The Queen of Crime is at the peak of her powers with this Adam Dalgliesh mystery
'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?
P. D. James - awarded an OBE in 1983 and made a life peer in 1991 - was the bestselling, internationally acclaimed author of eighteen crime novels including the Adam Dalgliesh and Cordelia Gray series, The Children of Men and two posthumously published collections of short stories. She won numerous awards for crime writing, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing.
Crime & Mystery
Paperback - B format
Thriller / suspense