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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,773 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. D. James Narrator: Penelope Dellaporta Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cordelia Gray Mysteries Release Date:
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Private detective Cordelia Gray is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to protect the vainly beautiful actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her life. Within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, she finds the stage is set for death.

“Richly intricate and literate,” James’ second Cordelia Gray mystery “shows James at the height of her storytelling powers” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Intense mystery including an eccentric with a private jewel box of a theater and a fading actress whose comeback is booby-trapped.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judy | 2/20/2014

    " I would give this book 3 1/2 stars. P.D. James is an excellent writer, but because she is so intent on details, this book is a slow read. She has an extensive vocabulary and uses words not usually used in everyday language. I enjoyed the book, but I especially enjoyed the last fifty pages when things played out. I also liked her detective but found her rather tentative in places. Much of this book reminded me of Ten Little Indians or And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, which detracted from the originality of the plot. I recommend this book unless details are not your forte, then it might be difficult to get into. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Regina | 2/17/2014

    " Still a good mystery but a bit bogged down by its length. Disappointing that it seems to be the second and final book of the series for the Cordelia Gray character. She was an interesting heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angie | 2/9/2014

    " It has been awhile since I read P.D.James and I had forgotten how much depth there is in her characters. The mystery almost seems secondary, that said, this is a classic locked room, castle on a small island mystery with few likable personalities and a story that feels dated even beyond its 1978 setting. Not a bad listen 452 pages 3 stars, 13 hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rheba Smith | 2/7/2014

    " This was the first of the Cordelia Gray series I've read by PD James (even though it's the second in the series). I didn't like it nearly as well as Inspector Daglish. "

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