Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of P.D. James, the undisputed “Queen of Crime,” with a dark, twisted take on how the best revenge is served ice cold. Willing to wait decades to dispatch the bully who tormented his youth, our narrator has a plan—and the unwavering patience and brutal fortitude to enact its every chilling step. With merciless, meticulous efficiency, James takes us into the mind of a seemingly ordinary man, beneath whose unassuming guise lurks a true Machiavellian genius—for murder.
About P.D. James
P. D. James was the author of twenty-one books, many of which feature her detective hero, Adam Dalgliesh, and have been televised or filmed. She was the recipient of many honors, including the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award… More about P.D. James
“[The mystery] genre’s most talented practitioner ever.” —The New York Times “I have often thought of mysteries as the sorbets of literature, something light and tangy to clear the palate between more serious courses. The books of P.D. James, however are more substantial fare, fulfilling as well as delicious.” —The Washington Post “A craftsman with a poet’s vision, [James] not only detects evil but attempts to uncover the more elusive—and enduring—enigmas of the human psyche that lead to it.” —Time
“James explores the lowest of depravity . . . with the most elegant prose.” —USA Today