Cover Her Face: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
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The first in the series of scintillating mysteries to feature cunning Scotland Yard detective, Adam Dalgliesh from P.D. James, the bestselling author hailed by People magazine as “the greatest living mystery writer.”

Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lies across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler’s fingers forever marring her lily-white throat. Someone has decided that the wages of sin should be death...and it is up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find who that someone is.



Cover Her Face is P.D. James’ delightful debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.
 

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I came late to the P.D.James party, but I'm glad I got here. The head of a local book shop spoke at a meeting with such enthusiasm and fondness for the character of Adam Dalgliesh that I just HAD to ... Read full review

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P.D. James Cover Her Face Mystery A not-so-innocent victim is murdered at the time when you hate him/her the most. A nucleus of suspects hem and haw exhaling fumes of guilt, while an intriguingly ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
19
Section 3
25
Section 4
31
Section 5
41
Section 6
44
Section 7
51
Section 8
59
Section 15
137
Section 16
141
Section 17
145
Section 18
167
Section 19
175
Section 20
190
Section 21
201
Section 22
218

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
119
Section 13
123
Section 14
129
Section 23
233
Section 24
247
Section 25
251
Section 26
254
Section 27
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About the author (2012)

P.D. James is the author of twenty previous books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. 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. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, 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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