James, P. D.
Talking about Detective Fiction
Oxford, Bodleian Library, 2009
First edition. Fine as issued in Fine dust jacket.
Signed by the author to the title page.
P.D. James wrote "When I settled down in the mid-1950s to write my first novel, it never occurred to me to make a start with anything other than a detective story". P. D. James explores the history of the detective novel, the craft of its construction and those who have mastered the craft. Illustrated with cartoons by Fran.
Winner of the Mystery Readers International Macavity Award.