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P.D. James (1920–2014)


P.D. James was born on August 3, 1920 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Phyllis Dorothy James. She was a writer and producer, known for Children of Men (2006), Unnatural Causes (1993) and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982). She was married to Ernest Connor Bantry White. She died on November 27, 2014 in Oxford. See full bio »

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 2013 Death Comes to Pemberley (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... (novel)
- Death Comes to Pemberley: Part One (2013) ... (novel)
 2006 Children of Men (novel "The Children of Men")
 2005 The Murder Room (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... (novel)
 2003 Death in Holy Orders (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (novel)
  An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (TV Series) (characters - 3 episodes, 1998 - 2001) (novel "An Unsuitable Job For A Woman" - 1 episode, 1997)
- Playing God (2001) ... (characters)
- Living on Risk (1999) ... (characters)
- A Last Embrace (1998) ... (characters)
- Sacrifice (1997) ... (novel "An Unsuitable Job For A Woman")
 1998 A Certain Justice (TV Series) (novel)
 1997 Original Sin (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (novel)
 1995 A Mind to Murder (TV Movie) (novel)
 1993 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 Devices and Desires (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... (novel)
 1988 A Taste for Death (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (novel)
 1985 The Black Tower (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (novel)
 1985 Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (novel)
 1984 Shroud for a Nightingale (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (novel)
 1983 Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Talking About Detective Fiction," New York City, NY, Published by Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN0-307-59282-0. See more »

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2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I think I'm very frightened of violence. I hate it. And it may be that by writing mysteries I am able, as it were, to exorcise this fear, which may very well be the same reason so many people enjoy reading a mystery. See more »

Trivia:

British crime novelist, author of twenty books and creator of sleuth Adam Dalgliesh. Began writing relatively late in life, her first published novel being "Cover Her Face" in 1962. See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Crime

Star Sign:

Leo

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