Sleep No More

Sleep No More

Six Murderous Tales

Book - 2017
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"A holiday gift for all P.D. James fans to stand alongside her bestselling The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories: six previously uncollected stories from the beloved "Queen of Crime"--swift, cunning murder mysteries from throughout her extraordinary career. Put your feet up and enjoy a good read! Longtime P.D. James fans will devour these short tales of criminality and deception, each one a pleasure, evocative and engrossing. Including several stories originally published in magazines, this enchanting arrangement of memorable whodunits treats the reader to atmospheric storytelling, mysteries to be solved, and enjoyable puzzles that will keep you guessing. With wit and warmth, P.D. James pays tribute to her English crime-writing forebears, delighting in the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of quintessentially English settings. Sleep No More is a beautifully produced, rare gift book, and an exciting addition to the P.D. James library, offering her devoted readers a glimpse of earlier work never before collected between two covers, and--for those who come newly to it--a delightful place to begin."--
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780735274389
Characteristics: v, 170 pages ;,21 cm.

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brangwinn
Mar 27, 2018

I’m not a fan of short stories, but these short stories by famed mystery writer, PD James, makes me think I’ve been wrong. These are great mysteries most with a twist at the end.

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fred98115
Mar 20, 2018

This collection of six short storeis are not up to James' usual high standard. The most interesting is The Yo Yo, a story that contains the book's theme: not all murderers are caught and punished.

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GLNovak
Feb 16, 2018

The six stories that make up this little book are just so well put together. Each is engaging from beginning to end with twists that you may or may not see coming. I raced through them and then went back and read them again. So enjoyable and satisfying.

ehbooklover Jan 10, 2018

I loved PD James books so when I saw this new collection of short stories, I was pretty excited. It did not disappoint. This was a clever, fun, and quick read. Perfect for a dark, stormy winter night!

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genepy
Jan 10, 2018

These short stories should be read slowly, attentively and perhaps twice over for they hide more complex machinations than meet the eye! A little treasure chest for British crime fiction lovers .

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cknightkc
Jan 04, 2018

Good things come in small packages. SLEEP NO MORE with the apt subtitle, “Six Murderous Tales”, is a short story collection in the intelligent, British “whodunit” tradition. It’s also a marvelous testament to the talent and genius of author PD James, “The Queen of Crime”. Her astute, often cynical, observations of human behavior and what drives ordinary people to kill make for a very entertaining read. Each story is so atmospheric, full of beautiful prose (it’ll expand your vocabulary) and contains at least one expected or surprising twist. SLEEP NO MORE with its heady mix of the sinister and the humorous is a quick read perfect for a cold winter’s evening in front of a roaring fire.

the most highly educated mystery writer ever. she is so erudite her voice does not grip me.

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cknightkc
Jan 04, 2018

"The young seldom lie convincingly. They haven't had time to practice like the rest of us.” - p. 83

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cknightkc
Jan 04, 2018

"Marriage is both the most public and the most secret of institutions, its miseries as irritatingly insistent as a hacking cough, its private malaise less easily diagnosed.” - pp.148-149

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