P. D. James

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness James of Holland Park
BornPhyllis Dorothy James
(1920-08-03)3 August 1920
Oxford, England
Died27 November 2014(2014-11-27) (aged 94)
Oxford, England
GenreCrime fiction
Dystopian fiction
SpouseDr. Ernest Connor Bantry White, an Army doctor (m. 1941–1964, his death)
Children2 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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  1. "Faber & Faber : P. D. James". Faber.co.uk. 22 September 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  2. UK Parliament – Alphabetical List of Members Archived 2008-12-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "PD James, crime novelist, dies aged 94". BBC News. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.

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