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3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. D. James Narrator: Penelope Dellaporta Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cordelia Gray Mysteries Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781415961544
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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 Kathy P | 2/28/2011

    " Cordelia Gray's inherited detective agency is mostly finding stray pets until she is hired as bodyguard to a waning actress on a trip to a private island. It's obvious what's going to happen ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue T | 2/4/2011

    " I really wanted to like this book. I'm a fan of James' Adam Dalgleish series and had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately I didn't like either the protagonist or the murder victim and that makes it impossible for me to give the book more than two stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manuela | 11/25/2010

    " Credo di averlo dimenticato mezz'ora dopo averlo finito. Decisamente lo stile di quest'autrice non mi piace e credo che questa sia stata la mia prima ed ultima esperienza con lei. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rheba | 11/22/2010

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn Green | 11/4/2010

    " Just finished this today. I had to grab the second Cordelia Gray novel after loving the first one. Cannot say enough about PD James. She's the bomb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 9/29/2010

    " A more complex mystery than the earlier Cordelia Gray novel, but I liked the story of the other one better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jazzy | 8/31/2010

    " didnt love the vulnerable cordelia grey, loved the settings though and the way the characters contrasted from one another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siobhan | 8/23/2010

    " intelligent mystery, flawed characters. She's terrific. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 7/29/2010

    " Did not see the ending on this one coming ! I love that ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raymond | 5/29/2010

    " Nicely plotted with an especially detailed portrait of the victim.

    I've read another book or two by P.D. James. I like her style. "

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About the Author
P. D. James is the author of 17 previous books, most of which have been filmed for television. Before her retirement in 1979, she served in the forensics and criminal justice departments of Great Britain’s Home Office, and she has been a magistrate and a governor of the BBC. The recipient of many prizes and honours, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. In 2000 she celebrated her 80th birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest.
About the Narrator

Penelope Dellaporta is a published narrator. Some of her published credits include Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary and Edith Wharton’s The House Of Mirth.