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The Resource The mistletoe murders and other stories, P.D. James

The mistletoe murders and other stories, P.D. James

Label
The mistletoe murders and other stories
Title
The mistletoe murders and other stories
Statement of responsibility
P.D. James
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of 4 short stories from P.D. James, published together for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition. As the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. Four of the best of these have been drawn from the archives and published here. P. D. James's prose illuminates each of these perfectly formed stories, making them ideal reading for the darkest days of the year. While she delights in the secrets that lurk beneath the surface at family gatherings, her Christmas stories also provide tantalizing puzzles to keep the reader guessing. P. D. James embraces the challenge of the short-story form, and ingeniously weaves the strands of plot, setting, characterisation and surprise to create a satisfying whole within only a few thousand words. From the title story about a strained country-house party on Christmas Eve, to another about an illicit affair that ends in murder, and two cases for James's poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh, each treats the reader to James's masterfully atmospheric storytelling, always with the lure of a mystery to be solved
Summary
Four previously uncollected stories by the late Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award-winning author include two featuring her popular detective hero, Adam Dalgliesh, in his early years
Writing style
Character
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10530242
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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James, P. D
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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McDermid, Val
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True
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Christmas stories
Target audience
adult
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and other stories
Label
The mistletoe murders and other stories, P.D. James
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mistletoe murder -- A very commonplace murder -- The Boxdale inheritance -- The twelve clues of Christmas
Control code
000058565653
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Main.
Extent
136 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571331345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944156835
Label
The mistletoe murders and other stories, P.D. James
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mistletoe murder -- A very commonplace murder -- The Boxdale inheritance -- The twelve clues of Christmas
Control code
000058565653
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Main.
Extent
136 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571331345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944156835

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