An Unsuitable Job for A Woman

An Unsuitable Job for A Woman

Series 1 & 2

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Cordelia Gray is a young, aspiring private detective learning the ropes from her mentor, disgraced ex-policeman Bernie Pryde. But when Pryde's sudden suicide leaves Cordelia the sole proprietor of his ramshackle agency, she is forced to continue her education on the job with only Mrs. Sparshott, the agency's longtime secretary and Cordelia's new assistant on her team. Sacrifice: A prominent scientist hires Cordelia to investigate why his son suddenly gave up a life of privilege for one of passion, only to kill himself weeks later. A last embrace: A jilted wife needs a female detective to lure her philandering husband and reveal his misdeeds, but Cordelia finds herself trapped when she begins to fall in love. Living on risk: Cordelia accepts what she thinks is a routine surveillance job, only to discover she may have been hired to help commit a crime, not to prevent one. Playing God: Superintendent Fergussen hires Cordelia to investigate his daughter's boyfriend, but is the evidence Cordelia turns over really all that the Superintendent was after?

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SandraLH
Mar 11, 2017

Have enjoyed, in the past, several PD James' novels and I really enjoy the film adaptation "Children of Men" with Clive Owen (a favorite), so thought I'd give this a try. Watched second set of two since first DVD was was not available, so missed the lead-in details to series. Unfamiliar with the lead actor and found her character bit bland for my taste initially, but near the end she became more likeable. However, the mystery plot was slightly lame, but interesting enough to continue watching. Especially liked the detective's older assistant. Reminded me of an older friend of mine. Fairly good suspense with some twists and underlying mysterious facts leading to who was really the sinister character and for what reason ... or possibly more than one plotting character in a sorted affair.

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