An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Meet Cordelia Gray: twenty-two, 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. Cordelia is required to delve into the hidden secrets of the Callender family and soon realises it is not a case of suicide, and that the truth is entirely more sinister.

James’s first Cordelia Gray novel An Unsuitable Job For a Woman is a brilliant work of crime fiction packed with secrets and suspense.

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman has been adapted for television twice, the second in 1997 starring Helen Baxendale, Annette Crosbie and Rosemary Leach.

Book details

Series: Cordelia Gray

Series reading order: 1

First published: 1972

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