P. D. JAMES


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I woke up to the news today that P.D. James, at age 94, has passed away. I was very sad to read this since she is on my personal list of top ten writers, so unless they pull some older works from a drawer or trunk, I won’t be able to read anything new by her ever again.

What made her stand out for me was that she delved deeply into her characters’ lives, especially their psychological lives. Then there was the mystery, of course, always extremely well plotted. If you haven’t read anything by her, I strongly suggest you do.

Here are some links to learn more about this amazing woman and writer.

Her official webpage (check out the library tab for a list of all her books):

http://www.randomhouse.com/features/pdjames/

The Wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._D._James

Her Amazon author page (in case you didn’t realize this, most authors have a separate page on Amazon that lists their books, a bio, and other info about them and their work—yes, including me):

http://www.amazon.com/P.-D.-James/e/B000AP5NPM

Interviews:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/authorinterviews/7894385/PD-James-interview-I-have-lived-a-very-happy-and-fulfilled-life.html

http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1627/the-art-of-fiction-no-141-p-d-james

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jul/15/pd-james-author-interview-readers

Fabulous quotes with many pictures of the author:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/9-pd-james-quotes-every-writer-needs-to-read

And sadly, a few obituaries:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30232569

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/27/pd-james

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/27/pd-james

Anyone else have a great link to share? Rest in peace, Phyllis.


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