P. D. James
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P. D. James

P. D. James is the author of twenty previous books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991 and was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2008. She lives in London and Oxford.

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    • The Children of Men

    • By: P.D. James
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    The Children of Men begins in England in 2021, in a world where all human males have become sterile and no child will be born again....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs another narrator

    • By Marie on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Cover Her Face

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 350

    Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Bit slow

    • By J. Roderick on 05-24-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Mistletoe Murder

    • And Other Stories
    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time - swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh)....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I worship at the alter of p d james

    • By Sherrie Lindley on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $17.50

    • A Certain Justice

    • An Adam Dalgliesh Novel
    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    It begins, dramatically enough, with a trial for murder. The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love those British Detectives

    • By Angelyn S. Furst on 01-27-16

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Devices and Desires

    • An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery, Book 8
    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A well wrought mystery

    • By Gretchen SLP on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Unnatural Causes

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Maurice Seton was a famous mystery writer - but no murder from his imagination could equal the ghastliness of his own death....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great read.

    • By Marguerite on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Taste for Death

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic PD James

    • By Jody R. Nathan on 02-24-10

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Shroud for a Nightingale

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    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 killed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Early P.D. James is the best P.D. James

    • By red-herring12 on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Death in Holy Orders

    • By: P.D. James
    • Narrated by: Charles Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 780
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    The setting itself is elemental P.D. James: the bleak coast of East Anglia, where atop a sweep of low cliffs stands the small theological college of St. Anselm's. On the shore not far away, smothered...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Death in Holy Orders - good PBS

    • By Jannice on 09-18-03

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Death Comes to Pemberley

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,032
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

    It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun for Austen lovers!

    • By Lesley A. Slavin on 12-20-11

    Regular price: $31.50

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