The skull beneath the skin

by P. D. James

Publisher: Scribner Classics in New York

Written in English
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Published: Pages: 352 Downloads: 799
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Places:

  • England

Subjects:

  • Women private investigators -- England -- Fiction.,
  • Gray, Cordelia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

StatementP.D. James.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6060.A467 S55 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination352 p. ;
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3941158M
ISBN 100743222059
LC Control Number2001018204

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James at her best. The whodoneit mystery is compelling, but then James was never Agatha Christie - the mystery itself was never the whole story. In many ways, I liked Cordelia Gray as the Jamesian protagonist even more than Dalgleish, as sacrilegious as that may  › Books › Mystery, Thriller & Suspense › Mystery.

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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In The Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa After the Cold War award- 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.

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