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Shroud for a Nightingale

Shroud for a Nightingale


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P D James Shroud for a Nightingale The fourth book in the Inspector Adam Dalgliesh series, 1971 Chapter One DEMONSTRATION OF DEATH I On the morning of the first murder Miss Muriel Beale, Inspector of Nurse Training Schools to the General Nursing Council, stirred into wakefulness soon after 6 oclock and into a sluggish early morning awareness that it was Monday, 12th January, and the day of the John Carpendar Hospital inspection. Already she had half-registered the first familiar sounds of a new ...

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Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley


P D James

ISBN: 9780307362056
Year of publication: 2011

P. D. James Death Comes to Pemberley To Joyce McLennan Friend and personal assistant who has typed my novels for thirty-five years With affection and gratitude Authors Note I owe an apology to the shade of Jane Austen for involving her beloved Elizabeth in the trauma of a murder investigation, especially as in the final chapter of Mansfield Park Miss Austen made her views plain: Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody ...

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Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes


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P D James Unnatural Causes The third book in the Inspector Adam Dalgliesh series, 1967 BOOK ONE. SUFFOLK 1 The corpse without hands lay in the bottom of a small sailing dinghy drifting just within sight of the Suffolk coast. It was the body of a middle-aged man, a dapper little cadaver, its shroud a dark pin-striped suit which fitted the narrow body as elegantly in death as it had in life. The handmade shoes still gleamed except for some scuffing of the toe caps, the silk tie was knotted under ...

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An Unsuitable Job For A Woman

An Unsuitable Job For A Woman


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P D James An Unsuitable Job For A Woman The first book in the Cordelia Gray series, 1972 For Jane and Peter who kindly allowed two of my characters to live at 57 Norwich Street authors note A crime novelist, by virtue of his unpleasant craft, has the duty to create at least one highly reprehensible character in each book and it is perhaps inevitable that from time to time their sanguinary misdeeds should impinge upon the dwellings of the just. A writer whose characters have chosen to act out ...

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The Children of Men

The Children of Men


P D James

ISBN: 0446679208
Year of publication: 1992

The Children of Men BOOK ONE Omega JanuaryMarch Friday 1 January Early this morning, 1 January 2021, three minutes after midnight, the last human being to be born on earth was killed in a pub brawl in a suburb of Buenos Aires, aged twenty-five years, two months and twelve days. If the first reports are to believed, Joseph Ricardo died as he had lived. The distinction, if one can call it that, of being the last human whose birth was officially recorded, unrelated as it was to any personal virtue ...

Keywords: Carl Inglebach Cast Museum Chief Inspector Council of England Five Fishes Foreign Office Harriet Marwood High Street Isle of Man John Street Lathbury Road Local Council Man Penal Colony Margaret's Church Martin Woolvington Pitt Rivers Museum Port Meadow Pusey Lane Roaring Roger State Security Police Warden of England Wytham Wood Xan Lyppiatt
Devices & Desires

Devices & Desires


P D James

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P D James Devices Desires The eighth book in the Inspector Adam Dalgliesh series, 1989 AUTHORS NOTE This story is set on an imaginary headland on the northeast coast of Norfolk. Lovers of this remote and fascinating part of East Anglia will place it between Cromer and Great Yarmouth but they must not expect to recognize its topography nor to find Larksoken Nuclear Power Station, Lydsett village or Larksoken Mill. Other place names are genuine, but this is merely the novelists cunning device to ...

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The Skull Beneath The Skin

The Skull Beneath The Skin


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P. D. James The Skull Beneath The Skin The second book in the Cordelia Gray series, 1982 Even the most diligent search of maps and charts will fail to discover Courcy Island or its Victorian castle lying off the coast of Dorset, since both have their reality only in the imaginations of the writer and her readers. Similarly, the events past and recent of Courcys bloodstained history and the characters who took part in them have no relation to actual events or living people. Webster was much ...

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Talking About Detective Fiction

Talking About Detective Fiction


P D James

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P. D. James Talking About Detective Fiction Its a blood curdling novel about the brutal murder of a publisher who rejected a book about the brutal murder of a publisher Foreword THIS BOOK had its beginnings in December 2006, when, at the request of the Bodleians Publishing Department, the then Librarian invited me to write a book on British detective fiction in aid of the Library. As a native of Oxford I had known from early childhood that the Bodleian Library is one of the oldest and most ...

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