P. D. James is an English novelist, best known for her mystery series featuring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh. She also has two mysteries starring Cordelia Gray, three stand-alone novels, and three non-fiction books.
At 91, she is still writing and is a Life Peer in the House of Lords.
I am fairly new to James and, so far, have only read the first five Dalgliesh books. All have been set in some kind of closed society -- an adaptation of the "closed room" mystery.
Those I have read are in red; those currently on my TBR shelf are in blue.
ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERIES
Cover Her Face (1962) (country house)
A Mind to Murder (1963) (private mental hospital)
Unnatural Causes (1967) (writers' colony)
Shroud for a Nightingale (1971) (nursing school)
The Black Tower (1975) (reviewed here) (adult care home)
Death of an Expert Witness (1977) (forensic lab)
A Taste for Death (1986)
Devices and Desires (1989)
Original Sin (1994)
A Certain Justice (1997)
Death in Holy Orders (2001)
The Murder Room (2003)
The Lighthouse (2005)
The Private Patient (2008)
CORDELIA GRAY MYSTERIES
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972)
The Skull Beneath the Skin (1982)
Innocent Blood (1980)
The Children of Men (1992)
Death Comes to Pemberley (2011)
The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811 (1971), with Thomas A. Critchley
Time to Be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography (1999)
Talking About Detective Fiction (2009)
NOTESLast updated on December 26, 2012.