What Is the Complete List of P. D. James Novels?


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P. D. James wrote two series with a total of 16 novels and four miscellaneous novels. Her most popular series is the Adam Daglish mysteries which consists of 14 novels. The Cordelia Gray mystery series consists of two books. While James specialized in crime fiction, she partnered with British historian T. A. Critchley to write a true crime book titled "The Maul and the Pear Tree" (1971).

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The list of novels in the Adam Daglish series include "Cover Her Face" (1962), "A Mind to Murder" (1963), "Unnatural Causes" (1967), "Shroud for a Nightingale" (1971), "The Black Tower" (1975), "Death of an Expert Witness" (1977), "A Taste for Death" (1986), "Devices and Desires" (1989), "Original Sin" (1994), "A Certain Justice" (1997), "Death in Holy Orders" (2001), "The Murder Room" (2003), "The Lighthouse" (2005) and "The Private Patient" (2008).

The Cordelia Gray mysteries include “An Unsuitable Job for a Woman” (1972) and “The Skull Beneath the Skin” (1982). James' four miscellaneous novels are “Innocent Blood” (1980), “The Children of Men” (1992), “Death Comes to Pemberley” (2011) and "Talking About Detective Fiction" (2009).

Since 1979, several omnibus editions of James' work have been published. Many of her novels have also been adapted for television or film.

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