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PD James (1920-2014) remembered

No one was surprised at the outpouring of emotions and tributes following the sad passing of Baroness PD James last week. Over the course of five decades she had burrowed herself into our hearts and minds with her complex and subtle crime novels. She is…
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CIS: Shroud for a Nightingale revisited

Written by PD James — Has it really been 42 years since this PD James novel came out, one of her best-known and most-loved works? Although it was her fourth book featuring poet and police detective Adam Dalgliesh, it was the first, and certainly not…
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A Certain Justice

Set in the highflying world of London’s law courts, this tense whodunit is James at her unrivalled best. Criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge has made herself many enemies over the years, and when she turns up dead, it is James’ charismatic inspector Adam Dalgliesh who arrives to…
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The top five female crime fiction writers

Some of the most refreshing plots of the contemporary crime fiction genre are to be found at the pen nibs of female authors. Here we select five of our favourites, and explain why their convention-busting characters have made them must-reads. Patricia Cornwell Cornwell’s Dr Kay…
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