The Skull Beneath the Skin Author:P.D. James. Actress Clarissa Lisle was famous for her ravishing beauty-and her unscrupulous manipulations. Now on the death-shrouded island of Courcy, her schemes win her a starring role in a nightmare in which she can trust no one-not her deceived husband; her dangerously insecure stepson; her ominously genial host; her dependent, desperate cousin; or her... more » cruelly amusing ex-lover.
Soon detective Cordelia Gray will find that nothing is as it seems on Courcy-especially after the curtain goes down. Here she must delve into ancient secrets and guilt-stained pasts-and risk her life to stop a brilliantly cunning murderer who has set the stage for death.« less