Meet Cordelia Gray: twenty-two, tough, intelligent and now sole inheritor of the Pryde Detective Agency. Her first assignment
finds her hired by Sir Ronald Callender to investigate the death of his son Mark, a young Cambridge student found hanged
in mysterious circumstances. Required to delve into the hidden secrets of the Callender family, Cordelia soon realises
it is not a case of suicide, and that the truth is entirely more sinister.
Set in Cambridge, An Unsuitable Job for
a Woman is the first of P.D. James's novels to feature Cordelia Gray, a compulsive thriller and a chilling study of the complex
motives behind cold-hearted murder.