Handsome Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died hanging by the neck with a faint trace of lipstick on his mouth. The official verdict is suicide, and his aristocratic father hires fledgling private investigator Cordelia Gray to find out what led him to self-destruction. What she discovers instead is a twisting trail of secrets and sins, and the strong scent of murder. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman introduces P. D. James's courageous but vulnerable young detective, Cordelia Gray, in a "top-rated puzzle of peril that holds you all the way" (The New York Times). Widely acknowledged as "the greatest contemporary writer of classic crime" (The London Sunday Times), P. D. James is the author of fifteen crime novels, including a second Cordelia Gray novel, The Skull Beneath the Skin, and of the autobiography Time to Be in Earnest. P. D. James has been awarded major prizes for her crime writing in Great Britain, America, Italy, and Scandinavia, and in 1999 she received the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award for long-term achievement.James, P. D. is the author of 'Unsuitable Job for a Woman' with ISBN 9780743219556 and ISBN 0743219554.