P. D. James
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P. D. James

P. D. James (1920-2014) was born in Oxford and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience was used in her novels. She was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Society of Arts and served as a Governor of the BBC, a member of the Arts Council, where she was Chairman of the Literary Advisory Panel, on the Board of the British Council and as a magistrate in Middlesex and London. She was an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and The National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature (US). She received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors, stepping down from the post in August 2013.

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    • Cover Her Face

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' debut novel, the first Adam Dalgliesh mystery, and a thrilling work of crime fiction set in the English countryside....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed thoroughly!

    • By Amy on 16-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Taste for Death

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435

    Set in London, the seventh Adam Dalgliesh mystery from the best-selling author of Death Comes To Pemberley is a compulsive thriller....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than just a mystery story

    • By June Priest on 30-01-16

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Original Sin

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. Set on the banks of the River Thames in the literary world, P. D. James' Original Sin is the ninth Adam Dalgliesh mystery and a brilliant work of crime fiction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • P D James at her best.

    • By Maryb on 20-03-16

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Lighthouse

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    Adam Dalgliesh is called in to solve the mystery quickly and discreetly but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Standard P D James fare

    • By Elisabeth on 26-02-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Shroud for a Nightingale

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. Set in the medical world of hospitals and nursing schools in London....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping murder mystery

    • By Leonie Frieda on 10-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Black Tower

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Commander Adam Dalgliesh is recuperating from a life-threatening illness when he receives a call....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bleak and unsettling

    • By catsatcastle on 15-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Death in Holy Orders

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. Set in her beloved East Anglia, Death in Holy Orders is the 14th novel in P. D. James' Adam Dalgliesh series and a thrilling work of crime fiction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clever, gripping, very well read

    • By Jeremy on 27-04-16

    Regular price: £20.99

    • A Mind to Murder

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Set in London, A Mind to Murder is the second novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series and a thrilling work of crime fiction from P.D. James, the award-winning author of Death Comes To Pemberley....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story brought alive

    • By Linda on 04-12-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Private Patient

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery The fourteenth Adam Dalgliesh Mystery....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Unexpected Outcome

    • By JPR Beader on 10-04-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Unnatural Causes

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. Set on the remote Suffolk coast, the third Adam Dalgliesh mystery, Unnatural Causes, is a thrilling work of crime fiction from P. D. James....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another gripping yarn from PD James

    • By Jean the Bean on 05-10-15

    Regular price: £19.99

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