WWW Wednesday 24th August 2016

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Firstly, a public service announcement: I won’t be taking part in the next couple of WWW Weds as I’m off on my hols. But I’ll try to keep up with your posts! 🙂

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Review | A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh #2) by P. D. James

I doubt this is James’ best, but it was a good place to start. 3.5/5.

A Mind to Murder by P. D. James

The blurb: 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.

My take:

I’m not sure what exactly I was expecting from P. D. James… perhaps something more spectacular? Anyway, this is a perfectly well-written detective story. In fact, it reminded me of the two Poirot stories I’ve read, although the detective in this case – Dalgliesh – isn’t as much of a “character” as Christie’s Belgian sleuth. In fact, he’s practically personality-free, which isn’t a bad thing, as it means the focus is on the “whodunnit” aspect of the book.

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WWW Wednesday 17th August 2016

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