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ISBN13: 9780743219556
ISBN10: 0743219554
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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman introduces bestselling mystery author P.D. James’s courageous but vulnerable young detective, Cordelia Gray, in a “top-rated puzzle of peril that holds you all the way” (The New York Times).

Handsome Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died hanging by the neck with a faint trace of lipstick on his mouth. When the official verdict is suicide, his wealthy father hires fledgling private investigator Cordelia Gray to find out what led him to self-destruction. What she discovers instead is a twisting trail of secrets and sins, and the strong scent of murder.

About the Author

Widely acknowledged as "the greatest contemporary writer of classic crime" (The London Sunday Times) and "the greatest living mystery writer" (People), P. D. James is the author of fifteen mystery novels, including a second Cordelia Gray novel, The Skull Beneath the Skin, and the autobiography Time to Be in Earnest. P. D. James has been awarded major prizes for her crime writing in Great Britain, America, Italy, and Scandinavia, and in 1999 she received the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award for long-term achievement.

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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
P.D. James departs from the adventures of Adam Dalgliesh to bring us a most excellent female sleuth. Cordelia Gray has had, to put it mildly, a very eclectic upbringing. At 22, she finds herself the sole proprieter of a detective agency that's on the skids, and despite the tremendous odds against success, she is determined to make a go of it. Her first case is an odd one: a wealthy scientist hires her to investigate the suicide of his son, Mark. He was estranged from his son, and has a need to know what was behind Mark's decision to take his own life. As Cordelia investigates the matter, however, things become increasingly complicated and she realizes that Mark did not commit suicide -- he was murdered.

I'm disappointed that there's only one other mystery featuring Cordelia Gray; she's a great character and I would have loved to get to know her better.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743219556
Author:
James, P D
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
James, P.D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
Women private investigators - England
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mysteries; mystery; Adam Dalgliesh mystery; detective mystery; Death of an Expert Witness; The Black Tower; Shroud for a Nightingale; Innocent Blood; Unnatural Causes; A Mind to Murder; Cover Her Face; The Skull Beneath the Skin; An Unsuitable Job for a W
Subject:
Mysteries; mystery; Adam Dalgliesh mystery; detective mystery; Death of an Expert Witness; The Black Tower; Shroud for a Nightingale; Innocent Blood; Unnatural Causes; A Mind to Murder; Cover Her Face; The Skull Beneath the Skin; An Unsuitable Job for a W
Subject:
Mysteries; mystery; Adam Dalgliesh mystery; detective mystery; Death of an Expert Witness; The Black Tower; Shroud for a Nightingale; Innocent Blood; Unnatural Causes; A Mind to Murder; Cover Her Face; The Skull Beneath the Skin; An Unsuitable Job for a W
Subject:
Mysteries; mystery; Adam Dalgliesh mystery; detective mystery; Death of an Expert Witness; The Black Tower; Shroud for a Nightingale; Innocent Blood; Unnatural Causes; A Mind to Murder; Cover Her Face; The Skull Beneath the Skin; An Unsuitable Job for a W
Subject:
Mysteries; mystery; Adam Dalgliesh mystery; detective mystery; Death of an Expert Witness; The Black Tower; Shroud for a Nightingale; Innocent Blood; Unnatural Causes; A Mind to Murder; Cover Her Face; The Skull Beneath the Skin; An Unsuitable Job for a W
Subject:
Mysteries; mystery; Adam Dalgliesh mystery; detective mystery; Death of an Expert Witness; The Black Tower; Shroud for a Nightingale; Innocent Blood; Unnatural Causes; A Mind to Murder; Cover Her Face; The Skull Beneath the Skin; An Unsuitable Job for a W
Subject:
Mysteries; mystery; Adam Dalgliesh mystery; detective mystery; Death of an Expert Witness; The Black Tower; Shroud for a Nightingale; Innocent Blood; Unnatural Causes; A Mind to Murder; Cover Her Face; The Skull Beneath the Skin; An Unsuitable Job for a W
Subject:
Mysteries; mystery; Adam Dalgliesh mystery; detective mystery; Death of an Expert Witness; The Black Tower; Shroud for a Nightingale; Innocent Blood; Unnatural Causes; A Mind to Murder; Cover Her Face; The Skull Beneath the Skin; An Unsuitable Job for a W
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Cordelia Gray Mysteries
Series Volume:
no. 197
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 6.895 oz

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