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The Skull Beneath the Skin

The Skull Beneath the Skin( )
Author: James, P. D.
Series title:Cordelia Gray Mystery Ser.
ISBN:978-0-571-25337-1
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Faber & Faber, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

From P.D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction comes the second novel to feature the famous female detective Cordelia Gray of the Pryde Detective Agency. Set on the sinister Courcy Island, The Skull Beneath the Skin is a thrilling murder mystery.

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. Cordelia is there to ensure her safety...
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Book Details
Pages:480
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 20 x 2.799 cm
Book Weight:0.376 Kilograms
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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