697 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 )

128 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,638 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?
Death in holy orders by P. D James( Book )

110 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander Adam Dalgliesh investigtes a murder at St. Anselm's, a small East Aglian theological cllege
A taste for death by P. D James( Book )

95 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 4,409 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 )

122 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,392 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 )

51 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,175 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 9 languages and held by 3,736 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 )

101 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,410 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 )

122 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,409 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 2,760 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 )

100 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,694 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 )

147 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,506 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
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Book )

113 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,348 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 1,658 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 )

55 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,643 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 )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,556 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 murder room by P. D James( Recording )

47 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team investigate the murder of a trustee of the Dupayne, a small private London museum locked in a battle over its future, and find their probe complicated by a second corpse
The private patient by P. D James( Recording )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,395 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 mistletoe murder : and other stories by P. D James( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Christmas short stories, two featuring poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh, that deal with some of the most unsettling aspects of human nature. Previously published in newspapers and magazines, they are collected here for the first time
The lighthouse by P. D James( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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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