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British mystery writer P.D. James dies at 94
British mystery writer P.D. James dies at 94

Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94. Faber and Faber said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford in southern England. James' books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold in the millions around the world, and most were just as popular when adapted for television. Faber and Faber, James' publisher for more than 50 years, said in a statement that she had been "so very remarkable in every aspect of her life, an inspiration and great friend to us all. It is a privilege to publish her extraordinary books. Working with her was always the best of...

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