Death of an Expert Witness

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 13, 2001 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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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PD James is unquestionably a great writer. - Goodreads
The ending is satisfying. - Goodreads
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Review: Death of an Expert Witness (Adam Dalgliesh #6)

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

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There wasn't anything WRONG with this mystery, but I never felt very invested in the story. It definitely isn't one of PD James's better mysteries. Something about the way the story was told felt sort of disjointed, and it made it difficult to immerse myself in the story. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
13
Section 3
17
Section 4
22
Section 5
33
Section 6
38
Section 7
44
Section 8
64
Section 18
177
Section 19
191
Section 20
198
Section 21
204
Section 22
212
Section 23
231
Section 24
236
Section 25
243

Section 9
73
Section 10
81
Section 11
89
Section 12
97
Section 13
105
Section 14
111
Section 15
120
Section 16
126
Section 17
142
Section 26
251
Section 27
256
Section 28
297
Section 29
304
Section 30
307
Section 31
321
Section 32
365
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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.