An Unsuitable Job for A Woman

James, P. D.

Book - 2001
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
An Unsuitable Job for A Woman
Left alone by her partner's suicide, Cordelia Gray struggles to manage the private detective agency they once shared.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001, c1977
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743219556
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY JAMES 2001
Characteristics: 250 p. ;,21 cm


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Readers who enjoy classic British mysteries but want a more realistic, contemporary story will enjoy James. She deftly explores modern-day murders prompted by old-fashioned motives. - Novelist

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Feb 27, 2011
  • ravensview rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very much enjoyed this, and the character Cordelia Gray. On wait list for another one with her, The Skull Beneath the Skin

Sep 25, 2010
  • Bookwoman247 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After Corcdelia Gray's senior partner commits suicide rather than face a slow painful death by cancer, she inherits the struggling Pryde's Detective Agency.

In her first solo case, she is hired by Sir Ronald Callender, a prominent scientist and businessman, who hires her to find out why his son abruptly dropped out of Cambridge and hanged himnself just a few weeks later.

As she investigates, she begins to suspect that that Mark Callender may have been murdered. As she follows a labrynthine trail of clues, she uncovers secret after secret. Exposing one or more of these secrets could quite possibly threaten someone, including Mark's possible murderer, and might, in turn, endanger Cordelia.

I liked this a lot. It was a real page-turner, and was brilliantly written. I was slightly disappointed by the ending, though.


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