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The Skull Beneath the Skin

A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

P. D. James, Greta Scaachi (Narrator)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/17/2001)
Mass Market Paperback (10/1/1987)


Combining the classic ingredients of a murder mystery with elements of horror, apparitions and hairbreadth episodes, The Skull Beneath The Skin creates a dark and claustrophobic atmosphere in a masterpiece of crime fiction. When leading actress Clarissa Lisle receives threats to her life the young detective, Cordelia Gray, is hired to accompany her to a private island where she is going to star in The Duchess Of Malfi. In this gripping dramatization, the sharp-witted slueth, played by Greta Scaachi, finds herself in the enclosed setting of a chilling country house on an island with a blood-stained history.

AudioGO Ltd., 9780563529316

Publication Date: February 1, 2010

About the Author

P. D. James spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of the Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000, P. D. James celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, "Time to Be in Earnest." The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was named Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. She lives in London and Oxford.