NEWS: Crime Novelist P.D. James dies aged 94

by |November 28, 2014
Source: People Magazine

Source: People Magazine

P.D. James, well known for her crime novels including the bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam Dalgliesh, The Children of Men and Dead Comes to Pemberleydied peacefully at home in Oxford on Thursday morning.

It had always been her “intention” to become a writer, and she began writing about a detective partly as an apprenticeship for writing “serious” novels, as she explained to the Paris Review in 1994. James had always loved crime novels, was unwilling to explore the “traumatic experiences” of her own life in fiction and was well aware it would be easier to find a publisher for a detective story…

Read more at The Guardian

 

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  • November 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I will miss this woman and her musings so much. I grew up with Inspector Daglish and her triumphant “Children of “Men”

  • November 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Apart from anything else, she was a dear woman who would do anything for her fellow writers (many years of work as President of the UK Society of Authors); a real friend – an honour to be in her memoirs!

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