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Acclaimed detective novelist PD James has died, aged 94

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LONDON - OCTOBER 03: PD James arrives at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 3, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON - OCTOBER 03: PD James arrives at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 3, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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LONDON - OCTOBER 03: PD James arrives at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 3, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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.

Telegraph.co.uk