P. D. James

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness James of Holland Park
OBE
Born Phyllis Dorothy James
3 August 1920(1920-08-03)
Oxford, England
Died 27 November 2014(2014-11-27) (aged 94)
Oxford, England
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Genres Crime fiction
Thriller
Dystopian fiction
Spouse(s) Dr. Ernest Connor Bantry White, an Army doctor (m. 1941–1964, his death)
Children 2 daughters, Claire, (b. 1942) and Jane, (b. 1944)


Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL (3 August 1920 – 27 November 2014) was an English writer of crime fiction. She was commonly known as P. D. James, which was the name her books are published under. She was most famous for a series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh.[1]

James was a life peer in the House of Lords.[2] James died peacefully at her home in Oxford on 27 November 2014, aged 94.[3]

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