PD James

All PD James Books In Order (Complete List)

Philippa "PD" James (1920-2014) was an English author and crime novelist. She wrote 23 novels, many of which focused on her central character, Insp. Adam Dalgliesh. Her work was widely praised for her depiction of complex psychological and moral issues involving murder and justice. Her novel "Cover Her Face" (1962) was the first book in the Adam Dalgliesh series, and the awards she received for her work, including "The Children of Men" (1992) and "Death in Holy Orders" (2001) established her as one of the most celebrated crime and mystery writers of her generation.

Explore all 26 books written by PD James, all arranged in the order they were published.

All PD James Books in Order with their release dates.

Cover Her Face
1

Cover Her Face

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 1

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1962

4.3 (2380)

A Mind to Murder
2

A Mind to Murder

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 2

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1963

4.2 (1551)

Unnatural Causes
3

Unnatural Causes

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 3

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1967

4.2 (1273)

Shroud for a Nightingale
4

Shroud for a Nightingale

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 4

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1971

4.4 (1272)

The Maul and the Pear Tree
5

The Maul and the Pear Tree

The Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1971

4.1 (124)

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
6

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Cordelia Gray, Book 1

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1972

4.2 (782)

The Victim
7

The Victim

Faber Stories

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1973

4 (24)

The Black Tower
8

The Black Tower

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 5

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1975

4.3 (796)

Death of an Expert Witness
9

Death of an Expert Witness

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 6

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1977

4.3 (921)

Innocent Blood
10

Innocent Blood

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1980

4.2 (324)

The Skull Beneath the Skin
11

The Skull Beneath the Skin

Cordelia Gray, Book 2

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1982

4.3 (412)

The Girl Who Loved Graveyards
12

The Girl Who Loved Graveyards

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1983

5 (2)

A Taste for Death
13

A Taste for Death

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 7

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1986

4.4 (1133)

Devices and Desires
14

Devices and Desires

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 8

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1989

4.3 (927)

The Mistletoe Murder
15

The Mistletoe Murder

And Other Stories

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1991

4.3 (1252)

The Children of Men
16

The Children of Men

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1992

4.2 (1501)

Original Sin
17

Original Sin

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 9

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1994

4.4 (983)

A Certain Justice
18

A Certain Justice

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 10

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1997

4.4 (1266)

Time to Be in Earnest
19

Time to Be in Earnest

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 1999

4.3 (190)

Death in Holy Orders
20

Death in Holy Orders

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 11

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 2001

4.5 (1049)

The Murder Room
21

The Murder Room

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 12

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 2003

4.5 (1084)

The Part-time Job
22

The Part-time Job

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 2005

4.2 (986)

The Lighthouse
23

The Lighthouse

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 13

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 2005

4.5 (1420)

The Private Patient
24

The Private Patient

Adam Dalgliesh, Book 14

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 2008

4.4 (1435)

Talking About Detective Fiction
25

Talking About Detective Fiction

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 2009

4.4 (112)

Death Comes to Pemberley
26

Death Comes to Pemberley

Author:P. D. James

Publish Year : 2011

3.8 (2729)