Books The Best P. D. James Books  

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List of the best P. D. James books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that P. D. James is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. James is best known for her novel The Children of Men, which was adapted into a hit film, as well as her many other great works of crime and dystopian fiction. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of P. D. James who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.

This list is made up of books like The Children of Men and Cover Her Face. What are P. D. James's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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The Murder Room is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
The Murder Room P. D. James

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Death in Holy Orders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
Death in Holy Orders P. D. James

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A Certain Justice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
A Certain Justice P. D. James

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A Taste for Death is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
A Taste for Death P. D. James

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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best P. D. James Books

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Cover Her Face is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
Cover Her Face P. D. James

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The Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
The Children of Men P. D. James

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The Private Patient is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
The Private Patient P. D. James

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Death Comes to Pemberley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best P. D. James Books

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Death of an Expert Witness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best P. D. James Books

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Devices and Desires is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
Devices and Desires P. D. James

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Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
Original Sin P. D. James

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The Lighthouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
The Lighthouse P. D. James

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Shroud for a Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best P. D. James Books

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Innocent Blood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
Innocent Blood Graham Masterton, P. D. James

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Unnatural Causes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
Unnatural Causes P. D. James

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The Black Tower is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
The Black Tower P. D. James

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The Skull Beneath the Skin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best P. D. James Books

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A Mind to Murder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best P. D. James Books
A Mind to Murder P. D. James

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The Maul and the Pear Tree is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best P. D. James Books