A Mind to Murder by P. D. James
(Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, No. 2)

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I find it remarkable that this series is now over 50 years old. They seem so modern in style when you pick one up and read it these days.
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The second book to feature Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A Mind To Murder is a “superbly satisfying mystery” (Chicago Daily News) from bestselling author P.D. James.

On the surface, the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is one of the most reputable institutions in London. But when the administrative head is found dead with a chisel in her heart, that distinguished facade begins to crumble as the truth emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate and quickly finds himself caught in a whirlwind of psychiatry, drugs, and deceit. Now he must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which of their unresolved conflicts has resulted in murder and stop a cunning killer before the next blow.
 

About P. D. James

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P. D. James is the author of twenty previous books, most of which have been filmed for television and broadcast in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Policy departments of Great Britain's Home Office, and has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. The recipient of many honors and prizes, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991 and was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2008. She divides her time between London and Oxford.
 
Published April 17, 2012 by Touchstone. 291 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime, History, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Mysteries in Paradise

Good
on Aug 30 2013

I find it remarkable that this series is now over 50 years old. They seem so modern in style when you pick one up and read it these days.

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Mystery File

Good
Reviewed by Marvin Lachman on Jul 14 2009

If P. D. James seems to have received an inordinate amount of praise in recent years, do not begrudge it to her. She, more than most, combines the ability to plot interesting puzzles with the writing skill to observe society create real characters, and write with intelligence and sophistication.

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Dwell In Possibility

Excellent
on Sep 23 2011

P.D. James is an excellent mystery writer. Perhaps more important, P.D. James is an excellent writer. Full stop. I recommend this mystery, as well as any other that she's written. You won't be disappointed.

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