An Unsuitable Job for a Woman : Cordelia Gray

  • by P. D. James
  • Narrated by Katie Scarfe
  • Series: Cordelia Gray
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Cordelia Gray mystery
Meet Cordelia Gray: 22, tough, intelligent, and now sole inheritor of the Pryde Detective Agency. Her first assignment finds her hired by Sir Ronald Callender to investigate the death of his son Mark, a young Cambridge student found hanged in mysterious circumstances. Required to delve into the hidden secrets of the Callender family, Cordelia soon realizes it is not a case of suicide, and that the truth is entirely more sinister.


What the Critics Say

"One of the most compulsive and acutely observed thrillers of the year - a why-dunnit, rather than a who-dunnit; a study of the complex motives that make up the cold mind of a killer." (Daily Express)
"A very ingenious, absorbing detective story of star quality." (Evening Standard)
"Through a language which is always sensitively precise and often more, she keeps up a ripple of subterranean humour which would sustain a whole series as good as this one.... Miss James has the eye for detail which is an absolute requirement for a detective writer. She also has tolerance and experienced wisdom." (C.P. Snow, Financial Times)


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Customer Reviews

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If you could sum up An Unsuitable Job for a Woman in three words, what would they be?

Original, unexpected plot

What was one of the most memorable moments of An Unsuitable Job for a Woman?

most of the last few chapters

Have you listened to any of Katie Scarfe’s other performances? How does this one compare?

First time listening to Katie Scarfe, spellbinding performance

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

2 sittings

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- peregrine


If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Maybe someone older??? I am honestly not sure.

Would you ever listen to anything by P. D. James again?


Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Katie Scarfe?

the narrator was fibe

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no it just went on and on.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-09-2014
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd