Deadly Pleasures Author:P. D. James In one volume, three great novels by P. D. James, the peerless modern mistress of the detective tale. This volume contains: "The Black Tower" "Death of an Expert Witness" and "The Skull Beneath the Skin". — "The Black Tower" is set on the black-shale cliffs of Dorset, where the murder of Adam Dalglies... more »h's godfather, a chaplain, precipitates a series of sinister events, and Dalgliesh must find the hidden pattern behind the tragedy to stop a nightmare of death. In "Death of an Expert Witness", Dalgliesh investigates the murder of a forensic pathologist at a laboratory in a small village in East Anglia, against the backdrop of the desolate fens stretching out to the dark North Sea. "The Skull Beneath the Skin" features the author's female sleuth, Cordelia Gray, on a mysterious mission to an island castle off the South Coast of England, where backstage intrigue among members of an acting troupe escalates into murder.
This handsome volume, produced exclusively for members of the Book-of-the-Month Club, contains a new foreword by P. D. James written especially for this edition. An essential addition to every mystery lover's library, "Deadly Pleasures" presents the author at her very best. P. D. James (Baroness James of Holland Park) is the author of fourteen books, and is the recipient of many major awards and honors for her writing. She spent thirty years working for the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of the Home Office, and has served as a magistrate. Lady James lives in London and Oxford.« less