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內容簡介

內容簡介 As a companion volume to The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, a further six of P. D. James's ingenious short stories are published here together for the first time.As the six murderous tales unfold, the dark motive of revenge is revealed at the heart of each. Bullying schoolmasters receive their comeuppance, unhappy marriages and childhoods are avenged, a murder in the small hours of Christmas Day puts an end to the vicious new lord of the manor, and, from the safety of his nursing home, an octogenarian exerts exquisite retribution.The punishments inflicted on the guilty are fittingly severe, but here they are meted out by the unseen forces of natural justice rather than the institutions of the law. Once again, P. D. James shows her expert control of the short-story form, conjuring motives and scenarios with complete conviction, and each with a satisfying twist in the tail.

作者介紹

作者介紹 P. D. JamesP. D. James is the author of twenty books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Department of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991.

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales:,AsacompanionvolumetoTheMistletoeMurderandOtherStories,afurthersixofP.D.James'singeniousshortstoriesarepublishedheretogethe

書名 / Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
簡介 / Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales:,AsacompanionvolumetoTheMistletoeMurderandOtherStories,afurthersixofP.D.James'singeniousshortstoriesarepublishedheretogethe
作者 / P. D. James
出版社 / FABER & FABER LTD
誠品26碼 / 2681469541006
ISBN13 / 9780571339877
ISBN10 / 0571339875
EAN / 9780571339877
尺寸 / 19.8X12.9CM
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語言 / 英文
頁數 / 176
裝訂 / 精裝