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Old 27 November 2014, 10:53 PM
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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.


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Old 28 November 2014, 07:41 AM
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I never have gotten around to reading any of her books. That's something I'll probably be correcting soon.
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Old 28 November 2014, 11:46 AM
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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.
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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.

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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...
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