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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
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.
About The Author
P.D. James was born in Oxford. 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. She lives in London and Oxford and has two daughters, five
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
ISBN: 9780571253371 ISBN-10: 0571253377 Series: Cordelia Gray Mystery Audience:
Number Of Pages: 480 Published: 1st August 2010 Publisher: Faber and Faber Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
P. D. James is the author of twenty books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Department of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991.