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Sleep No More

Sleep No More

by P. D. James

Six Murderous Tales

Format
Hardcover
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Publish Date
October 2017

A second collection of short stories from P.D. James. Six further stories are published together for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition. 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.

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