P. D. James (1998)
A Taste of Death. (First published in 1986)
In this exquisitely crafted story two bodies are discovered with their throats slashed in a London church. Commander Dalgliesh is tracking down the leads. In her Adam Dalgliesh detective novels, P. D. James subtly develops complex characters that seem to have a true life of their own. More...
Dorothy L. Sayers (1995)
Gaudy Nights. (First published in 1935)
This Lord Peter Wimsey mystery unfolds at the all-female Shrewsbury College at Oxford. Harriet Vane, mystery writer and alumna of the College, comes back for the annual Gaudy night, where she receives a note full of hatred. Some time later she is called back by the Dean because the unpleasant events have intensified. Academic life, mixed with vitriolic hate. More...