P. D. James An Unsuitable Job For A Woman

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In P.D. James’ novel An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, the main character, Cordelia Gray is thrust into the world of private investigators when the suicide of her partner, Bernie Pryde, forces her to take over the business alone. In her first case, she is hired to investigate the motive behind Mark Callender’s suicide. Although Cordelia is a solo detective in this case, she relies on the memory of Bernie Pryde and the lessons he shared with her during their time together. In An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, Cordelia’s use of memory allows for her to remember the lessons of more experienced investigators. When Cordelia discovers that Bernie has committed suicide, she becomes the sole owner and detective of Pryde Detective Agency. Cordelia decides

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