An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Left alone by her partner's suicide, Cordelia Gray struggles to manage the private detective agency they once shared.

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743219556

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Left alone by her partner's suicide, Cordelia Gray struggles to manage the private detective agency they once shared.
Categories: Fiction

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

SCRIBNER An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real places are used fictitiously. Other names, characters ...

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451697766

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman introduces bestselling mystery author P.D. James’s courageous but vulnerable young detective, Cordelia Gray, in a “top-rated puzzle of peril that holds you all the way” (The New York Times). Handsome Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died hanging by the neck with a faint trace of lipstick on his mouth. When the official verdict is suicide, his wealthy father hires fledgling private investigator Cordelia Gray to find out what led him to self-destruction. What she discovers instead is a twisting trail of secrets and sins, and the strong scent of murder.
Categories: Fiction

In Murderous Company

In Murderous Company

Adam Dalgliesh is back in three new James's mysteries--Unnatural Causes, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, and The Black Tower.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: 0517659948

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 683

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Adam Dalgliesh is back in three new James's mysteries--Unnatural Causes, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, and The Black Tower.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories, English

P D James s Cordelia Gray Mysteries

P  D  James s Cordelia Gray Mysteries

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin P.D. James ... SimonandSchuster.com This book is a work of ction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products ... (A Cordelia Gray mystery) 1. Women private ...

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501117565

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Private investigator Cordelia Gray inherits the Pryde Detective Agency in London and solves mysteries after her boss’s suicide in this compelling ebook collection that includes An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.
Categories: Fiction

P D James

P D  James

Clark, S.L. “Gaudy Night's Legacy: P.D. James's An Unsuitable Job for a Woman.” The Sayers Review 4.1 (1980): 1–12. Print. Article examining parallels between Sayers's novel and James's, focusing on their mutual themes of “knowledge, ...

Author: Laurel A. Young

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786497911

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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British National Health Service employee Phyllis Dorothy James White (1920-2014) reinvented herself at age 38 as P.D. James, crime novelist. She then became long known as England's "Queen of Crime." Sixteen of her 20 novels feature one or both of her series detectives, Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard and private eye Cordelia Gray. Stand-alone works include the dystopian The Children of Men (1992) and Death Comes to Pemberley (2011), a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. James's careful plotting has earned comparison with Golden Age British detective writers such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Yet James's work is thoroughly modern, with realistic descriptions of police procedures and the echoes and aftereffects of crime. This literary companion includes more than 700 encyclopedic entries covering the characters, settings and themes of her published writing, along with a career chronology, chronological and alphabetical listings of her works, and an exhaustive index.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Mystery Fancier Vol 1 No 5 September 1977

The Mystery Fancier  Vol  1 No  5  September 1977

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman is, perhaps, James* be3t novel to date; certainly it has been widely praised. This book introduces one of the author's most well realized and entrancing characters, Cordelia Gray, a strong, independent, ...

Author: Guy M. Townsend

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434403865

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

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The Mystery Fancier, Volume 1 Number 5, September 1977, contains: "Piercing the Closed Circle: The Technique of Point of View in Works by P. D. James," by Jane S. Bakerman, "Fear and Loathing With the Lone Wolf," by George Kelley, "The Avon Classic Crime Collection," by Jeff Meyerson, and "The Nero Wolfe Saga, Part III," by Guy M. Townsend.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Women s Writing

Contemporary Women s Writing

Feminism and the Crime Novel , 4 1 in which feminists have argued that detective fiction is a highly formulaic and ... At twenty - two years of age , Cordelia Gray is far younger than most professional women detectives in fiction ...

Author: Maroula Joannou

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719053390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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This wide-ranging study provides a historically grounded account of women's fiction in the 1960s and the 1970s, relating changes in the social structure of Britain and the United States to the literary representations of women's experience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Readers Advisory Guide to Mystery

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Mystery

Here are three female private eyes who prove that, once and for all, being a gumshoe is not (as the title of P. D. James groundbreaking Cordelia Gray novel reminds us) an unsuitable job for a woman. Sue Grafton There is more to Sue ...

Author: John Charles

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911136

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Revision of: The mystery readers' advisory: the librarian's clues to murder and mayhem / John Charles, Joanna Morrison, [and] Candace Clark. -- Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.
Categories: Education

New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

Moreover, the reader who is familiar with James's oeuvre—not only the Dalgliesh series but the books in which Cordelia Gray is the main character, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972) and The Skull Beneath the Skin (1982)—is able to ...

Author: Casey Cothran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317435242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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This collection establishes new perspectives on the idea of mystery, as it is enacted and encoded in the genre of detective fiction. Essays reclaim detective fiction as an object of critical inquiry, examining the ways it shapes issues of social destabilization, moral ambiguity, reader complicity, intertextuality, and metafiction. Breaking new ground by moving beyond the critical preoccupation with classification of historical types and generic determinants, contributors examine the effect of mystery on literary forms and on readers, who experience the provocative, complex process of coming to grips with the unknown and the unknowable. This volume opens up discussion on publically acclaimed, modern works of mystery and on classic pieces, addressing a variety of forms including novels, plays, graphic novels, television series, films, and ipad games. Re-examining the interpretive potential of a genre that seems easily defined yet has endless permutations, the book closely analyzes the cultural function of mystery, the way it intervenes in social and political problems, as well as the literary properties that give the genre its particular shape. The volume treats various texts as meaningful subjects for critical analysis and sheds new light on the interpretive potential for a genre that creates as much ambiguity as it does clarity. Scholars of mystery and detective fiction, crime fiction, genre studies, and cultural studies will find this volume invaluable.
Categories: Literary Criticism