An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Commander Adam Dalgliesh is recuperating from a life-threatening illness when he receives a call for advice from an elderly friend who works as a chaplain in a home for the disabled on the Dorset coast. Dalgliesh arrives to discover that Father Baddeley has recently and mysteriously died, as has one of the patients at Toynton Grange. Evidently the home is not quite the caring community it purports to be. Dalgliesh is determined to discover the truth of his friend's death, but further fatalities follow and his own life is in danger as he unmasks the evil at the heart of Toynton Grange.
©2014 P.D. James (P)2014 Faber & Faber Ltd
"More expertise from P. D. James. The writing is excellent, the pitch of final terror beautifully sustained." (Evening Standard)
"She writes like an angel. Every character is clearly drawn. Her atmosphere is unerringly, chillingly convincing. And she manages all this without for a moment slowing down the drive and tension of an exciting mystery." (The Times)
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"THE BLACK TOWER"
This book was outstanding., with PD James you can never anticipate what will happen neext.
"Another winner from PD James"
The writing was excellent ( as usual) and it was a while before I began to guess whodunnit! Dalgliesh is terrific.
Edge of seat thriller. Loved it.
He has a lovely voice and captures the characters so well.
Keeps you enthralled with lots of action.
Always have enjoyed P D James books. She is a wonderful writer. Good on audio.
This was a good paced story and kept me enthralled throughout. The narration was well done.
I wasn't able to listen in one sitting but would have been very willing to do so.
A typical PD James story. Entertaining, enthralling and with the odd twist and turn to keep you listening/reading.
"A well-researched whodunnit"
Beautiful and perceptive descriptions and characterisations.
A plot with twists and turns and a dramatic climax.
Blasphemies which are de rigeur these days only make an occasional if jarring appearance here.
"A Familiar Tale"
PD James has been my favourite author for many years (sad to record in this review that she has now passed away). I have physically read this book, seen a tv adaptation and enjoyed both thoroughly. This unknown narrator (to me at least), was not perfect for me. I would have greatly loved to have heard it being read by the actor Roy Marsden, as he for me is Adam Dalglesh. However having said all this, I enjoyed listening to this crime thriller.
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