Posthumous book of short stories is a treat for P.D. James fans

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PENGUIN Random House is publishing a treat for fans of the late P.D. James, arguably one of the greatest mystery writers of the age.

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories is a collection of four stories, two of which feature a young Adam Dalgliesh, and which together, to borrow the author’s own word, add up to a delightful “entertainment.” Continue reading

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Tense thriller to air on BBC First

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Christina Moxam (NATASHA LITTLE), Ivy Moxam (JODIE COMER), Emma Moxam (KATHERINE ROSE MORLEY), Craig (JOE LAYTON), Angus Moxam (STUART GRAHAM) in Thirteen. Photographer: Todd Anthony

THE tense psychological thriller, Thirteen, will be screened from 8 pm on Wednesday, September 28 on BBC First (DStv channel 119).

The drama follows the story of Ivy Moxham, a 26-year-old woman learning to live again after 13 years in captivity. When Ivy escapes the cellar that’s been her prison since she was abducted, it’s just the start of her story.

She’s beginning to pick up the threads of a life half-lived, but they’re about to be pulled apart again. Her captor is on the run, and as cracks appear in Ivy’s account of her ordeal, the police begin to doubt her motives. What happened in that cellar? And can Ivy really be trusted?