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Death of an Expert Witness | [P. D. James]

Death of an Expert Witness

An evil-tempered forensic scientist is put to death, putting many of his colleagues out of misery. Dr. Lorrimer appeared to be the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body is discovered and his secret past dissected does the image begin to change. Once again, Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh learns that there is more to human beings than meets the eye and more to solving a murder than the obvious clues.
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An evil-tempered forensic scientist is put to death, putting many of his colleagues out of misery. Dr. Lorrimer appeared to be the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body is discovered and his secret past dissected does the image begin to change. Once again, Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh learns that there is more to human beings than meets the eye and more to solving a murder than the obvious clues.

©2001 P.D. James; (P)2008 Random House

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    John L Knoxville, TN USA 07-15-09
    John L Knoxville, TN USA 07-15-09 Member Since 2005
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    I felt there was too much reverb in the recording levels making it difficult to understand without paying a lot of careful attention.

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

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    The quality of this recording is abysmal, old, fuzzy and clearly in need of an update. Given that the audiobook is listed at top price that is simply terrible PR.

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    Skeeter 09-17-14
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    "Can't Believe PD James wrote such a terrible book!"
    What disappointed you about Death of an Expert Witness?

    The characters are boring. I never cared what happened to any of them. I'm not sure there was a plot, except a man did die of course. I have loved the Adam Dagliesh mysteries until this one! I can hardly believe this one could be so bad when the others are so good.


    What does Penelope Dellaporta bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As with all her renditions of PD James' books, somehow with her one voice she does all their voices. It's wonderful theater.


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