Adam Dalgliesh
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    Cover Her Face | P. D. James

    Cover Her Face

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    • By P. D. James
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    Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.

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    Cover Her Face | P. D. James

    Cover Her Face

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' debut novel, the first Adam Dalgliesh mystery, and a thrilling work of crime fiction set in the English countryside, from the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men. From P. D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction, comes the debut novel that introduced Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.

    Great reader!

    Daniel Weyman does a great job of reading this traditional detective story. methodical evidence collecting keeps you guessing until the end

    Reviewed on 06 April 2016 by Victoria ()
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    A Mind to Murder | P. D. James

    A Mind to Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    Award-winning author P.D. James' second mystery in her best-selling series featuring Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh is now available as an audiobook! When the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. Dalgliesh must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which of their unresolved conflicts resulted in murder. Widely acknowledged as "the greatest contemporary writer of classic crime" (The London Sunday Times), P. D. James received the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award for long-term achievement in 1999.

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    A Mind to Murder | P. D. James

    A Mind to Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. Set in London, A Mind to Murder is the second novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series and a thrilling work of crime fiction from P.D . James, the award-winning author of Death Comes to Pemberley and The Children of Men. A piercing scream, shattering the evening calm, brings Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh hurrying from his literary party to the nearby Steen Psychiatric Clinic, where he discovers the body of a woman sprawled on the basement floor, a chisel thrust through her heart.

    A great escape

    P. D. James is a classic writer in this genre. she is up there with Christie and Sayers as my favourites when it comes to crime fiction.

    Reviewed on 03 December 2016 by beaver (Leura, NSW)
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    Unnatural Causes | P. D. James

    Unnatural Causes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    Maurice Seton was a famous mystery writer - but no murder from his imagination could equal the ghastliness of his own death. When his grotesquely mutilated corpse is found in a drifting dinghy, ripples of horror spread among his bizarre neighbors: the cruel and cynical drama critic, the celebrated recluse, and the rakish young heir. It is up to Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh and his extraordinary aunt to discover the shocking truth about Seton's past - before the plot takes another murderous turn.

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    Unnatural Causes | P. D. James

    Unnatural Causes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. Set on the remote Suffolk coast, the third Adam Dalgliesh mystery, Unnatural Causes is a thrilling work of crime fiction from P. D. James, the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh had been looking forward to a quiet holiday at his aunt's cottage on Monksmere Head, one of the furthest-flung spots on the remote Suffolk coast.

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    Shroud for a Nightingale | P. D. James

    Shroud for a Nightingale

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    • By P. D. James
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    The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. Another student dies equally mysteriously, and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills.

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    The Black Tower | P. D. James

    The Black Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    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?

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    The Black Tower | P. D. James

    The Black Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    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.

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    Death of an Expert Witness | P. D. James

    Death of an Expert Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By P. D. James
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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.

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    Death of an Expert Witness | P. D. James

    Death of an Expert Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. From P.D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction, comes the seventh Adam Dalgliesh novel, set against the bleak fens of East Anglia. Death of An Expert Witness is a classic work of detective fiction packed with forensic detail, intrigue and suspense. When a young girl is found murdered in a field, the scientific examination of the exhibits is just a routine job for the staff of Hoggatt's forensic science laboratory.

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    A Taste for Death | P. D. James

    A Taste for Death

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict of the lowest order? Challenged with the investigation of a crime that appears to have endless motives, Dalgliesh explores the sinister web spun around a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who is pregnant and full of malice.

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    A Taste for Death | P. D. James

    A Taste for Death

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    Set in London, the seventh Adam Dalgliesh mystery from the best-selling author of Death Comes To Pemberley is a compulsive thriller and a chilling study of the complex motives behind cold-hearted murder.

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    Devices and Desires: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery, Book 8 | P. D. James

    Devices and Desires: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on the remote Larksoken headland on the Norfolk coast. A psychotic strangler of young women is at large in Norfolk, and getting nearer to Larksoken with every killing. And when Dalgliesh discovers the murdered body of the Acting Administrative Officer on the beach, he finds himself caught up in one of the most baffling murder cases of his career.

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    Devices and Desires | P. D. James

    Devices and Desires

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    Devices and Desires by P.D. James is the eighth Adam Dalgliesh mystery. When Commander Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt's estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory.

    A serial killer known as the Whistler is terrorising the neighbourhood...

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    Original Sin: Adam Dalgliesh, Book 9 | P.D. James

    Original Sin: Adam Dalgliesh, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By P.D. James
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    Adam Dalgliesh takes on a baffling murder in the rarefied world of London book publishing in this masterful mystery from one of our finest novelists. Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of impenetrable complexity. A murder has taken place in the offices of the Peverell Press, a venerable London publishing house located in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames. The victim is Gerard Etienne, the brilliant but ruthless new managing director, who had vowed to restore the firm's fortunes.

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    Original Sin | P. D. James

    Original Sin

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. Set on the banks of the River Thames in the literary world, P. D. James' Original Sin is the ninth Adam Dalgliesh mystery and a brilliant work of crime fiction from the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley. The Peverell Press, a 200-year-old publishing firm housed in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames, is certainly ripe for change.

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    A Certain Justice: An Adam Dalgliesh Novel, Book 10 | P. D. James

    A Certain Justice: An Adam Dalgliesh Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    It begins, dramatically enough, with a trial for murder. The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed - and she does. But now murder is in the air. The next victim will be Aldridge herself, stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple, a bloodstained wig on her head. Enter Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team, whose struggle to investigate and understand the shocking events cannot halt the spiral into more horrors, more murders....

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    A Certain Justice | P. D. James

    A Certain Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. In A Certain Justice, the tenth Adam Dalgliesh mystery from P.D . James, the commander is drawn into the treacherous legal world of London when a distinguished criminal lawyer is brutally murdered. Venetia Aldridge QC is a distinguished barrister. When she agrees to defend Garry Ashe, accused of the brutal murder of his aunt, it is one more opportunity to triumph in her career as a criminal lawyer. But just four weeks later, Miss Aldridge is found dead.

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    Death in Holy Orders | P.D. James

    Death in Holy Orders

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    • By P.D. James
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    Atop a sweep of low cliffs stands the small theological college of St. Anselm's. Not far away, smothered beneath a fall of sand, lies the body of one of the school's young ordinands. When Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to investigate the death, the college is torn apart by another death, a sacrilegious and horrifying murder.

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    The Murder Room: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery | P.D. James

    The Murder Room: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By P.D. James
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    The Dupayne, a small private museum in London, is in turmoil. As its trustees argue over whether it should be closed, one of them is brutally and mysteriously murdered. Yet even as Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team proceed with their investigation, a second corpse is discovered. Someone in the Dupayne is prepared to kill and kill again. Still more sinister, the murders appear to echo the notorious crimes of the past featured in one of the museum's galleries: the Murder Room.

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    The Murder Room | P. D. James

    The Murder Room

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne Museum in Hampstead, and with its sinister murder room celebrating notorious crimes committed in the interwar years, when he is called to investigate the killing of one of the trustees. He soon discovers that the victim was seeking to close the museum against the wishes of both staff and fellow trustees. Everyone, it seems, has something to gain from the crime.

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    The Lighthouse | P. D. James

    The Lighthouse

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By P. D. James
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    Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty, but now, privately owned, it offers respite to overstressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered. Adam Dalgliesh is called in to solve the mystery quickly and discreetly but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team.

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    The Private Patient | P. D. James

    The Private Patient

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    Cheverell Manor is a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one late autumn afternoon, scheduled to have a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar removed, she had every expectation of a successful operation and a pleasant week recuperating. Two days later she was dead, the victim of murder.

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