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The Private Patient

The Private Patient( )
Author: James, P. D.
Series title:Inspector Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Ser.
ISBN:978-0-571-34512-0
Publication Date:Jun 2018
Publisher:Faber & Faber, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, books into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring scar, she has every prospect of a successful operation and the beginning of a new life. But she was never to leave Cheverell Manor alive. Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate the murder, and later a second death, which raises far more complicated problems than merely the question of innocence or guilt . . .

Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Women
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.901 x 19.799 x 2.499 cm
Author Biography
James, P. D. (Author)
P. D. James, pseudonym of Phyllis Dorothy James White, was born on August 3, 1920 in Oxford, England. During World War II, she served as a Red Cross nurse. She worked in administration for 19 years with the National Health Service. After the death of her husband in 1964, she took a Civil Service examination and became an administrator in the forensic science and criminal law divisions of the Department of Home Affairs. She spent 30 years in British Civil Service. She became Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991.

Her first novel, Cover Her Face, was published in 1962. She wrote approximately 20 books during her lifetime including the Adam Dalgliesh Mystery series, the Cordelia Gray Mystery series, and Death Comes to Pemberley. She became a full-time writer in 1979. Three titles in the Adam Dalgliesh Mystery series received the Silver Dagger award--Shroud for a Nightingale, The Black Tower, and A Taste for Death. In 2000, she published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. Her dystopian novel, The Children of Men, was adapted into a movie in 2006. She received the Diamond Dagger award for lifetime achievement. She died on November 27, 2014 at the age of 94.

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