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Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill.

Cover Her Face is P. D. James's electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.

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"The finest English crime novelist of her generation." The Globe and Mail

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"The reigning mistress of murder...Her vivid, compelling whodunits have made James one of the world's leading crime writers and a worthy successor to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie." Time

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The first in the series of scintillating mysteries to feature cunning Scotland Yard detective, Adam Dalgliesh from P.D. James, the bestselling author hailed by People magazine as “the greatest living mystery writer.”

Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lies across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler’s fingers forever marring her lily-white throat. Someone has decided that the wages of sin should be death...and it is up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find who that someone is.

Cover Her Face is P.D. James’ delightful debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.

About the Author

P.D. James was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge High School. She has written sixteen novels — twelve of which feature the poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh — and two non-fiction books. After 30 years in the civil service, including a senior position in the Police and Criminal Justice Departments of Great Britain's Home Office, she held a series of distinguished cultural and literary offices, among them Governor of the BBC, on the boards of the Arts Council and British Council and as a magistrate in London. She is the lifelong President of the Society of Authors. She was awarded the OBE in 1983 and created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. In 1999 she was given the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award, and has received many major awards for her crime writing from Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia. She has honorary doctorates from seven British universities. She is the widow of a doctor and has two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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cwong617, June 8, 2009 (view all comments by cwong617)
It's a great way to learn about being part of the Scotland Yard, where most police professionals are able to uncover the murder mystery, especially Adam Dalgiesh.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743219570
Author:
James, P D
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
James, P.D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Dalgliesh, Adam
Subject:
Police -- England.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery; murder mystery; murder mystery party; scotland yard; forensic science; detective stories; murder investigation; mysterious crime; criminal law; criminal cases; book writing; book writer; writer of books
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 7.14 oz

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Product details 256 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780743219570 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The finest English crime novelist of her generation."
"Review" by , "The reigning mistress of murder...Her vivid, compelling whodunits have made James one of the world's leading crime writers and a worthy successor to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie."
"Synopsis" by , The first in the series of scintillating mysteries to feature cunning Scotland Yard detective, Adam Dalgliesh from P.D. James, the bestselling author hailed by People magazine as “the greatest living mystery writer.”

Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lies across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler’s fingers forever marring her lily-white throat. Someone has decided that the wages of sin should be death...and it is up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find who that someone is.

Cover Her Face is P.D. James’ delightful debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.

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