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P.D. James is an English mystery writer best known for her series of novels featuring fictional detective Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard.
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James names several additional writers, past and present, as her literary heroes: they include George Eliot, Evelyn Waugh and Anthony Trollope, as well as mystery writers Dorothy L. Sayers, Margery Allingham and Ruth Rendell, a longtime friend.
James was decorated with the Order of the British Empire in 1983 and was named a peer of the House of Lords in 1991; her honorary title is Baroness James.
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