Death in Holy Orders: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
Publisher: Ballantine Books
From the award-winning master of literary crime fiction, a classic work rich in tense drama and psychological insight.On the East Anglian seacoast, a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. When the body of a student is found buried in the sand, the boy's influential father demands that Scotland Yard investigate. Enter Adam Dalgliesh, a detective who loves poetry, a man who has known loss and discovery. The son of a parson, and having spent many happy boyhood summers at the school, Dalgliesh is the perfect candidate to look for the truth in this remote, rarified community of the faithful-and the frightened. And when one death leads to another, Dalgliesh finds himself steeped in a world of good and evil, of stifled passions and hidden pasts, where someone has cause not just to commit one crime but to begin an unholy order of murder. . . ."Gracefully sculpted prose and a] superbly executed mystery . . . Death in Holy Orders is among James's] most remarkable and accomplished Dalgliesh novels.“-”The Philadelphia Inquirer“ ”An elegant work about hope, death, and the alternately redemptive and destructive nature of love.“-”The Miami Herald “ ”Absorbing . . . James's] plotting and characterization are] impeccable.“-”Orlando Sentinel“ ”P. D. James is in top form.“-”The Boston Globe" Open the exclusive dossier at the back of this book, featuring P. D. James' essay on penning the perfect detective novel.
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