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James, P. D.. A CERTAIN JUSTICE - Faber & Faber 1997

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A Certain Justice by P. D. James. 1997 - Faber & Faber. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, A Certain Justice by P. D. James, published in 1997 by Faber & Faber.

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Title A Certain Justice
Author P. D. James
Publisher Faber & Faber
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1997
ISBN 0571191649
Cover Price 15.99
No. Pages 390
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.66

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and white lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £15.99. It has a little creasing to the edges.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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P. D. James

P. D. James was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience has been used in her novels. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Society of the Arts and has served as a Governor of the BBC, a member of the Arts Council, where she was Chairman of its Literary Advisory Panel, on the Board of the British Council and as a magistrate in Middlesex and London. She has won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. She has received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors.

She lives in London and Oxford and has two daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



Synopsis of this title

An Adam Dalgliesh novel. When Venetia Aldridge QC defends young Gary Ashe, accused of the brutal murder of his aunt, this is just one more opportunity for her to triumph in a distinguished career as a criminal lawyer. Then Miss Aldridge is found dead at her desk, and Dalgliesh is called in.

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"A Certain Justice has all James' hallmarks: elegance of language, a stellar sense of place, exquisitely defined characters, and a skillfully rendered tale of moral justice." -The Globe and Mail

"Immensely satisfying in both its intricate plot and complexity of characters.... An emotionally powerful puzzler [and a] page-turning journey ... along the darker, twisted byways of human intentions." --Publishers Weekly starred review

"Meticulously-crafted, original, suspenseful ... ingenious ... A whacking great whodunit by the reigning queen of mystery.... A certain great read." --The Calgary Sun

"Irresistible.... Yet another sterling example of how [P.D. James] has been able to elevate the traditional mystery to something approaching literary art." --Winnipeg Free Press

"Gripping reading... With virtuoso ingenuity, James weaves a wonderfully intricate whodunit."--The Times Literary Supplement


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