Genre: Fiction
Published: 1 August 1972
Publisher: Faber & Faber
International Rights have been sold to Brazil/Companhia das Letras, Canada/Knopf Canada, China/Shanghai Dook Publishing, Czech Republic/Albatros Media, Estonia/Varrak Publishers, Finland/Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio, France/Librairie Artheme Fayard, Germany/Westdeutscher Rundfunk Koeln, Holland/Meulenhoff Boekerij, Italy/Mondadori Libri, Japan/Hayakawa Shobo, Korea/Design Comma/Arzak, Norway/H Aschehoug & Co, Romania/Editura RAO, Russia/AST Publishers, Spain/Ediciones B, US/Scribner

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

by The Estate of P.D. James


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

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