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Sleep No More - by P D James (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Mystery & Detective

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Collections & Anthologies

Author: P D James

Language: English

Street Date: October 9, 2018
TCIN: 53680229
UPC: 9780525436652
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-4464
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


"Surprising, sardonic and darkly humorous." --The Washington Post

"A sophisticated collection. . . . Stylishly told and worthy of being read aloud by the fire." --The New York Times Book Review

"An unexpected delight. . . . This small collection is indeed a gift. . . . James' skills at complicating the genre are never more apparent than here." --USA Today

"Masterful. . . . Richly nuanced. . . . Simply brilliant." --The Seattle Times

"Terrific. . . . It is difficult to imagine a more pleasing afternoon than one beside a fire or radiator, with a pot of tea to hand and autumn rain against the window, while settling in for a series of delightful shocks." --The Guardian

"Delicious and smart. . . . The newly collected short stories all have her familiar twists and turns, tales of English privilege and cunning attitude woven deftly into the human condition." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"[James's] nostalgic style harks back to the golden age of the 1920s and 1930s, of Agatha Christie and Margery Allingham; James called on similar motifs from that era, but developed them further with psychological insight and a gleeful darkness." --Financial Times

"When it comes to murder you can safely leave it to P.D. James, that expert in elegant homicide. . . . [A] delightfully macabre collection." --The Washington Times

"Appeals to the mind while chilling the heart. And the six stories in this collection achieve that double duty with style and smarts. . . . James' trademark prose combines elegance, precision and a bit of wry humor." --Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Sublime. . . . She never puts a word wrong. . . . She is the unrivalled portrayer of the sort of bad character who keeps up a convincing performance until the mask is torn off to reveal evil intent. With endings sometimes shocking and never less than surprising, she leaves her readers gasping." --The Daily Mail

"You're unlikely to find a book more ingeniously pleasing than the late, great P. D. James's Sleep No More, six flawless new stories in which period settings nod slyly to detective fiction's golden age. . . . Always a shrewd closing twist lies in wait." --The Observer (London)

"Deliciously wicked mysteries from the 'Queen of Crime.' . . . Cleverly crafted plots with pitch perfect execution and great psychological insight. . . . Fiendishly cunning and compulsively readable." --Bookriot

"Wondrous. . . . Ceremonious, nasty, and very welcome indeed." --Kirkus Reviews
"Here's a treat for fans of the late P.D. James's crime fiction: a collection of six stories, polished gems that spotlight her skills at plotting, building realistic characters, and conveying the subtlest hints of subtext through dialogue. . . . A must-read for fans of one of the most influential crime-fiction authors of the twentieth century." --Booklist

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