• Classics,  Crime fiction

    An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D James

    Back in September I bought three books for my PhD because I knew they were landmarks in crime fiction and I could not allow myself to start writing about female investigators without having read those classics. One of them was An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972) by P.D James: From Goodreads: Handsome Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died hanging by the neck with a faint trace of lipstick on his mouth. When the official verdict is suicide, his wealthy father hires fledgling private investigator Cordelia Gray to find out what led him to self-destruction. What she discovers instead is a twisting trail of secrets and sins, and the strong scent…

  • Crime fiction,  TV/Movies

    Death Comes to Pemberley (BBC)

    Just a quick status update: Today I discovered that the BBC has adapted P.D James’ novel Death Comes to Pemberley – which I loved, see my review here –  as a three-part mystery airing next week. So, since I loved the book so much, I am obviously enthusiastic about it. But, for what I saw on the trailer – although it’s only 48 seconds – has left me wondering if they are keeping Elizabeth as strong, driven and intelligent as James rewrote her. I really hope they do, because it was one of the things I liked the most, apart from the crime! For all you can see on the…