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Talking about Detective Fiction

P. D. James

Talking About Detective Fiction is a celebration of the best in crime writing through the ages from P.D. James, the world’s pre-eminent crime writer and author of many bestselling titles including Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men.

Format
Audio book
ISBN
9780571319626
Date Published
20.11.2014
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Summary

P. D. James brings a lifetime of reading and writing crime fiction to bear on this personal history of the genre, from the birth of the detective story, through Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, to the golden age of crime and the rise of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh and Margery Allingham. There is a chapter on great American crime writers such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammett, and P. D. James also discusses many of her favourite detectives, from Sherlock Holmes to Kurt Wallender.

P. D.James

P. D. James (1920-2014) was born in Oxford and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience was used in her novels. She was a Fellow of the Royal…

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