Death in Holy Orders

Death in Holy Orders

An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007
Edition: Ballatine books trade pbk. ed
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780812977233
0812977238
Branch Call Number: JAMES P
Characteristics: 429 pages ; 21 cm

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Mary_53
Jul 17, 2017

Just finished reading this. Another good one by P.D James

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