While in London I wanted to pick up a book that I could carry around to read during my down times. So I popped in the wonderful flagship store of Foyle’s on Charing Cross Road to browse around. I ended up looking at classic British mystery writers. After Agatha Christie there is none better at a classic British mystery than the late P.D. James. After browsing a bunch of her titles, I settled on a relatively new anthology of some of her previously unpublished short stories, Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales.

About Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James:

“It’s not always a question of ‘whodunit?’ Sometimes there’s more mystery in the why or how. And although we usually know the unhealthy fates of both victim and perpetrator, what of those clever few who plan and carry out the perfect crime? The ones who aren’t brought down even though they’re found out? And what about those who do the finding out who witness a murder or who identify the murderer but keep the information to themselves? These are some of the mysteries that we follow through those six stories as we are drawn into the thinking, the memories, the emotional machinations, the rationalizations, the dreams and desires behind murderous cause and effect.”

Sleep No More ended up being the perfect book find for my trip – short, engrossing stories I could read in intermittent intervals and be totally entertained by a master at the top of her craft.

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.