Day: November 27, 2014

The Alphabet in Crime Fiction, J is for James, P. D. James

In Memory of P. D. James

A Crime is Afoot

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Although this blog is taking a voluntary break I do not want to miss my appointment this week with the Crime Fiction Alphabet, a community meme put together by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. Please visit HERE the contribution of other fellow participants.

“J” is for James, Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park OBE, commonly known as P. D. James, born on 3  August 1920 in Oxford. For a complete biography you can either check the British Council page on Contemporary Writers, HERE, or P.D. James Wikipedia page, HERE.  

Thanks to Maxine at Petrona – In praise of crime fiction – I’ve came across this article: A Taste for Death. The detective novels of P.D. James are a window on our times.

The work of Baroness James of Holland…

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The Killers (1946) directed by Robert Siodmak – Trailer

Certainly 1946 was a bumper year for film noir.

Double Dare TBR Challenge

Marina Sofia has tempted me to take part of this challenge.

All you have to do to win the TBR Double Dog Dare is to read only from your TBR pile between January 1 and April 1. You can still buy books, you just can’t read them until the TBR Double Dog Dare is over. (You can make exceptions for books clubs, arcs, and other things you really want to make exceptions for. The TBR Double Dog Dare is all about having fun. So if you join in for a week or a month, no worries.) More details at The Double Dare TBR Challenge.

My only exception will be those books to participate on the crime fiction of the year meme hosted by Rich Westwood at his blog Past Offences, if needed.

Somewhere in the Night (1946) directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz – Trailer

The Blue Dahlia (1946) directed by George Marshall – Trailer

My entry will be ready soon. Stay tuned