Go Back > Diversions > Book Corner

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 27 November 2014, 09:53 PM
Sue's Avatar
Sue Sue is offline
Join Date: 26 December 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,951
Default PD James, crime novelist, dies aged 94

Crime novelist PD James, who penned more than 20 books, has died aged 94. Her agent said she died "peacefully at her home in Oxford" on Thursday morning. The author's books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of books around the world, with various adaptations for television and film.
Reply With Quote
Old 28 November 2014, 06:41 AM
Mr. Billion's Avatar
Mr. Billion Mr. Billion is offline
Join Date: 09 July 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,426

I never have gotten around to reading any of her books. That's something I'll probably be correcting soon.
Reply With Quote
Old 28 November 2014, 10:46 AM
Lainie's Avatar
Lainie Lainie is offline
Join Date: 29 August 2005
Location: Suburban Columbus, OH
Posts: 74,331

I've only read a few, but I enjoyed them. The first one I read was written in the late 60s/early 70s and I almost gave up on it because of the dated references, dated attitudes toward women in the workplace (the characters', not necessarily James'), etc. The others were more recent and I liked them better.
Reply With Quote
Old 01 December 2014, 02:28 PM
Seaboe Muffinchucker's Avatar
Seaboe Muffinchucker Seaboe Muffinchucker is offline
Join Date: 30 June 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 18,251

The only one of her books I've read is The Maul and the Pear Tree, which is a true crime book, about what some historians believe were the first serial murders.

Reply With Quote
Old 17 April 2015, 11:19 PM
Furienna's Avatar
Furienna Furienna is offline
Join Date: 09 March 2008
Location: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Posts: 428

I remember watching the TV adaption of her novel "Death comes to Pemberly" (which kind of is a sequel to Jane Austen's "Pride and prejudice"). But that was after she had already passed away...
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56 Twankydillo Amusement Bark 16 22 June 2014 08:23 AM
Peaches Geldof: Writer and TV presenter dies aged 25 AmISam Amusement Bark 1 08 April 2014 10:04 AM
Roger Lloyd Pack, star of Only Fools and Horses, dies aged 69 Andrew of Ware Amusement Bark 2 16 January 2014 03:27 PM
Science fiction titan Frederik Pohl dies, aged 93 E. Q. Taft Book Corner 1 03 September 2013 04:45 AM
Jack Vance dies aged 96: master of bold and bizarre science fiction BrianB Amusement Bark 2 30 May 2013 04:46 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.