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James, P. D.

Works: 681 works in 4,853 publications in 28 languages and 114,788 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Detective and mystery stories, English  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  History  Film adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer, Creator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6060.A467, 823.914
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Devices and desires by P. D James( Book )
133 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 5,163 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 2013 in 11 languages and held by 5,145 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 murder room by P. D James( Book )
111 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,116 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
Death in holy orders by P. D James( Book )
148 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,075 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 certain justice by P. D James( Book )
148 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 5,065 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 )
169 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 4,864 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 comes to Pemberley by P. D James( Book )
65 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,832 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 )
71 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,597 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 children of men by P. D James( Book )
103 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,593 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
Original sin by P. D James( Book )
128 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 4,381 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 )
85 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,031 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 )
176 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,969 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 )
140 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 3,666 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 )
112 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,525 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 )
139 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,957 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 )
153 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,725 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 page 4
A mind to murder by P. D James( Book )
139 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,636 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 )
124 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,576 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 )
153 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,539 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 )
41 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,725 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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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
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. 1920-2014
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-
James, Phyllis Dorothy 1920-2014
P. D. ジェームズ
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, 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
ジェームズ, P. D.
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