People P. D. James is "the greatest living mystery writer."
The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh Series #5)by P. D. James
"Splendid, macabre," wrote the London Sunday Telegraph. "The Black Tower is a/i>
Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more?
"Splendid, macabre," wrote the London Sunday Telegraph. "The Black Tower is a masterpiece," the London Sunday Times concurred.
Meet the Author
P.D. James is the author of twenty previous books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991 and was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2008. She lives in London and Oxford.
- London, England
- Date of Birth:
- August 3, 1920
- Place of Birth:
- Oxford, England
- Attended the Cambridge High School for Girls from 1931 to 1937 and later took evening classes in hospital administration
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