Queen of crime writing P.D. James dies at 94

November 28, 2014 12:33 PM

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Queen of crime writing P.D. James dies at 94

Nov. 27, 2005. P.D. James as she discusses her latest novel, "The Lighthouse," another mystery featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh, during an interview in New York. (The Associated Press)

P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.

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