An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
Genre : Fiction
Published : 1 Aug 1972 - Faber & Faber
Meet Cordelia Gray: twenty-two, tough, intelligent and now sole inheritor of the Pryde Detective Agency. Her first assignment finds her hired by Sir Ronald Callender to investigate the death of his son Mark, a young Cambridge student found hanged in mysterious circumstances. Required to delve into the hidden secrets of the Callender family, Cordelia soon realizes it is not a case of suicide, and that the truth is entirely more sinister.


P.D. James is unbeatable.

Ottawa Citizen

P.D. James is an addictive writer, [with] a quality of intelligence, a genuine curiosity about character, and an ability to describe the density of little known lives.

Anita Brookner

One of the most compulsive and acutely observed thrillers of the year--a why-dunnit, rather than a who-dunnit; a study of the complex motives that make up the cold mind of a killer.

Daily Express

James is assuredly the most gifted crime novelist writing in English today

The Toronto Star

A top-rated puzzle of peril that holds you all the way.

The New York Times