P.D. James Farewell – A Terrific Collection of Short Stories

To fans who have enjoyed – no, loved – P.D. James’ novels featuring Adam Dalgliesh, a Scotland Yard investigator who also wrote poetry, this collection of short stores, published after her death on November 27, 2014, is bittersweet. Already we miss her intelligent prose and plots that left us guessing until the last page. 

We can still go back to read her many mysteries, as well as Death Comes to Pemberley, which featured the popular characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. But don’t miss this collection, which includes six short stories that unfold in true P.D. James fashion. 

The Yo-Yo focuses on an innocent childhood toy. But there is nothing innocent about what a young nan witnesses that haunts him many years later. We are pulled into unrequited love between a woman who became a celebrity and the husband she left behind. Other stories include a Santa Claus who meets an untimely death, a young woman who loved to hang out in graveyards, to name just two. Whiles the stories are not connected, each one adds to James’ legacy and her reputation as thew Queen of Mystery,

Don’t miss this collection.

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
P.D. James

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