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    • P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, The Private Patient, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By sue glason on 18-03-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Cover Her Face

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    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, from the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men. From P. D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction, comes the debut novel that introduced Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • it's early

    • By Mr David Newton on 18-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. 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 and The Children of Men. A piercing scream, shattering the evening calm, brings Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh hurrying from his literary party to the nearby Steen Psychiatric Clinic, where he discovers the body of a woman sprawled on the basement floor, a chisel thrust through her heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story brought alive

    • By Linda on 04-12-15

    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 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398

    Set in London, the seventh Adam Dalgliesh mystery from the best-selling author of Death Comes To Pemberley is a compulsive thriller and a chilling study of the complex motives behind cold-hearted murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best narrator ever

    • By Louise on 06-01-17

    Regular price: £20.99

    • 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 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. Set in the medical world of hospitals and nursing schools in London, the fourth Adam Dalgliesh Mystery is a thrilling work of detective fiction from the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and The Children of Men. The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping murder mystery

    • By Leonie F on 10-09-18

    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 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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, the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh had been looking forward to a quiet holiday at his aunt's cottage on Monksmere Head, one of the furthest-flung spots on the remote Suffolk coast.

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

    • By Jean the Bean on 05-10-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Murder Room

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne Museum in Hampstead, and with its sinister murder room celebrating notorious crimes committed in the interwar years, when he is called to investigate the killing of one of the trustees. He soon discovers that the victim was seeking to close the museum against the wishes of both staff and fellow trustees. Everyone, it seems, has something to gain from the crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable P D James

    • By fotini on 18-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Lighthouse

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty, but now, privately owned, it offers respite to overstressed 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. 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

    • Death of an Expert Witness

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. From P.D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction, comes the seventh Adam Dalgliesh novel, set against the bleak fens of East Anglia. Death of An Expert Witness is a classic work of detective fiction packed with forensic detail, intrigue and suspense. When a young girl is found murdered in a field, the scientific examination of the exhibits is just a routine job for the staff of Hoggatt's forensic science laboratory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • satisfying

    • By sally on 22-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Devices and Desires

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Devices and Desires by P.D. James is the eighth Adam Dalgliesh mystery. When Commander Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt's estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory.

    A serial killer known as the Whistler is terrorising the neighbourhood...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant.

    • By pauline wallin on 22-01-19

    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 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 353

    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 from the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley. The Peverell Press, a 200-year-old publishing firm housed in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames, is certainly ripe for change.

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

    • By Maryb on 20-03-16

    Regular price: £20.99

    • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Meet Cordelia Gray: 22, tough, intelligent, and now sole inheritor of the Pryde Detective Agency. Her first assignment finds her hired by Sir Ronald Callender to investigate the death of his son Mark, a young Cambridge student found hanged in mysterious circumstances. Required to delve into the hidden secrets of the Callender family, Cordelia soon realizes it is not a case of suicide, and that the truth is entirely more sinister.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW

    • By peregrine on 09-12-14

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Death Comes to Pemberley

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Two great literary minds - master of suspense P.D. James and literary icon Jane Austen - come together in Death Comes to Pemberley, a bestselling historical crime fiction tribute to Pride and Prejudice. Conjuring the world of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and combining the trappings of Regency society with a classic murder mystery, James creates a delightful new story that will intrigue any fan of Jane Austen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just that bit different

    • By Steph H on 01-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Children of Men

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The year is 2021. No child has been born for 25 years. The human race faces extinction. Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiat, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a cousin of the warden, lives a solitary life in this ominous atmosphere. That is until a chance encounter with a young woman leads him into contact with a group of dissenters. Suddenly his life is changed irrevocably as he faces agonising choices which could affect the future of mankind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • clear and atmospheric narration

    • By Eager on 03-04-16

    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 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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 filled with intrigue and suspense. Death in Holy Orders is set in an Anglican theological college on a desolate stretch of the East Anglian coast, a location which she has made particularly her own.

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

    • By Jeremy on 27-04-16

    Regular price: £20.99

    • 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 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Commander Adam Dalgliesh is recuperating from a life-threatening illness when he receives a call for advice from an elderly friend who works as a chaplain in a home for the disabled on the Dorset coast. Dalgliesh arrives to discover that Father Baddeley has recently and mysteriously died, as has one of the patients at Toynton Grange. Evidently the home is not quite the caring community it purports to be. Dalgliesh is determined to discover the truth of his friend's death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Familiar Tale

    • By Linda on 14-07-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Private Patient (Dramatised)

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Richard Derrington, Deborah McAndrew, Carolyn Pickles
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In the seventeenth century, a witch is burned in a stone circle. Three hundred and fifty years later, an investigative journalist arrives at a nearby clinic to have cosmetic surgery - and a week later, she is dead. Dalgliesh and his team, called in to investigate the murder and later a second equally horrific death, find themselves confronted with problems even more complicated than the question of innocence or guilt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an enjoyable listen

    • By Annette on 02-07-10

    Regular price: £12.00

    • 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 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    The fourteenth Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, booked into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar, she had every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, a week's peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset's most beautiful manor houses, and the beginning of a new life. She was never to leave Cheverell Manor alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Unexpected Outcome

    • By JPR Beader on 10-04-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sleep No More

    • Six Murderous Tales
    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', P. D. James, was a past master of the short story, weaving together motifs of the golden age of crime writing with deep psychological insight to create gripping, suspenseful tales. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories contained four of these perfectly formed stories, and this companion volume contains a further six, published here together for the first time. As the six murderous tales unfold, the dark motive of revenge is revealed at the heart of each.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sleep No More

    • By Mrs on 16-05-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A Certain Justice

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. In A Certain Justice, the tenth Adam Dalgliesh mystery from P.D . James, the commander is drawn into the treacherous legal world of London when a distinguished criminal lawyer is brutally murdered. Venetia Aldridge QC is a distinguished barrister. When she agrees to defend Garry Ashe, accused of the brutal murder of his aunt, it is one more opportunity to triumph in her career as a criminal lawyer. But just four weeks later, Miss Aldridge is found dead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • P D James A certain justice

    • By Mr. R. Taylor on 06-11-18

    Regular price: £20.99

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