Meet Cordelia Gray: twenty-two, tough, intelligenta nd now sole
inheritor of the Pryde Detective Agency. Her first assignment finds her
hired by Sir Ronald Callender to investigate the death of his son Mark,
a young Cambridge student found hanged in mysterious circumstances.
Required to delve into the hidden secrets of the Callender family,
Cordelia soon realises it is not a case of suicide, and that the truth
is entirely more sinister.
About The Author
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 and the National Arts Club
Medal of Honor for Literature (US). 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.