The Skull Beneath the Skin: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

Version: Unabridged
Author: P.D. James
Narrator: Greta Scaachi
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: February 2010
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Combining the classic ingredients of a murder mystery with elements of horror, apparitions and hairbreadth episodes, The Skull Beneath The Skin creates a dark and claustrophobic atmosphere in a masterpiece of crime fiction.

When leading actress Clarissa Lisle receives threats to her life the young detective, Cordelia Gray, is hired to accompany her to a private island where she is going to star in The Duchess Of Malfi. In this gripping dramatisation the sharp-witted slueth, played by Greta Scaachi, finds herself in the enclosed setting of a chilling country house on an island with a blood-stained history...

Reviews (1)

the skull beneathe the skin

Written by Anonymous on January 27th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A very worthy book and once again well done Mr. James. Narration, content and interest all very good.

Author Details

Author Details

James, P.D.

P. D. James is the author of nineteen books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, "Time to Be in Earnest," The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. She lives in London and Oxford.