“Although she tackles contemporary social issues with relish, James will still use old-fashioned narrative devices dating back to the golden age of crime fiction. That’s because they still work.” –Calgary Herald
“Her skill and vitality are not diminished . . . The Private Patient
is classic James.” –Scotsman
“This is a book about the way we live now . . . James brings a stinging clarity to the complicated goings-on in the Dorset countryside” –The Sunday Times
“Elegantly phrased, plot-driven, multi-layered and laced with menace.” –Observer
“P. D. James — in the eyes of many admirers the world’s finest living crime novelist.” –The Windsor StarFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
P. D. James is the author of 18 books, most of which have been filmed for television. Before her retirement in 1979, she served in the forensics and criminal justice departments of Great Britain’s Home Office, and she has been a magistrate and a governor of the BBC. The recipient of many prizes and honours, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. In 2000 she celebrated her 80th birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest
.From the Hardcover edition.