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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,626 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. D. James, Penelope Dellaporta Narrator: Penelope Dellaporta Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries Release Date:
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Two bodies, their throats cut, lie in the vestry of St Matthew's Church, Paddington. One is an alcoholic tramp; the other, Sir Paul Berowne, is a baronet and a recently resigned Minister of the Crown. Adam Dalgliesh, arrives to begin his investigation, one that will expose the darker recesses of the Berowne family history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Splendidly suspenseful. The Washington Post Book World
  • Glitters with the high-gloss anxiety of a first-rate detective novel, but it goes beyond that fine achievement to another realm . . . An intricate, compassionate novel. The Boston Globe
  • MARVELOUS. Newsweek

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John Duncan Duncan Duncan | 2/17/2014

    " James, a master of her craft. Her writing needs no introduction. BBC did not hesitate to make her books into TV movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/17/2014

    " An engaging mystery--as always. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jess | 2/10/2014

    " A whodunit with the descriptions, character development, name-dropping, and allusions you'd expect from a different type of novel (the detective is a poet, after all), and the mystery, police work, and twists and turns the genre demands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan | 1/29/2014

    " Loved it. I just can't get enough of James. I feel like I know Dalgliesh personally! Her characters are so dynamic. There are enough red herrings to keep you guessing to the very end. "

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