Devices and desires

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Knopf, 1990 - Fiction - 433 pages
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Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh leaves London to vacation in Norfolk and becomes enmeshed in the hunt for the perpetrator of a series of murders of young women, which continues even after the murderer's capture

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

James' breakaway from the pure British cozy format. Much better than some of her earlier works. Conveys the horror of violent death on several levels. Read full review

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User Review  - Condorena - LibraryThing

Not one of her best, but intriguing considering the fact that the back story is about a nuclear power plant and they are much in the news these days. Read full review

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P.D. James was born in Oxford in 1920. She spent 30 years in various sections of the British Civil Service, including the Police, where she was involved with the forensic science service, and the Criminal Policy department. She was also the first woman Director of the BBC. Over the years, she has received numerous awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. In 1983 she received the OBE, and she was created a life peer in 1991. She lives in London.

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