A Taste for Death

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 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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User Review  - scot2 - LibraryThing

I have loved everything I have read by P.D. James. I like the way we learn about the private lives of the main characters. It makes them seem like real people. Read full review

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User Review  - pepe68 - LibraryThing

A very unconvincing story that drags on and on. Only the subplot involving Kate is touching. some other minor characters are nicely thought out (darren, the mistress) but others are just a nuisance (the priest, the murderer, the widow). definitely not PD at her best. 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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