PD James, the acclaimed author famous for her series of detective novels, has died aged 94.
Her publisher confirmed she passed away peacefully at her home in Oxford.
A spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that the family of author P D James, Baroness James of Holland Park OBE, FRSL, FRSA, announce that she died peacefully at her home in Oxford on the morning of 27 November 2014, aged 94, a much-loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
"The family have requested privacy at this time."
Baroness James rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh.