The Skull Beneath the Skin

by James, P D

A Cordelia Gray MysteryHired to protect a beautiful but neurotic actress, Cordelia Gray soon becomes embroiled in a case as dangerous to her own life as it is mysterious.Clarissa Lisle hopes to make a spectacular comeback in a production of The Duchess of Malfi, to be played in Ambrose Gorringe's sinister castle at Courcy Island. Cordelia is there to ensure her safety following the appearance of a number of poison-pen letters. But it soon becomes clear that all are in danger. Trapped within the walls of the Gothic castle, the treacherous past of the island re-emerges, and everyone seems to have a motive for sending Clarissa 'down, down to hell'.Marking the return of Cordelia Gray, The Skull beneath the Skin is a complex mystery which more than lives up to its predecessor, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman.

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New York: Scribner. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1982. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0684177730 . Signed and inscribed by James on the front free endpaper, "To Mac with every good wish from the author. P. D. James. 7 Nov. 1986." Dust soiling to the top of the page edges. Private detective Cordelia Gray is… Read more about this item
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Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys Publishers, 1982. A novel by P.D.James who previously gave us 'Innocent Blood'. This book features the author's memorable young sleuth Cordelia Gray. P.D. James weaves a novel of relentless suspense that will not fail to satisfy the most demanding of her fans.The Skull Beneath The Skin takes Cordelia on a mysterious mission to… Read more about this item
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Toronto, ON, Canada: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1982. 1st Canadian edition. Near fine in dust jacket with a small damp stain at rear of book and jacket. Cordelia, hired by an ageing actress as a bodyguard on a mysterious mission to an island castle off the coast of Dorset, where a private performance of Webster's blood-curdling tragedy "The Duchess… Read more about this item
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Author's Second mystery featuring sleuth Cordelia Gray, who made her debut in "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman." This is a FIRST EDITION, First Printing hardcover fro 1982, SIGNED by the Author with a dated, personalized inscription on ffep. Condition is… Read more about this item
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[Toronto]: Lester & Orpen Dennys. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1982. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. 0886190266 . In The Skull Beneath the Skin, P. D. James combines her gifts as a novelist with the elements of classic crime fiction, featuring her morable young sleuth Cordelia Gray, who made her debut in An Unsuitable Job for a Woman.… Read more about this item
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