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Sleep No More

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', P. D. James, was a past master of the short story, weaving together motifs of the Golden Age of crime-writing with deep psychological insight to create gripping, suspenseful tales. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories contained four of these perfectly formed stories, and this companion volume contains a further six, 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.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for P D James's Sleep No More

Hardback Editions

November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-525-52073-2 / 978-0-525-52073-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-7352-7438-X / 978-0-7352-7438-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-571-33987-5 / 978-0-571-33987-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-525-59049-8 / 978-0-525-59049-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-525-58817-5 / 978-0-525-58817-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-571-33990-5 / 978-0-571-33990-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
Author(s): P D James
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
Author(s): P D James
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
Author(s): P D James
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK