P. D. JAMES was the author of twenty-one books, many of which feature her detective hero Adam Dalgliesh and have been televised or filmed. She was the recipient of many honors, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature, and in 1991 was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014 at the age of ninety-four.
Praise for the work of P. D. James:
"P. D. James is the undisputed grande dame of the modern
--The Boston Globe "P.D. James is simply a wonderful writer."
--The New York Times Book Review "The Queen of Crime."
--Los Angeles Times
"There are very few thriller writers who can compete with P.D. James at her best"
--The Spectator "[The] genre's most talented practitioner ever."
--The New York Times "The greatest contemporary writer of classic crime."