The Private Patient

The Private Patient

. . 'An exercise in impeccable detection.' New York Times 'James's skill as a yarn-spinner gives plenty of suspense to this intriguing mystery.' Financial Times

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571246793

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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When the notorious investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn booked into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar, she had every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, a week's peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset's most beautiful manor houses and the beginning of a new life. She was never to leave Cheverell Manor alive. Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate the murder, and later a second death, which are to raise even more complicated problems than the question of innocence or guilt. A chilling and atmospheric work of detective fiction, The Private Patient is the fourteenth novel to feature the inspector protagonist Adam Dalgliesh, from the award-winning author of Children of Men, Death Comes to Pemberley and The Murder Room.
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The Private Patient

The Private Patient

She will never leave Cheverell Manor alive. When Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate the murder? and a second death occurs? even more complicated problems than the question of innocence or guilt arise.

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An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery With all the qualities that P. D. James?s readers have come to expect: a masterly psychological and emotional richness of characterization, a vivid evocation of place and a credible and exciting mystery.When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, books into Mr. Chandler-Powell?s private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring, long-standing facial scar, she has every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, a week?s peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset?s most beautiful manor houses and the beginning of a new life. She will never leave Cheverell Manor alive. When Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate the murder ? and a second death occurs ? even more complicated problems than the question of innocence or guilt arise.
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A Mind to Murder

A Mind to Murder

Amid all that deceit, could the killer be preparing to strike again? 'Neat and startling . . . P. D. James is simply a wonderful writer.' New York Times 'Highly recommended.' Daily Telegraph

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571246816

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Adultery. Blackmail. Murder. 'Neat and startling . P. D. James is simply a wonderful writer.' New York Times 'Highly recommended.' Daily Telegraph Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh has never failed to solve a case. When he is called to the scene of a gruesome murder at a psychiatry clinic in London, he finds it in lockdown: no one has entered or left the building since the discovery of the body. So, it figures, the culprit must be amongst the people before him. As Dalgliesh quickly discovers, however, the intricate web of lies and grudges among the staff and patients at the Steen Clinic cast confusing shadows. Amid all that deceit, could the killer be preparing to strike again?
Categories: Fiction

Cover Her Face

Cover Her Face

Now a major Channel 5 series 'The Queen of Crime.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571246809

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From P.D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction, comes the debut novel that introduced Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh. Set in the peaceful English countryside, Cover Her Face is a classic murder mystery. St Cedd's Church fête has been held in the grounds of Martingale manor house for generations. As if organising stalls, as well as presiding over luncheon, the bishop and the tea tent, were not enough for Mrs Eleanor Maxie on that mellow July afternoon, she also has to contend with the news of her son's sudden engagement to the new parlour maid, Sally Jupp. On the following morning Martingale and the village are shocked by the discovery of Sally's body. Investigating the violent death at the manor house, Detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh becomes embroiled in the complicated passions beneath the calm surface of English country life. In Cover Her Face, award-winning P.D. James (author of Death Comes to Pemberley, The Murder Room and Children of Men) plots a complex story of family secrets and suspicion. Meet the dark and brooding Dalgliesh - a gentleman, a poet, and a gifted detective-and read the novel that launched P.D. James's career as the world's pre-eminent crime writer.
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A Taste for Death

A Taste for Death

Now a major Channel 5 series 'The Queen of Crime.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571248667

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Now a major Channel 5 series 'The Queen of Crime.' New York Times Two men lie in a welter of blood in the vestry of St Matthew's Church, Paddington, thier throats brutally slashed. One is Sir Paul Berowne, a baronet and recently-resigned Minister of the Crown, the other an alcoholic vagrant. Dalgliesh and his team, set up to investigate crimes of particular sensitivity, are faced with a case of extraordinary complexity as they discover the Berowne family's veneer of prosperous gentility conceals ugly and dangerous secrets. 'Compulsive . . . heart-pounding suspense.' Sunday Times 'Splendidly suspenseful . . . A triumph and a treat.' Guardian
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The Murder Room

The Murder Room

When it becomes clear that the killer is prepared to kill again, inspired by the real-life crimes from the murder room, Dalgliesh knows that to solve this case he has to get into the mind of a ruthless killer.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571247035

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne Museum in Hampstead, and with its sinister murder room celebrating notorious crimes committed in the interwar years, when he is called to investigate the killing of one of the trustees. He soon discovers that the victim was seeking to close the museum against the wishes of both staff and fellow trustees. Everyone, it seems, has something to gain from the crime. When it becomes clear that the killer is prepared to kill again, inspired by the real-life crimes from the murder room, Dalgliesh knows that to solve this case he has to get into the mind of a ruthless killer. The investigation is complicated for Dalgliesh by his love for Emma Lavenham, but their relationship, at a sensitive stage for them both, is continually frustrated by the demands of his job. As step by step he moves closer to the murderer, is the investigation taking him further away from commitment to the woman he loves? Award-winning P.D. James (author of Death Comes to Pemberley, The Murder Room and A Certain Justice) plots a thrilling work of crime fiction packed with intrigue and suspense. In 2004, this novel was adapted for BBC television and starred Martin Shaw as Adam Dalgliesh and Janie Dee as Emma Lavenham.
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Shroud for a Nightingale

Shroud for a Nightingale

'Plenty of scrupulously laid false trails, credible detectives and a totally unexpected ending.' Sunday Telegraph 'James manages a depth and intelligence that few in her trade can match.' The Times

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571246830

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Now a major Channel 5 series 'The Queen of Crime.' New York Times When secrets get out, no one is safe . . . On a crisp January morning, a group of third year nursing students gathers early for a clinical lesson. They have no idea that they are about to witness the gruesome murder of one of their classmates. Before the month is over, another student turns up dead, this time of an apparent suicide. But could these deaths be connected? Superintendent Adam Dalgleish thinks so. Though the motive is carefully obscured by a web of secrets, blackmail, and lies, he is determined to uncover the truth - before the killer can strike again. 'Plenty of scrupulously laid false trails, credible detectives and a totally unexpected ending.' Sunday Telegraph 'James manages a depth and intelligence that few in her trade can match.' The Times
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Death in Holy Orders

Death in Holy Orders

Now a major Channel 5 series 'The Queen of Crime.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571247011

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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When the body of a theology student is found on a desolate stretch of coast in East Anglia, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to pay a visit to the young man's theological college, St Anselm's, a place he knew as a boy, expecting no more than a nostalgic return to old haunts and a straightforward examination of the evidence. Instead he finds himself embroiled in intrigue, secrets and mystery as the college is torn apart by a sacrilegious and horrifying murder . . . Award-winning P.D. James (author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men) masterfully explores an isolated and beleaguered community coping with the evil and disruption of murder. In 2003, this novel was adapted for BBC television and starred Martin Shaw, Hugh Fraser and Robert Hardy. Set on the wild coast of East Anglia, this number one bestseller is the fourteenth Adam Dalgliesh novel and a thrilling work of crime fiction possessing all of the qualities which distinguish P. D. James as a novelist.
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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

'P. D. James on top form . . . you will love it.' Spectator 'Has enough twists, turns and false leads to keep one gripped throughout.' Mail On Sunday

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571247042

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered. Adam Dalgliesh is called in to solve the mystery quickly and discreetly, but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team. Dalgliesh is uncertain about his future with Emma Lavenham, the woman he loves, Detective Inspector Kate Miskin has her own emotional problems and the ambitious Anglo-Indian Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith is worried about working under Kate. Hardly have the team begun to unravel the complicated motives of the suspects that there is a second brutal killing and the whole investigation is jeopardised when Dalgliesh is faced with a danger more insidious and as potentially fatal as murder.
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A Certain Justice

A Certain Justice

As Dalgliesh narrows the field of suspects, a second brutal murder draws them into greater complexities of intrigue and evil . . . 'Ingenious and beautifully written, this is P. D. James at her highly impressive best.

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571248704

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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From P.D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction comes the tenth novel to feature commander Adam Dalgliesh. A Certain Justice is a chilling murder mystery packed with forensic detail, set in the treacherous legal world of London. Venetia Aldridge QC is a distinguished barrister. When she agrees to defend Garry Ashe, accused of the brutal murder of his aunt, it is one more opportunity to triumph in her distinguished career as a criminal lawyer. But just four weeks later, Miss Aldridge is found dead at her desk. Commander Adam Dalgliesh, called in to investigate, finds motives for murder among the clients Venetia has defended, her professional colleagues, her family - even her lover. As Dalgliesh narrows the field of suspects, a second brutal murder draws them into greater complexities of intrigue and evil. P.D. James, the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley, Children of Men and Death In Holy Orders, once again explores the mysterious and intense emotions responsible for the unique crime of murder, with authority and sensitivity. A Certain Justice is set in the legal world of London and possesses all of the qualities which distinguish P.D. James as a novelist.
Categories: Fiction