Summary Book Review P. D. James's Cordelia Gray Mysteries by P.D. James:
Download or read book P. D. James's Cordelia Gray Mysteries written by P.D. James and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-02-23 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Private investigator Cordelia Gray inherits the Pryde Detective Agency in London and solves mysteries after her boss’s suicide in this compelling ebook collection that includes An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.
Summary Book Review An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James:
Download or read book An Unsuitable Job for a Woman written by P.D. James and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2001-04-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Left alone by her partner's suicide, Cordelia Gray struggles to manage the private detective agency they once shared.
Summary Book Review The Skull Beneath the Skin by P.D. James:
Download or read book The Skull Beneath the Skin written by P.D. James and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2001-04-17 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review P. D. James's Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries by P.D. James:
Download or read book P. D. James's Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries written by P.D. James and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-02-23 with total page 1872 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English police detective Adam Dalgliesh solves crime in this ebook collection that includes six of your favorite P.D. James mysteries!
Summary Book Review A Certain Justice by P. D.. JAMES JAMES (P. D.):
Download or read book A Certain Justice written by P. D.. JAMES JAMES (P. D.) and published by . This book was released on 2020-03-12 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 in her chambers. Commander Adam Dalgleish, called in to investigate, finds motives for murder among the clients she has defended, her colleagues, her family - even her lover. As Dalgleish and his team narrow the field of suspects, a second brutal murder draws them into greater complexities of intrigue and evil.
Summary Book Review P.D. James by Laurel A. Young:
Download or read book P.D. James written by Laurel A. Young and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-05-31 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British National Health Service employee Phyllis Dorothy James White (1920-2014) reinvented herself at age 38 as P.D. James, crime novelist. She then became long known as England's "Queen of Crime." Sixteen of her 20 novels feature one or both of her series detectives, Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard and private eye Cordelia Gray. Stand-alone works include the dystopian The Children of Men (1992) and Death Comes to Pemberley (2011), a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. James's careful plotting has earned comparison with Golden Age British detective writers such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Yet James's work is thoroughly modern, with realistic descriptions of police procedures and the echoes and aftereffects of crime. This literary companion includes more than 700 encyclopedic entries covering the characters, settings and themes of her published writing, along with a career chronology, chronological and alphabetical listings of her works, and an exhaustive index.
Summary Book Review Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James:
Download or read book Shroud for a Nightingale written by P. D. James and published by Reader's Digest. This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. Another student dies equally mysteriously and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills.
Summary Book Review The Mystery Readers' Advisory by John Charles:
Download or read book The Mystery Readers' Advisory written by John Charles and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2002 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three librarians from Scottsdale, Arizona provide library staff with an introduction to the mystery genre and offer tips and techniques for providing advice to mystery readers in the library. They include some of their own bibliographies, but refer readers elsewhere for fuller ones. They also include a brief history of the genre to pass on to readers new to it.
Summary Book Review The Murder Room by P. D. James:
Download or read book The Murder Room written by P. D. James and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2003 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review The Skull Beneath the Skin by P.D. James:
Download or read book The Skull Beneath the Skin written by P.D. James and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-04-17 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Invited to protect an actress within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, Detective Cordelia Gray finds the stage is set for death. Actress Clarissa Lisle has always been famous for her ravishing beauty—and her unscrupulous manipulations. Now on the death-shrouded island of Courcy, her schemes win her a starring role in a nightmare in which she can trust no one—not her deceived husband; her dangerously insecure stepson; her ominously genial host; her dependent, desperate cousin; or her cruelly amusing ex-lover. Soon Detective Cordelia gray finds that nothing is as it seems on Courcy—especially after the curtain goes down. Here she must delve into ancient secrets and guilt-stained pasts—and risk her life to stop a brilliantly cunning murderer who has set the stage for her death.
Summary Book Review Death in Holy Orders by P. D. JAMES:
Download or read book Death in Holy Orders written by P. D. JAMES and published by . This book was released on 2020-04-02 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the body of a theology student is found on a desolate stretch of East Anglican coast, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to pay a visit to the young man's theological college, St Anselm's, a place he knew as a boy, expecting no more than a nostalgic return to old haunts and a straightforward examination of the evidence. Instead he finds himself embroiled in intrigue, conflict and dangerous secrets as the college is torn apart by a sacrilegious and horrifying murder.
Download or read book Blue Duets written by Kathleen Wall and published by Brindle and Glass. This book was released on 2010 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lila, a talented pianist and wife to Rob, has decided she cannot passively follow a score someone else has written-in her musical career and her marriage. As she struggles in her role as daughter to a mother who is dying of cancer, Lila finds that Kevin, a violinist and Lila's musical partner, helps to keep her love of music in tune through trying times. Lila's husband Rob has his own demons to conquer. A cynical history professor, Rob has been accused of harassment by his own department head. With each chapter told from the point of view of one of the three major characters, Blue Duets is a meditation on life at middle age and the consequence of compromise. As the narrators' voices move from harmony to discord, we learn to appreciate the different perspectives in the story. Lila, puzzled yet rational, uses what she understands of art and music to pilot her present life struggles. Kevin is comic and transparent in his observations of Lila's existential dilemma. Rob's penchant for gourmet cooking disguises his inability to reflect. In Blue Duets, enjoy a novel about perspective and learning to trust one's intuition.
Summary Book Review Watching the Detectives by Ian F. A. Bell:
Download or read book Watching the Detectives written by Ian F. A. Bell and published by Springer. This book was released on 1990-06-18 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collection of essays, a number of critics offer commentary on the crime fiction genre, exploring the kinds of pleasure it offers. Looking under the attractive surface of these books, the contributors discover a number of complex issues.
Download or read book Innocent Blood written by P.D. James and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-04-17 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid. The terrifying truth about her parents and a long-ago murder is only the first in a series of shocking betrayals. Philippa quickly learns that those who delve into the secrets of the past must be on guard when long-buried horrors begin to stir. "As a crime novel," wrote the London Times, Innocent Blood is "the peak of the art." "Flawlessly crafted...profoundly, masterfully moving," Cosmopolitan concurred.
Summary Book Review 100 Greatest Literary Detectives by Eric Sandberg:
Download or read book 100 Greatest Literary Detectives written by Eric Sandberg and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-04-12 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genres and has been for more than a century. At the heart of almost all forms of mysteries—from the Golden Age puzzler to the contemporary police procedural, from American hardboiled fiction to the Japanese timetable mystery—is the investigator. He—or, increasingly, she—can be a private eye, a police officer, or a general busybody. But whatever forms these investigators take, they are the key element of crime fiction. Criminals and their crimes come and go, while our attention is captured by these fascinating characters who exist at the intersection of so many different literary and social roles. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives offers a selection of the most influential, important, and intriguing fictional sleuths—amateur or professional—from around the world. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Hole, Kinsey Millhone to Kiyoshi Mitarai, the detectives profiled here give readers a broader picture of one of fiction’s most popular genres. Each entry summarizes the distinctive features of notable investigators and their approaches to crime, provides a brief outline of major features of their fictional careers, and makes a case for their importance based on literary-historical impact, novelty, uniqueness, aesthetic quality, or cultural resonance. The characters profiled here include Lew Archer, Martin Beck, Father Brown, Brother Cadfael, Adam Dalgliesh, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Kay Scarpetta, Sam Spade, Phillip Trent, V. I. Warshawski, Lord Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe, and many others. Readers will find some of their favorite detectives here, learn more about their literary and cultural significance, and discover other great sleuths—old and new, local and international—in this engaging volume. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives provides a fascinating look into some of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.
Summary Book Review The Lighthouse by P. D. James:
Download or read book The Lighthouse written by P. D. James and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2005-11-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A secure and secluded retreat for the rich and powerful becomes the setting for an unsettling series of murders • Part of the bestselling mystery series that inspired Dalgliesh on Acorn TV Combe Island off the Cornish coast is a restful haven for the elite. But when one of its distinguished visitors is found hanging from the island’s famous lighthouse in what appears to have been a murder, the peace is shattered. Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to handle the sensitive case, but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team. He is uncertain about his future with his girlfriend Emma Lavenham; his principle detective Kate Miskin is going through an emotional crisis; and the ambitious Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith is not happy about having a female boss. After a second brutal killing, the whole investigation is jeopardized, and Dalgliesh is faced with a danger even more insidious than murder.
Summary Book Review The Black Tower by P. D. James:
Download or read book The Black Tower written by P. D. James and published by . This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set on the Dorset coast, The Black Tower by P.D. James is the fifth Adam Dalgliesh mystery and a thrilling work of crime fiction from the bestselling author of Death in Holy Orders, Children of Men and Death Comes to Pemberley.