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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,346 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. D. James Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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Judi Bowker and Anna Massey star in this gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation featuring young detective Cordelia Gray. Mark Calendar, 21 years old and in his final year at Cambridge, leaves university without warning and takes a job as a gardener. Eighteen days later he is found hanging in the cottage where he lived. The verdict at the inquest is suicide. Cordelia Gray, now sole proprietor of the Pryde Detective Agency, is hired by Mark's father, the eminent scientist Sir Ronald, to piece together the facts surrounding his death. Gradually she sheds light on the apparent suicide, and long-suppressed family secrets begin to emerge. Whilst further tragedy is in store for the family, Cordelia discovers that, in the midst of Mark's many friends, there is a dangerous enemy with the cold and complex mind of a killer.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom O'Connor | 2/12/2014

    " Really enjoyed this,but thought I was in the Dalgleish series, which it isn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meelashini | 2/9/2014

    " At first it was interesting to follow the main character, Cordelia, as she found clues and investigated the case of the apparent suicide of a well-known scientist's son. However,as the plot progresses, it became slightly predictable. The middle of the story was not the most interesting of them all, but there were several twists at the end that tied some of the knots well. The conclusion could have been slightly longer though. All in all, it was a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 2/5/2014

    " I read this many years ago and just loved Cordelia. A friend of my sister's back in junior high was named Cordelia and I couldn't help but imagine this woman as the Cordelia I knew! Part of the fun of this is the "unsuitability" of Cordelia's job in the eyes of the world, which I related to and cherished. She did it her way. P.D. James is a wonderful writer and I may have to go back and get this one again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/3/2014

    " I loved her descriptions of England in the 1970's. About 1/2 way through I figured out "who-dun-it" but there was still more to read and enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/1/2014

    " Cordelia Gray is a very different kind of protagonist from P.D. James' Adam Dalgliesh, and after having read a lot of Dalgliesh mysteries, I was surprised by the way this mystery played out. Much less structured, much more emotional, a lot about the interplay between the characters, just a very different approach. Still enjoyed it very much--P.D. James writes beautifully. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 1/30/2014

    " I'm a sucker for a decent detective story and this surely did not disappoint. I found the writing eloquent and captivating. I loved the character of Cordelia Gray. Clever and strong as any female detective must be when so many people are telling you such a job is unsuitable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace Oh | 1/26/2014

    " I love the Cordelia Grey series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 1/19/2014

    " The first of James' two Cordelia Gray mysteries. Personally, I prefer the lady sleuth to the poet Dalgleish. Such a shame that she appears so infrequently in James' detective series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/5/2014

    " A surprisingly modern feel for a novel written in the 70's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aria Anggana | 1/2/2014

    " setiap kejadian dituturkan dengan sangat perlahan, berhati-hati. Aku hampir tak menangkap kesan menegangkan dari reteran kejadiannya. Sayang sekali. Buku ini terbaca seperti catatan harian Sang Detektif, si Cordelia sendiri. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/24/2013

    " Intelligent murder mystery. Quality writing. Very real characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 10/13/2013

    " I'm not a super mystery fan but PD James is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 9/7/2013

    " Good old-fashioned mystery. Unputdownable. The only boring part was when she was thrown down a well... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 7/20/2013

    " P. D. James had me guessing for awhile this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Santiago | 7/15/2013

    " Si ponen un mono a dar cabezazos contra un puto teclado saldra algo con mas dignidad que esta bazofia infumable de dialogos subnormales y giros de trama de preescolar. Literatura para absolutos retrasados. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariel | 6/19/2013

    " As far as mysteries go, this one was pretty good. I didn't care for the characters all that much, but the mystery was intruiging, and I didn't see the ending coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 P.A.F.P | 5/26/2013

    " A classic written by a master of the mystery form. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 booklady | 2/18/2013

    " Saw more Dorothy L. Sayers in this than in any of the previous James books. Was looking for a mystery and saw this had Cambridge as a setting. My daughter leaves for there this week. Wanted to give her something fun to read for the journey. She's going on a course and has lots of mandatory reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran | 1/28/2013

    " A good story, but not one of James's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerry | 8/18/2012

    " My first PD James and while there was a lot to criticise - for example surely when she climbed from the well she must be SUPERWOMAN so her cape would have got in the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 6/12/2012

    " Just a run-of-the-mill detective story. It was written for the YA audience, so it is easy to read, and a pleasant way to pass time--but nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naseebeh | 4/12/2012

    " Female private investigator takes place in England-only two in the series though "

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