Innocent Blood Analysis

Literary Techniques

James's strengths as a writer include the realism of her characters, her clear and carefully delineated plots, her deep psychological...

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Innocent Blood Literary Precedents

As a writer of detective stories, James sees herself in the British classical tradition. Both she and her critics compare her to Dorothy...

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Innocent Blood Bibliography (Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Gidez, Richard B. P. D. James. New York: Twayne, 1986.

James, Caryn. “Children of Differing Visions.” The New York Times, December 28, 2006, p. E1.

James, P. D. “A Conversation with . . . P. D. James.” Interview by Lewis Burke Frumkes. Writer 111 (June, 1998): 17-20.

James, P. D. “P. D. James and the Mystery of Iniquity.” Interview by Ralph Wood. Modern Age 44 (Fall, 2002): 350-358.

Maslin, Janet. “A Rich Menu of Murder, Garnished with a Small Sprig of Shame.” The New York Times, December 1, 2005, p. E1.

Maxfield, James F. “The Unfinished Detective: The Work of P. D. James.” Critique 28 (Summer, 1987): 211-222.

Wood, Ralph C. “Murder in the Vicarage.” First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life 167 (November, 2006): 38-41.

Zaleski, Jeff, and Peter Cannon. “Death in Holy Orders.” Publishers Weekly 248 (March 19, 2001): 79.