Well, mystery fiction has one less writer and it's probably all the lesser for it. I'm not going to BS and expound on how great of a writer P.D. James was because honestly, I only ever read one of her books. I hadn't even heard of her until I saw Children of Men in the theaters and later read the novel it based on. Both were pretty enjoyable, but boy were they different as night and day. Aside from that, I've never gotten around to reading her other books, but seeing as how I'm getting into mystery, it's inevitable that I will read her works and if The Children of Men was any indication, it certainly won't be time wasted.