A luxurious leather bound edition published by The Easton Press, personally hand signed by P. D. James on a special title page.
A high quality signed limited edition that will enhance your library and that also makes a unique gift. Limited to only 1,200 signed copies.
Cover Her Face is the debut 1962 crime novel of P. D. James. It details
the investigations by her poetry-writing detective Adam Dalgliesh into
the death of a young, ambitious maid, surrounded by a family which has
reasons to want her gone - or dead.
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Easton Press. Norwalk, CT. 2009. Original COA and Collector's Notes included within. 342 pp. Full genuine leather covers w/ gilt decoration on binding. Sealed in the original shrink-wrap from the publisher. This edition also includes an unattached Ex-Libris bookplate for your own personalization.
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Condition: Sealed. As New. Very Fine. The condition is of the highest quality. A wonderful bright clean copy. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Tight binding without even a single scratch to the gilded page edges.
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* Beautiful Illustrations
About COVER HER FACE."Cover Her Face" is a story of mystery and suspense, about a beautiful and assertive housemaid who winds up strangled in her bed behind a locked door. Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a full household of suspects. There were many who had reason to want her dead.
The title is taken from a passage
from John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi:
"Cover her face. Mine eyes
dazzle; she died young."
The novel "Cover Her Face" was generally very well received by critics.
"Her first detective story, immediately pleasing and impressive. The
pace is deliberate, the characterization of the members of an English
county family very well done, and the central character of Sally Jupp --
a servant girl with imagination and a love of power -- most unusual but
compelling. Inspector Dalgliesh is perhaps too quietly competent in his
disclosure of Sally's killer -- and, despite the title, the girl isn't a
Duchess of Malfi."
- A Catalogue of Crime