Saturday, December 22, 2007

P D James-aholic

So, lately I've been obsessed with P D James, the octogenarian British mystery author. I am currently reading The Murder Room and have 4 of her other books being sent to me through Bookmooch. Her writing is elegant, character-driven and efficient, which is not common for a mystery novel. And of course, the characters are British. Although he doesn't quite measure up to my beloved Rebus, Adam Dalgliesh is one of my favorite literary detectives. If you are looking for something that requires care and attention to digest try James. Not fast-paced in any way, you will be rewarded with rich characterization and delicious writing.

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