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James, P. D.

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Works: 944 works in 4,519 publications in 6 languages and 111,046 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Detective and mystery stories, English  Historical fiction  Diaries  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Interviewer, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Narrator, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6060.A467, 823.914
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Devices and desires by P. D James( Book )
83 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,984 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 )
95 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,882 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
The murder room by P. D James( Book )
71 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,828 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
Death in holy orders by P. D James( Book )
84 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,735 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 )
88 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,565 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 lighthouse by P. D James( Book )
65 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,513 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
The children of men by P. D James( Book )
92 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,510 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."--BOOK JACKET
Original sin by P. D James( Book )
81 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,185 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
Death comes to Pemberley by P. D James( Book )
45 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 4,180 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 )
51 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 4,093 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 skull beneath the skin by P. D James( Book )
78 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,036 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 )
73 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,672 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 )
112 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and German and held by 3,604 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 )
68 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,285 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 )
74 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,747 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
Cover her face : [an Adam Dalgliesh mystery] by P. D James( Book )
89 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,472 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 )
90 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 2,459 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
Shroud for a nightingale by P. D James( Book )
82 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 2,415 libraries worldwide
Dalgliesh investigates murder at a hospital nursing school, uncovering its secret world of sex and ambition
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Book )
89 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,336 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
The murder room by P. D James( Sound Recording )
38 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,691 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
 
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Alternative Names
Džeimsa, Filosa Dorotija, 1920-
Džeimsa, P. D., 1920-
Dzheĭms, Phillis Doroti
Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy James \of 1920-
James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-
James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy White 1920-
James, P.D.
James P. D. 1920-....
James, P. D. (Phyllis Dorothy), 1920-
James, Phillis D.
James, Phillis Dorothy.
James, Phyllis D. 1920-
James, Phyllis Dorothy
James, Phyllis Dorothy, 1920-
P. D. ジェームズ
White James of Holland Park, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-
White, Phillis Dorothy.
White, Phyllis D. 1920- Wirklicher Name
White, Phyllis Dorothy
White, Phyllis Dorothy 1920- Spaeterer Name
White, Phyllis Dorothy James
White, Phyllis Dorothy James, 1920-
Джеймс, Ф. Д. (Филис Дороти), 1920-
Джеймс, Филлис Дороти
Дмеймс, Филлис Дороти
ג׳יימס, פי־די
ג'יימס, פ. ד.
ג'יימס, פיליס דורותי, 1920-
ג'ימס, פיליס דורותי, 1920-
ג'מס, פ. ד.
ジェイムズ, P. D
Languages
English (1,592)
German (20)
Italian (6)
Japanese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
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