The Private Patient

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Product Details
Price
$22.00
Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.94 X 0.82 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307455284

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About the Author

P. D. James is the author of twenty books, many of which feature her detective hero Adam Dalgliesh and have been televised or filmed. She was the recipient of many honors, including the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature, and in 1991 was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

Reviews

"Brilliant. . . . A jewel in [James's] crown." --Pittsburg-Post Gazette

"No one is better than James at maintaining this tension between the cozy and the frightful." --The Washington Post

"[James is] a master. . . . Nothing is as it first appears." --The Boston Globe

"[I]intricately plotted and suspenseful.... James' clear-eyed, often sardonic prose describes rooms and people exactly as she sees them." --Providence Journal

"Elegant . . . compelling. . . . Continues the James tradition. . . . She comfortably tackles timeless concerns." --Chicago Tribune

"The ghost of literature past haunts P.D. James' newest novel. . . . The novel's pointed descriptions, its gothic settings, and its theme exploring the insidious legacies of family and class violence suggest Charles Dickens may have rested a hand on James' shoulder while she wrote this terrific literary mystery." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"James is a wonderful writer." --Chicago Sun-Times

"James is in excellent form. . . . [She] offers her readers intelligence, wisdom, dry humor, knowledge both deep and wide-ranging, humanity, compassion, understanding and a wonderful way with words. . . . James is one of Britain's greatest living writers." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch