Crime Writer P. D. James has passed away

Syndetics book coverThe prolific English crime writer P. D. (Phyllis Dorothy) James has died aged 94. Winner of numerous awards and honours, her first novel, titled Cover her Face was published in 1962. This established her most popular character Adam Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard, who featured in fourteen of her other crime novels.

P. D. James also wrote several miscellaneous novels, the most popular being a science fiction novel titled The Children of Men, published in 1992, and three works of non-fiction, with Time to be Earnest: a fragment of autobiography published in 1999. Fourteen of her novels were adapted for film and television.

Her most recent novel, Death comes to Pemberley, a murder mystery sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was published 2013.