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Innocent Blood

P. D. James

Innocent Blood is a stand-alone thriller and chilling mystery from P.D. James, the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men.

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A stand-alone thriller from P. D. James.

Philippa Palfrey, adopted as a child, believes herself to be the motherless, illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic father. At eighteen she exercises her right to find out the truth. What she discovers will change her life forever. Philippa enters a new and terrifying world and soon comes to realize that she is not the only one interested in her parents’ whereabouts.

Innocent Blood is both a mystery and a thriller, a superb novel that explores the themes of self-identity and the meaning of life.

Critic Reviews

As a crime novel it is a peak of the art.

The Times
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I found my heart racing as the climax neared.

Evening Standard
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A fascinating psychological study of blood ties, guilt and revenge.

Sunday Telegraph
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Suspenseful and tautly written – the psychological twists and turns will tantalize the reader as cunningly as a well-placed clue.

New York Times
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The Le Carré of crime . . . Her sense of place and atmosphere is superb, with rich descriptions of modern London’s seediness, the feel of its tatty, echoing streets and empty rooms, the smell of its greasy cafes and lonely libraries.

Daily Express
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A superbly intelligent crime novel with a difference.

Woman's Journal
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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