A Taste for Death (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Dec 8, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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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--all the while hoping to fill the gap of logic that joined these two disparate men in bright red death. . . .

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The plot is absolutely gripping and tight. - Goodreads
James is a deeply misanthropic writer. - Goodreads
This is an excellent police procedural, if not perfect. - Goodreads
Maybe the characterization was actually overdone. - Goodreads
What I did like: the characterization. - Goodreads

Review: A Taste for Death (Adam Dalgliesh #7)

User Review  - Jesslee - Goodreads

This was my first PD James novel, and I was pleasantly surprised by what was beyond what I had expected from a "genre" fiction. There was a marvelous balance of grave suspense and clear and ... Read full review

Review: A Taste for Death (Adam Dalgliesh #7)

User Review  - Kay - Goodreads

This was the second book I'd read in the Adam Dalgleish series. I nearly finished reading it a few months ago and, admittedly, struggled through it so much that I started it all over again. This time ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

P. D. James is the author of twenty-one books, most of which have been filmed for television. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britain's
Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. The recipient of many prizes and honours, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991 and was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2008. She lives in London and Oxford.

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