The Skull Beneath the Skin

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Simon and Schuster, 17.04.2001 - 448 Seiten
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's second Cordelia Gray mystery "shows James at the height of her storytelling powers" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Nutzerbericht  - rafram - LibraryThing

The Skull beneath the Skin (Cordelia Gray Mystery Series #2) by P.D. James is about eccentric actor Clarissa Lisle, Lady Ralston, who receives death threats and is scared for her life and PI Cordelia ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Cordelia Gray is hired to accompany an actress who is receiving death threats to an island. The actress, Clarissa (confusing at first to have a Cordelia and Clarissa in every other paragraph), is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 9 - Webster was much possessed by death And saw the skull beneath the skin; And breastless creatures under ground Leaned backward with a lipless grin. Daffodil bulbs instead of balls Stared from the sockets of the eyes! He knew that thought clings round dead limbs Tightening its lusts and luxuries.

Über den Autor (2001)

P. D. James (1920–2014) was born in Oxford in 1920. She worked in the National Health Service and the Home Office From 1949 to 1968, in both the Police Department and Criminal Policy Department. All that experience was used in her novels. She won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy, and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honour for Literature. She received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991.

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