A short treaty about the history of detective fiction. P. D. James gives insight into her own novels and writing habits while giving a thorough over view about the development of the genre of detective fiction.
She discusses the golden age of this genre. the 30s of the twentieth century till late 40s. The beginning with the Moonstone or Bleak house.
Ventures into modern crime writing. the various international writers and books in translation and more important is the setting of those books.
interesting short piece of non fiction that readers of crime fiction will appreciate