In Murderous Company by P.D. James - Adam Dalgliesh - 1988 Omnibus: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, The Black Tower, Unnatural Causes

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A 1988 omnibus edition of In Murderous Company by P.D. James, a collection of three complete, unabridged novels by the great British crime writer and creator of Det Adam Dalgliesh.

Written by P. D. James. Reprint, 1988. Avenel Books.

P. D. James (1920 - 2014) was a remarkable woman. Forced to leave school at 16, she found work in various jobs until she married an army doctor in 1941. Her husband returned from WW II with mental illness and was committed to a psychiatric hospital. She took over raising their two daughters, and worked in hospital administration and government service. She began writing in the 1950s and continued to write to the end of her long life. Her most well-known character was Adam Dalgliesh, adapted into a long-running BBC TV series.

Front flap:

"An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: "When handsome Mark Calender is found hanging by his neck, with a lipstick stain on his mouth and a photograph of a nude girl nearby, he hasn't died quite the way a gentleman should. The official verdict is suicide, but his aristocratic father hires fledgling detective Cordelia Gray to investigate suspected murder. ..."

The Black Tower: Adam Dalgliesh searches for the hidden pattern in a series of murders. "The first victim is a priest without an enemy in the world. The second is a monster of a man who spread hate wherever he went. The third corpse is the body of a sweet spinster who was the soul of loving kindness, and the fourth a seductive lady who embodies all of sensual lust."

Unnatural Causes: Adam Dalgliesh "(and his extraordinary aunt)" investigate the murder of mystery writer Maurice Seton. "The ripples of horror spread from a cruel and cynical drama critic, to a voluptuous striptease artist, to a dissolute young heir, to a terrified woman waiting for her killer in a lonely house. ..."

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