A Taste for Death by P. D. James
(Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, No. 7)

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Literate readers who have not yet made Adam Dalgliesh's acquaintance should rush to the bookstores for this one.
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When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict of the lowest order? Challenged with the investigation of a crime that appears to have endless motives, Dalgliesh explores the sinister web spun around a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who is pregnant and full of malice--all the while hoping to fill the gap of logic that joined these two disparate men in bright red death. . . .


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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 December 8, 2010 by Vintage. 786 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Literate readers who have not yet made Adam Dalgliesh's acquaintance should rush to the bookstores for this one.

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Above average
on Nov 17 1986

Perhaps the best thing about James's novels, though, is that she always plays fair with the reader. If the Biblical quotes and other literary flourishes seem pretentious, James still delivers the pace and tensions of a mystery yarn better than any other living writer.

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