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The Skull Beneath the Skin

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The Skull Beneath the Skin by P.D. James
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Mystery hired to protect a beautiful but neurotic actress, Cordelia Gray soon becomes embroiled in a case as dangerous to her own life as it is mysterious. Clarissa Lisle hopes to make a spectacular comeback in a production of The Duchess of Malfi, to be played in Ambrose Gorringe's sinister castle at Courcy Island. Cordelia is there to ensure her safety following the appearance of a number of poison-pen letters. But it soon becomes clear that all are in danger. Trapped within the walls of the Gothic castle, the treacherous past of the island re-emerges, and everyone seems to have a motive for sending Clarissa 'down, down to hell'. Marking the return of Cordelia Gray, "The Skull beneath the Skin" is a complex mystery which more than lives up to its predecessor, "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman".

Author Biography

P. D. James was born in Oxford in 1920. She has won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. She has received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors. She lives in London and Oxford and has two daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Release date NZ
June 3rd, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Faber & Faber
Pages
480
Dimensions
130x200x28
ISBN-13
9780571253371
Product ID
6034123

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