Sleep No More
SHORT STORIES (KNOPF CANADA) BY P.D. JAMES, $28.
The world lost one of its great storytellers when celebrated author P.D. James died in 2014. Luckily, her publishers have compiled her uncollected stories (commissioned for magazines, newspapers and the like) into volumes such as 2016’s The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories and this brand-new release, Sleep No More. I breezed through these tales in an afternoon; reading them was like sitting down with an old friend to catch up on the latest neighbourhood gossip—the murderous kind, of course. —SM