Quiz: How well do you know P. D. James?

Are you a super sleuth or a rookie detective? Take this quiz and test your knowledge on the ‘Queen of Crime’, P. D. James.


1. What do the initials 'P. D.' stand for?

2. P. D. James was Baroness of?

3. Which of the following is not a P. D. James novel?

4. Which novel was the first to feature Adam Dalgliesh?

5. How many novels feature Scotland Yard Detective Adam Dalgliesh?

6. Which novel is Death Comes to Pemberley based on?

7. Which of these P. D. James books is an account of a true crime?

8. How many P. D. James novels have been adapted for the screen?

9. Which of these novels does not feature Adam Dalgliesh or Cordelia Gray?

10. Which P. D. James novel is this line taken from: ‘If from infancy you treat children as gods, they are liable in adulthood to act as devils’?

11. How many times does the word 'death' appear in the titles of P. D. James's novels?