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“Death in Holy Orders reconfirms James’s place high in the panoply of contemporary crime writers…. This is a book to be savoured slowly.” — National Post
“This is a great mystery novel, but like the novels of Dickens or Trollope, it’s also more. It is a great novel of morals and ideas.” — The Globe and Mail
“P. D. James, the reigning master of the genre, and at the height of her powers at 80, has an energetic and expansive intelligence that distinguishes her fiction.” — The Gazette (Montreal)
From the Paperback edition.
P.D. James is the author of sixteen books, most of which have been filmed for television. She served in the forensic and criminal justice departments of the Home Office until her retirement in 1991, and as a magistrate and a governor of the BBC. The recipient of many prizes and honours, she was in 1991 created Baroness James of Holland Park. She lives in London and Oxford and in 2000 celebrated her 80th birthday. Her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest, was published in 2000.
From the Hardcover edition.