According to P.D. James' publisher, Faber & Faber, the acclaimed British mystery writer has died. She passed away in her home in Oxford, England, on Thursday, November 27.
Phyllis Dorothy James White was the author of 20 books, most of which have been turned into film or television productions. She rose to fame for her series of detective novels featuring the investigator/poet Adam Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard. The first of the Dalgliesh novels, Cover Your Face, was published in 1962.
Her acclaimed 1992 dystopian novel Children of Men was made into a feature film by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Julianne Moore and Clive Owen.
James worked in government service in the U.K., including the National Health Service and the Home Office, from the 1940s until her retirement in 1979.
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