Category Archives: James, PD

Books and profile for PD James

The Private Patient by P. D. James

‘The Private Patient’ is P.D. James’s 14th Dalgliesh mystery and throughout the book it had the feel of the last book in the series. Rhoda Gradwyn is an investigative journalist. She has had a disfiguring scar on her face since … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction

The Lighthouse by P. D. James

‘The Lighthouse’ is the 13th Dalgliesh mystery by P.D. James and the second last one that she wrote. Even P.D. James eventually ran out of locked-room ideas and different and inventive murder ideas. Combe Island is a secluded island off … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction

The Murder Room by P. D. James

‘The Murder Room’ is the 12th novel by P.D. James featuring Commander Adam Dalgliesh. The story is based around a small private museum. The Dupayne Museum, created by Max Dupayne, specialises in the inter-war years 1919-1939. Along with art and … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction

Death In Holy Orders by P. D. James

‘Death in Holy Orders’ is P.D. James’s 11th Dalgliesh mystery and involves a number of deaths that take place in the remote theological college of St Anselm’s. As a boy, Adam Dalgliesh spent several summers at St Anselm’s college, and … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction

A Certain Justice by P. D. James

‘A Certain Justice’ is the 10th Adam Dalgliesh novel by P.D. James and this series just seems to get better with each additional book. Venetia Aldridge is a criminal defence barrister who loves to win – regardless of the guilt … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction

Original Sin by P.D. James

‘Original Sin’ is the 9th novel by P.D. James featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh and is set mostly within a London publishing company called Peverell Press. With the death of the Managing Director, Henry Peverell, Gerard Etienne, the son of Peverell’s … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction, Thriller

Devices and Desires by P. D. James

This novel is the 8th featuring P.D. James’s well known character, Commander Adam Dalgliesh. Dalgliesh is on leave from work because his aunt and last living relative has just died, leaving him a substantial amount of money and her home … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction, Thriller

A Taste For Death by P. D. James

‘A Taste for Death’ is the 7th Dalgliesh novel by P.D. James and apart from presenting an excellent murder mystery, it gives us a few more pieces of the mystery that is Commander Adam Dalgliesh. The book starts with the … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction

Death of an Expert Witness by P. D. James

‘Death of an Expert Witness’ is the 6th novel in the Commander Adam Dalgliesh series by P.D. James. This book is set in the Hoggart’s Forensic Laboratory and clearly shows P.D. James’s experience working with police and criminal law. The … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction

The Black Tower by P.D. James

‘The Black Tower’ is the 5th book in the Dalgliesh series by P.D. James and once again this is a brilliantly atmospheric book with a series of murders at its centre. Commander Adam Dalgliesh has recently spent time in hospital … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Crime, Detective, James, PD, Series Fiction