Review published on November 7, 2017.
This collection of short stories by the late P.D. James just reminds us how much she was loved and will be missed. She delivers in each short story something other authors fail to deliver in a full-scale novel. All these short murder mystery stories are pithy and get to the crux of the matter and each one is engrossing.
Each of these stories is a standalone story, all written in beautiful prose, full of twists, most of which you never see coming. Each story is an original from someone who was the queen of mystery writers, who knew how to entertain her readership.
P.D. James may be gone, but this collection is an excellent testament to her talent and writing, and as she always did, it reminds us how many women have really made this genre their own. This is in the grand tradition of short mystery stories first begun by Agatha Christie and P.D. James was a true heir to her crown.
I cannot recommend this collection highly enough.
Paul Diggett 4/4
Sleep No More by P.D. James
Faber & Faber 9780571339877 hbk Oct 2017
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