An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray, #1)

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray, #1) 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 Of MurderAn Unsuitable Job For A Woman Introduces P D James S Courageous But Vulnerable Young Detective, Cordelia Gray. This book, which was first published in 1972, reads like it was written in 1947, if not earlier It s very much in the tradition of English mysteries that were set in country houses in the years between the two world wars, and there s nothing in the book to suggest the time period in which it is supposed to actually take place There are a number of young men and women in the book, but they don t sound remotely like the young people who were living in England in the 60s and 70s rather they so This book, which was first published in 1972, reads like it was written in 1947, if not earlier It s very much in the tradition of English mysteries that were set in country houses in the years between the two world wars, and there s nothing in the book to suggest the time period in which it is supposed to actually take place There are a number of young men and women in the book, but they don t sound remotely like the young people who were living in England in the 60s and 70s rather they sound muchlike characters who would ultimately become the parents of those young people P D
In this case,let me say judge a book by its memorable title I d like this book to be categorized as a good literary fiction with human drama,not just a detective This well written,and austerely beautiful novel has no gadget,isn t action packed or sexy,but here one young female detective, who lost her mentor recently,walks the scenes,talks to people and getsto the heart of things.I guess this simplicity will let you feel empathy for the charcters I sometimes wonder how deceptive the word si
Where I got the book my local library.My first shock of this review is checking Wiki to see where this novel comes in P.D James s oeuvre and discovering that P.D stands for Phyllis Dorothy Let me just take a moment clears throat Now where was I Right The second shock was discovering I wasn t all that impressed I thought I liked P.D James Have I changed or is this the Death Comes to Pemberley effect Anyway, I find that this was James s fifth novel And indeed the writing is that of a sea Where I got the book my local library.My first shock of this review is checking Wiki to see where this novel comes in P.D James s oeuvre and discovering that P.D stands for Phyllis Dorothy Let me
It s unwise to become to too personally involved with a human being When that human being is dead, it can be dangerous as well as unwise This is a reread for me, and I can t think why I didn t write a review before I adored this book in 2012, as it was probably the first literary mystery I d read of its kind, barring Elizabeth George I always meant to get around to the sec
This was a fun, quick and suspenseful mystery set in Cambridge, England Novice private detective, Cordelia Gray, is a very likeable character Left to figure the business out on her own after her partner takes his own life, Cordelia is hired by the successful scientist, Ronald Callender, to determine why his son Mark committed suicide But did Mark really commit suicide This is what Cordelia questions and seeks to divine for herself Plenty of twists and questionable suspects made this a page This was a fun, quick and suspenseful mystery set in Cambridge, England Novice private detective, Cordelia Gray, i
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was disappointed by this It did one of my least favorite mystery things having the bad guy die in some accidental or self inflicted manner so that the detective character will have less mess to deal with And that happened three times in this book THREE TIMES Worse, as much as I really really wanted to like Cordelia Gra
Once a while, I like to read a crime mystery novel That does not mean that I hate reading crime novels In fact, it is otherwise The crime novels draw me into the book to such a level that I do not do anything else till I complete the novel.The crime novel should keep me engaged Or else it ceases to interest me I love to become part of the plot especially as the companion to the principal detective It should challenge my intelligence as I tend to find out the culprit myself from the evidenc Once a while, I like to rea
Reading this book was a pleasure However it did expose my lack of acute concentration, if not my imagining There was one place in the book where I could do with some exactitude, that is the detective in the well part Unlike many cozy, and English mystery books, there are quite some prurient quips lying about Many of the physical traits of the supporting cast are confidently described P.D James is some writer This book is one of the least domestic crime books I ve ever read The heroine l Reading this book was a pleasure However it did expose my lack of acute concentration, if not my imagining There was one place in the book where I could do with some exactitude, that is the detective in the well part Unlike many cozy, and English mystery books, there are quite some prurient quips lying about Many of the physical traits of the supporting cast are confidently described P.D James is some writer This book is one of the least domestic crime books I ve ever read The heroine lives, during her investigation, in a decrepit so called cottage But the author comes into her own element when describing Cambridge The libraries, the churches, one graveyard, the University all of them highly etched prosaically The story is padded with a lot of description, but this treatment doesn
Here we are, it s P.D James s fifth novel, and one would hope to see writerly progress being made More substantial plots,fully fleshed characters I want James to expand beyond the stale, misanthropic souls who people her books Dalgliesh excepted I feel a little iconoclastic saying this, because James is one of therevered mystery writers even minor P.D James characters are fully realized, given a pedigree, a school background and an attitude toward life, says the New York Here we are, it
Cordelia Gray finds herself the sole proprietor of the Private Investigation business she shared with her now deceased partner Her first case is to investigate the suicide of a young man from a wealthy family who dropped out of college to become a gardener There s no doubt it was suicideor is there Cordelia moves into the gardener s cottage and talks to his college friends to uncover the truth, often facing folks who really believe hers is an unsuitable job for a woman This is P D James Cordelia Gray finds herself the sole proprietor of the Private Investigation business she shared with her now deceased partner Her first case is to investigate the suicide of a young man from a wealthy family who dropped out of college to become a gardener There s no doubt it was suicideor is there Cordelia moves into the gardener s cottage and talks to his college friends to uncover the truth, often facing folks who really believe hers is an unsuitable job for a woman This is P D James first novel of

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  • 256 pages
  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray, #1)
  • P.D. James
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 0743219554