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Author: P. D. James Narrator: Penelope Dellaporta Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781415961452
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The fifth mystery in the acclaimed and bestselling Adam Dalgliesh series by “the reigning mistress of murder”(Time), P.D. James, is now available on CD. Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more? "Splendid, macabre"–London Sunday Telegraph "THE BLACK TOWER is a masterpiece."–London Sunday Times Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ice | 4/27/2011

    " This one is in my top 3 of Dagleish mystery thrillers. Usual pattern in rural England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 4/19/2011

    " As always a literate and well-thought out mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/17/2011

    " One of the things I like about this series is that it provides the structure of a mystery in a well-written novel. Too many mysteries are slight and can be finished in a few hours. I particularly liked the plot of this one, but don't feel like going into detail at the moment! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 3/12/2011

    " Early Adam Dalgliesh novel. Almost guessed the ending ... but not quite. I do like PD James! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saugat | 3/4/2011

    " P D James has come up with an engrossing murder mystery plot in this book. Toynton Grange and its occupants' characters has been beautifully written. Even though I felt that the end could have been better but being a big fan of her work I can ignore that! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frank | 2/17/2011

    " Least favorite of all the AD books. Pretty much disliked every character in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teacatweaves | 1/23/2011

    " I do enjoy watching the PBS series. I found this one a little depressing because of the implications of institutional care and why some people are left to rot in it. The plot kept me interested, although it took longer to read than current authors because PD James goes into much more detail. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mikee | 1/2/2011

    " Agatha Christie-like. Many characters. Many murders. Neatly tied together at the end. Too neat. Who cares? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesa | 12/9/2010

    " Adam Dalgliesh is a thinking person's detective. Good stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geraldine | 10/1/2010

    " Excellent. Wonderful characterisation, though would prefer a little less description. Thoroughly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 9/28/2010

    " Better than the others I've read. AD works much better when he's in the lead role. I still hate how there's no plot development and then suddenly some unknown piece of evidence (in this case a letter from beyond the grave) suddenly explains everything. But still mire interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/11/2010

    " Pretty good murder mystery. PD James is a master of description so you can really imagine the scenes in the novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brynna | 7/22/2010

    " I'm never quite sure whether I like P. D. James's books or not. I like her style, her flow, her characters, but not the mystery part. Very weird. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Naomi | 7/3/2010

    " Meh, PD James has written much better Adam Dagliesh books than this but one must read this to continue on with the series..which does bounce back and kick butt after this one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 6/21/2010

    " The best parts of this book are the ruminations on life, death and those who are nearer one than the other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivemylove | 5/20/2010

    " This so far has been more different and creepy than the other PD James I've been reading. It's set at an institution for the disabled. God, I love PD James. "

About the Author

P. D. James (1920–2014), English crime writer, was the author of numerous detective novels, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British civil service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of the Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was named Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991.

About the Narrator

Penelope Dellaporta is a published narrator. Some of her published credits include Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary and Edith Wharton’s The House Of Mirth.