Death of an Expert Witness

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 13, 2001 - Fiction - 368 pages
79 Reviews
In yet another page-turning installment in the bestselling Adam Dalgliesh mystery series from P.D. James, “the reigning mistress of murder” (Time), the Inspector must investigate the murder of a twisted forensic scientist and explore the dark secrets within his laboratory.

When a brilliant forensic scientist is found murdered in his own laboratory, Scotland Yard is called to the scene. The victim, a well-respected, authoritative member of the scientific community, was unpleasant to and greatly disliked by those who worked closest to him, leaving detectives with a wealth of suspects and murderous motives. P.D. James’ beloved detective Adam Dalgliesh is the one man who can sort through the lies, chasing down the truth to the book’s powerful climax.

P.D. James deftly weaves another tale of intrigue in Death Of an Expert Witness. Engaging and thrilling, she takes readers along with her troubled detective on a case rife with psychological thrills.
  

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Review: Death of an Expert Witness (Adam Dalgliesh #6)

User Review  - Cynthia Franklin - Goodreads

I love the writing, especially descriptions of the places people live and how it reflects their personalities. This one wasn't my favorite of the author's mysteries. Read full review

Review: Death of an Expert Witness (Adam Dalgliesh #6)

User Review  - K - Goodreads

I wanted to like this more than I did. I found it difficult to become involved with the characters and thought the story was too slow to really unfold and draw me in. James' writing was still classic and I shall read more of her. Just found this one a bit lacking. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
17
Section 3
22
Section 4
38
Section 5
44
Section 6
64
Section 7
73
Section 8
89
Section 14
198
Section 15
204
Section 16
212
Section 17
231
Section 18
236
Section 19
297
Section 20
304
Section 21
307

Section 9
97
Section 10
105
Section 11
111
Section 12
126
Section 13
142
Section 22
365
Section 23
366
Section 24
370
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About the author (2001)

Widely acknowledged as "the greatest contemporary writer of classic crime" (The London Sunday Times), P. D. James is the author of fifteen crime novels and the autobiography Time to Be in Earnest. She has been awarded major prizes for her crime writing in Great Britain, America, Italy, and Scandinavia, and in 1999 received the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award for long-term achievement.