Devices and Desires

Product Number: WEB25797
Released: 20 Nov, 2008
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 52 Circs
ISBN: #9780571248674
Publisher: Faber & Faber Crime
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Stunning paperback repackages celebrating the world's pre-eminent crime writer and over forty years of detective fiction. When Commander Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt's estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory. A serial killer known as the Whistler is terrorising the neighbourhood and Dalgliesh is drawn into the lives of the headlanders when it quickly becomes apparent that the Whistler isn't the only murderer at work under the sinister shadow of the power station. In Devices and Desires, award-winning P.D. James (author of Death Comes to Pemberley, The Murder Room and Children of Men) plots a chilling investigation into the motives of a cold-hearted serial killer. This novel was adapted for BBC television in 1984 and starred Robert Marsden as the inspector protagonist Adam Dalgliesh. P. D. James was a bestselling and internationally acclaimed crime writer. She was the creator of Adam Dalgliesh and Cordelia Gray, and their long and successful series of mysteries. Her works include Cover Her Face (1962), An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972), Innocent Blood (1980), Children of Men (1992), and the Jane Austen-inspired Death Comes to Pemberley (2011).James was born in Oxford in 1920. She won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. She received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors, and stood down from this role in 2013.

Author(s): P.D. James
Series: Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series No:8
Genre: Mystery, Crime
Original Publish Date: 20 Nov, 2008

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Author(s): P.D. James
Narrator(s): Daniel Weyman
Series:
Genre: Mystery, Crime
Product Number TCM3663
Released: 02 Mar, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528893978
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Author(s): P.D. James
Narrator(s): Daniel Weyman
Series:
Genre: Mystery, Crime
Product Number CX6142
Released: 02 Mar, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528893961

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