Lady Antonia Fraser | Literature Criticism Critical Review by P. D. James

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Critical Review by P. D. James

SOURCE: "Nunnery Whodunnery," in Times Literary Supplement, May 27, 1977, p. 644.

In the following review of Quiet as a Nun, James comments on Fraser's handling of the elements of crime fiction.

Antonia Fraser is the latest recruit to the ranks of established writers who have turned their hands to crime fiction. "And when are you going to write a serious work?" crime novelists are always being asked; it would be nice to think that the question may now be reversed. Lady Antonia has chosen to describe Quiet as a Nun, a judicious mixture of puzzle, excitement and terror, as a thriller, and the setting has, indeed, all the Gothic horrors reminiscent of much earlier excursions in the genre: Catherine Morland would have relished it.

"And is it horrid, are you sure that it is horrid?&#x...

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