An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin

by P. D. James
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin

by P. D. James

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Overview

Two complete mysteries in one volume featuring a young female sleuth from a New York Times–bestselling author and “champion of the detective mystery”(The New York Times).

Meet Cordelia Gray: twenty-two, tough, intelligent and now sole inheritor of the Pryde Detective Agency.

In An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, Cordelia’s first assignment finds her hired to investigate the death of a young Cambridge student found hanged in mysterious circumstances.

In The Skull Beneath the Skin, Cordelia is invited to a isolated island to protect an actress, only to find that the death threats she has been receiving are all too real.

Praise for P.D. James

“An impeccable pleasure to read.” —Kirkus Reviews

“One of the finest, most absorbing craftsmen of the profession.” —The Washington Post

“One of the most chilling crime writers around.” —Observer

“The greatest contemporary writer of classic crime.” —The Sunday Times (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501117565
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 02/13/2024
Series: Cordelia Gray Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 4,004
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

P. D. James (1920–2014) was born in Oxford in 1920. She worked in the National Health Serviceand the Home Office From 1949 to 1968, in both the Police Department and Criminal Policy Department. All that experience was used in her novels. She won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy, and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honour for Literature. She received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991.

Hometown:

London, England

Date of Birth:

August 3, 1920

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England

Education:

Attended the Cambridge High School for Girls from 1931 to 1937 and later took evening classes in hospital administration
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