Cordelia Gray

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 313 ratings

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman Publisher's Summary

A Cordelia Gray mystery

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.

©1972 P.D. James (P)2014 Faber Audio
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  • Book 1

    • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Handsome Mark Callender did not die the way a young gentleman should. He was found hanged, a lipstick stain on his mouth and a nude girl's picture nearby. The official verdict was suicide, but his aristocratic father suspects murder.

    He hires Cordelia Gray, a fledgling detective, to investigate. And as she follows a trail of guilty secrets and shameful sins, she concludes that the nicest people do the nastiest things!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • quite suitable

    • By Holly Helscher on 01-20-09

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 2

    • The Skull Beneath the Skin

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Private detective Cordelia Gray is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to protect the vainly beautiful actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her life. Within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, she finds the stage is set for death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The 2nd & last Cordelia Gray Mystery!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Skull Beneath the Skin

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A Cordelia Gray Mystery. Marking the return of Cordelia Gray, The Skull Beneath the Skin is a complex mystery which more than lives up to its predecessor, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman. Hired to protect a beautiful but neurotic actress, Cordelia Gray soon becomes embroiled in a case as dangerous to her own life as it is mysterious. Clarissa Lisle hopes to make a spectacular comeback in a production of The Duchess of Malfi, to be played in Ambrose Gorringe's sinister castle at Courcy Island.

    Regular price: $21.31